Carl Wawrina

character, friendly, accents, cartoon, warm

Voice Description

My natural voice is generally warm and friendly, however it is very flexible. Modifying my tonality, pacing (including very fast), etc. I can sound harsh, soft, cartoonish, older, feminine, gravelly, ethnic, etc. I take direction very well.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• 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
• Cartoon/Animation

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British (RP), Australian, American English, Californian, Cajun, American Regional, Texas, Bronx, New York, New England, Eastern European

My Voice Experience

Announcer for East-West Bank radio commercial. English overdub for Dad in a State Farm TV commercial originally filmed in Mandarin Chinese. English overdub for the Father (Far) in "Antboy," a Danish superhero film (US release in April 2014). I performed the voices in a Hallmark Spirit Clip called "Lucky Penny." I provided a sergeant's voice for a project for the US military to help soldiers deal with PTSD while still in the field. I recorded two spots for Kangaroo Express (east coast market). I've provided multiple VO spots for Future Auto Sales based in Los Angeles. I edited copy, directed the voice talent, and composed original music for audio spots to advertise upcoming performances at the Long Beach Shakespeare Company. Starred in a one-man show as Mark Twain in April 2014.

Non-Union, and SAG-AFTRA eligible.

My Training

Acting and improv classes at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA. Improv training at Groundlings.

Private and workshop instruction with Lori Tritel; class instruction with Michael Bell. Over 30 years of self-taught vocal characterizations.

Improv training at Groundlings.

My Studio Equipment

My home studio includes Sonar Platinum Edition, Athlon XP Quad Core 3000+ CPU, 980 GB Solid State Hard Drive, 32 GB RAM, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, Tascam US-322 MKII Audio Interface, Rode NT-2A large diaphragm mic, ZOOM R-16 digital multitrack/audio interface/controller. Sonar Platinum Edition includes built-in effects including compression, gating, reverb, time-based effects (chorus, phase, etc.), JBL LSR305 studio monitors.

Additional Skills

Member of the Long Beach Shakespeare Company (LBSC) since March 2007, for which I've appeared in over 50 productions, including Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, A Comedy of Errors, The Maltese Falcon, Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, Alice in Wonderland (staged reading where I performed 25 unique voices), the company's live staged recreation of classic radio shows including Orson Welles' 1958 broadcast of the War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, lead roles in King Lear and Richard III, respectively. One-man Mark Twain show. I portrayed the Stage Manager in "Our Town," and also served as the dialect coach. I was favorably reviewed in Backstage Magazine for my portrayal of Dr. Feldman, a German psychiatrist in a two-person play, "Duet for One," by Tom Kempinski.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Commercial VO

Narration by Old Man with Brit

Bronx Credit Radio Spot

Animation Demo