Darren Stephens

Experienced Pro With a Warm, Real Sound

Voice Description

Have confidence -- you're in the hands of a solid pro with years of experience in all types of voice work. We'll work together to make sure you receive exactly the performance you need, under budget and on-time. And of course we can set up a phone patch so that you can provide direction and get exactly the read you hear in your head.

Darren Stephens -- a familiar name in advertising! With Darren you get a voice that's

* Warm and friendly for narration and classic announce
* Confident and conversational, because of my extensive acting experience
* Lively to over-the-top for sports and promo
* Professional and confident for presentations
* Deep, rich and powerful for voice-of-god applications and large corporate shows
* A wonderful comedy sense and great characters for multimedia and video
* Smooth, friendly and neutral for phone and IVR
* Retro reads from in the style of vintage broadcasts and commercials

Let's get your project done right -- and right now!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• 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
• 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

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British, Irish, Southern, drawling cowboy, great yodeler in both cowboy and Swiss styles, impressive singing voice in styles from jazz to rock and roll to lounge, wide range for animation, including tough guy, monster, snake creature, elf, warrior, more.

My Voice Experience

I have performed thousands of radio and television commercials for regional and national clients, and am currently the on-air voice of the bottle of Ensure Complete, a product of Abbott Labs. Other work includes narrations, promos and multimedia voices for local and national clients. A steadily growing list of audiobooks can be sampled on Audible.com.

My Training

BFA in Speech and Theater, MFA in Acting, experienced theater and improv comedy actor.

My Studio Equipment

My Mac-based Pro Tools studio sounds great, with a selection of high-end microphones. My current go-to microphone is the AKG C414 XLS, which I use through the Apogee Duet interface.

I have a super-quiet, sound-conditioned isolation booth.

I can choose from a large library of music beds, sound effects, sweeps, radio bumpers and more.

Additional Skills

Great brainstormer, idea person and writer of ad copy, narration copy and IVR copy. Excellent comic sense both in writing and performance. Skillful and experienced singer, with ability to record multiple harmonies.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Narration and Multimedia

Commercial

Character and Videogame

Retro Announcer

Sports

TV Promo

Telephone and IVR