Ray Faiola

Authoritative; voice characterizations; dialects

Voice Description

For straight announcing, I have an authoritative, eloquent mature voice without trace of dialect. I also do voice characterizations, classic voice imitations and approximations and myriad accents and dialects. I have done many old time radio recreations and am fluent in classic and contemporary reading styles. My resonance is flexible depending on the demands of the recording.

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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


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
• 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
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

ACCENTS include: Cockney, Welsh, Liverpudlian, Scottish, French, Spanish, Mexican, Cuban, New Englander, Southeastern US, Texan, Japanese, Chinese, Scandanavian, Slavic, Greek and others.

CHARACTERIZATIONS include Old Geezer, enthusiastic youngster, soft spoken authority; bombastic barker, dumb, erudite, snobbish, comforting hubby, and natural/neutral that sounds like a non-actor.

IMPERSONATIONS include Raymond Burr, Lionel Barrymore, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Henry Stephenson, C. Aubrey Smith, Claude Rains, Ed Gardiner, James Finlayson, Warner Oland, Marc Lawrence, Al Jolson, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, To Be Continued...

My Voice Experience

In addition to many promotional announcements for Miami radio and public television, I have recorded novels for the Jewish Braille Institute. I have produced and appeared in many old time radio recreations including THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.

My Training

BFA in drama from University of Miami, training by the great Robert "Buckets" Lowery. I am a theater, film and OTR historian.

My Studio Equipment

I do most of my production in the pro version of Sound Forge. I have a Mackie mixer and a trio of Shure mikes. In addition to voice over productions I also restore classic motion picture scores and have been doing audio production for nearly 20 years.

Additional Skills

Stage actor, recently appearing in several productions at the Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville, NY (Equity House) and the Bickford Theater in Morristown, NJ.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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