David Wallen

A Storyteller. Expressive, Sincere, Thoughtful.

Voice Description

If your brand has a story to tell ...
If you want to convey thoughtfulness and trust ...
If you want to bring an experienced writer's perspective to your script ...
I hope we have the chance to work together.

From folksy to dramatic. From whimsical to sincere. I’ve spent my entire career telling stories. Beginning with years spent creating stories for major advertisers. And now as the voice behind numerous television, radio and internet campaigns.

My job is to breathe life into your story. I focus on two skills to help me get there:

First is my sound. It's plain spoken. It's personal and distinctive. It's honest and friendly.

Second is my writing experience. Pro writers always 'hear' what they write. It allows us to measure the communications as we create copy. I bring this insider's perspective to every script, because it gives me a clear understanding of what the writer intends his words to accomplish.

Ultimately every performance needs to lift a collection of words off a page and transform it into a memorable story. This is my craft.

ABOUT MY DEMOS. They say an audio file is worth a thousand words ...

The usual performance categories are posted to the right. In addition there is also a dedicated “Storytelling” reel as this style is my bread and butter. I have included two commercials “Camerons Beer” and “ICBC” that feature my voice without music. One is humor, the other serious. Over the past decade I have been featured on Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism across Canada. These are award winning commercials (16 to date) and several are posted online: http://www.wallenspeaks.com/video/

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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers

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

ACTRA (Canada) ACTRA (Canada)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Unknown - Click here to ask David Wallen

My Voice Experience

Chances are you’ve heard David before. He is a life long storyteller and voice artist on major campaigns for clients like Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism, Midas, Kitchen Aid, Kraft, TD Bank, Petro Canada, Sears, Pizza Hut, and Coors, to name a few.

Here are a few observations about voice work which I believe truly make a difference:

GREAT STORIES ARE IN THE TELLING. I’m always delighted to work as an announcer, but if your brand has a story to tell … that’s my sweet spot. The trick is never get in the way. Because great stories really do tell themselves.

SCRIPTS ARE MORE THAN JUST WORDS ON A PAGE. Maybe it’s because I’m a writer, but my focus is on your intent. What are your communication goals? What opportunities do they present? How can my performance be a factor in achieving your objectives?

GREAT WORK AND GREAT SERVICE GO TOGETHER. Whether this is our first ad or our fifth campaign, I won't rest until you have work you can be proud of. It’s simply the only policy the matters.

My Training

I am committed to continued learning and improvement. Here is a partial list of my voice studies:

Joyce Castellanos (Promo coaching - ongoing)
Kate Ashby Academy - Improv Studies (ongoing)
David Lyerly (Voice coach 2015)
Marice Tobias (Seminars and solo coaching 2012-13)
David Smukler (Voice training w/Actor's Equity, Linklater Voice Intensive, private coaching 2008, 2013)
Denise Daniels (Voice training 2012)
John Nelles (Dialect voice training 2013)

Radio & Television Arts BA degree from Ryerson University.

My Studio Equipment

Fully treated professional home sound studio (19 ft by 9 ft)
Microphones: Sennheiser 416, Bock Audio 195
Hardware: BA Preamp, Great River Harrison EQ, Airfield Compressor, RME Digital Converter
Software: Pro-Tools, Apple, Waves and Izotope Plugins

Additional Skills

I offer additional services for:

- script writing
- script editing
- creative strategy
- creative concept development

PLEASE NOTE: I am an American citizen presently living in Canada. All US work opportunities are welcomed.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Commercials

Corporate

Feature & Documentary

Political

Storytelling

TV NHL Centennial Classic

Half Hour Ahead/Newfoundland Tourism

Accountant/Cameron's Beer

Drinking & Driving/ICBC