Jim Curtis

Warm, Inspiring, Strong, Character, Sarcastic, Wry

Voice Description

Friendly, conversational, corporate, natural, professional warm, Deep, intense, friendly, Resonant voice. Businesslike, perfect for corporate presentations. Jim has voiced corporate narrations for many business ventures, as well as several audiobooks for the financial world.

Jim can also deliver a comedic attitude in his reads, including many celebrity impressions, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Stewart, Wil Lyman, and a great "Hokey" Announcer, game show type voice aka Gary Owens and Don Pardo.

Jim has also done voices for several video games, including Backyard Baseball 2009.

Jim can also deliver several types of movie trailer presentations, (raspy, soft and intense, or deep, resonant.)

Character voices for cartoons and animation,and celebrity impressions,including Sam Elliot, Jack Nicholson, George W Bush, Homer Simpson, Patton, Tony Soprano, Patrick Stewart, Michael Caine, Also, news/sports caster impressions inc. Paul Harvey, Mike Wallace, Tom Brokaw, Walter Cronkite, Al Michaels.

Good for Sexy, intimate, real person reads, narrations. I can do relaxing narratives, E-Learning professor/teachers.

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 - 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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Hagerstown, Maryland, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I have been hired several times for my "Morgan Freeman" style narrations, including for the NAACP. I have also done a series of commercials for Groupon with a Patrick Stewart style British accent. I can do a other British accents (A cockney, ("Michael Caine") and an Anthony Hopkins style or David Attenborough.

Also, Spanish, Australian Asian, Austrian, German, and Transylvanian ("Dracula")

Celebrity Impersonations include:

Patrick Stewart,
Morgan Freeman,
Matthew Mcconaughey,
Anthony Hopkins,
Sam Elliott,
George S. Patton (George C. Scott)
George W Bush,
George HW Bush,
Elvis Presley,
Billy Bob Thornton "Sling Blade",
Tony Soprano,
Jack Nicholson,
Bill Clinton,
Larry the Cable Guy,
Richard Nixon,
Walter Brennan,
John Wayne,
Rod Serling,
Boris Karloff,
Ronald Reagan,
Tom Brokaw,
Mike Wallace,
Ross Perrot,
Gary Owens,
Don Pardo,
John Facenda,

My Voice Experience

Over 30 years in radio, commercial production and voiceovers. Recent Clients include:

Groupon, Lustine Automall in DC, The Washington Auto Show 2015, Central Intelligence Agency, NOAA, Western Maryland Hospital Association, Third Story Films, Blue Sky Films, Big Picture Video, Columbia Road Media, S2 Games

Recent Projects/Referrals:
Testimonials...
"Nicely done Jim! You knocked out a killer crop of super performances today, and in record time! I have all the confidence in the world in you and I think your reads and your brand make you a WINNER! Onward and upward."
Nancy Wolfson,
Private Voice Over Teacher, Coach and Consultant and freelance Casting Director for Commercials, Animation, Gaming, Audio Books, Promos and Narration

“When you work with a true professional it makes all the difference in the world. Jim was amazing to work with and we couldn’t be happier with the final result.”
Elizabeth Fisher
Director of Production
Blue Sky Films

“Jim, We love the new commercial, we are so impressed by your "ominous" voice, You nailed it! Awesome job!!!!! I got shivers it is so good. Thanks a ton. ”
Tom Nelson
Xenon Marketing

“Top quality work, very fast turn around”
Gary Oxley
www.ydktv.com

“This was a simple and quick solution to our professional recording needs. Jim's voice is great and he worked with us in every aspect which was asked of him. “
Thomas Ramirez

“Hey Jim. "Great job".
Thanks for your help, and again, for your patience.”
Jeff Davis
P6 Media
Tucson, AZ

“You got it! good stuff... looking forward to the rest
The client really likes your voice, so I will have you first on the list in need of VO on these upcoming gigs. Gies Awards was a success. Thanks again!”
Jeremy Pfeiffer
Producer/Editor
Sick Media

“We have been extremely pleased with your performance and service!”
Jason Gholston
Producer-Humongous Inc.

“Thank you for the quick turnaround on the reads for VistaBank.
They sound very good. Nice and authoritative."
Rob Barge
Art Director
Catalyst Advertising

Hi Jim,
“Thanks for being so quick- it sounds great!
That was faster than anyone expected. Everything came through fine and sounds wonderful. We look forward to working with you again.”
Mary Levesque
Communications coordinator
Canam USA

“I heard your demo and loved your work!
I heard some of your samples and they were great. You really are an amazing talent..”
Gregory Forest
MEDIA FOREST
Woodland Hills, CA

“Hi Jim,
Your voice must fit our network or just suits my ear because I picked you out twice for spots! Just letting you know that I'm considering you for our Station IDs. You read several commercials for us for Celebrating Life in Recovery. I've never had so many comments on a program before - it's a big hit! Thanks for all the work you did ! “
Crystal Dagner
Three Angels Broadcasting Network

“I would hire Jim again. He was quick for making adjustments, and delivered the talent we needed on a timely basis.”
Tim Johnson – Independent Producer, Los Angeles.

My Training

Graduate of Nancy Wolfson's Braintracks Audio Voiceover training course.

Listed with the Idiom and Stars Talent Agencies

Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications, Towson State University
Included Radio Production Courses, Advertising, and copywriting courses.

My Studio Equipment

Audio-Technica AT8560 Microphone
Pro Announcer Air Corp 500PH Mic Processor
Audio Audition 2.0 Editing Software
Mictel Circuit Werkes Phone Patch Box

Additional Skills

Character voices and celebrity voice overs include: Morgan Freeman, Mike Wallace, Sam Elliott, Patrick Stewart, Movie Trailer Guy, George W. Bush, Al Michaels, Simon Cowell, Darth Vader, Jack Nicholson, Bill Clinton, Johnny Carson, Tom Brokaw, Old Man, young annoying monotone, Homer Simpson, John Facenda, Cartoon voiceovers, Sportscaster, Bob Eueker.

Dialects: British, British Cockney, Australian, Asian, German, Scottish.

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Demos
Commercial Demo

Narration Demo

Movie Trailer

Car Dealer Spots

Patrick StewartAnthony Hopkins

Radio Imaging News Talk

Morgan Freeman Demo

Sarcastic

NFL Films Demo

Celebrity Impressions

Straight Reads-Intense

Business and Corporate Trainin

Sam Elliott Demo

Wil Lyman Style

E Learning Demo

Radio Imaging

TV Promos

Video Game Characters

Cartoon Character Voices

Audiobook Demo

British Dialects

Newscaster Impressions

Hokey Announcers

Podcasts

Voice Mail Answering Service

Various Dialects