Ari Ross

Clean, clear and conversational voice talent.

Voice Description

CONVERSATIONAL -- Guy next door, business owner, Very real non-actor ("messy" conversational).

PROMOS – from Who Wants to be a Millionaire (2 seasons) To station promos, Fox Sports and everything in between

CHARACTERS - Passion would be the chief keyword here.

TRAILERS – Family fare, comedic to deep dark driving dramatic

IMPRESSIONS – from Homer Simpson to Sam Elliott, Ari can Liver.

Attention to detail, fast turnaround, friendly service.

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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• 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
• I have ipDTL in my studio

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

My Home Base

Dallas, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

-- USA Neutral
-- California (pretty much US standard)
-- Surfer/Skater"Dude"
-- Chicano/Low ri-der (ALA Cheech Marin of "Cheech and Chong")
-- Brooklyn/New York (real/light or heavy/character
-- British (Character - can perform it real yet may not fool a Brit)
-- Texas/Southern - light casual southern (i.e. Dallas, Texas) all the way to "Sam Elliot".

-- Conversational
-- Hip
-- Wry
-- John Facenda (NFL Football announcer)
-- Don La Fontaine (Movie Trailer voice)

Looking for impressions?

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Barney (Simpsons, Mayberry's deputy & Dinosaur)
Bill Clinton
Christopher Walken
Clint Eastwood
Cookie monster
Don Pardo
Droopy the dog
Ed Wynn
Edith Bunker (Jean Stapleton)
Ed Sullivan
George Washington...(Ok... so no one knew what he sounded like....)
Goofy
Homer Simpson
Jack Benny
Jack Webb
Jay Leno
John Facenda (NFL Football announcer)
John Kerry
Jimmy Stewart
Joe Pesci
Jonathan Harris (Dr Smith)
Kate Hepburn
Kermit the frog
Louis Armstrong (speak & sing)
Marge Simpson
Marlon Brando
Mickey Mouse
Nicolas Cage
Peter Lorre
Popeye
Quentin Tarantino
Rain Man (Dustin Hoffman)
Roger Rabbit
Ronald Reagan
Ross Perot
Russell Crowe {“LA Confidential”}
Sam Elliot (Close to SPOT ON)
Steve Buscemi
Steve Carrell
Sylvester Stallone
And many others...

Feel free to send a paragraph of text for an audition.

My Voice Experience

Experience:
Most recently can be heard doing national promos for "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" As well as regular voices for Verizon Business & Makita Power Tools.

PAST & PRESENT:
ABC/Disney Family
Aloha Airlines
American Express
Apple Computer
CSI:NY in Second Life
Four Seasons Hotels
General Motors
Hitachi
Honda
Hot Pockets
IBM
Panasonic
Pontiac
Sony
Suzuki
Teledyne Waterpik
TGI Friday's
Tonight Show W/Jay Leno
Toshiba
Toyota
Universal Pictures
Washington Mutual Bank
Verizon
7-11 Stores
& More

MP3, WAV, AIFF and ISDN capabilities.

Ari can also work locally or travel (Valid USA passport).

CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
Corporate Narration
Commercials
Movie trailers
Promos
Messages-on-hold
Straight Announce (with touch of friendly reality).
Radio & TV imaging
Humorous bites (various)
Toys

On-camera experience includes Film & TV, television commercials and Man-on-the-Street interviews.

Recently wrapped science fiction film: LINKER – grizzled world-weary detective.

My Training

-Marice Tobias
-Kalmenson & Kalmenson
-Louise Chamis
-Glo Jenkins
-Jerry Houston
-Bob MaGruder

Communication training (for real, honest conversationality)

Improv training

School of ... Life!

My Studio Equipment

-Sennheiser 416 Mic
-Neumann TLM-103
-EA - M600 (mount)
-ISDN (through IPdtl)
-Mackie ONYX pro-mixer
-Sound Forge
- Wonderful environment of Deep Ellum Texas

Additional Skills

-On Camera Talent
-Improv
-Electronics background
-Segway (own and operate for film & Television)
-Comedy

Ari's (shameless) keywords have been described in terms such as:

Real conversational Impressions Voice matching - non-announcer announcer - Man on the street - Hosting - friendly - Fontaine Movie Trailers - film on-camera acting - Deep Promos Voice over work - voiceovers - acting - Dennis Leary - dry - greetings - voice mail - phone greetings - sarcastic reads - funny - silly - trailer - corporate - narration - wacky -witty - big - humorous - humor - comedy -weird - comedic - comedian - stand-up - impressions - monotone - friendly - Second Life - Firefly Fan!!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
QUICK COMBO (Quicker sampler than demo below)

LONGER COMBO REEL (Quicker version above)

PROMOS

COMMERCIALS -- TV/RADIO/WEB

ANIMATION / CHARACTER

CONVERSATIONAL

NARRATION -- CORPORATE//WEB

TRAILERS

IVR/TELEPHONY

SAM ELLIOT- Country - Western

Freestyle - Conversational

IMPRESSIONS - By Ari Ross -

E-Learning

Robert Downey Jr. approach – Tony Stark/Iron Man!

IVR - Phone System Announcements

Hard Sell Commercials

Ari Wrote And Produced Spots

Live on camera actor

Automotive/Car Dealer demo