Tom Derek

Professional, textured, deep with character

Voice Description

I'm new to the VO market, but have been an on-camera talent for years. So I bring an actor's perspective to VO work and can provide your copy with a full range of emotions. Since I'm also a former attorney and litigator, I'm great with the complicated jargon too...

The timbre of my voice is quite unique and highly adaptable: it has a velvety, sonorous and weathered quality.

For commercials: it's announcer or character voices, authentic and fun.

For narrations: it's warm, business-like, smart and deep.

For presentations: it's smooth and professional.

For technical and scientific work: it's accurate and easy.

For IVR: it's clear and precise.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age 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
• 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 can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• 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

I excel at portraying compelling authority figures and tough guys that exude danger and a seamless offbeat warmth. They're charismatic, indelible characters that blend strength, vulnerability and unpredictable humor. They grab people's attention and emotionally affect them in powerful ways. It's original, one-of-a-kind acting, "without a net."

Accents and dialects:
US East coast, "Brooklyn," Urban, Ethnic Southern, Yiddish, British, Spanish, French, German, Eastern European, Russian

My Voice Experience

As mentioned above, I'm a full-time on-camera actor now branching out into the VO arena. I'm confident that I've got the training, skills and instincts to deliver whatever you need. Give me a listen and judge for yourself.

A partial list of the film/TV directors I've worked with include the legendary Luc Besson on TRANSPORTER 2, Susan Seideleman (and John Malkovich) on MAKING MR. RIGHT, Kevin Bray on COLD CASE, Andy Ackerman on BECKER and John Nicolella on MIAMI VICE.

My Training

David H. Lawrence XVII, Commercial VO
Howard Fine, Advanced Scene Study, Acting
Sir John Barton, Classical Acting Program, Oxford, England
Heather Morgan, Improvisation, The Groundlings
Brian Reise, Cold Reading
Jeff Corey, Michael Arabian, Acting
Hedy Sontag, Anthony Caldarella, Lee Strasberg Theatre Inst.
Stuart K. Robinson, Tepper-Gallegos, Commercials
Rowena Ballos, Mary Corrigan, Voice Production, Oxford Univ.
Debby Jay, The Alexander Technique

My Studio Equipment

Audio Technica AT2020 USB mic and Audacity software for home recording of dry tracks and emailing of MP3s.

Additional Skills

Legal Training:
University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor
Former General Counsel, Miami International Free Trade Zone

Fluent in: Spanish, Hungarian

Fine Art Dealer/Appraiser

Race Car Driving

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards

Contact Information

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