Josiah Bildner

20 something Guy Next Door

Voice Description

CUSTOMER SERVICE-

I pledge to you that when hired to voice your project, I will not rest until you have a voiceover that you are thrilled with. Customer satisfaction is my number one priority at all times. Following the Golden Rule, I treat every customer special to ensure that your experience is unforgettable and an enjoyable one. With me, you definitely get what you pay for and much more.

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL-

The Voice of all Pond Punkies characters in the Pond Punkies sci-fi book series! I have done commercials for Planar Helium computers, audiobooks for Amazon, Audible, McGraw Hill Publishing, ACX, and many others. Be a part of the excitement growing around my services and let me do everything in my power to take your project to the next level. I make sure that clients like you feel great working with me and finish projects with big smiles on their faces!

POWERFUL, VERSATILE VOICE- VOICE STYLE/TYPE Josiah's voice over type has been described as accessible, friendly, genuine, authentic, believable, guy next door, high energy, soft sell, hard sell, sincere, cool, hip, corporate, business like, relatable, sophisticated, knowledgeable, promo, urgent, and educational. He is consistently cast for a wide range of age requirements . . . male 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50's (25-54). His style could be closely compared to Tim Allen, George Clooney, Kevin Bacon, and Jeff Bridges.

Be sure to add me to your "FAVORITES" list so you can find me when you need me!

NATURAL SOUNDING ACCENTS AND CARTOON/CHARACTER VOICES-

North American: New York (Jewish, Brooklyn, Italian, Mafia), Midwestern Southern: Texas (George Bush, Light Twang), Alabama (Black Preacher), Virginia, Tennessee (Elvis Presley), Southern California, Valley Girl, Southern Utah, Canadian, Hillbilly, Twang British/UK: Cockney, Liverpoolian (The Beatles), British RP (Posh, General, Upper Class), Irish, Scottish European: French, German, Italian, Eastern European: Russian, Polish, Hebrew Spanish/Latino: Mexico, Spain (Castillian), Argentina (Castellano)

FLEXIBLE AGE RANGES- Child (Cartoon: Baby, Toddler, Youngster 1-12 years), Teenager (13-19), Young Adult (20-25, 25-35), Middle Age (45-55), Senior (65+)

Animation, Cartoons, Comedy, Characters, Video Games, Funny, Crazy, Accents, Impersonation

Character voices are geared towards animation, comedy, and video games. New York (Gangster, Mafioso, Godfather, Chain Smoker Jewish Lady, Deprived Wife, Old Man Jew), Latin Boy, Various old British men, French, Spaniard, Serious Deep Voice, Favorite Black Girlfriend, Various goofy old guys, Creepy Clown, Villains, Gravelly Old Brit, Hillbilly, Posh Butler, Old Southern Black Man, German, Monster, Irish, Chicago, Little kid, The Joker, Announcer, Kill Sound, Adam Sandler, Evil Laugh

Languages
English (North American), English, English (British)
Accents
North American: New York (Jewish, Brooklyn, Italian, Mafia), Midwestern Southern: Texas (George Bush, Light Twang), Alabama (Black Preacher), Virginia, Tennessee (Elvis Presley), Southern California, Valley Girl, Southern Utah, Canadian, Hillbilly, Twang British/UK: Cockney, Liverpoolian (The Beatles), British RP (Posh, General, Upper Class), Irish, Scottish European: French, German, Italian, Eastern European: Russian, Polish, Hebrew Spanish/Latino: Mexico, Spain (Castillian), Argentina (Castellano) Asian: Chinese Age Ranges: Child (Cartoon: Baby, Toddler, Youngster 1-12 years), Teenager (13-19), Young Adult (20-25, 25-35), Middle Age (45-55), Senior (65+)
Ages
Child, Teen, Young Adult, Middle Aged
Special Skills
Cartoons, Movie Trailers, Documentaries, Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Radio, Telephone, Videogames, Jingles, Podcasting, Television, Internet, Music

Experience
What others have to say about working with Josiah:

Christopher Santos, Technologist - Higher Education Publishing:

"Josiah is wonderful to work with on every level. He has completed a large amount of projects for me in a number of subjects - literature, history, political science, and more. His work is always excellent and on time, even with difficult projects and tight deadlines. Josiah is always happy to accomodate my needs, is very easygoing, and fun to work with. My only complaint is that there aren't more of him. "

Jody Baxmeyer

Jody Baxmeyer Voice Work/JaM Advertising

Josiah is a consummate professional in every sense. He is a team player who puts the group first always and is there every time to pick up slack and ask what more he can do to help out. 

