JS Gilbert

Natural, impressions, impersonations, versatile,

Voice Description

From the Guy next door to the non-announcery announcer, J.S. has been featured voice over on commercials large and small, corporate narration, voice mail that works, video games, animation, talking greeting cards, e-learning, talking dolls, websites and in-store presentations.

He is an American male voice talent that can perform many United States and foreign accents. HIs extremely versatile recording style and broad range easily goes from bold, confident to animated, conversational, warm and friendly. As a corporate narrator, he moves from a professional and informative tone to very different deliveries.

He has voiced and produced numerous tv spots, radio spots and other commercial and promotional projects.

A former stand up comic and trained professional actor, J.S. brings a depth to his performances, making the words jump from the page.

He has a large range, accurately portraying everything from 30 something voices to male voices in their 90's. He can impersonate hundreds of celebrity voices, including other voice talent - dead and alive. Voice matching is one of his strong suits. But his ability to act; everything from crying on demand to complete elation is what separates J.S. from the many hundreds of other voice talent here who simply haven't put in the time and effort to be professional talent.

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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 - British
• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• 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
• Adult content
• 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 SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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 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

San Francisco, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Traveling abroad gave J.S. a distinct ability to "mimic" accents. Scottish, Irish, English, Russian, South American as well as Southern United States, Western United States, various East Coast and West Coast regional accents . Senator John McCain, Austin Powers, Doc Brown from Back To The Future, George C. Scott, Groucho Marx, Humphrey Bogart, Jack Nicholson, Inspector Clouseau, Johnny Carson, William Shatner, Star Trek characters, Rod Serling, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Elliott, Hal Riney, Cheech and Chong, Mr. Ed, Truman Capote, John Wayne, Robin Williams, Ed Sullivan, Jimmy Stewart, Topo Gigio, Sylvester the Cat, Sylvester Stallone, Snagglepuss, Richard Simmons, Andy Rooney, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Beany and Cecil, Tony the tiger, Popeye, James Mason, Bella Lugosi, Frankenstein, Boris Karloff, Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, Ronald Regan, James Earl Jones, Darth Vader,Geoffrey Holder, Forrest Gump, Lewis Black, Buddy Hackett, Morgan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Goofy, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Clint Eastwood, Rodney Dangerfield, Truman Capote, monster voices, heroes, Snidley Whiplash, Boris, Don Adams, The Claw, Inspector Gadget, Papa Smurf

My Voice Experience

Almost 20 years. He has won awards as a voice actor, audio engineer/ director and audio producer. J.S. has performed narration for Intel, Compaq, NASA, The Getty Museum, and many others, including the rollout of Quicktime for Apple Computing. He has performed for major ad agency's including Goodby Silverstein, Crispin Porter, McCann Erickson, Riney, Leo Burnett< BBDO, DDB and many others. Commercially, he has been featured on Sprint, Clorox, Round Table, History Channel, Pepsi, McDonalds, Ford, St. Vincent de Paul, The Heart Association, SmithKline, Nestle, Microsoft, Arby's, Siemens, San Diego Visitors Bureau, Virginia Lottery, dozens of automotive dealerships and hundreds of local, and regional spots. J.S. also performs on hold and message for voice mail for everyone from Arby's to the American Medical Association. He has been the voice of talking greeting cards, all the way through to being the voice of a Batman doll, games for Atari, Commodore, Strategic Simulations, Sony, EA, Konami and Koei, and was named "favorite voice-over" for his work as Sweet Tooth in Twisted Metal: Black. He is also featured on Dynasty Warriors, Extermination, Socum: Navy Seals, Bone, Operation, Learning Company, Leap Frog and many others. His awards include Top Ten Producers List 1997 Multimedia Magazine, A Clio, Numerous Addys, Invision Awards, Joeys. J.S. also did v.o. for Gold Rush, a part of the Emmy award winning "10 Days that Changed History". He was featured as the voice of Avdol on 13 episodes of the animae "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure". He performs all of the male voiceover on "Go Bananas", for Nickelodeon. He also does all the male voices on "Big Mean Weenie" and "Heroes" for technotoon. J.S. has also been in voice over casting, talent direction and production. He owns several sound effects and music collections and can produce finished radio spots and t.v. commercials, as well as on-hold and voicemail and industrials.

My Training

Ongoing and extensive. He has performed improvisation for over 25 years, including several guest appearances with Second City. He is also a former stand-up comic. J.S. is also a trained audio and video engineer and maintains an extensive recording facility. J.S. has also written hundreds of radio and t.v. spots, as well as handled script prep and re-writes for projects ranging from Peter Norton's P.C. Guru to recorded museum docent tours. J.S. is on the advisory board to the Art Institute of California's Advertising Degree Program. He is also former San Francisco Bay Area ADDY Awards Chair and is on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Advertising Relief Committee (BAARC) and J.S. was on the advisory committee and a contributing writer to Create Magazine.

My Studio Equipment

A professional studio with a triple walled 6X9 sound booth, with ADR capabilities. Microphones include Neumann U87, Sennheiser 416, Telefunken U47, Rhode NT1, RCA ribbon, Pearlman custom built Hybrid (ELA 251 soundalike) Mic Pre's include Millenia ST-1, Avalon Gold, Drawmer MX-60, tons of outboard gear and Waves Diamond plug-ins, Apogee Rosetta AD/DA. Dedicated Quad Core system for recording. Travel system includes an micport pro, Fujitsu Lifebook, RE-20 and Oktava modded 219 microphones and personal travel booth. -61 db at -9 average RMS recordings from Hotel room.

Additional voice actors can be cast to provide full project support. Localization services are also available, including ADR and lock to pivture.

Additional Skills

J.S. won't waste your time. He understands that the face of the industry is rapidly changing and is determined not to be left behind. He currently has clients located all over the globe, and understands the challenges of non face-to-face relationships.
If you are looking for a smart voice talent that brings a lot of value to the table then contact J.S. regarding your project. Female talent, as well as additional male actors is also available for projects requiring ensemble work.
Give him a voiceover audition and see what happens. J.S. Gilbert is not a voice talent, but a problem solver. Google his name and you will find thousands of references to his long and varied voiceover career.

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