Ashley O'Connell

Character Specialist/Dialect Proficient

Voice Description

I have a dialect-based range of character voices - they can be light and airy or deep and resonant and are primarily based on north american and British Isles dialects. I am a native of Dublin, Ireland and therefore my dialects from that part of the world are particularly strong. My voice is very suited to animated character and/or narration work.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - Australian
• English - British
• French - European
• Japanese
• Other

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 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

ACTRA (Canada) ACTRA (Canada)

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Ontario, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British Isles - Any.
North America - Any. Japanese and European dialects are strong.
I do excellent impersonations of Football commentator John Motson, actors Alan Rickman, Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt and Kenneth Branagh.

My Voice Experience

CBC Radio - I Saw You, Lead Actor
CBC Radio - Between The Covers, Narrator
CBC Radio - Shadows On Sparks Street, Lead Actor
VISTA Collaborative Arts - War Of 1812 Experience, Lead Actor (Briggs)
Soma Games - Sandstorm 2 (Video Game), Principal (2 Roles)
Cackleberries Entertainment Inc. - Cackleberries, Principals (6 Characters)
RTE Television (Irish National TV) - Continuity Announcer

My Training

TRAINING:
BFA In Acting (UBC) Dept. of Film, Theatre & Creative Writing S. Heatley, G. Murphy, C. Burnett, S. Malloy, K.J. Sanchez,
N. Freeman, L. Beley, T. Scholte, C. Lee, N. Harrison

*Jessie Richardson Theatre Award 2011 Nomination for Best Supporting Actor – The Pillowman*
Awarded the Beatrice Johnson Wood Scholarship in Theatre (Final Year of BFA)
Actor’s Intensive, Arts Club, Vancouver, Scott Bellis & Dean Paul Gibson
Voice-Over Workshop, Animation, Commercials, Radio in Vancouver, Iris Quinn
TV Voice, Presenting & Continuity Announcing, RTE (Irish National TV), Isobel Charlton
Foundations in Motion Picture Production, University College Dublin Film School, Neil Jordan, L. Conway, G. Creed
The Basics of Acting, Andrews Lane Theatre School, Dublin, Peter Sheridan et al.

My Studio Equipment

Audacity Software, Avid 8000 non-linear editing device, regular and easy access to fully-equipped Voice-Over studio

Additional Skills

SKILLS:
Accents - British Isles (any), European (any), North America, authentic Irish (from Dublin), Japanese (intermediate),
French (basic), Irish Gaelic (fluent), Vocal Sound Effects, Singing, Military Experience (2 years) & currently Army Officer, Scuba Diving (PADI Certified), Driving, Soccer, Swimming, Jiu-Jitsu, Yoga, Rugby, Sharp Shooting, Fencing, Firearms, Irish Dancing, Jazz Dancing, Directing, Script Writing, Stage Manager.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• 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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