Working on productions with Josiah as a voice actor, I have the privilege of producing audio from his sound chain that is clean, clear and never requires heavy post work to fit within production values. 

Josiah is a great guy and an awesome performer and would be a benefit to anyone's production.

Darcy Pattison, author of The Aliens, Inc. Series, Mims House

Working with Josiah Bildner has been a joy. As a professional, he is always on time with projects and is enthusiastic about his work. His narrator's voice is unique and fun. Josiah brings the story to life with a variety of voices, and lots of energy. But for me, Josiah stands out because of his impeccable timing. Other narrators just read. Josiah watches for the nuances of meaning, humor and life as expressed through the phrasing of a story. He pauses before a punch line; he speeds up for excitement; in short, he's a voice actor of great skill. Highly recommended.

L.L. Muir
Head Writer

I've worked with numerous narrators and Josiah, by a mile, was the most professional and easiest to work with. I never worried about him making deadlines or turning in work that needed editing. He gave me the exact product I'd been hoping for.
I would recommend his production and acting skills to anyone who wants a headache-free experience.

Lisa Riebe
Author of Pond Punkies - Children's Science Fiction Book

Josiah is an amazing guy! He created so many different voices for the Pond Punkies' characters. He was on time with the project and open to any constructive criticism. I just hired him to create the audio book for the second and third books in the Pond Punkies Series.

ANYTHING ELSE ?
Since you want your project done right, on time, and professional, I'm the guy you put on your speed dial. I have a portfolio of work and references that is continuing to grow daily at an exciting rate. My voice is the voice you want for your next project!

Voiceover is my life, and my livelihood. When you choose me as your voice, you can rest assured that you have hired a professional talent, with professional equipment, and a total customer service experience.

SPECIAL SKILLS:

cartoons, movie trailers, documentaries, audiobooks, business, educational, education, radio, telephone, video games, jingles, podcasting, television, Internet, music, explainer videos, mobile apps, sizzler reel.

EXTRAS JUST FOR YOU

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY:
I am also a speech language pathologist well versed in medical terminology. I love working with kids and telling stories and improving on their articulation of speech skills. I enjoy working with a team, collaborating; which translates into the voice over realm in which I work with clients to make their dreams come true.

STORYTELLER:

I love telling stories I am a storyteller for the Education Through Movement/Music organization. I am able to use a variety of accents, voices (pitch, volume, tone, etc) to fully express folktales. I am very fond of African Stories (Anansi the spider) as well as European and classic American folktales. Voice Over is the art of finding that story and communicating! (just ask Bob Souer)

MASTER THESPIAN:

I was raised in the theater! I spent my youth, highschool and even college on the stage. I've loved being an actor all my life. I even received a scholarship to the University of Northern Iowa for theater and starred in productions of The Miracle Worker, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Wake of Jamie Foster, Hamlet, as well as many others. I gave up my dream for a more practical major Art History (tongue firmly in cheek) and have moved from that to a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology. I have always wanted to get back to my acting roots. With Voice Over I get paid to act and embody the character! I totally love voice over. I have taken courses at the Michigan Actors Studio in which I learned the art of commercial production, e-learning voice over, explainer videos, sizzle reels, industrial reads, telephony or on hold message voice over and character work. I have also studied voiceover for character work (for video games, toys and games, cartoon, app voice over for iPads and tablets, movie voice over, and commercial) with Bill Dewees, David Rosenthal, Brian Sommers, and Cristina Milizia. I am the guy next door and The VERSATILE VOICE- My natural tone is "the dude next door" think John Krasinski , 20 something guy. I'm also able to produce a more mature voice with a serious tone. I'm able to tap into my theater background and storytelling to create crazy voices for CARTOONS & VIDEO GAMES! Be sure to add me to your "FAVORITES" list so you can find me when you need me!

Quick turnaround and high audio quality.

And if that wasn't enough, I'm a nice guy too.

I aim for 100% client satisfaction.

I'm easy to work with, prompt, and reliable.

