Dave Stratton

Character Specialist, Young, Guy Next Door

Voice Description

My voice for commercials can be conversational, cartoonish, real, serious, hip, nerdy, childish, soft, fun, or, energetic.

My voice for narration is relatable and calming.

I can be upbeat and conversational for promos.

For animation, TV, movies, and video games my voice can be a wide range of characters from energetic and young, quirky, gruff, evil, heroic, depressed, and to the guy next door.

I'm professional and informative for my presentation voice.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Boy
• 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
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I've been improvising for over 13 years and every time I go into a scene I don a new character with a new voice and physicality. Some of my characters are similar to each other, but I create a persona that is unique for the scene that I'm playing in. I take this same approach to voice over in that I don't have any stock go-to characters. The copy inspires me through my personal experiences and reflections which invokes a physicality that produces a unique sound for the read. This may sound like a cheesy cop-out answer, but I truly feel I can play any character that is needed for the part.

My stronger characters for voice over high are younger sounding, high energy, and unique sounding.

For accents and dialects I can do Russian, Scottish, Indian, Appalachian, Texan, and Latino.

My Voice Experience

I feel like I've been doing voice over for several years because it is so easy for me. I've done VO pickup lines for a webseries that I act on, Lessons in Film and Television. While this is my only VO experience, I feel like my improv experience is directly transferable to voice over because doing this art form comes natural to me.

My Training

I had one on one voice over training/coaching from Amanda Philipson.

I trained and perform at the iO West Improv Theater in Los Angeles.

I have a bachelor of science in Industrial Technology with a minor in Business Administration.

My Studio Equipment

I have access to a home recording studio that has an enclosed sound dampening booth with a blue baby bottle mic, connected to a mac book running Pro Tools LE.

Additional Skills

I perform improvised comedy on a regular basis and reading copy for voice over is very similar to improvising. Voice over comes natural to me.

I act on a webseries called Lessons in Film and Television where I play Michael Butler who is the quirky lovable office creep. I also write for this webseries.

I write for a website, www.americancraftbeer.com, where I'm the Los Angeles Corespondent. I write humorous articles about craft beer and the LA craft beer scene.

I've been a background investigator for over seven years where I spend the majority of my day conducting a very formal and professional interview of different individuals from every walk of life.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

To contact Dave Stratton by email or phone, please click here.

• Currently Dave Stratton is a Standard subscriber.

Dave Stratton does not appear to be an active participant of the Voice123 marketplace at this time. Dave Stratton was last active on Voice123 more than 365 days ago, OR may not be receiving our email messages.