Jim Loftus

Friendly Lead actor-type/Guy Next Door/Parent type

Voice Description

I have a warm deep resonate baritone voice as a narrator and singer; have that official "lead actor" sound that is reassuring and comes across as trustworthy and friendly. Can also do higher pitched tenor range for lighter airy commercials that are less serious and more playful or energetic; can go into my bass range for soft sultry sexy or whispery nuances for "diamond ring" or "tropical vacation" kind of commercials.

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
• 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
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

, Pennsylvania, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Can also do impersonations of Bill Clinton, George Burns, George Bush Sr., singing impersonation of David Bowie. Can do British voices similar to a Simon Cowell sound as well, or crazy Monty Python-ish. Can do basic Irish, Southern U.S. drawl.

My Voice Experience

I left college after my sophomore year in 1981(was a Theatre & Speech major at what is now known as DeSales University)due to being hired at age 20 to do news/weather reporting in Allentown PA on WAEB 79AM; I also did funny comedic voices with one of my superiors for traffic drive-time banter with the on-air DJ. I then went on to be a rock DJ for WZZO(Z-95), then in Bethlehem PA at 21 years old, also doing commercials for the station ranging from rock clubs to products or PSA's. Years later I did some industrial films on camera as a narrator for various technical products such as "Euthenex"--demonstrating how to euthenize rodents for research; also various historical narratives for films shown on PBS or for historical organizations for their visitors(as voiceovers).

My Training

Was Theatre & Speech major at Allentown College of St.Francis De Sales, now known as DeSales University in Center Valley PA from 177981; left the college due to being hired in professional radio as news/weather announce, moving on to being a DJ the year later at another station(as outlined above). I studied Voiceovers with Dan Dusckworth in NYC in the mid to late 1990's, Dan produced my first voiceover demo tape of 6 varying commericials. I also did soap opera training with Beth Wicke and Suzanne Ringrose, who both cast soaps for ABC in the late '90's. I have a vast amount of experience doing live theatre--musicals and plays, and a comedy sketch show on TV for 13 years called "THE STURDY BEGGARS COMEDY SHOW" that aired on Manhattan Cable from 1987 to 2000. I played various characters including Peter Jennings, Rod Serling, John Tesh. I'm also a pro musician/singer and composer, playing piano/guitar from 1985 to the present in PA/NYC/NJ in bars/restaurants/country clubs and for private events; with an original musical "GHOSTS ON BROADWAY" produced at the John Houseman Theatre in NYC 15 years ago May of 1995.

My Studio Equipment

I do not personally have a studio, but have a few friends 10 to 20 minutes from me who have pro studios and can record me and send you the results in various formats compatible with what you need for a project; as a musician/singer/composer I can also write and vocally perform jingles suitable to a theme a client is seeking and record them at these studios.

Additional Skills

I have over 25 years sales experience which I feel aids in my ability to "sell" a product with my voice; as a musician/singer/composer I also bring those abilites to the fore in case projects need those talents as well.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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