Languages
English (North American), English

Accents
Midwest American, Southern accent, east coast Brooklyn, French, German, British.

Ages
Child, Teen, Young Adult, Middle Aged

Special Skills

Cartoons, Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Radio, Telephone, Videogames, Jingles, Podcasting, Television, Internet, Music

Experience

What others have to say about working with Josiah:

L.L. Muir
Head Writer --you know, Inside my head
I've worked with numerous narrators and Josiah, by a mile, was the most professional and easiest to work with. I never worried about him making deadlines or turning in work that needed editing. He gave me the exact product I'd been hoping for.
I would recommend his production and acting skills to anyone who wants a headache-free experience.
March 4, 2013, L.L. was with another company when working with Josiah at Kalamazoo voice over

Lisa Riebe
Author of Pond Punkies - Children's Science Fiction Book
Josiah is an amazing guy! He created so many different voices for the Pond Punkies' characters. He was on time with the project and open to any constructive criticism. I just hired him to create the audio book for the second and third books in the Pond Punkies Series.

- Non-union voiceover talent with my own professional recording studio with a Harlan Hogan VO:1-A large condenser microphone, Audacity 1.3 Software, and a PreSonus pre-amp.

- I have experience including (Website hidden), (Website hidden), Solstice Publishing, and (Website hidden), among several others.

- Quick turnaround and high audio quality.

And if that wasn't enough, I'm a nice guy too.
I aim for 100% client satisfaction.
I'm easy to work with, prompt, and reliable.
Credentials
Education
BA: Art History University of Northern Iowa 1997
MA: Speech Language Pathology Western Michigan University 2006

I have studied voiceover for character work (for video games, toys and games, cartoon, app voice over for iPads and tablets, movie voice over, and commercial) with Bill Dewees, David Rosenthal, Brian Sommers, and Cristina Milizia.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Boy
• 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
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British accent, southern US dialect, Italian accent, nasal nerdy.

My Voice Experience

I have extensive theater experience and awards including a theater scholarship at the University of Northern Iowa. I worked three years in radio and television production and on air voice talent. I have a masters in speech and language pathology and I am well versed in medical terminology.

My Training

I am affiliated with the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Voiceover Professionals. I have studied with Sari Zalesin at Michigan Actors Studio.

I have a BA in Art History and an MA in speech and language pathology.

I worked three years in radio and television production and on air voice talent.

I am a storyteller for an Education Through Music camp out of Battle Creek.

I'm a singer, guitar player, and play a mean harmonica.

My Studio Equipment

Audacity 1.3 Software, Harlan Hogan VO:1-A large condenser microphone, Focusrite ISA One, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, and Audacity digital audio workstation (DAW).

Additional Skills

As a speech and language pathologist working in the schools, I am well versed in medical and educational terminology.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Josiah Bildner - Guitar Hero - Rugged, Masculine

Guy Next Door, John Karsinski, John Corbett, Warm

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Josiah Bildner-Up-Beat, Hard Sell, Fast Food

Josiah Bildner CBS News Promo

Josiah Bildner-Sultry, Seductive, Antonio Banderas

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Josiah Bildner - Rugged,Masculine,Road Hard,Tough

Josiah Bildner -Believable,Friendly,Authentic,Pro

Awards and Events presentation

Josiah Bildner, RADIO IMAGE-AUTHORITATIVE

Josiah Bildner, ESPN, IMAGING

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Josiah Bildner - Chevy Truck - Believable, Friend

Josiah Bildner, Audiobook-ANIMATED-CHARACTER

Josiah Bildner-Medical Narration, knowledgeable

Josiah Bildner, MOVIE TRAILER-AUTHORITATIVE

Josiah Bildner, Character Poetry audiobook

Josiah Bildner-Character, Nerdy, goofy

Josiah Bildner, Imaging-AUTHORITATIVE-BELIEVEABLE

Josiah bildner, ON Hold message-CARING-FRIENDLY

Josiah Bildner, Singing Demo

AMC promo demo, Guy Next door, conversational

Podcast, guy next door, conversational

TRAINING, BUSINESS, conversational, believable

Josiah Bildner, Character-Silly, Mad Hatter, Crazy

Josiah Bildner-Character Surfer Dude, Gen X, Gen Y

JOSIAH BILDNER Documentary Demo

Vincent Price/scary video game, character demo