Ian O'Donnell

Trustworthy, Knowledgeable, Luxury, Professional, Smooth, Guy Next Door, Genuine, Friendly, Conversational, Versatile, Flexible, Fun, Goofy

Voice Description

Known for an Honest, Knowledgeable, Classy & Neighborly voice: Trustworthy, Professional, Luxury, Smooth, Guy Next Door, Genuine, Friendly, Conversational, Sincere, Intelligent, Believable, Down-home, Confident, 'Everyman'

While spanning the spectrum to offer a wide variety of accents & dialects: Genteel Southern, Texas Drawl, Redneck, New York/Brooklyn, Renaissance/Shakespearean English, Irish, Scottish, British, French, German, Russian/Eastern European, Japanese/Asian, Indian, Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean/Jamaican

And a broad range of characters, including: Old Codger, Nerd/Geek, Naive kid, ‘The Colonel’ (think Mark Twain sipping a mint julep), Mafia boss, Mob tough, Cop/Detective, Evil mastermind villain, Not-so-bright henchman, Superhero, Drill Sergeant, Doctor/Psychiatrist, Wicked witch & more

Plus lots of Fun, Goofy, Irreverent & unusual voices and sounds, including: Non-human voices, Toy voices, Cartoon voices as needed

Described as the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of voices – Versatile and Flexible to provide the right voice, tone or character that you need.
>> Got something unusual?? Let me give it a try – I’m your guy! :)


Takes direction well; Professional talent; Easy and fun to work with!

Absorbs & masters complex terms – technology, medical, legal, industrial, etc. – and can deliver them with confidence

Extensive exposure to a variety of languages and cultures, as well as a wide range of industries and specialty jargon

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• 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
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

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 Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents include: Genteel Southern, Texas Drawl, Redneck, New York/Brooklyn, Renaissance/Shakespearean English
Irish, Scottish, British, French, German, Russian/Eastern European, Japanese/Asian, Indian, Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean/Jamaican

Wide range of character voices including: Old Codger, Nerd/Geek, Naive kid, ‘The Colonel’ (think Mark Twain sipping a mint julep), Mafia boss, Mob tough, Cop/Detective, Evil mastermind villain, Not-so-bright henchman, Superhero, Drill Sergeant, Doctor/Psychiatrist, Wicked witch & more

Outside-the-box options like: Non-human voices, Cartoon voices, Toy voices as needed

>> Got something unusual?? Let me give it a try - I'm your guy! :)

My Voice Experience

• Musician & Singer 20+ years - Irish / Celtic music, traditional & modern; Live performance in US & Europe
• Recording & studio experience
• Speaker - Corporate & professional events
• Instructor - Classroom, seminar formats
• Actor - Live theater, musicals, dramas; Industrial film
• Emcee / Master of Ceremonies
• Presenter / Announcer for Awards & Events
• Game Show Host
• Songwriter, Lyricist

My Training

Studied with numerous vocal, acting and music coaches over the years.
Completed multiple training sessions (private instruction, workshops) with Bob Carter and Neighborhood Studios and ongoing training with both.
Continuous self-analysis & training to improve my ability to deliver the right voice or voices for each client.

My Studio Equipment

AKG & Shure Mics, Adobe Audition, with quality audio production and recording equipment

Additional Skills

Well-traveled across the US, Europe, Asia with knowledge of a variety of languages (including Spanish, German, Japanese, along with some French, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Greek, etc.) - which is a huge plus for performing realistic accents & dialects!

Broad background includes a wide range of experience:
- High-tech, Computer networks & software, Finance, Medical/Chem/Bio
- Teacher, Coach, Consultant
- Security, Executive Protection, Investigation
- Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist
- Emcee / Master of Ceremonies, Presenter / Announcer for Awards & Events
- Stunts, Stage Combat, Fight Choreography
- Game Show Host

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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