Warm, reassuring, authoritative yet approachable.
COMMERCIALS: Warm, resonant, believable with a dry sense of humor and character when called for. NARRATION: Confident, authoritative but not stuffy, strong story sense with good feel for character and dramatic arc. CORPORATE: Professional, clear, concise and knowledgeable with a polished, insider feeling. AUDIO BOOKS: Experienced story teller knows how to find the author's voice and tone. Strong but subtle characterizations. Powerful yet intimate. E-LEARNING: Like listening to a close friend who has been there before and doesn't want you to make the same mistakes.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• 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
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
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
My Home Base
YONKERS, New York, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Fluent in Spanish. Strong Italian, German, Russian, French and British accents. Also regional American accents: New York, California, Southern US and New England.
My Voice Experience
30 years experience writing and producing both short and long-form reports and documentaries for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and syndicated clients. Recorded "scratch tracks" and on-air narrations for shows like "Good Morning America" and "ABC Primetime", "Memories Then and Now"(NBC), "Entertainment Tonight", "Fox Files", "The Pulse", and "Crime Scene"(FBN), "Project Extreme" (DIY), "What's My Car Worth?" (Velocity). Directed talent voice overs for most sessions.
Director of Production for Pro Video News, a satellite PR news agency with clients like MasterCard, Proctor and Gamble and Paramount TV. Voiced pieces sent to news outlets around the country.
Announcer on "Rush Limbaugh, the TV Show" for four seasons.
National Entertainment Correspondent for the News Information Weekly Service, syndicated by Telepictures to 130 stations.
University of Miami, BA in Theater Arts. Artist In Residence with the Trinity Square Rep. Company, Alley Theater, California Actors Theater, The Lincoln Opera House, Theater West and the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Was understudy for featured role in Noel Coward's "Suite For Three Keys" on Broadway, and played the part in the First National Tour opposite Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy and Anne Baxter. Did First National Tour of "The Rothschilds" as Hal Linden's son.
Co-starring roles on "Baretta", "Streets of San Francisco", "Down To Earth" (Cable). "A Testimony of Two Men" and "Smashup On Interstate 5" (TV Movies), and Pilots for Paramount and Universal TV.
Currently reading Time magazine for Gatewave Radio each week, a service for the blind. I record in my home studio, convert to MP3 files and upload to Gatewave's FTP site.
My Studio Equipment
Home studio using Shure Mic, Apple software and a Tascam mixer. High-speed Internet for FTP uploads. 45 minutes to NYC for studio work.
I'm an avid reader and have a small collection of vintage motorcycles I like to ride and work on. I enjoy nearly all kinds of music, play a bit of guitar and can sing when asked.
Active volunteer in the hospice field for the last five years. Had my two dogs certified as therapy dogs and make home and hospital visits most weeks. Also volunteer as a trained bereavement councilor for the "Tree House" program for kids who have lost parents and siblings, run by the Bereavement Center of Westchester.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers
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