Jim Hickey

Warm, Reassuring, Authoritative, Story Telling

Voice Description

Warm, deep, reassuring for narrations. Ironic, cheerful, authoritative for commercials. Story telling for audiobook. Professional for all.

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
• 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


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 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

, New Jersey, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

French, German, Irish accents. Midwestern plain, Southern twang, New England clip, Dramatic or unembellished

My Voice Experience

I was an on-air broadcaster on local and network radio and television for nearly 50 years, beginning in college and including nearly 32 years as a Correspondent for ABC News. Over the course of that time, my voice was heard by hundreds of millions of people around the world. From 1995 to 2012, I was the National Correspondent for ABC News Radio heard daily on more than two thousand radio stations from coast to coast. In that capacity, I voiced countless news stories, documentaries, live coverage and promos.

My Training

BA, Speech (Journalism), Political Science, Western Michigan University, 1969
Honorary Doctorate in Public Service, Western Michigan University, 1999
Honorary Doctorate in Public Service, Monmouth University, (New Jersey), 2007
Voice Over Boot Camp, The Great Voice Company, 2011
Voice Over Coaching, Susan Berkley, Moneen Daley Harte, 2011-2012

My Studio Equipment

RE-20 Electro Voice Microphone
Shure SM58 Microphone
Blue Yeti Microphone
Mackie ProFX8 Mixer
Samson Media O-N-E Studio Speakers
SONY MDR-7506 Headphones
Adobe Audition Editing Software
Audacity Editing Software
iMac Computer
Phone Patch (Google Voice)
Sound Effects Library
Production Music Library
High Capacity Email Service

Additional Skills

As the National Correspondent for ABC News Radio, I became proficient at multi-channel, digital, audio editing. I was awarded the Edward R Murrow Award for Best Use of Sound in Network Radio by the Radio-Televisi0on NewsDirectors Association (RTNDA). I have also lectured various college level communication courses.

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Audiobook Demos

Narration Demo

Commercial Demos