Folksy relaxed story-teller technical narrator
• Jack Habeck is registered with Voice123 since Aug 10, 2005.
• Jack Habeck started his/her voice over career in 1999.
• Currently Jack Habeck is a Standard subscriber.
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• Jack Habeck was last active on Voice123 207 days ago
Jack's voice is naturally relaxing and soothing, but this can belie his extraordinary range which has delightfully surprised many clients. His age range runs from the 20s to the 80s, but most naturally fits between 30 to 65. He has a warm, resonant, sincere baritone voice that connotes a calm, easy going guy that makes everyone comfortable. This conversational, story-telling style makes him believable and trustworthy and his folksy, caring or sentimental sides make a soft sell seem more like a chat with the friendly neighbor.
When the need arises for a romantic, sensual or sexy sound, Jack creates an alluring tone that can border on delightful unease. He can create a rich, sophisticated air of luxury that can escalate to an expensive, snooty tone that imagines the proverbial silver spoon nearby.
Jacks voice easily adapts to the demands of the spokesperson where a serious, authoritative, convincing even newsy tone may be required. When a more over-the-top, hard sell attitude is required, his enthusiasm and energy are readily displayed.
Jack understands the unique requirements of corporate industrial copy finding the appropriate tone from educational-instructional to straight forward-professional to dramatic. He works to understand the copy and this allows him to vocally frame the outline points and, because he thinks with the listener, effectively convey the salience of the message. His extensive vocabulary allows him to navigate a challenging variety of medical, chemical, technical and electronic terms.
Jacks varied skills extend to the world of movie trailers and TV promos where he can handle the full spectrum from dramatic to action-adventure to comedic-whimsical. Audio books require many of these same skills when the material is educational or instructional, but Jacks story-telling skills can bring a dramatic tale to life and his numerous characters are a boon when a books characters can be enhanced with appropriate vocal animation.
Jacks animation characters are just that - characters, not simply funny sounding voices. Ask to speak with any of Jack's characters and they will come to life and seem as real as any of us. It is likely you will tire of the conversation long before the character does. He performs a wide variety of character attitudes like a big announcer parody, NFL Films spokesman (John Facenda ), professor, psychiatrist, sinister, evil villain, super hero, hip, geek, nerd, goofy, jolly, naive, wild, zany, wacky, kooky, nutty, quirky, funny and humorous.
He also does a variety of accents and dialects including British, Cockney, Australian, U.S. Southern (Appalachian and Sophisticated Drawl), New York, Western Cowboy and Crusty Old Miner, Surfer Dude, French, Italian, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and an authentic down home good old boy read (like Sam Elliott). He welcomes direction and the opportunity to explore new characters at a clients urging where creativity can birth something new and unique.
Jack understands that emotions are seldom singularly felt and deftly manages the elusive chemistry of feelings and attitudes that bring a character and a read to life. He instinctively understands that a direction of "be real" can still have many shadings and works to find that point on the spectrum that seems just right. These shadings can include angry, happy, sad, disappointed, satisfied, relieved, concerned, worried, confused, surprised and more complex emotions such as exasperated, jealous, envious, dejected, hopeful, amazed and astounded. He is also capable of newer, more edgy attitudes such as argumentative, flippant, sarcastic, wry, bored, monotonous, monotone, deadpan and casual. He can also do celebrity impressions and impersonations including Franklin Roosevelt (performed in the play Annie), John F. Kennedy, Truman Capote and Billy Crystals Fernando.
Jack is a great choice for radio and TV commercials, promos, trailers, corporate industrial narration, documentaries, telephone IVR and on hold, animation and character voices, impressions and impersonations, audio books and books on tape, training videos, internet and podcast presentations. He is extremely conscientious and works hard to make certain his clients are satisfied.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - North American
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
My Home Base
Los Angeles, California, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
He performs a wide variety of character attitudes like a big announcer parody, NFL Films spokesman (John Facenda ), professor, psychiatrist, sinister, evil villain, super hero, hip, geek, nerd, goofy, jolly, naive, wild, zany, wacky, kooky, nutty, quirky, funny and humorous.
He also does a variety of accents and dialects including British, Cockney, Australian, U.S. Southern (Appalachian and Sophisticated Drawl), New York, Western Cowboy and Crusty Old Miner, Surfer Dude, French, Italian, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and an authentic down home good old boy read (like Sam Elliott). He can also do celebrity impressions and impersonations including Franklin Roosevelt (performed in the play Annie), John F. Kennedy, Truman Capote and Billy Crystals Fernando.
My Voice Experience
From a sophisticated talking cat to a crusty old cowboy to a Russian killer whose actions are out of his own control, Jack has portrayed numerous enticing characters in radio play productions. He recently portrayed a wise old owl in a heartwarming animated production for children facing the trauma of losing a sibling to cancer. He regularly plays a high energy announcer for a sports radio program doing program lead-ins and promos. Other recent work includes a commercial for a film club, a documentary about life in a small town in the southern U.S., a business presentation VO addressing Los Angeles traffic management, commercials for new archery technology, hair loss treatment and AquaLife water purifiers, an industrial read for eye doctors on a product used in cataract surgeries, an awards ceremony announcer and a promo for 2BX a show for extreme sports aficionados.
Jack has had the opportunity to train with many of the top Voice Over professionals in the Los Angeles area. In recent years, he has worked with Kalmenson & Kalmenson's Voice Over Actors Training Workshop, Huck Liggett and Martha Mayakis at the Voicecaster, Bob Bergan in his Animation Workshop, Patrick Fraley's Audio Books Workshop, Bill Holmes at Compost Productions, William Williams at Aliso Creek Productions, Terry Berland's Voice Works LA, Louis Chamis' Voice Over Workshops, and Lou Hunt at Word of Mouth Productions.
My Studio Equipment
Microphone: AT3035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Studio Equipment: M-Box with Protools
Jack's exposure to the microphone began in college at the University of Minnesota where he majored in Speech-Communications Broadcasting. He later became a CPA and while working for a tax software company, his speaking skills were tapped into when he conducted full day seminar presentations at various locations throughout the country. He is a fan of astronomy and other sciences, history and sports and he has been complimented often on his extensive vocabulary. Clients are often amazed at how easily Jack makes it through difficult and challenging reads without error usually requiring only one or two takes.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers
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