Debbe Hirata

Genuine, Natural, Effortless, Professional, SAG/AFTRA

Voice Description

I am highly directable and will provide precisely the delivery you desire. My range is extensive. For narrations, I evoke trust, intelligence and respect with gravitas but can also deliver a light, fun and believable read. For commercials, I am value-driven, authentic, realistic, natural, believable and friendly. For promos and movie trailers, I can be serious, passionate, foreboding or upbeat, funny and joyful. For presentations, my delivery is professional, smooth, polished and believable. For phone systems I am calming, believable, trustworthy, sincere and helpful. I bring a keen sense of listening and a depth of intuition to every read I perform, giving you the best possible performance for your project which will effectively communicate your message to your audience.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• 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

My Home Base

Seattle, Washington, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

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My Voice Experience

My 40 years in the broadcast/communications industry means that when you hire me you get more than a voice. I bring an energy, insight and intelligence that delivers added life to your project. My reads inspire cause for belief, are value-driven and optimistic. Effective communication is always my goal, so your message resonates with your audience.

I began my career with a BA in Communications from Gonzaga University, a Jesuit liberal arts college that demanded depth of critical thinking, which I bring to every project.

My work experience has given me tremendous opportunity for real life application of communication principles so that I can get to the "nut" of your needs quickly and effectively. Briefly I have been a television and promo producer and voice over talent, an affiliate voice for several tv stations, a national spokesperson for several companies and products that delivered measurable sales-driven and sales-measured results, an on-camera television host and spokesperson, a radio news director and music host in a major market who consistently tripled morning ratings, a writer and producer of multiple media presentations, a consultant for utilizing broadcast in public relations campaigns, a sales executive for Xerox corporation who consistently delivered over 400% of monthly quotas and "the voice" of hundreds of commercials, training presentations, program narrations and campaigns.

My Training

+ BA in Communication Arts, Gonzaga University,

+ Xerox Executive Sales Certification, Leesburg, VA

+ The Pacific Institute Human Effectiveness
Facilitator Certification, Seattle, WA

+ On-going actor training, Freehold Theatre, Seattle, WA

+ On-going voice over coaching, Nancy Wolfson,
Braintracks Audio, Los Angeles, CA

+ On-going promo coaching, Joyce Castellanos, Promo
Teach, Los Angels, CA

+ On-going voice over training, Pat Fraley, Pat Fraley
Teaches, Los Angeles, CA

+ Voice over seminars and personal coaching with Marice
Tobias, Tobias Entertainment Group, Beverly Hills, CA

+ AFTRA Affiliation
I am a dues paying non-member (Financial Core)

+ SAG Affiliation
I am dues paying non-member (Financial Core)

My Studio Equipment

Microphone - Neumann TLM 103 and Sennheiser MKH 416
Preamp - True Systems P-Solo
Interface - Apogee USB Duet
Software - Pro Tools 10

Additional Skills

I have been on numerous non-profit boards: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; The March of Dimes; Explorer West, An Independent Middle School; and Friends & Veterans of Puget Sound. I am a seasoned and successful fundraiser. I have chaired numerous charity auctions and events that have resulted in generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for various non-profits. I am passionate about community service and education.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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