My voice is often used for describing delicious culinary delights or sexy/fun warm moments that require the chocolate to melt or the ice to begin dripping. I'm serious & professional when your corporate video or TV spot is getting down to business, or I'm way over-the-top nuts and energetic to catch the ear of someone stuck in traffic. I'll be happy to keep your customers on-hold thinking about you and your services or even some humor to lighten their day. I'll narrate in a folksy, professional or hard-sell way, just toss me some copy. I've played a slug, a seahorse and a few whiny Eeyore type creatures and I've a menagerie still waiting for their turn. Can I carry a Tune? I'll even add-in some harmony. Full-range voicing...from the male perspective. Your dream - my creation; improvisation is a key strength for me. Not sure what you're listening for yet? Then have a listen or better yet share your script with me and I’ll create a custom demo.
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
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
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
Seattle,Microsoft,Redmond,Tacoma,WA., Washington, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
German, Mexican, Brooklyn, Irish, Leprechaun, Liverpool, Scotsman, British, dude, geek, animals, slug
My Voice Experience
There was a time when having a 'good voice for radio' would likely keep one out of the running for voice work, 'cause nobody wanted those puking inflections trashing their clever copy. Good thing radio with real voices came along. Sure I can pump up your words with extra ego if the character calls for it, but that's a feature, not a staple of my kitchen's vocal flavors. I've voiced the gamut; industrial training video/DVDs, on-hold messaging, nutty characters & friendly folk. Played her husband or brother and even improvised lines to change the plot of movies ala “Mad Movies” or “What’s Up Tigerlily”. I've been hired more for my actual day-to-day conversational voice than any other. My improvisational skills contribute to my being FUN TO WORK WITH factor as well as creative copy suggestions/ideas. Before John Madden’s voice got into the X-Box it was me calling the play-by-play. Guess I wasn’t large enough... ;-)
Got started behind the microphone of my dad's TEAC reel-to-reel 'bout 1970 although nobody paid me for my voice 'til '81 or so. In radio I voiced hundreds of spots, liners, etc...but learned there were even more creative outlets which lead me to Improv-acting & freelance voicing. I can sing, play the cello, Sousaphone (tuba,) piano & drums... I've programmed satellite music channels for Muzak & DISH network.
My Studio Equipment
AT4050/CM5 condenser microphone, Avalon VT737 pre-amp, Mackie CR1604-VLZ audio board & Mackie HR824 studio monitors, Wedge effects box, Panasonic SV-3800 DAT recorder, Berol China Marker & some #2 pencils.
I'm proficient with most industry standard tools; ProTools for audio editing, Word & Excel for document creation and I'm into digital photography. If I thought it would help I’d mention how much I love to cook. Seems to go with the creative freshness foremost front I favor...fine...forget it.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
Online Payments Via PayPal
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