Christopher Maikish

Earnest, Buttoned Up, Informed, Wry, BariTenor

Voice Description

Commercial sound ranges from intellectual, informed David Hyde Pierce to warm, hip Jon Hamm.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age 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
• 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

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

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

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

American Stage, New York (native), American Southeast, British RP.

Conversational in German and Italian.

My Voice Experience

GAP Inc. interactive industrials and educational English language CD-ROMs for Lateral Communications (SF).

Noteworthy on-camera credits: Desperate Housewives (ABC), commercials for Toyota, SONY Playstation, and Fruit of the Loom.

My Training

I have over a decade of professional actor training, as well as over 15 years training as a vocalist in opera, musical theatre, choral music, standards, rock and pop.

I coach VO with Tish Hicks of LA's V.O. Dojo.

Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance
Northwestern University (magna cum laude)

Improv (Studio ACT, Impro), Meisner Technique (SF Meisner School), Techniques in Naturalism (Berkeley Rep), On Camera Scene Study (Patrick Pankhurst), Shakespeare Scene Study (Studio ACT), On Camera Auditions (Margie Haber Studio), Stage Combat (Berkeley Rep).

I attend voiceover, voice, and actor-related seminars/workshops at The SAG Foundation, AFTRA, and Actors Equity.

My Studio Equipment

HOME STUDIO
-MXL VO:1-A Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount
-Padded/carpeted Sound Booth
-CEntrance MicPort Pro 24/96 USB Preamp
-iMac and MacBook Pro with TwistedWave
-1TB External Hard Drive for Backups

ON THE ROAD
-Porta-Booth PRO

OTHER
I live in LA, within easy access of some of the best recording studios around. If a project might require such, we can discuss.

Additional Skills

Over 3 years in interactive advertising/marketing as a Digital Strategist and Account Manager. The position involves strategy and problem solving through a branding lens and both immediate and long term business goals. It's also about weaving in vital narratives that create an emotional hook for the client's target audience. Furthermore, I work with designers every day to help edit visual design and copy write as well.

I think this range of skills and daily process is an absolute asset in the voice over world, where we are asked to size up a piece of copy and deliver a product that is informed by all of the pieces I mention above.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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