Caroline Patterson

Very Versatile; Wide Commercial & Character Range

Voice Description

My voice is highly versatile and flexible. I have a facility for spoken language, so it's fairly easy to make adjustments and adapt to new things. I am very comfortable working in a very wide variety of accents and character roles. Whether in "character" or not, I am equally at home with all kinds of dialogue - comedic or dramatic, sarcastic or sincere, emotional or professional. For commercial projects, my voice is upbeat and warm, and I can add on whatever layers are required, like steady and mature, or enthusiastic and bouncy, or even and soothing, or deeper and more seductive.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

American Regional Accents:
Long Island/Queens, Puerto Rican/Nuyorican, New York general, California/Valley Girl, Southern general, Southern upper class (think wealthy suburban Georgia), Southern lower class (think rural Alabama), Southern brassy (think Texas), New England general, Midwest (think Fargo),

Foreign Accents:
British RP/upper class, British Cockney/lower class, British young modern Londoner, Irish, French, Russian/Ukrainian

Other:
Cute squeaky creature (think inhaling helium), Betty Boop, Nerdy/nasal, lots of children's books voices, Katherine Hepburn/era-specific

My Voice Experience

Voice has always been a great way for me to get into the mind of a character. While I am still at the beginning of my voice over career, I've gotten to explore through a number of vocally intensive character roles on stage and film. I am frequently cast, and especially enjoy, roles with Southern or British accents, and with Shakespearean/classical speech.
I have worked for a decade with young children, so my voice lends itself to very animated read-alouds of children's books, but also to soothe and calm extremely effectively. The Children's Theater Company in Manhattan recorded my voice while I was working as a drama coach there, as a teaching tool for dramatic expression and clarity. In a different vein, I was cast by a small PAC a in get-out-the-vote radio ad near the 2008 election.

My Training

I earned a B.A. in Theater Studies from Duke University, where I minored in French and Elementary Education. I work as an actress, teaching artist, tutor, and nany, and have also worked as a classroom teacher, a children's drama and speech coach, and a newspaper editor.
I studied Voice and Speech extensively as part of my major, focused primarily on the techniques of Kristin Linklater and Patsy Rodenburg. I have studied voice especially as it relates to Shakespeare in workshops with Patsy Rodenburg, and done additional study at the Michael Howard Studios in Manhattan.
I have studied voice over specifically, with Jane Dashow, as we prepared to record my demos. I also regularly practice yoga and Alexander technique, which helps me get rid of unwanted physical tension and blocks, and access my entire body to support my voice.

My Studio Equipment

Unknown - Click here to ask Caroline Patterson

Additional Skills

Personable, Easy to work with
Teaching experience - Great with kids, Project over a roomful of noise, Keep listeners engaged despite distraction, Vocally animated entertainer
Actress - Presentation, getting and keeping focus/engagement, large palette of emotions and intentions available, able to shade voice very subtly in many different directions.
Dance and Yoga practice - very body aware, able to access whole body to support voice.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
Character Demo 1 C Patterson

Commercial VO C.Patterson