John Drew

Personable, Convincing, Extraordinarily Flexible

Voice Description

A truly believable voice talent capable of extraordinarily flexible delivery styles. From casually commanding to rough and gravelly. From warm and sensual to dry and matter-of-fact. From erudite and sophisticated to laid back and down home. From bright and youthful to old and wise. John Drew is a consummate professional with impeccable credentials.

John's numerous character voices and voice impersonations are in great demand - see Experience.

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 - Australian
• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• 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

• 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 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

Portland, Oregon, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Please have a listen to my Character Voices demo and my Southern Voices demo. I perform a number of Southern and Western dialects as well as British (I attended school in England) and ethnic voices.

I've impersonated the following personalities:

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Morgan Freeman
James Earl Jones
Geoffrey Holder
Ross Perot
James Mason
Forrest Gump
Sylvester Stallone

My Voice Experience

Commercials & Corporate Narration (Partial Listing)

Major League Baseball on Fox
The Outdoor Channel
Home & Garden Television
Home Shopping Network
The Mens Channel
American Airlines
Delta Airlines
United Airlines
Six Flags (Georgia, Texas, Mid-America)
Walt Disney World
Amelia Island Concours d'Élégance
General Electric
Union Carbide
Kennecott Copper
Milliken & Company
Pearl Optical
PGA Tour
TPA (Tennis Professionals Association)
Johnson/Evinrude Outboard Motors
RealTree Outdoor Products
Bear/Jennings Archery
Benelli Shotguns
Thompson Center Arms
Raymond James Financial
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Florida & Georgia)
The Mayo Clinic
Emory University
Florida Department of Natural Resources
Florida Supreme Court
U.S. Army
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Treasury Department
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Federal Reserve Bank
Hard Core Brands

On-Camera Corporate Spokesman (Partial Listing)

Home Shopping Network
CSX (numerous)
Olive Garden Restaurants
Publix Supermarkets
Walt Disney World
U.S. Treasury Department

Character Voices and Impersonations (Representative List)

James Earl Jones
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Ross Perot
Humphrey Bogart
Forrest Gump
Geoffrey Holder
Walter Cronkite
Dan Rather
Elmer Fudd
Salty Pirate
Colonel Klink
Various Southern accents
Various British accents

John has extensive experience as an on-camera spokesman and is extremely proficient with a wireless ear prompter.

He has also appeared in principal motion picture roles, including Tom Hanks' Emmy Award–winning HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon," co-hosted the HGTV food and lifestyle series "All In Good Taste," and has had numerous principal roles in professional theatre.

While John is SAG (Screen Actors Guild) eligible, he has elected to remain non-union to provide maximum flexibility to producers.

My Training

With more than 35 years experience performing professional voice talent, I began my career as a radio announcer at age 17. I spent two years in school in England where I studied and began to imitate British accents. I adapted them so well that I was frequently asked what part of England I was from.

I studied public speaking and drama in high school and continued to study drama in college. After four years in the Navy, I traveled throughout Europe, eventually living in Paris, where I performed English-language voice talent and ADR (automated dialog replacement) for the French automaker Renault. After returning to the U.S., I worked in radio and television as a voice and on-camera talent for ten years. Later, as a film actor, corporate spokesman and television host, I studied voice and on-camera performance techniques with several nationally recognized teachers and at KVG Studios in Florida.

My Studio Equipment

Unknown - Click here to ask John Drew

Additional Skills

I spent more than thirty years as a writer, producer and director of award-winning radio commercials, television commercials, corporate videos, infomercials and sound tracks, and have worked for seventeen years as an advertising agency account executive, copywriter and producer/director.

My cooking skills led to a co-host role for three years on HGTV's groundbreaking cooking show "All In Good Taste." I am a trained photographer with work licensed by National Geographic, Kodak and other organizations. I'm a skilled boat handler, cyclist, and an advanced open water scuba diver and snorkeler. And, after a couple glasses of Chianti, an "entertaining" piano player.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Contact Information

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Additional Information

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