Brandon Jenkins

Character Specialist, Dialects, Funny, Average Joe

Voice Description

I feel I have a rather versatile voice. I can do a wide variety of characters and dialects, while also being able to sound like an "everyday Joe." Whether I'm selling a car, conducting a professional meeting, inviting the intrepid adventurers into my deadly dungeon, or just being one of the guys, I always put a lot of energy behind that voice to bring the character to life.

My vocal range is that of a baritone, and my tonal quality is that of a bass. I don't have a very deep voice, like a bass singer, but it's low, warm and very clean. I can raise the pitch of my voice up into more of a tenor range, but some of the higher ranges are difficult for me to reach without going into my falsetto.

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 - British
• 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
• Adult content
• Songs

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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
• 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

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Dialects I'm strong with: British (street-style and clean), Russian, Brooklyn (Italian and Jewish), Boston, Northern American (Wisconsin area), Southern American, Indian, Irish Scotch, and

Dialects I can do, but I'm working on: Australian, French, Canadian, German, Caribbean, Nordic, and Asiatic.

My core list of personal characters, which can all be combined with accents: noble adventurer, shifty thief, undead/zombie, burly tough guy, military general, soldier, moonshine yokel, aristocrat, government operative, and loudmouth radio jockey, crusty sailor, nasty cab driver, energetic little kid, and super nerd.

Impersonations:
Celebrities: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christopher Walken, Patrick Warburton, Scott Sapp (Creed), Sean Connery, Bill Cosby, Don Knotts, John F. Kennedy, (More to come)

Characters:
Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Chewbacca, Yoda, Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Herbert the Pervert (Family Guy), Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian (Looney Tunes), Henchmen 24 and Dr. Girlfriend (Venture Bros.), Skeletor (He-Man), Mr Hanky (South Park), Bevis & Butthead (Bevis and Butthead), Zapp Brannigan, Kiff Kroker, Scruffy (Futurama), Kermit the Frog, Pickles, Nathan Explosion, Skwissgar, Toki, Murderface, (Metalocalypse), Johnny Bravo, (More to come)

My Voice Experience

I've been doing voices probably since the day I was conceived, but I would say my first true "voice over gig" was the final musical I did in high school, which was Little Shop of Horrors. I played the voice of the plant, Audrey II, and it was easily the most fun I've ever had on stage. I used the Broadway musical and the movie both as references and as a combined foundation to build my own unique character off of. I worked with my friend, who was the puppeteer of the plant, for days (literally...I clocked the hours) practicing the songs and dialogue. We practiced 4-5 hours every day for weeks on these songs, perfecting each word and note.

Once opening night came around he and I had the role of Audrey II so dialed in and so clean, the audience thought we were a professional duo brought in from an outside group. I'm not joking either, we had people ask our director where we came from. They had no idea it was a fellow high school student.

In college I did dozens of small freelance VO gigs for my fellow students, and even some teachers. I did everything from cartoon-y animation shorts and video games, to peoples demo reels, and even some vocal SFX.

I'm currently working on a couple independent projects for friends and I also do the majority of the temporary, or "scratch", voice over work in our game, but I want more! Voice acting is my passion!

My Training

I've been in performing arts for well over a decade. I started when I was nine in plays and musicals with the San Rafael Young Performer's Theater. During my few years with them, I started with chorus roles and eventually moved up and nabbed a couple lead roles.

I continued acting through high school in three productions, two of which I was supporting roles, and the last where I was the lead. I was also one of the founding members of our school's improve troupe, the Diabolic Improv Crusaders, which we ran for 3 years. It was disbanded after we graduated.

Currently I'm taking a variety of voice over classes at Voice One in San Francisco. I plan to expand my educational path to include community college classes in my area, and potentially even some local theater productions...my work schedule allowing of course.

My Studio Equipment

For a recording device, I currently use a Blue Yeti Silver Edition USB microphone with variable settings for: stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional, and bidirectional recording.

For editing and audio cleanup, I'm currently using Audacity. It's free, simple, and it works really well, I just can't afford higher-end software at the moment, but hopefully soon. :) I also have experience with ProTools, and I've dabbled with Reason.

My recording studio is also my room, but I've worked with my musician/tech housemate to mount acoustic foam all over it (seriously, there's orange foam all over the walls and ceiling) to help with sound dampening and to help produce clean audio with no reverb or buzz.

Additional Skills

I have a Bachelor's of Science degree in Video Game Art & Design, and I currently work in the video game industry at 2K Games in Novato CA. I am an avid player of games of all types. I play a plethora of genres and styles ranging from simple independent games up to AAA major releases, board games, card games, and...well any game really! I just love games!. I know the ins and outs of video games both from a publishing and development perspective

I've worked with a couple directors to record video game dialogue at POP Sound in Santa Monica. This has afforded me about a years worth of experience in the studio helping direct, record, and supervise reads, so I've been on both sides of the recording booth.

I am very knowledgeable about ancient weapons, armor antique firearms, military vehicles, and military terms from across the centuries. I also have a lot of experience handling and using armor and weapons of many types. I'm a bit of a self-proclaimed weapon index.







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