Brian McCracken

Warm conversational money voice, direct and clear

Voice Description

Warm as silk on gravel, tony as Frank Sinatra, luscious as only I can be, unforgettable, that's what I am. Ears light up when they hear my name. Fingers quiver as they reach for their wallets, their cash, their credit cards. Smooth as butter, deep and dark as Aunt Jemimah's Molasses, tender as the back of a baby's knee and as tough as Marlon Brando. When businessmen hear me they want to do business; when housewives hear me they want to get down to business. Diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires come to mind when I speak, as does the rumble of an exquisitely tuned Maserati. From New York to Nairobi, from Anchorage to Azerbaijan, across dappled seas and sun-drenched sands, in dusty villages and the glittering glass caverns of mighty cities, my voice speaks and all listen and believe.

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 - 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
• 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

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 offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I am the thirteen year old girl from Arkansas in a Conestoga wagon; I am the Mexican sifting gold from a creek in the Sierras; I am the English cyclist shooting a cougar while hiding behind the spokes of his bicycle; I am the Mormon elder chiding the girls to be more proper; I am the young American promoting a shopping center; I am a Spanish priest in New Mexico; I am a lost dog named Angelo; I am the RAF pilot reporting on night flights in World War II; I am the Tennessee detective fighting red-necks in a bar; I am the cowboy and ranch foreman offering a beer to a stranger; I am the lad from Liverpool leering at lasses at the Dicken's Faire; I am the German farmer yelling and laughing from his window; I am the Norwegian lumberjack who fell into the sluice.

My Voice Experience

Narration:
CSC Laboratories; Jinchun International (PaiGow); Lockheed (OSD Crisis Center),(Broad Agency Announcement); Nautilus Commercial Exercise Equipment; Apple Computer; Radius Inc., De Anza College (national promo video); Psycho-Linguistics (12 vol. video seminar); Text Book Narration (Cabrillo Unified School District); A.C.T. Video: Commencement Bay Marine Services, Manny Diaz (California State Assemblyman).

Audiobooks:
Angelo’s Journey by Leland Dirks
The Price Of Beauty In Strawberry Land
The Secret of Dreaming
Around The World On A Bicycle.

Films:
"Deadlock"; "Drawn to Crime"; "Dreamaway, Inc."(EMMY-1988); "The Promised Land"; "Close Call-Back".

Plays:
"The Lion in Winter"(Phillip); "The Andersonville Trial"(Judge); Streetcar Named Desire"(Stanley); "Death of a Salesman"(Willie); College and Community Theatre - many and diverse plays.

TV:
Bon Stores; Derek Rayne, Ltd.; Pillar Point Whale-Watching Charters; De Anza College; Star Lodge Hospital.

Other:
Rennaissance Pleasure Faire: Barker & Entertainer Dicken's Christmas Crafts Faire: Barker & Entertainer

Emcee - Pacific Coast Battle of the Bands
Host: "That's Your Business"(Community Access TV)

Interviewer/Public Affairs Host (Public Radio)
News Anchor (Public Radio)

My Training

My training dates back to Captain Kangaroo. His measured tones taught me the right nuance when announcing the arrival of Tom Terrific or the bewilderment engendered by a cascade of ping-pong balls through the agency of that nefarious Mr. Bunny Rabbit.

Since then I have watched innumerable films, television shows, and youtube videos. I have also heard umpteen podcasts of Old Time Radio (The Shadow, The Whistler, The Lives Of Harry Lime).

Recently I have taken voice-over classes with Elaine Clark, award winning actor, director, producer, certified teacher, playwright and the author of the quintessential voice-over book, There's Money Where Your Mouth Is, in addition to being the owner/founder of Voice One in San Francisco.

My Studio Equipment

I prefer to use professional studios where I get direction from a knowledgable engineer. There are three that I use in my area whose expertise I trust, one of whom is David Streit.

Additional Skills

I am an advertising copywriter and a scriptwriter. I also have experience as a technical writer for companies such as Lockheed, Silicon Graphics, Space Systems/Loral, Cemax, Apple Computer, VMware, Sun Microsystems and Raychem. Thus I speak and understand military, industrial, scientific, business and medical terms.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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