Paul Birchard

Natural, Urgent, Upbeat, Suspenseful, Reassuring

Voice Description

Natural - Urgent - Upbeat - Cheerful - Suspenseful - Warm - Reassuring - Authoritative - Paul's voice conveys all these qualities and more, in a broad range of North American and British accents!

Wide-ranging Voiceover CV: Radio ads - TV & Corporate narration, tons of Radio Drama, TV Sportscasting (four series of TOUCHDOWN SCOTLAND! [STV] & Showtime Championship Boxing for Gulf DTH TV), many Audio Books. Paul wrote & presented AMERICAN EYE, a weekly radio show on Radio Clyde for several years.

Recent work: Voice of F. Scott Fitzgerald "Sincerely, F. Scott Fitzgerald" for "The Culture Show" Special BBC 2; Voice of Abraham Lincoln - Obama/Lincoln Special - "The Culture Show" BBC 2; Voice of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Journals (A Book at Bedtime - BBC Radio 4), acting in THE ANGELS' SHARE (Ken Loach, Director), acting in THE WHITE HOUSE MURDER CASE (Orange Tree Theatre, London), acting opposite Kevin Spacey in INHERIT THE WIND (Old Vic), acting opposite Cate Blanchett in HANNA, SPOOKS (aka MI 5)."

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
• 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

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

British Equity British Equity

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
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP

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

My Home Base

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Standard North American, Natural Guy Next Door, many Southern USA accents - cowpokes, genteel antebellum folks, tobacco spitters, hillbillys, Texans and more, Noo Yawk rough, smooth & in-between, New England (think Parker Fenelly), Glaswegian (no-hoper dopers to university profs), Standard Scottish, Standard British, Uppah Clahss Bwitish, London Working Class, Announcer!, Movie Trailer Rugged/Suspenseful, FM Quiet Storm, Chicano, Effete Elite (John Cage/Vincent Price-y), Foghorn Leghorn-esque, Moderately Negro (narrated three Alex Cross audio books), and lots more!

My Voice Experience

I started doing radio ads in 1982 before graduating from Drama college in Glasgow, then got my first short story for BBC Radio 3. Since then I've done all types of voice work:

Corporate narration: Microsoft, Bank of America, Twig World, The Halo Trust, Hewlett Packard, Applied Sweepers, The Bible League, Operation Mobilization, Intense Technologies, Devro, Ford, Scot-Mid.

Over fifty Radio Dramas, abridged novels & short stories read for the BBC.

Unabridged Audio Books - for Whole Story Audio Books, ISIS (no, not THAT one!), BBC/Chivers and RNIB, and self-produced as BeSpoke! Audio Books.

Many, many Radio commercials for British & American Radio.

Main Character Voices in CRYSIS 2, KILL ZONE, STEEL LEGIONS and PLANE CRAZY (Video Games).

TV Documentary Narration for BBC TV, The Learning Channel, Channel 4 & Channel 5 (Britain).

Trailers for TV & Radio productions.

Writing, Producing & Presenting "American Eye" - my own Radio show for four years (Radio Clyde). Regular Zoo Guest & Deputy Presenter on Sony-Award winning "Eddie Mair Live!" (BBC Radio Scotland), a frequent guest on Scottish current affairs and cultural Radio program(me)s.

TV Sportscasting: Writing and Presenting "TOUCHDOWN SCOTLAND!" NFL Europe weekly half hour highlights show for four series on STV, Co-Presenter of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING for Gulf-DTH.

Voiced & co-wrote/script-edited "GMO A GO GO!" and "THE DISCLOSURE!", animated shorts for Infomatic Films (online). Also voiced many incisive & funny animated pieces for Butler Brothers, including the award-winning "The Ethical Governor" and "Freedom Device"(online).

ADR on many feature films.

My Training

B.A. Theater Arts, UCLA; Diploma in Dramatic Art (3 year course), Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama;

Singing Tuition with Dame Cleo Laine, Veronica Diamond, Kelly Kristen (Seth Riggs Associate), Chuck Meyer, Eric Ibler.

I've been a professional Actor, Director & Teacher of Acting for many years - I've worked with the finest: Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Martin Sheen, Kevin Spacey, Lindsay Anderson, John Boorman, Tim Burton, James Ivory, Trevor Nunn, Angela Lansbury, Cate Blanchett, Ken Loach, Joe Wright "and many others."

I did a weekly V/O class (a long time ago) with Johnny Rabbit in L.A. (my home town).

Produced, Directed & appeared in U & ME & TENNESSEE - an American romance... ("A gay art house movie for the whole family!") documentary feature film - RAINDANCE Film Festival, MARDI GRAS Film Festival (Official Selections) and Dokfest Leipzig Markt.

Wrote, Produced & Directed two short films: CHRISTMAS CONSCIOUSNESS & PANTS ON FIRE (both official selections at RAINDANCE Film Festival).

My Studio Equipment

Microphone: sE 2000

Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

Computer: Mac Mini

Software: Audacity

A stripped-down but totally effective set-up, on which I've produced, voiced, edited and delivered finished audio to many clients.

I do not (yet) have Source Connect or ipDTL, but I'm happy to re-do any elements a client requires at no extra charge.

There are also many V/O studios here in Glasgow (but they're often busy & booked up!)

Additional Skills

Script Writing and Script Editing

Casting Voice Actors

Songwriting and Singing:

I wrote and sang the infamous "Glasgow Diamonds Rap" - winner of the 1st & Only CBS Sports Videobowl! Featured on many TV shows and over 400,000 hits on You Tube. Watch it NOW at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utsHE5xWges

- but be prepared to sing it for the rest of the day!

Excellent Customer Service Manner - top agent for Sky Customer Service (call centre), Air France (in person LAX), and manager of two top restaurants in Hollywood: Adagio & Vine Street Bar & Grill.

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