Berkeley Pickell

Deep, calming, character specialist, versitile

Voice Description

Deep, resonant, smooth natural tones. Great for narration.
Extreme range, especially in the lower register.
Casual and wry or sexy for commercial.

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 - 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)
• 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

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

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

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Lisp, Egor, grim reaper, Scottish, British, cockney, Californian, James Earl Jones, Morgan Freeman, Movie announcer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elvis, Quebec french, Canadian, North Dakotan, US non-dialect, US-southern, German, Demonic, old, villain, evil, nerd

My Voice Experience

I have a great deal of experience. I have auditioned for plays and been cast instead as disembodied voices (Hamlet, Diary of Anne Frank). In a Calgary production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe a local newspaper compared me to James Earl Jones for the voice I did as Aslan. I've done the voices of CG characters for TV, radio commercials, and slates for radio stations.

I'll try to get a bit of my resume to format legibly:

TELEVISION Role Director/Producer Co.

Ravenscrag Voice of Belaur Self Reflexion
Full Frontal Reporter NUTV
Hell on Wheels Omaha Railworker Nomadic Pictures
Klondike Townsperson (Featured) Nomadic/Scott Free Productions

FILM
Ctrl-Z Lead Stunt Zombie(s) Prototype Films (In Post-production)
Extra Ordinary Joe Joe Porkchopz Productions (In Post-production)
Edward Banana Hands Waiter Paidon Young
Portal Combat Gunman Action Playground
Promo for Premier Redford Voice-Over Urban Revolver
Impetus Magic Promo Narrator Impetus Magic/Allister Denton
Magnum Force Gary Powers Darren Harmon
The Partnership Narrator, Agent Jones Julie Phillips/NUTV
THEATRE
Hamlet Ghost of King Hamlet The Shakespeare Company
The lion, the … Wardrobe Aslan Storybook Theatre/ Eric Eldman
Murder Mystery Dinner Various Terry Shane Murder Mysteries
Murder Mystery Dinner Michael Thorpe Slixter Entertainment
The Rocky Horror Show Riff Raff Front Row Centre Players/James Noonan
The UofC Improv Shows (09-12) Improviser University of Calgary Improv Club/Joe Rino
Still Life Richard Nickle and Dime Theatre (Universtiy of Calgary)
Richard II Lord Fitzwater The Shatspearean Players
OTHER
Heritage Park (5 separate roles) Various Trevor Matheson
Market Mall Radio Ad Narrator 6 Degrees Studios
Holt Renfrew’s Schmancy Narrator Glenbow Museum/Paul Spenard
Standardized Patient Various Cases University of Calgary

My Training

I trained in acting at the University of Calgary as well as many local theaters. I have also been coached by Deb Munro, Bob Bergen (Porky Pig), Bill Holmes and many more.

Again, I hope this excerpt from my resume formats properly:

TRAINING
Company of Rogues Acting for Film
Six Degrees Voice over in-studio training
University of Calgary Minor in Fine Arts, Drama -- Bachelors of Arts, Creative Writing
Vocal Motion Singing
University … Hip-hop Club Dance
U of C Improv Club Workshops Topics in Improv with Guest Instructors
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Various Dance Workshops
Medical Mumble Voiceover Julie Williams
Creating Characters in voice Bob Bergen
Promotional Voiceover Joyce Castellanos
Voice in the Studio Bill Holmes
Mic & Me Debbie Munro
Quest Theatre Acting
Triangle Theatre Acting, Singing, Dance
Theatre Calgary Acting
NUTV Reporting, Editing, Skit performance

My Studio Equipment

In my home studio I have a portabooth with a Harlan Hogan MXL Signature Series 1 Mic, connected to a Micport Pro preamp. I use the HD on-board sound-card capabilities on my Maximus VI Hero motherboard from ASUS and record into Adobe Audition.

Additional Skills

My character range is abnormally diverse.

I hold a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Calgary and can offer script help on request for an additional fee, but will never interfere with the director or lead writers by offering unsolicited advice.

I have a great deal of improv experience.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
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