Jim McElroy

light and easy, character voices, hot, upbeat

Voice Description

Warm and laid back for narration, fun and amusing for spots, serious and smooth for presentations.

I was was told by a talent scout that "The Voice Gods, on the day you were born, reached down and touched your voice box, bro!" This was during a one act play I was part of in high school. We were critiqued by several New York/New Jersey theatre and movie actors plus on air personalities.

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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services

My Home Base

, Virginia, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

English accent ala Monty Python's Flying Circus, Irish accent, French accent, German accent, Humphrey Bogart, Rodney Dangerfield, Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, Marlon Brando as Don Corleone, very soft sell, medium sell, hard and very hard sell, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and too many more to list here!

My Voice Experience

I've been an on-air veteran for over 20 years. So I've pretty much done it all! I have turned my focus to 100% production work these days. That is where I am most comfortable...in the production studio. Being able to take an idea and turn it into a cash cow for my client.


I remember voicing a spot for a local county fair in Maine. The headline entertainment over the weekend was the phenomenon known as Robinson's Racing Pigs. These pigs would run around a 4 lane, 25 yard track for an Oreo Cookie! So as I was producing the spot I wanted pig squeals and nascar racing sounds. Of course, the station didn't have anything like that, so I made my own squeals and engine roars. When the director of the fair heard the final mixdown he leapt up from his seat and screamed "Now THAT is what I'm talking about! Finally...someone who knows what we got here!" Needless to say I had no idea what they were looking for. But a little imagination can go a long way.

My Training

Bachelor of Art in Communications at Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, WV. May 1985.

Active member of Harrisonburg Little Theatre where I have been cast numerous times for various roles. Latest example was Teddy in Arsenic and Old Lace and Oscar Madison in the Odd Couple.

My Studio Equipment

Yes, I do have my own studio. Have a Dell Optiplex 620 with tons of RAM and Hard Drive. A Yamaha MG102C mixer, a Berhinger C-1 Condenser Mic and WavePad Editing Software from NCH.

Additional Skills

I have worked for radio stations up and down the East Coast. Started out as Production Director in Falmouth, Massachusetts back in 1986. Moved up north to Portland, Maine in 1988, and then down to Virginia in 1995. Did some Music Directing and Production Directing up until 2006. Since then I've been wanting to start up my own Production Studio/Company, and I finally have taken the plunge!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
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