Scott Holst

Guy Next Door, Storyteller, Earnest, Sarcastic

Voice Description

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL-

I have been a voiceover actor based in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years.

My commercial clients have included: Hotwire.com, Bacardi, The Home Depot, Dish Network, Ford, Kia, Bausch & Lomb, IHOP, Pedigree, Dairy Queen, Mitsubishi, Baja Fresh, Bell South, The Yellow Pages, Rally’s Hamburgers and dozens of others.

I also was an on hold IVR ‘character’ for Virgin Mobile and narrated ‘The Million Dollar Challenge’ for the History Channel.

CUSTOMER SERVICE-

I appreciate good service as a consumer, and as a service provider I will go the extra mile to make sure you get what you pay for and more!

I have years of experience working for the highest profile, most demanding clients. Contact me now to see what I can do for you!

VERSATILE ‘GUY NEXT DOOR’ VOICE-

I have a pleasant baritone male voice with a generic Mid-Atlantic American accent. My voice is strong but versatile, and I can ably perform a range of tones and inflections from young adult to a wiser old man.

Whatever product you are producing: a commercial, a documentary, an internet release, a product demo, a corporate piece for use internally or with clients, or even your company's automated telephone attendant, I have the experience and versatility to bring your script to life.

I even do a few quality impressions. If you need a voice that sounds like Rick Moranis, Eric Cartman, Edna Mode from ‘The Incredibles’, or Lionel Barrymore (Mr. Potter from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’), ask me for a custom demo of your script.

I have been a voice professional for almost twenty years. You have heard me on radio and television throughout the USA, Canada, the voicemail/IVR systems of Fortune 500 corporations, on your child's videogames, and even on a handful of audiobooks- including ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.’

When you want your project done right, done fast, and done with a smile, I'm your guy.

Voiceover is my primary focus. When you choose me as your voice, you can rest assured that you have hired a professional talent, with professional equipment, that has your satisfaction as a customer in mind.

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
• Adult content
• 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

• 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 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

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents/dialects: I lived in Australia for a year- so I can be the Outback Steakhouse Guy or the Crocodile Hunter. Others include: Standard British, Russian, Irish, Southern, Texan, Minnesotan/Canadian.

Impersonations include: Rick Moranis (ask me to do the Gozer the Traveler Speech from Ghostbusters for you!), Foghorn Leghorn, Eric Cartman from South Park, and this is really random- but I do a mean (literally) impersonation of Mr. Potter from 'It's a Wonderful Life.'

My Voice Experience

I have been in numerous television and radio commercials. I was the voice of Hotwire.com for over 5 years. In addition, I have been in many video games including: 'BioShock Infinite', 'Grand Theft Auto V', Eugene in 'Whacked!' and Senel Coolidge in 'Tales of Legendia.' I was also in the Warner Bros. feature animation film 'The Ant Bully.' I narrated a show for the History Channel called 'The Million Dollar Challenge'. I also narrated the audiobook 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'- which can be found in the iTunes Store.

I am very versatile and adapt well to the different genres of voice over.

My Training

I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama (with an Acting Emphasis) from San Diego State University.

I took Working Pro from Cathy Kalmenson at Kalmenson & Kalmenson in Los Angeles. I have also been a voice over instructor for Kalmenson & Kalmenson since 2002.

I received Improvisational training at the Groundlings and IO West in Los Angeles.

I have taken many voice classes that focused on: commercials, animation, promo, and narration.

My Studio Equipment

I have my own home studio complete with a sound booth. Additionally, I have ISDN and phone patch capabilities.

My equipment includes: a Sennheiser 416 mic, an Avalon M5 pre-amp and I'm running Pro Tools on my iMac.

Additional Skills

Teaching voice over classes for over the past 10 years has really honed my skills as a performer. I know how to interpret copy, and am very comfortable directing myself and others.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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