Heidi Schooler

husky,sexy,quirky,girl-nxt-door,Mom,chars/cartoon

Voice Description

COMMERCIAL:
In my Commercial work, I have performed in all kinds of spots. Even though my natural register is of a husky quality, (which is great for everything from sexy reads to the knowing saleswoman who's sharing a secret-type reads...), I also have used my higher vocal register to play the upbeat character girlfriend, and the quirky girl who delivers funny copy extremely well, the whacky neighbor who's nosey, or the secretary who's questioning her job. I have definitely voiced many Moms of all types: the persnickety Mom asking about her child's health, to the young Mom sharing that her headaches can be relieved with Pamprin. I love performing comedy in well-written scripts, and also do subtle humor well too. If any whacky characters or accents are needed in Commmercial voiceover, I feel fortunate to have the animation background to pull from! (I truly love using any kind of characters in Commercial voiceover, but also respect and perform the simple, humble commercial copy that is needed as well, for particular projects that are out there!) I also have a professional sound to my voice in order to deliver more announcery kind of copy, as well as a warm sound that can be the best friend, or the girl next door.

NARRATIONS:
ranges from warm, deep, serous, to kind, caring and upbeat.
PRESENTATIONS/INDUSTRIALS:
smooth and professional
SPECIAL:
Can speak very fast, and do complicated medical or technical jargon as well...

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other

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)

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

ANIMATION/VIDEOGAMES:
I specialze in Animated cartoons and/or characters that range anythng from young kids (girls & boys- all types: gravely textured boys' voices to happy cute-sounding girls, as well as their older counter-part voices as older teens (cool or nerdy teens....), small furry, adorable or snivelly creatures, with lisps and whacky speech impediments- to nasal-voiced nerdy characters, as well as geeky, neurotic characters, and all the way to downright upbeat elves!- I have played the voice of the Heroinne (lower, textured - husky voice = very similar to my own...), and am very convincing as Evil Sorceresses/witches- (bellowing / scary) - ie) as I have voiced for Nickelodeon's "Snow White Special" as the Wicked Step-Mother & Evil Queen, etc. & everything you can think of in between.
I specialize in all accents from all major countries/languages, & adept at adding them on to characters if asked on the spot! I have a HUGE expertise in Evil laughs, & am known for my variety and pitch of many laughs, as well as being able to sing in character = since I'm from a Musical Theatre background & can belt with the best of them, as well as sing as Betty Boop (a character I'm known for...) I'm very proud of havng truth in all of my voiceover reads for whatever I'm performing!

DIALECTS/ACCENTS:
British, (BBC English, Cockney, Proper English), irish, Scottish, French, German, Austrian, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish, New York, New England, Midwest, Southern US, & even "Hillbilly"...

My Voice Experience

HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE:
I've been acting in: Film, TV, Commercials, Theatre, & Voiceover of all kinds. I have worked as an actor since I've been 13 yrs old - present. Acting background is extensive: ie) through Actor's Studio, and presently study with renowned teacher Stephen Book. (more acting background, credits bio, event photos, representatiion, links to all of my work reels, including voiceover on imdb.com) I've been doing voiceover since 1990. I specialze in Commercial & Animated characters. I have also done Promos, and Narration, as well as many In-House projects, that require loads of material to be learned right on the spot, after only one reading of the information. I'm from NY originally, and can speak very quickly if needed in reads, as well as have performed technical & medical jargon very easily for complicated reads in many past projects!

I have been a Spokesperson extensively for Walmart, (TV & Radio campaigns since 2008), Neutrogena, Denny's, The Gap, Nissan, Lexus, Fuji, Toyota, United Airlines, Mercury Sable, Pamprin, Wonder Bread, Hostess Cupcakes, So Cal Edison, and many more.

Currently, I'm in the recently released Atari (Vivendi- X Box) videogame "The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena" (w/ Vin Diesel) (Mo-cap, Perf-cap, & VOX), as the character Ellen Silverman based on the film "The Chronicles of Riddick"- (just released March 2009). I have voiced animated characters for Nickelodeon, TV Land, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros: (Superman 2 re-release DVD set - as Lois Lane), & numerous video games.

Also, I've been a Columnist for Backstage (fka Backstage West), by writing about the field of Voiceover, and also interviewing respected people in all areas of the voiceover field! (since 2008)

My Training

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY - Musical Theatre (towards BFA degree), & Art Minor
USC - B.A. Theatre Degree
American MUSICAL & DRAMATICS ACADEMY, NYC- Musical Theatre, Dramatic Tech., and Dance classes taught by Internationally known teachers (ie. RADA), etc.

VOX:
Animation: SUSAN BLU, BOB BeERGEN, PAT FRALEY, MJ LALLO.
KALMENSON & KALMENSON;- Improvisation- STEPHEN TABLOWSKY

VOICE: (NYC)- SHIRLEY LEMON- Voice Coach

ACTING:
Currently: STEPHEN BOOK
Prior: SUSAN ANSPACH and also ACTORS STUDIO, L.A. (w/SHELLEY WINTERS/CLYDE VENTURA/SUSAN PERETZ)
Previously: MILTON KATSELAS/Al Mancini (Beverly Hills Playhouse)
For earlier teachers/coaches, etc., plse go to website below, and read under bio section:
http://imdb.com/name/nm0774788/ - For credits, other work (commercials & most voiceovers), bio (for teachers/coaches, etc.) -


IMPROV:
1) GROUNDLINGSs (by founder:) Gary Austin
2) SECOND CITY: Robiin Menken
3) Stephen Tablowsky - KALMENSON & KALMENSON

DANCE:
Ballet: American Ballet Theatre - Michael Maule, Patricia Birch NYC
Nanette Cherisse, L.A.
JAZZ-Jackie Sleight,Billy Goodson,Alex Magno,The Edge, L.A.;
Luigi's & Carnegie Hall, NYC
USC Dance Theatre Co (2yrs in Rep.)- (Ballet, Modern, Jazz)
Master classes of teachers from these co.'s: Alvin Ailey (NYC), Martha Graham (NYC), Bella Lewitzky (L.A.), etc.



My Studio Equipment

Mac computer, assorted mics, Audacity, & Garage Band (for auditioning purposes).

Additional Skills

Write Voiceover column for Backstage (Industry newspaper in Los Angeles)
Voiceover coach, theatrical actress, commercials, dancer, (ballet, jazz, modern, tap) singer (Alto-Contralto), play guitar, musical theatre, puppets, comedienne, improvisation, artist (all mediums- love oil painting), gardening, pschic phenomenon.

Have major experience in playing sports such as La Crosee, Field Hockey, Track & Field (hurdling, relays, sprinting). Know loads about and also do most other sports, such as: hiking, horseback riding, cycling, softball, basketball, swimming, soccer, volleyball, water skiing, yoga; firearms.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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