Judd Silverman

Literate, warm voice, mature but young at heart

Voice Description

Literate, warm voice, mature but young at heart. Strong sense of gravitas and experience, mixed with warmth when narrating, born from years of teaching and theater experience. Professional crispness, having worked for a time on Wall Street. There is always a bit of a smile in the delivery, even if there is also a wistfulness in character pieces. Musicality inherent--not a flat, dry sound.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other

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
• Adult content
• Songs
• 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 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 offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British, Irish, Scottish, or "Mid-Atlantic;" also, yiddish/jewish, Brooklyn, "neighborhood;" loveable crazy uncle

My Voice Experience

While relatively new to pursuing a voice over career, I have done occasional spots for radio over the years for different theatrical productions. Also, as a teacher, actor, acting teacher, and playwright/director, I have a strong working knowledge of text and analysis, combined with finding expressive ways of bringing musicality and clear focus of thought to any spoken text. I have also been a private acting coach, guest speaker, and poetry reader at public events. Strangers come up to me unexpectedly and tell me how much they like the sound of my voice, and at the end of last semester, I was surprised when a student in one of my English classes announced publicly that, after Morgan Freeman, mine was the voice he most enjoyed listening to! I am continually asked by people if I do radio spots or people telling me they "know my voice," I decided it was something I probably should be doing. Also, as a playwright I have been interviewed numerous times on the radio, and have always received a large number of compliments about my speaking voice and the way I convey ideas over the airwaves.

My Training

Magna cum laude graduate of Brown University in Theatre and Communications
MFA in Directing, Brooklyn College
Many years as a playwright/director and teacher of both Acting/Directing/Playwriting and English Composition
Stage Performance and frequent public readings of new plays across the country

My Studio Equipment

Limited home recording abilities at present--home mike in an mp3 recording that will give you a sense of the voice and the interpretation, but probably NOT the final audio clarity required. Can travel to studio locations for proper equipment and personnel.

Additional Skills

As a teacher, I am daily required to keep my students focused on the topic at hand and evoke a response to it as well. I deliberately will throw a variety of sounds into my voice to both wake them up and to lure them in--and to aid them in their own presentations. As I've always said (whether teaching acting or writing), my job has always boiled down to helping students find their own voice. As a performer, my specialty is play reading, where in a private reading or for public performance, my job is to let my voice affect the listener in a way that best serves what the author has put on the page. In some ways, while I do market myself as a playwright and a director, voice acting is a preferable format for me, because I can become any character regardless of my "friendly uncle" appearance, be it a film noir detective, a native Alaskan counselor, a dog lecturing an audience, or an abstract expression of sound in poetry.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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