John Evans

sophisticated professional, arch, wry, middle age

Voice Description

Smooth warm and seductive for commercials
Comic or Authoritative for narrations
Aggressive or enthusiastic for sales motivations
Informative and approachable for training tapes

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
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

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

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

ACTRA (Canada) ACTRA (Canada)

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

, Ontario, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British, Southern European, Russian, French, French Canadian, with bombastic, casual, outrageously comic, or smooth attitudes. I take direction very easily because my varied experience on stage, TV and film.

My Voice Experience

My first success in the voice business occurred because I was intense and obnoxious. I was an intense and obnoxious young stage actor who looked on voice work as artistic compromise. It was for Heinekin. After having tried this wall to wall text for a half an hour, the director finally in frustration said 'John, will you puleeze relax!?" I said belligerently, 'Sure, I'll relax'. There was a couch in studio. I laid down, feet up and said 'Get a mic over here' thinking I'd blown it anyway. The nervous technician did so and read the copy as if it was garbage, threw down the script and started to walk out. 'See, I told you I couldn't do this stuff'. The producers were agog, and the director said 'that's it!. That's what I wanted'. For years from that time producers and directors said 'Do it like the Heinekin'. I reinvented myself every couple of years after that as other actors imitated my latest incarnations. Then I became the voice of Canada's History Television which I have been doing for thirteen years. Other successful contracts have come from Kelloggs (friendly enthusiastic uncle style, Volkswagon Passat (very understated sophisticated, and CIBC bank (warm couchy and receptive. I have also done narrations for biographies and sales pitches for aggressive style business meetings.
My experience is varied and my approach is 'Let's do 'til we get it right'.

My Training

Basketball Scholarship from George Williams College in Chicago
BA from Waterloo Lutheran University in English and Philosophy
Training from CAST (Centre for Actors' Studies in Toronto) 2 years

My Studio Equipment

I often work with a local studio in Toronto and my own engineer who also works with CanWestGlobal on History Television. I can also produce my own work to be sent on MP3 with Garageband and an Apex microphone. The mixing I leave to the professionals.

Additional Skills

I have a long and lasting experience with Shakespeare, having performed his work on stage and television. Also I have done significant comedy and character work. I have been an actor, producer, director and writer on various projects so I have an appreciation for every facet of the work.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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