John Collins

intense bass, hi-energy baritone, professorial

Voice Description

"A voice like warm butter." Baritone/bass range, into tenor territory. High energy delivery for commercials. Dynamic and interesting for story narrations, including all characters in the piece. Voice qualities include--but are not limited to--distinguished & uppity, raspy, sappy, silly, and complete nutcase. Full range of all emotions.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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

• English - British
• 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
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


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

My Home Base

San Diego, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British upper class, British lower class, Deep South, drawl, Southwest, twang, Yiddish, Jewish, gay, flaming gay, military, drill sergeant, French.

My Voice Experience

Stage actor in a W-I-D-E variety of roles. Radio drama, including "War of the Worlds" plus several Perry Mason episodes where I played the title role. Played the part of an arguably bisexual theatrical director very much in touch with his feminine side. In real life, was a Marine Corps officer and able to deliver very strong, macho presentation. Several musical productions, including "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" which demanded no less than 14 different characters. Featured in an industrial promotional video as a manager of a medical business. Several independent films.

My Training

Theatrical training. Musical training in childhood. Some training in music vocalizations.

My Studio Equipment

Studio-quality USB microphone and computer.

Additional Skills

Have managed two performing arts organizations: a local theatre company, and a local symphony orchestra. Therefore, I have excellent contacts for ancillary services including musicians, additional voice talents, and technical services.

Excellent writer. Can create or edit copy. Clear, concise, cogent, focused for impact.

My talent comes from training AND good genes! Grew up in an advertising environment; grandfather created and built a successful ad agency in Southern Calif that produced radio and print promotions for products, services and political candidates for over 60 years.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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