Kevin Cooke

Guy next door, non announce, friendly, trustworthy

• Kevin Cooke is registered with Voice123 since 2004-05-03.
• Kevin Cooke started his/her voice over career in 1990.
• Currently Kevin Cooke is a Standard subscriber.
• Auditions and proposals submitted through Voice123 during the past six months: 0

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Voice Description

Kevin’s voice has been described as the natural everyday guy read. The read that defines the “non-announce” spec so commonly requested in almost all media today.

When you listen to his demos you'll recognize that familiar friendly delivery either from his national TV and radio work, or maybe from that time you were sitting on hold!

Friendly, believable and real with enough personality to make it uniquely Kevin. Use him once and you’ll understand why he’s the natural go-to Voice Actor for so many.

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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 - 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
• 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

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

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

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 have Source Connect 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 voice direction services
• I offer radio ad production services
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Camas, Washington, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

English (Several), Scottish, Canadian, Hawaiian, Mexican (Cheech- like Parody), Southern. Great mimic..Impressions, Celebrities , etc.

My Voice Experience

From national commercial television and radio work, to video games, museum tours, corporate videos, and even amusement park rides, Kevin Cooke’s voice is consistently chosen to entertain and educate, and sell and promote products and services.

It’s a voice you have likely heard many times.

Beyond the characters, impressions and unique voices, exists Kevin Cooke’s signature voice. It is the one most asked for by his clients. And likely most asked for by yours.

Kevin’s voice has been described as the natural everyday guy read. The read that defines the “non-announce” spec so commonly requested in almost all media today.

Friendly, believable and real with enough personality to make it uniquely Kevin. Use him once and you’ll understand why he’s the natural go-to Voice Actor for so many.

Clients Include:

General Mills
Nike
Disney
Microsoft
HP
Dominos
Kroeger
McDonalds
Nintendo
Comcast
Boeing
Columbia Sportswear
AT@T
Adidas
Wells Fargo
Oregon State Lottery
Washington State Lottery
Montana State Lottery

and lots more...




My Training

Studied under Marice Tobias and Bob Bergen. Acting, Improv, Director/Producer, Comedy Writer, Musician and over two decades doing voice work! Great comedy timing and nuance.

Have worked "both sides of the glass" as they say. I thoroughly understand advertising as a producer who has hired and directed VO artists myself for years. I get it.
Hire me and I'll make sure you get exactly what you want.

My Studio Equipment

Pro Tools
Mackie
Sennheiser
Dbx
Rode
FCP
Diet Pepsi

Fender
Gibson
Marshall
MESA Boogie

Additional Skills

Kevin can be described as a guy next door, everyday, non announce, new, different, trust worthy, unique, versatile, honest, young, hip, real, engaging, sincere, pleasant, youthful, intelligent, relatable, convincing, fresh, trustworthy, gen x, gen y, believable, credible, caring, characters, impressions, mimic, talented, talent, sound alike, on hold, voice, relevant, no announce, real, conversational, talking to a friend, intimate, warm, natural, bright, high energy, compelling, friendly, smooth, sarcastic, capable, age, wacky, funny, comic, comedy, serious, real entertaining, amusing, humorous,voice talent, radio, promo, not announcery, solid, engaging, narration, radio voice, TV voice, movie trailer, narrator, voice actor, and actor.

He's also been classified as Versatile, warm, e-learning, e-training, training, professional sound for business narrations, highly credible for medical doctor jobs, trusted adviser sounds, Disney sound, warm, fuzzy, storyteller, unique, different, signature voice, quirky, wry, car spot, promo, documentary, comic, character, real guy, grandfather, voices animation, friendly, conversational, cool, hip, friendly non-announcer announcer; various styles...edgy, sophisticated, wry, everyman, friendly. Types of comedic deliveries range from wry/dry to more wacky characters. Excellent improviser, narration, trailers, good storyteller, authoritative industrial narration, energetic, but still natural. A wide variety of voice characterizations, friendly spokesman or man on the street, a smooth, manly elegance for sophisticated sales projects, educated, articulate, and precise for technical narrations. Brings a natural, real-person feel to everything--a sense of authenticity. Technical/medical narration but also commercials, promos, podcasts, websites or documentaries, authoritative, refreshing, warm, pleasant or educational type voice that is also caring, sensitive, smooth and friendly. Or high energy, enthusiastic hard sell with intense or forceful voice. I have a wide range of styles. From high-energy retail to warm and trustworthy; intense movie/trailer sound to soothing audiobook narrations; authoritative announcer to various natural guy-next-door deliveries. Warm and friendly reads for narrations. Authoritative for political ads, smooth and welcoming for message on hold systems, energetic and fun for promos, Natural, Storyteller. Smooth, Sincere, Professional, Friendly, Authoritative, Honest, Passionate, Trustworthy, Sexy. A good neighbor, friend, adviser, honest, sincere, conversational and Contemporary, Warm, Guy next door while intelligent and authoritative to flat, dry, wry; sarcastic smart-ass; urban blue collar or hapless nebbishy nerd. Warm and inviting with a wry sense of humor and delightful sophistication. A conversational delivery that's sincere and engaging. Hip, natural, real, sexy, clean, clear, fresh, young, charismatic, bright, sincere, trustworthy, relateable. Laid back. Authority. Voice of reason. Voice of experience. Snarky. Sarcastic. Dry wit. Quiet, low-key reassurance. Strong. Wimpy. Bold. Casual. Smart. Gruff. Smile. Funny. Witty. Fun, Energetic, Compassionate, Focused, Natural, Friendly, Believable, & Easy to Listen to. Entertaining. Real, Reassuring, Sincere, Professional, Personal, Confident, Inviting, Funny, Assertive, Informative, Edgy, Dry, Sarcastic. Warm and friendly voice presented with a smile and sincerity. Bright, upbeat, and energetic for commercials. Clear, trusted, and professional for narrations. Sincere, compassionate, real person. Young. Old. Energetic. Soothing. Positive. Negative. Serious. Funny. Natural. Affected. Sincere. Flippant. Deep. High. Edgy. Friendly. Intense. Fun. Authoritative. Mischievous. Real. Corporate. Conversational. Precise. Thoughtful, down-to-earth, insightful, conviction, non-sell but with weight and texture. Playful sarcasm. Good comedic characters; great story-teller, that can keep you engaged for long format; a non-announcer announcer. Clear elocution, coupled with precise diction and a talent for communication. A voice you can trust! The guy next door. Ability to perform in a variety of styles: whimsical, serious, academic, professional, announcer, sexy and intimate!













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