James Sasser

Deep, Friendly, Warm, Announcer, Smart, Character

Voice Description

Classically trained baritone, comfortable with difficult text and fluid language. Approachable, friendly, able to instill gravity and a sense of authority without alienating the listener. Local Radio and announcer experience. Singer and actor, was also in a metal/rock band. Versatile character creation and improv. Smooth and professional for corporate clients, enjoys collaborative creation.

Fast turn around times (24-48 hours).

Other descriptors: Accessible, Friendly, Voice of Doom/God, Masculine, Cultivated, Radio Announcer, Villains, Gruff, Charming, Approachable, Warm, Regular Guy.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

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
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• 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

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

American English, Southern American, British Standard English, Irish, Fake Scottish, Fake Eastern European, Euro-English (non-regional specific), California Dude, Krusty the Clown/Tom Waits/Harvey Fierstein, Chris Cornell, David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust), Sting, Tim Curry, various other cartoon & character voices (Pirates, Space Marines, Military Style Characters, Heavy Metal Rocker Dude, etc.)

My Voice Experience

I've recorded commercials for pharmaceuticals and Health Care (Blue Cross Blue Shield) to major brands, been the "voice of friendly authority" for in-house training videos and industrials for companies (SAP), hosted a podcast series, and done lots of local radio announcer type spots. I love audio books, especially with multiple characters. I've also done voiceover for anime and cartoons.

I've also performed on Broadway and off, in leading man roles and character roles from villains to clowns. I've created numerous characters, and performed for major producers and tour organizations. Performed on stages around the world in material ranging from golden age musicals to operas to rock concerts.

My Training

Graduate of the Manhattan School of Music - vocal performance studies
Certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
MFA from the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at NYU-Tisch

Vocal training and coaching with Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Bardy Thomas, David Owens, Gait Sirguey, Tom Muraco, and Joan Caplan, dialects with Kathryn LaBouff.

Voiceover consultation with Linda Weaver of Access Talent, Julien Rebolledo of Shut Up And Talk/Hyperbolic Audio, and Kristin Price of Edge Studios, NYC.

My Studio Equipment

I prefer Logic, but I run both Logic Pro 9 and Pro Tools - MAC OS 10.8.4.
Mics: Sennheiser MK 4, and MXL 990, Audio Technica AT2020 for portable.
Interface: Apogee Duet 2 and Lexicon Omega.

Additional Skills

Have performed on Broadway and been involved in dozens of new musical works with organizations like Manhattan Theatre Club, The Eugene O'Neill Center, The NYU Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, Sundance White Oak Theatre Lab, The Goodspeed Opera House, The Vineyard Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, The York Theatre, NY City Opera VOX, and New Dramatists. Toured as Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar. Performed over 20 characters in "Forbidden Broadway:SVU" in NYC. Also a sight-reader.

I also am a playwright, have worked as a copywriter, and write lyrics, songs and background music for film/tv, stage and all media.


Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Commercial Demo Sasser

The Momtract - Jewelry Spoof

Acai Juice Narrative

Podcast Sample

Thriller Audiobook

Southern-Country Audiobook

English Character Voices

Character Villains

Political Ad TV Spoof

Monster Creepy Character