Dan Smars

Humorous, offbeat, average guy, serious, character

Voice Description

My voice can alter depending on what's called for. I can do a warm, deep narration, sexy, fun and humorous commercials, or smooth and professional presentations or ebooks, and a convincing British accent.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British
• 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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• 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 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

My Home Base

, Wisconsin, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British gent, Liverpool Beatles reject, Irish pub dweller, Southern U.S. aristocrat, Midwestern U.S., and goofy made up accents and/or dialects

My Voice Experience

I've done cutomer service work over the phone most of my working life. I did telemarketing work (yes, I was one of THOSE people!). I worked in a call center for an insurance company here in Milwaukee, WI (Assurant Health from July 1997 to May 2006) and, I think some of the female customers seemed to be flirting with me via the phone, because they'd keep me on the phone for a long time and seemed to be making up problems that didn't really exist. I've always heard it said that I have a face that was made for telephone work...I chose to take that as a compliment. So, I have not done actual recording work (although the calls I took at Assurant were recorded for training purposes), but I have a lot of experience with speaking into microphones.

My Training

Reading from scripts doing telemarketing and customer service work. I sing in an Irish band and have recorded a cd of some of my original music (under the band name One Dirty Dog). Currently attending online classes with an aim for a Bachelor's degree in Communications.

My Studio Equipment

Unknown - Click here to ask Dan Smars

Additional Skills

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Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Contact Information

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