Jim Freni

Versatile, Character Specialist, Guy Next Door

Voice Description

I am a Versatile, Character Specialist and… the Guy Next Door. My innate acting ability and inborn sense of rhythm enables me to contort my voice into hundreds of manipulations to fit any need:
Easy Going, Announcer, Ethnic, Regional, Cartoon, Middle Class Handsome, Game Show Host, Elderly, Youthful, Feminine, Masculine, Overreaching, Political, Dark, Light, Silly, Ominous, Hip, Street, Rapper, and a little bit of Beatbox.
I am quite a gifted mimic able to perform many familiar character impersonations. These dialects are malleable and can also be applied to various cartoon and " quirky" manifestations.(Variation Example: Drunk, British, Pirate, Lisp can also be Drunk British Pirate with a lisp) I can mix it up, and I love a new challenge.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Female
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• Senior Male

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

• English - Australian
• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other

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)

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 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
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Range: Teenager > Elderly

Characters:
News Broadcaster, Surfer dude, Hippie, Stoner, Cigarette Smoking Man or Woman, Drunk, Pirate, Nerd, Rapper, Rocker, British Invasion Rocker, Sick Stuffy Head Fever, Nasal, 1930s Announcer, Angry Old Man, Mayor Lispy, Mayor Tipsy, Smooth Talking Northerner, Boston South Side, Guy Next Door,This is a Guy Next door voice with character. Extreme Sports, Extreme Dude, Mr. Front Porch, Metropolitan Slick, Fast Talker, New York & New Jersey Tough Guy, Mafia (You talkin to me???...Forgetaboutit!)

Dialects:
Southern and Midwestern American: Native American, Cowboy, Pepperidge Farmer, Pan Handler, Bayou, Cajun, Louisiana, Southern Aristocrat, Midwestern (Fargo-esque) Dark Cowboy, Texas Oil Man,Latin American Neutral, California Surfer dude, Valley Girl.

Ethnic:
British, Royal, Cockney, Liverpool, Italian, French, German, Irish, Scottish, Spanish, Greek, Slovakian, Russian, Man or Woman (shrill) Russian, Jamaican, Caribbean , Pacific Islander, Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern: Pakistan, Indian, Spanish, Latin American Neutral,and Canadian.

Cartoons, Characters and Comic Similarities: Evil Space Overlord, Young Super Scientist,Jar Jar Binks, Golem, Glomar (Punky Brewster), Toadwart( Gummy Bears), Muppets Kermit, Grover, Fozzy, Miss Piggy, Yoda, Yogi, Villain, Pterry the Pteridactyl, All American Superhero, Super Villain, Tonto, Long Ranger.

Super Heroes:
Apache Chief, Samurai, Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, Spiderman, Peter Parker, Hawkman, Flash. Batman, Bruce Wayne, Robin, Dick Grayson, Clark Kent, Superman, Superboy .

Super Villains:
Mister Mxyzptlk, Black Mantis, Lex Luthor (and sidekick Otis), Solomon Grundy, Gorilla Grod, Sinistro, Darkseid, Calibak, Destro, Major Blood, Zartan, Joker, Scarecrow , Bane.

"The Simpson's" character similarities: Apu, Barney, Mr. Burns, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson, Lenny, Dr. Hibbert.

"Family Guy" character similarities: Peter Griffin, Lois Griffin, Cleveland, Joe.

Actor and Celebrity Similarities:
Jimmy Stewart, Sean Connery, Ricardo Montalban, Jack Black, Ozzy Osbourne,Dr. Phil, Burgess Meredith, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Travolta, Nick Nolte, Pee Wee Herman, George Gaynes, Patrick Warburton, Alec Baldwin,John Ryhs Davies,Ned Beatty Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Phil.


Presidential:
F.D.R., John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon,Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan,George H.W. and W. Bush


I can sings songs and Rap too...Da Da Da Duh Da Da-Doo!

My Voice Experience

As a Silver Telly Award winning Producer Director/ T.V. Personality, I have voiced hundreds of productions both private and commercial. I am also very experienced in audio production, sound design, and music composition, and can manipulate and manufacture sound to meet almost any need.

My Training

Creative Skills:
Producing, Writing, Music Composition, Directing, Technical Directing, Videography & Editing, Graphic Design, Photography, Audio Recording, Sound Design & Editing.

In addition to having in numerous theater / musical productons, I am a musician and a vocalist with a wide range of skills.


Education:
S.U.N.Y. Oswego 1994 – 1996
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Broadcasting and the Mass Media
(Radio & Television)

Professional Experience:
Producer Director
Cablevision / MSG Varsity
1997 – 2013 (13 years)
Hudson Valley, N.Y. Connecticut

Sr. Production Technician
Cablevision / MSG Varsity
1997 – 2013 (13 years)
Hudson Valley, N.Y. Connecticut

Owner / Executive Producer
Beyond the Dome Productions
2003 – 2011 (8 years)

My Studio Equipment

Mackie Mixers
Various Microphones & Emulators
DBX Compressors/ Limiters

Sonic Foundry Editing Software:
Sound Forge
Acid Music
Garage Band

Video Editing Software
Final Cut Pro
Adobe Premier Video Editing Software
Adobe Photoshop

Additional Skills

Sound Recording
Audio Engineering
Sound Design
Video Production
Video Editing
News Reporting
News Writing
Graphic Design
Music Composition
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Synthesizers,

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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