Jay Stevens

Warm, mature, welcoming, character, dedicated

Voice Description

Having worked at a number of geographically different parts of the country has afforded me the opportunity to relate to a wide variety of audiences including local listeners, sales teams and buyers of products and or services. My native dialect is general American however, I can change the dialect as needed. I can also turn up the attitude, machismo, or pile on the affection sweetness, or do a simple honest read. I usually provide several different reads of the same copy so the client gets exactly the feel of the read they require. I also take direction extremely well. As a result, I have am constantly adding to my stable of voices, which served me well in my radio production career.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• TV shows and movies
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I offer radio ad production services

My Home Base

, North Carolina, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Classic impersonations like W.C Fields, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Peter Lorre, Mickey Mouse, Yogi Bear and more recent voices like Rod Serling and Rodney Dangerfield. Characters like a prospector, country bumpkin, sad sack "bunkie" souding voice, game show host, game show announcer, old radio announcer, blue collar guy, irritating know-it-all, elderly mom on phone, coach, average "Joe" guy, general, dracula, ghoulish-haunted voice, warm elderly man and other "voices" yet to be discovered.

My Voice Experience

Radio is the foundation of my experience. Many small market stations just did not have the variety of voices so I added different reads to keep commercials fresh sounding, especially those played back-to-back.
I have extensive writing and producing experience as well production director positions in markets including, suburban Chicago, Rockford, Omaha, Indianapolis, Toledo, Detroit and Green Bay. The character voices are just a natural extension of producing commercials for the past 20 years. I have also recorded narrations for industrial applications including Micro Switch and Oracle Packaging. I have also recently added multi-media presentations including churches.
I am constantly searching for more voice applications.
I look forward to serving your production and various voicing needs. Thanks for your consideration!

My Training

B.S., Radio & TV, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Il.

A.A., History, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Il

Other than a number of theater courses I am basically self-taught. However, growing up in Chicago, during the heyday of Top-40 radio exposed me to quality. I am also not afraid to experiment if the job calls for it.

My Studio Equipment

Shure SM-7, AT4047SV, Heil PR40
Tapco Blend 6 Mixer
DBX 286A Mic Processor
Digital recording software
Phone hybrid

Additional Skills

People skills,as in pleasing my clients and giving them more than they might have expected. Speech language skills (speech minor in college). Earning the client's satisfaction.
In addition to voice over work I have on air experience including WOW (Omaha era), KGOR, KFAB, WGEE-FM, and satellite and voice tracking experience at Waitt Radio Networks and Retro Rock. As with being on the radio, with voicing copy you need to know who your audience is. So, I can bring that knowledge to all voice projects that I do. I also bring a warm, personal element to all of my work.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
On-Air - Voice Tracking

Character voices

Imaging demo

Natural delivery demos

Websites- Sales Demo

straight voice production

TV IDs - Show Promo

Audio Book DEMO