Jimmy Hodson

Movie Trailer, TV Promo & Narration Voice, Deep

Voice Description

Jimmy Hodson is a top movie trailer and television promo voice talent in Los Angeles/OC, CA with a state of the art home ISDN recording studio. He's done thousands of commercials, trailers, promos, narrations, in-show announcing, audiobooks and on camera acting and hosting. His deep, baritone voice ranges from scary and dark to light and conversational and everything in between- bass to mid-range. He does trailers and promos for horror, action, sports, drama and comedy! He was the signature voice of Fox Soccer Channel for 5 years and the announcer on the long running hit Divorce Court for 12 years and 2,000+ episodes. He narrates for Fox Sports, FSN, ESPN, MundoFox, and many more. Follow him on Twitter.

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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• 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 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

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

Los Angeles, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Some British accents & passable German and Russian accents.

My Voice Experience

Jimmy has been a voice actor since 1980 and in addition to all the movie spots (recently: Race to Witch Mountain, Fantastic 4: Silver Surfer, Sin Nombre, Borat, X-Men 3, Devil Wears Prada, The Omen, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Hills Have Eyes, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Walk The Line) and TV promos, he's been the signature voice of College Football Saturday on Fox Sports Net, and the announcer on the long running Divorce Court series for 12 years.

He's done promos for ESPN's NFL Countdown, Fox Sports, Fox Soccer Channel, FSC Plus, TNT, FSN, Nat Geo, ABC, has narrated a number of TV series like Fine Living's Ride of Your Life and CARography, ESPN's Truck Stop, and the firefighting series, On Duty.

He was the announcer and comedy cast member on Magic Johnson's late night talk show. He's a former VJ as well, having created and hosted the music video series Real Videos (now in its 26th year), and Videosyncrasy on the Family Channel.

Having voiced thousands of commercials, he's been the voice of In-N-Out Burger for 27 years, and currently is the voice of a number of NordicTrack product commercials.

Jim is considered to be one of the top 500,000 voice actors in the world.

My Training

Jimmy started off in radio and created and hosted two national music video shows in the 80's and 90's, all the while working in v.o. and on camera acting as well. He studied for years with numerous voiceover teachers, and even learned to sing with the legendary vocal coaches Lee & Sally Sweetland. He studied on-camera acting for years with Kathryn Gately, Laura Henry and at the Film Industry Workshop. Jimmy also is an accomplished director/cameraman/editor who has traveled the world shooting documentaries and music videos, hitting some 35 countries.

My Studio Equipment

Sennheiser 416 Shotgun Microphone, Avalon VT 737 sp Vacuum Tube Pre-Amp, Mackie 1402 VLZ Pro Mixer, Telos Zephyr ISDN unit, Pro Tools, SourceConnect, Twisted Wave, Sound Studio, Mac Pro, all ensconced in a glorious Whisper Room sound booth. Jimmy uses a CEntrance MicPortPro and MacBook Air for recording while traveling in hotel rooms, ships and even rental cars worldwide. It's true!

Additional Skills

At 6'-8", Jimmy Hodson is the tallest voiceover talent in the world. Well, at least for yards around. And as long as Brad Garrett isn't nearby. He's easy to work with as he's done so much on both sides of the camera and microphone, he knows what you're up against. He loves medicine, sports, science and non-fiction, so is a great choice for those kinds of narrations. His home recording studio in a secret Greater L.A. beachside location is truly top notch (it sounds great) and he can go "live" to any other ISDN studio via SourceConnect, or you can listen in via phone patch or just let him do his thing. Then the high quality audio files can be e-mailed, FedExed or sent over the internet in any format! Or you can just get an e-mail with a link to download the file- a snap! He is represented in LA by powerhouse voiceover agency DPN Talent.

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Wire transfers

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