Dave Kuehn

Voicecaster: Characters & Distinct Comic Voices

Voice Description

I have a warm and melliflous modal voice and near perfect
pitch. Combine these with a three octave singing voice
and you have a performer who stopped counting variations
at 65 and said "That should be enough!" My first radio
spot was for Hometown Ice in 1970 where I laid down four
charcter voices in the session. It took 25 years before
the National Pork Producers tapped me two years in a row)
to do four different voices in Chicago for their national industrials. In between as a freelancer I did local and regional radio spots, TV VO's and OC's, and was a featured voice-talent for WITI-TV6. I was repped by the Shirley Hamilton Talent agency, and Shirley herself took me to talent agents to introduce me. Announcing styles have changed since I started, and I keep trying to sound like a "real person", but as a former reader for WYMS-FM ( the Milwaukee Public School system ) in "The Land of Nod" childrens series, I still have a fondness for my fish voice. Immodestly, I really have done it all, and after almost forty years you bet I've cranked out a lot of stuff. My favorite o/c was as Santa in 18 spots for Thrift/Treasury drugstores in a two week shoot. You should hear my bass "Ho-ho-ho"!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Young Adult Male
• 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
• 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

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• 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 cockney, British Old Man, Irish Leprechaun, East
Indian, American Old Man, Walter Brennan, Sean Connery,
Al Jolson, Little Boy, Western Drawl, etc. (I stopped counting at 65 voices and I'll get around to listing them all here sometime.)

My Voice Experience

See above.

My Training

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Theatre Major
Skylight Comic Opera Company, "Very Good Eddie", chorus
Florintine Opear Company, "Turandot", guard
Playwright's Theatre Festival, "Car-nil Knowledge",
Milwaukee Stiemke Theatre, lead, Best of Show
Ken Carlson, Acting Workshop, Chicago
John Randolph, Acting Workshop, AFTRA, Chicago
AM and FM Radio newscaster, several Milwaukee stations
Public Affairs Associate, WGTD-FM Public Radio, Kenosha
(taught radio technique, on-air announcers)
School of Various and Sundry Hard Knocks

My Studio Equipment

None presently.

Additional Skills

I have fun when I work, and so does everybody else.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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