Ian Fishman

A warm, friendly, offbeat and earnest goofball.

Voice Description

I am a 32-year-old warm and friendly goofball specializing in silly, goofy & off-beat characters along with genuine, soothing & happy-go-lucky delivery for bring-a-tear-to-your-eye narration (and occasional deadpan sarcasm in massive run-on sentences) for:

-Financial Corporate Action (Business, Industrial & Training)

I offer same-day turnaround, and phone patch capabilities for you to provide live direction. I can format your file in most any way you prefer.

Clients include Red Robin, Best Buy, Onion Radio News, Simon & Schuster, AT&T, The Trevor Project, Howcast, Home Depot and Stone Arch Publishing, to name but a few. Full list available on request.

I live in Minneapolis, and am represented by Moore Creative Talent in the Twin Cities, Big Mouth Talent in Chicago and Houghton Talent in Atlanta. I do sketch comedy & improv in my spare time, and am a huge nerd for hockey & punk rock.

Happy to record through your studio or mine, whichever you prefer.

And, of course, thank you for considering me. Please be in touch if you think I might be right for your project.


Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I offer translation services

My Home Base

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Brooklyn, Boston, Standard British, Cockney, Southern (Texan), Snotty Hipsters, Frat Boys, White Hip-Hop Posers, Over-the-top Flamboyant, Earnest/Well-Intentioned Idiots.

Quirky, odd characters and warm, friendly, & professional hosts are my wheelhouse.

My Voice Experience

2015: Resident voice of CGS, Simplicity Metrics, SolidProfessor eLearning, and Capstone Publishing (Audiobooks). Industrials for Ameriprise, Home Depot. Signed with Big Mouth Talent of Chicago, Houghton Talent of Atlanta.

2014: Commercials for Prime Therapudics, Cox Communications, Xtend & Climb. Resident voice of Comcast training videos (CGS). Audiobooks with Capstone Publishing. Industrials for Simplicity Metrics, Elevation Education.

2013: Commercials for Knox Jewelers, Xtend-and-Climb. Audiobooks with Capstone Publishing. Resident voice of Comcast training videos (CGS). Promo for made-for-TV "Love is Changing History" (The Trevor Project). Industrials for AT&T, Simplicity Metrics. Simon & Schuster's audiobook "Take Me" by Bella Andre, recorded from home studio.

2012: Voice of Red Robin's "Tavern Double" campaign (TV, promo). Booked commercial spots for iWireless, Mystic Lake Grand Casino, Purina, Best Buy, ENT Banking (Denver), FastTrak. Booked industrial spot for Yamamoto. Booked multiple audiobook series with Capstone Publishing.

2011: Signed with Moore Creative Talent (Twin Cities). Booked Best Buy/Cricket radio spot (Twin Cities). Booked Capstone Publishing Audiobook series. Booked Visual Guacamole's Blog Intro spot. Participated in The Network's video-game V/O class (Kimberly Graham, Judy Henderson Casting), V/O Demo Workshop (John McKinney, Pomann Sound). Updated V/O demo.

2010: Worked for full year as V/O artist with Howcast.com. Auditioned for and booked first cartoon, "Eddie The Disgruntled Reindeer."

2009: Voice-Over career begins in earnest! Studied Commercial V/O with Tara Boragine (Diesel Management) through Actors Connection (NYC). Booked first consistent narration work with Howcast, a how-to Website specializing in 2-3 minute videos.

2008: Recorded most V/O for "I've Got Munchies", a cooking/sketch comedy Podcast show. Toured for one year with the National Theater for Children, doing high-energy one-act shows about water conservation for elementary schools as various goofy characters.

2007: Voice-over for "Cooties", my first V/O experience. It was voted Yahoo!'s "Best Comedy Video", featured on Comedy Central "AtomTV" and G4's "Attack of the Show", and has almost 2 million hits on YouTube.

My Training

Commercial with Tara Boragine, Diesel Management through Actors Connection (NYC).

Video-Game with Kim Graham, Judy Henderson Casting through The Network (NYC).

Intensives with John McKinney (Pomann Sound), Lisa Fischoff/Stacy Seidel Tea (Broadcasters Inc.), through The Network (NYC).

Seminars with Tim Walsh (Atlas Talent), Eileen Schellhorn (Innovative), Ed Batchelor (Paradigm) through The Network (NYC).

Home Studio suggestions from Bryant Falk through Actors Connection (NYC).

BFA - Acting (Pace University)

My Studio Equipment

I record in my home studio with:

AKG C414XLII (mic)
ART Pro MPA II (pre-amp)
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (interface)
Twisted Wave, Logic (software)
Studiobricks OnePLUS (booth)
Mogami cables

Phone patch/Skype available for directed sessions. ISDN capabilities with 24 hour notice.

Additional Skills

My background is in improvisation and sketch comedy, and I excel at bringing out the comedy in characters who are well-meaning and earnest but misguided.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

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Commercial Demo - 2016

Industrial/Corporate Narration 2016

eLearning Demo - 2016

Explainer Demo 2016

Kids Audiobook 2016 - "The Frankenstein Journals"

Promo - The Trevor Project's "Tale of Two Dads"

Commercial Demo - 2012