Chris MacDonnell

British (accents), Baritone, Characters. Gravitas.

Voice Description

As character actor Chris has a versatility which covers the spectrum from the voice of a young man to the rich, mellow, deep tones of maturity and experience. He uncovers the wit in a script and also has the gravitas to sound authoritative and paternal.

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 - Australian
• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• 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

British Equity British Equity

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

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British RP, Scottish, Southern Irish, Yorkshire, Welsh, West-country (Cornish, Devon Somerset.) Heavy Cockney, Medium and light cockney. Mid -Atlantic, Southern US, New-York american. Good ear for voices. Playing age ranges from 20's to ancient wizened old men.

My Voice Experience

I recorded commercial V/O's for many British independent radio stations over my years in course of my UK career. I was part of The BBC Radio Drama repertory company for five years where I performed leading roles in BBC radio plays and drama productions.
Now resident in Southern California for two years I've recorded for "Jimmy Kimmel Live", Fox Sports (Formula 1 promo), ROXIO GAME CAPTURE you-tube prom0, a Vitamin Water commercial, voiced a short film and Narrated 2 books for Audibles.com (through the Deyan Audio Production Company.)

My Training

Trained at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic arts and under the legendary voice coach, Pamela Barnard.
Qualified in teaching English as a Foreign Language through Cambridge University.

My Studio Equipment

Sound booth(with Aurilex Acoustic egg-box foam lining). Apple Mac-book and Dell windows laptop with Steinberg Wavelab LE software.
Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Condenser USB Microphone for home recording.
For on the road carries Harlen Hogan portable booth, a ZoomH2n handy recording mic which records in WAV up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 up to 320kbps. Mike/music stands etc. TASCAM TH02-B (Closed-Back) headphones.
AER 50watt acoustic amp and Seinheser dynamic mike.

Additional Skills

Versatility is a the word most strongly associated with Chris's voice-over work whether narration, PSA's, Commercial, Animation or Drama.
He has performed extensively for the BBC R4 Drama dept and in productions for the BBC World Service.
Chris has also recorded many commercials for local radio stations throughout the UK and US respectively.
Recent V/Os include, "Jimmy Kimmel Live"(Game of Thrones), the Fox Sports Network promo for their Formula 1 coverage, Opening voice for the TV series "Courage, New Hampshire" on the INSP network. The voice of you-tube and the viral film "The Trials and Tribulations of Patrick Chesterfield II". Commercials include "Roxio Game Capture" and "Vitamin Water."
Chris is also a published poet, author, script writer, musician and author.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
Commercials

Winnie the Pooh

Animation-Voices

Video-Animation

Book-The Old Man and the Sea