Bobby Sheldon

From warm & smooth to hip & friendly

Voice Description

Conversational reads for commercials; believable & authoritative for narrations. Bold, evocative for promos & trailers. Voice range: Tenor/Baritone

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• 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

Near Seattle, Washington, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

American Redneck, Lovable Southern drawl, Cockney, Stuffy British, Chicago/NY Wiseguy, Wicked Witch of the West, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Pirate, Inspector Clouseau, Pompous Super Hero, Nutty Professor, Southern Bell Nell.

My Voice Experience

Bobby has been a voice-over professional doing radio & TV commercials, trailers & promos, and corporate video for over 20 years. His clients include Nike, Walt Disney Pictures, Super Supplements, Ford, and United Way.

Bobby's narration experience started with doing "classified" video narrations for the Department of Defense (DoD). The producer used to joke with Bobby saying "Nice job today, but I can't let you put any of this stuff on your demo reel... because it's all classified".

Bobby trained for three years with dramatic speech & diction coach Maestro Bruce Howard. During another three year period, Bobby studied with the late soap opera star Margaret Mason from LA, and was soon cast in an independent feature film called "Cosmic Ray" by director Sam Severn.

Bobby has worked out with Hollywood voice-over coaches Rodney Saulsberry and Pat Fraley and continues to study with NYC's premium "network promo" voice-over coach, David Lyerly.

Approachable, fun, and all business when he needs to be.

My Training

Bobby has studied with the best in order to enhance his skills as a voice performer by continued dramatic acting and on-camera training.

Voice-over training started with Seattle greats Veronica Weikel and Pat French. Bobby has also studied Improv with Second City's "First Lady of Improv", Roberta Maguire.

Commercial audition workshops with Seattle's legendary casting directors Jodi Rothfield and Heidi Walker.

My Studio Equipment

Bobby's Studio
All your productions are handled with care in a brand new, air-conditioned, state-of-the-art digital recording studio.

Sennheiser MKH416P48 Short Shotgun
Neumann TLM170 Studio Condenser
Avalon M5 Class A Mic Pre
Universal Audio LA3A
Musicam Prima LT ISDN Codec - CCS Musicam, ISO/MPEG Layer II / III G.722
Radix TLM500 Broadcast Phone Patch
Full-blown custom designed and dedicated voiceover studio, room-within-room design
Real Traps & Primacoustic Acoustical Treatment
Pro Tools LE
Digidesign MBox2
Sony CDRW33 Compact Disc Recorder
Fostex 5030 Line Amplifier
Alesis RA500 Power Amplifier
Tannoy PB 6.5 Near-Field Monitors
Alesis Elevate 5 Powered Monitors

Additional Skills

I am the owner and voice-over coach for my "Blue Collar Voiceover" workshops.

Here are some testimonials about my voice-over work:

Hi Bobby,  
You do a wonderful job of storytelling and engaging the listener. I would highly recommend you to others because of the quality of the work that you do and your responsiveness to our scheduling requirements.
Kristian Pruitt / Director of Marketing and Communications - Kids Alive International

It's a pleasure dealing with Bobby Sheldon for voice-over projects. He is a consummate professional and delivers excellent work with accuracy, timeliness and attention to detail. It's refreshing to deal with someone who actually delivers as promised, and then some. I have no hesitation in recommending Bobby for voice over work.
Vito Ceniti / President - Netasis Internet Inc.

Yeah, like all his agents have said, Bobby does great work, is very reliable and easy to direct . . . just don't be surprised at how much he likes being locked in a soundproof room with padded walls.
S. Mitchell / Audio Engineer - Monroe, WA

Bobby reads copy so well because he spends a lot of time talking to his dog. He keeps waiting for "Elmo" to talk back. If that ever happened, I'm afraid Bobby would be speechless. Of course, then he couldn't do voice-overs, but he'd have a great new career with the circus . . .

B. Hill - Seattle, WA

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