Shawn Crosby

Mimic, Character Specialist, Improv, Accents

Voice Description

Warm and deep for narrations, smooth and professional for presentations, comfortable and friendly for instruction and advertising, silly zany and fun for children's projects, malleable and creative for animation, adaptable for multiple characterizations, classic for old-time radio and broadcast, exacting for voice matching of celebrities and public figures, musical for song and story, commanding for trailers and commercials, energetic and rousing for sports and live events, Voice of God for MC and announcing.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• 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)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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 offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Humorous, over-the-top or serious and convincing accents in American (unlimited East Coast, Central and West Coast geographical variations) British (unlimited geographical variations), Canadian, Scottish, Irish, New Zealand, Australian, German, French, Slavic, Welsh, and more. Can work up any accent or characterization on spec.

Singing in any style - Classical, Big Band, Pop, Musical Theater, Rock, Folk, Historical and more - in my voice or someone else's.

I have thousands of my own characters bouncing around in my head, and can call up many others from popular properties - like Star Wars, Star Trek, Muppets, Sesame Street, Warner Brothers, Jay Ward, Hanna-Barbera, Disney, and hundreds of personalities past and present- in both speech and song.

My Voice Experience

I have experience working on almost every project type known to recorded sound; Singing on Vinyl and CD, Business interview shows for airline listening, characters and narration for podcast, toys, audio drama, book on tape, computer/console/iPhone games, animation, film, radio, and television. Everything from phone-tree prompts to fully-realized lead characters in long-running audio series. American Airlines, Blizzard, Vivendi-Universal Games, Activision, Virgin Games, Sierra Online and various Radio stations around the Los Angeles market are a small slice of companies I've provided service for. I've done a lot of characterizations for the NBA, NFL, NCAA, Cartoon Network, Lucasfilm, LucasArts, Warner Brothers, Disney, Hasbro, Mattel, Playmates Toys, Monster Jam, Warner Bros., NASCAR, American Red Cross, NASA, US Armed Forces and so many more.

My Training

30 years of real-world, voice-on experience behind the mic.
Radio/Television/Film Graduate - Moorpark College
Former AP Radio reporter/journalist - LA Area Stations
Improvisation/Sketch Comedy - Enigma Players
Live Classic Radio theater - Lux Theater, LA
Animation, Commercial, Book-on-Tape - Voiceover Connection
Dance (Various) - Dancer’s Studio (Horizon Players/Swayze)
Living History Characterization - RPFI/LHC Spanning 27 Years
MasterClass Ahmanson Theater Katharine Hepburn
MasterClass UCLA George Carlin
MasterClass UCLA Alan Alda

Skills in Stage Combat, Live Steel, Archery, Whip, Firearms (Historic and Modern), Social Dance (Historic and Modern), Equestrian, Motorcycle/Sportscar Driving (On/Off Road), Dee-Jay/On-Air Broadcasting (FCC Licensed), Sketch/Computer Artist, Computer Hardware/ Software operation, Propmaking/Costuming, Makeup, Puppeteering, Lecture/Dramatic Interpretation, Practiced Clergyman. Specialized knowledge in Geek Culture (Sci-Fi, Gaming, Cosplay, Comics, Steampunk, more)

My Studio Equipment

State-of-the-art custom PC rig with software suite including Adobe CS4, Sound Forge, Pro Tools and more.
Mic stable includes Blu "Blubird", Shure s55, Sennheiser ew300 G2, Audio-Technica AT2020 USB among others.

Additional Skills

In addition to voice work for toys, films, radio and games, I have worked in varying creative capacities for each of these industries and have a good grasp of project requirements, and current trends in the entertainment and advertising industries. Live theater, improv and appearances keep my characterization skills sharp, and help support charity causes to boot- I do up to 160 events a year in addition to paid endeavors.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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