Greg Polla

Multi-Talented Voice for just about everything!

Voice Description

I categorize myself as “A multi-talented voice for just about everything”, and for a few exceptions, its spot on.

To begin with, I have a wealth of original and classic characters (see my voice123 website) that can be utiliized for animation projects of all kinds as well as commercials, corporate branding ventures, films, etc.

For narrations, my voice is warm and friendly. However, I am able to deliver many variations for English reads (e.g., southern or deep southwestern or Brooklynese for North American, various British and Australian accents).

For presentations, my voice is smooth and professional.

The sky’s the limit for commercials.

Plus, I am able to create a voice for a project that reflects the desired need for the client.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• 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
• 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 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

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

ACCENTS:
North American reads – Southern (various), Southwestern, African American (Urban & Southern), British (e.g., Medieval, Royal, Butler, etc.)

CHARACTERIZATIONS:

Nazi SS Wolfgang Von Ubermacht (original character)

Arab Sheik Ilderim (Hugh Griffith character from Ben Hur 1959)

Soviet Era Military Characterizations (From Video Game Red Alert 2)

Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi character from the 1931 film Dracula)

Quintus Arrius (Jack Hawkins character from Ben Hur 1959)

Pirate Captain Bartholomew Peg Leg Butler (original character)

Finley - The King’s Crier (original character)

Lil Zaza (original character)

Skrag (original character)

Gollum (Andy Serkis character from The Lord of the Rings)

Casper Gutman (Sidney Greenstreet character from The Maltese Falcon)

Yosemite Sam (Mel Blanc cartoon character)

Foghorn Leghorn (Mel Blanc cartoon character)

Deep voiced Cowboy (for various commercial & narration projects)

The Pepperidge Farm Man (from the 1980’s TV commercials)

Shlomo the Nebbish (original character)

Major Algonquin Ulysses Beauregard III (original character)

Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre character from The Maltese Falcon)



My Voice Experience

Greg Polla - A Chronological History of all Voice
Projects


1980 – 1982 Weekend News & Sportscaster for WSBA AM
910 (Harrisburg, PA)

1984 – 1986 Narrator for The Bible Study Hour with Dr.
James Montgomery Boice (Philadelphia, PA)

1987 – 1989 Narrator for five outreach videos for New
Tribes Missions (Sanford, FL)

1987 – 1989 Narrator for several teaching videos
produced by R.C Sproul, President of
Ligonier Ministries (Orlando, FL)

1990 – 1993 Voiced the majority of radio spots for Mike
Wiley’s Patriot Radio Network show (Orlando,
FL)

1993 – 1996 Announcer for the national radio program The
Jim Paris Show; voiced many spots for the
show; narrated all Financial Boot Camp audio
cassette packs

1997 – 2004 Non-Union Voice Specialist for Radio/TV Ads,
Training Videos, Promotional Videos,
Religious Videos and web-based videos for
Rochester, NY based Multimedia production
studio LaBarge Media…Major clients included
Constellation Brands, Home Properties Inc.,
PACTIV Corporation and Elmira College

2002 – 2004 Narrator for 3 Bible teaching DVD’s produced
by international radio personality Dr. Chuck
Missler at his Koinonia Institute in Coeur
d’Alene, ID

2006 – 2007 Voice Specialist for Isis Pictures Inc.
(Universal Studios, FL); Voiced the
national TV/Multimedia ad campaign for The
Sona Pillow

2012 - 2013 Voice Specialist for all Whitestone
Christian Fellowship’s multimedia projects

August 2013 Launched Lighthouse Productions (Rochester,
(NY) … Independent ‘non-union’ voice studio
for Greg Polla; Became a Premium
Voice123.com member

My Training

As a young man in the early ‘70’s, I was fascinated with news broadcasting.

Knowing this, my folks presented me with a small 13” B&W TV set and a ‘new’ portable cassette recorder.

With that, I began to watch Walter Cronkite every weekday evening.

As the oldest, I had the fortune of being given the basement bedroom with adjoining toilet that was private and quiet from the noisy distractions of my two younger sisters. This ancient forerunner of today’s “Man Cave” enabled me to spend hours in the bathroom recording myself imitating my new found mentor Walter Cronkite.

My sophomore year in High School afforded me my first break. A local news radio outlet in Woodbridge,VA (my new home after spending my formative years in Brooklyn, NY) broadcast weekly 5 minute broadcasts on news from the five area High Schools.

I was tapped for the assignment by our Principle and was grateful for it because it launched my career in voice production.

From my sophomore year at York College in Pennsylvania to my Senior year (my degree was in Speech Communications) I was afforded the post of weekend news/sports anchor. I didn’t rip & read but wrote all of my own copy on an old manual typewriter using old carbon paper for my scripts.

I was also elected president of York College’s Debate Team 1980 – 1981 and placed 2nd in the national Pro’s & Poetry tournament held at Ohio State University in 1981.

Besides the excellent training I received at College, I have to admit I am self-trained….



My Studio Equipment

LIGHTHOUSE MEDIA STUDIO EQUIPMENT OVERVIEW


New Studio-Dedicated Toshiba Satellite P75-A Wide Screen Laptop
*8GB RAM
*1.0 TB Storage
*NVIDIA GeForce GT Video Card
*Windows 8

New 4-Channel Avid MBOX Audio/MIDI Interface 

New Pro Tools 11 Express DAW Software
*16 stereo track recording capability up to 32-
bit/96kHz

Available formats WAV and all MP3

Brand new Industry Standard Electro Voice RE 20 Professional Studio Microphone


Additional Skills

*(1990-1993 Orlando, FL) Executive Producer for the daily 3-hour political talk radio program “The Patriot Radio Network” with Mike Wiley heard throughout Central Florida.

*(1993-1996 Orlando, FL) Executive Producer for the weekly 3-hour Consumer Advocacy talk radio program “The Jim Paris Show” heard nationally on over 100 affiliates.

*(2002 – 2004 Rochester, NY) Promoter / PR Agent for International Bible Expositor Dr. Chuck Missler; Booked Dr. Missler on 100’s of Radio / TV interviews; Managed the promotion of his products on said interviews as well as shipping & handling aspects. Provided turnkey management of all booths, hospitality suites & hotel rooms for expos & conventions attended by Dr. Missler and his entourage.

*(1990 – 2004 Orlando & Rochester) Wrote all Radio & TV scripts for the radio shows I produced and for many of the videos created by LaBarge Media.

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