Jeff Hoyt

Resonant, Grounded, Generous, Wry, Likable, Unique

Voice Description

I asked my clients to help me with this:

"If Jeff's voice were an eye, it would have a twinkle in it."

"We've all met folks that we seem to immediately "click" with and feel like we've known our whole lives... that's Jeff's voice."

"...the best Every Guy voice of his age."

"...a voice and delivery style that immediately makes any product or brand feel grounded in reality and utterly trustworthy."

"Jeff's voice is so warm, he heats his home with narration."

"The best thing about Jeff is that he gets it. Regardless of the script, he understands how to approach it and when you give direction, he nails it. Working with someone like Jeff means less frustration, less time in the studio and happy clients."

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior 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
• Documentaries
• Podcasts

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services

My Home Base

, Washington, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Best dialogue/character roles include befuddled husband, demanding boss, wise-cracking animals, clueless buffoons, friendly neighbor and every kind of straight man imaginable.

Can also do some classic genre archetypes like game show host, instructional film or newsreel narrator and broad announcer styles.

My Voice Experience

FANCY PANTS NATIONAL VO CLIENTS: Ford Motor Co., Subway, Target, the National Hockey League, 1-800-CONTACTS, Animal Planet, Microsoft, ESPN, Capital One, Fox Television

ONGOING VO RELATIONSHIPS (God bless 'em!): Ritz Camera (25 years), Federated Insurance (20 years), 1-800-CONTACTS (13 years), REI (10 years), and all the other local, regional and national advertisers, ad agencies and companies who keep dialing my number and trusting me to deliver for them.

HOT CATEGORIES (my voice finds its way into a lot of these vertical markets): healthcare, retail, credit unions, tutorials, restaurants, corporate events, telecommunications, lotteries

My Training

Started out in radio (who didn't?) but quickly realized that delivering messages and telling stories was more my forte.

Took over a defunct recording studio. Built the business back up. Added radio creative and production services. Became a national star in the creative radio advertising field.

Moved the biz to the Pacific Northwest (Seattle).

Shifted focus to voice over in the mid-90's so I could move to an island, work from home and be there while my kids grew up.

Haven't looked back since.

My Studio Equipment

Home studio with:

Sennheiser 416 and MXL VO:1-A microphones
Pro Tools editing
Prima LT ISDN
Joe Meek pre-amp/compressor
Analog phone patch
Digital coffee maker

Additional Skills

Before placing my focus on voiceover in the mid-90's, I wrote and produced over 12,000 radio and television commercials for clients across the country (mostly humor-oriented). I still write when asked, but have not actively sought this work since making the switch to going BEHIND the microphone.

I know and have worked with some of the best sound designers in the nation (full disclosure: I am NOT one of them) and happily connect these audio wizards to my clients who seek great production talent.

I'm a storyteller and write and produce a story-based podcast called Hoytus Interruptus (search "hoytus" in the iTunes Music Store).

I also served as Head Writer and an ensemble players in a kind of Prairie Home Companion-esque and much-loved variety show here on Vashon Island called "Church of Great Rain."

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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Demos
Jeff Hoyt Commercial demo

Jeff Hoyt Narration demo

Jeff Hoyt Audiobook demo