James Watson Jr

Announcer, Guy Next Door, Official, Upbeat, Smooth

Voice Description

warm smooth & deep for narrations, upbeat & fun for commercials, smooth and professional for presentations, characteristically inflective for reading for the blind, smiley happy for humor, fast-talker for "Fine Print", lovy-dovy, enthusiasm, more


Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

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

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

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Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

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My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

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Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

BBC English, Cockney, Australian, Southern, Texan, Slavic, German, East Indian, Comedic "Efeminate" male, more

SINGING:
pop/mainstream, grunge, country, "crooner", more

IMPRESSIONS:
Forest Gump, Marvin the Martian, Kermit the Frog, Chewbacca, Arnold, Gilbert Gottfried, Cheech Marin, Bill Clinton, Robin Leach, stoner, goofball, more

My Voice Experience

I have done numerous voiceovers over the years. Most recently I was announcer for a local Santa Barbara dentist "Dr. M", announcer for a local Santa Barbara constuction company Corletto Construction, and most recently an ex-smoker/jogger AND the announcer for the same quit smoking spot.

I also had my own weekly radio show back in the early 90's on UCSB's KCSB FM, called "Gothic 101"...college radio late-night slot.

My Training

Singing/Voice:
UCSB: Michael Morgan, Judy Dickerson
BYU: Lou Ann Crisler—2 yrs. individualized vocal instruction.
-AA in dramatic arts, Brigham Young University—Hawaii Campus(2 classes shy)
-2 years BFA training in UCSB acting emphasis program.
-2 years Dramatic Art dept., Brigham Young University—Hawaii Campus, acting emphasis.

Other:
Judith Klinger—2 years individualized vocal instruction.
Bobby McFerrin—2 month jazz vocal improvisation class, filmed by & aired on PBS.
2 years lead singer & keyboards for performing local band.
Keyboards: Billy Taylor, Bo Tomlin, Virginia Harris. 8 yrs. keyboard/synth, 19 yrs. piano.

My Studio Equipment

IBM PC, Shure SM58 microphone, Headset, Soundblaster AWE64 card, basic Windows-based sound recording freeware...and a cowbell. :)

Additional Skills

When I'm in the booth recording voiceovers, my character acting training really helps me to dive into the role of the voice needed, allowing for an easier and more effective & convincing delivery.

I'm a trained actor with over 35 stage credits, many student films, 3 TV series', 2 MP Films, and was lead singer of a now-disbanded local Santa Barbara gothic band "Masquerade" for 2 years.

I'm also quite the infamous jokester on a couple of radio stations here in town, KTYD and KRUZ...whenever I call up with a joke or funny comment on current events, I'd say about 4 out of 5 times they air it immediately. I'm known as "Mesa Jim" or "JimWit" in most cases.

Payment Methods Accepted

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Demos
Dr M Upbeat Narrator

Corlett Construction

Quit Smoking Spot