Craig Richards

baritone, rich, energetic, engaging & experienced

Voice Description

warm, accessible, baritone, articulate, patient, energetic, crisp, enthusiastic, genuine, region- and dialect-neutral, intelligent, intuitive inflection, mature, decades of success, willing, takes direction well, objective-driven

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British
• 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)

• 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 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

Oregon, Central Oregon, Bend, Portland, Oregon, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Generally region- and dialect-neutral, Craig is also expert in performing with very natural U.S. regional dialects including Southern (Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Louisiana), Midwest, North Central (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan), Southern California, Portland/Seattle.

Persuasive celebrity impressions include Don Adams (Agent 86, Tennessee Tuxedo, etc.), Rod Serling (Twilight Zone host), John Wayne (iconic cowboy), Alfred Hitchcock (Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Universal Studios Tour spokesperson), Richard Nixon (former U.S. President), Foghorn Leghorn (Mel Blanc character for Looney Tunes), Newsreel-type narration, Don LaFontaine-type delivery (voice-of-God authority) and others.

My Voice Experience

Starting in the mid-'70s performing straight and character voices for radio and television spots, Craig filled his résumé with a great variety of experience after moving from the smaller Palm Springs market to Los Angeles.

My Training

Partnering with famed character actor John Doucette in 1978, I launched Stagecoach Acting School and taught various aspects of performance including voice, movement, cold-reading, stage combat, weapons, etc.

My Studio Equipment

Included among my production company's full complement of digital filmmaking equipment to satisfy the demands of all departments including camera, lighting/electrical, grip, post-production/visual effects, I also have a well-equipped sound department that includes:
Fostex MR8 MKII 8-Track Digital Multritracking Mixer
64Gb 400x CF Cards
32Gb 400x CF Cards
Røde NTG-2 14" Directional Shotgun Microphone
Windscreen and Dead Cat
Røde Telescopic Aluminum Boompole 33" to 81"
Røde Blimp Suspension Windshield System with Dead Wombat
Audio-Technica R2100a 10-Channel Digital Wireless Receiver
Audio-Technica T210a UniPak Digital Wireless Transmitter
Audio-Technica 829cW Lavalier Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Blue Microphones Snowball USB Omnidirectional/Cardioid Condenser Microphone
SL DigiSlate digital slate for video/audio synchronizing/logging
Beyerdynamic DT 770 Closed-Back Stereo Studio Headphones
Sony MDR-NC60 Closed-Back Noise-Canceling Headphones

Additional Skills

Some clients have described me as "tenacious as a bulldog" when crediting me with unfailing commitment, without regard to the degree of challenge, to satisfying all aspects and parameters of each project. It's a bit old-fashioned, but I feel it's a simple matter of integrity to follow through on my commitments with dignity and enthusiasm.

I consider the work I do to be a privilege and, for me, creative fulfillment comes only from achievement. My clients respond by continuing to work with me - some have been with me for decades, for which I am very grateful!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Additional Information

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