Brian Morton

Deep, Warm, Newscaster, African-American, Black,

Voice Description

Brian Wendell Morton has that adaptable voice where one minute he's a top-10 market radio newsman and the next minute he's a laconic Latino or excitable Jamaican. In other words, he's adaptable, professional and versatile.

Raised by career Foreign Service parents, years overseas gave Brian the skill of mimicry, while a rich bass-baritone voice put him on the radio in the United States Air Force, as a program host to Baltimore's public radio NPR affiliate WYPR-FM and in the newsrooms of all-news radio WTOP in Washington and news-talk WBAL-AM in Baltimore.

As a professional stand-up performer and improv actor, Brian understand how voice characterization creates a role in the mind of the listener. Brian has been a professional magician for more than a decade and has been performing for more than five years with the Do Or Die Productions comedy improv murder mystery troupe in Baltimore and Washington.

In the world of politics, often there is little time to waste when reacting to the most recent news, and as a communications director for a major Washington public-interest nonprofit, Brian was often recruited to write, produce and narrate audio spots on short turn-around for special-interest political campaigns, so he knows what "on a budget" means. And he can even do that deep and raspy "movie guy" voice that you often hear in movie trailers ("In a world without hope...").

For anything from authoritative to comedic, from dry to droll, Brian can make your product a memorable one!

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
• English - 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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• 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

My Home Base

, Maryland, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I have five years of acting experience in a improvisational comedy troupe, and can perform the following accents and dialects: upper-class British, older African-American male (think Redd Foxx), "street," African-American, Latino male (generic or "Mexican"), older Jamaican male (I spent three years in Kingston, Jamaica as a child), and adult Indian male (think "Apu" from "The Simpsons").

My Voice Experience

I worked as a broadcast news anchor, reporter and radio program host in Baltimore and Washington D.C. for more than ten years (WTOP, WBAL-AM, WYPR-FM) before leaving to go into performing (I am also a professional magician by trade). I have done voice-over work for political advertisements and issue-specific radio ads and radio promotions.

My Training

Radio Broadcasting, Defense Information School, Indianapolis, IN 1980
Radio-TV-Film, Department of Theatre, University of Maryland
Radio and Television Journalism, University of Maryland
Promotions Director, News Director, WMUC AM & FM, University of Maryland
On-Air Reporter, WTOP Radio, Washington, DC
Freelance Reporter (Stringer), CBS Radio News, NY
Anchor/Reporter, WBAL-AM, Baltimore, MD
Radio Program Host, WYPR-FM, Baltimore, MD
Press Secretary, Rep. Kweisi Mfume, 7th Congressional District, Maryland
Advance Press Specialist, ONDCP, Executive Office of the President, The White House
Associate Communications Director, Brady Campaign To Prevent Handgun Violence

My Studio Equipment

Blue "Snowball" USB condenser microphone
MacBook Pro with Audacity, GarageBand audio applications
Electro-Voice omnidirectional dynamic microphone
Marantz PMD221 analog audio-cassette recorder

Additional Skills

Unknown - Click here to ask Brian Morton

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

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