Kenneth Spassione

friendly, guy next door, character, funny

Voice Description

Dependable and diverse!

For commercial work I can provide my natural mid baritone "regular guy" that you know, like and trust. I also have a knack for comic timing.

I can also provide voice characterization ranging from the subtle to the broad, from the unctuous boss to the Yeti trying to fit in at a tea party for animation, commercials and any other project.

With my legal background, I am both great at understanding technical language and making jargon accessible to the average listener.

In all projects, I aim for an individual as my audience and approach my acting with a focus on why it is important that the message get across.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age 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)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

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
• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, New Jersey, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents (please note that it is my practice to research and refine any requested accent prior to performance)

USA

Accent Neutral American English
Southern USA (Texas, Carolinas, Cajun)
New Jersey (Northern and Southern)
New York

British, East End British
Scottish
General Northern Irish, Dublin area Irish
German
Italian
Spanish (Continental, Cuban)
Japanese
Russian
Australian


Characterizations (both serious and comedic):

Old Men
Commanders, Generals, Soldiers
Wizards, Robots
Warriors
Creatures (reptillian, bear like, etc. - ASK ME!)

Impersonations:

William Shatner (broad and subtle)
Christopher Walken
Sylvester Stallone (broad or subtle)
Arnold Schwarzenegger


My Voice Experience

I began voice acting in earnest in 2011 performing several English overdubs for EbruTV/Everest Productions in their Turkish series "Cover Me" taking on the principle role of "Shadow"/Golge. Prior to this I had provided some background dialogue and overdubs for the Japanese program "Gokudo"

Inspired by this experience, I began training with both Marla Kirban and Abacus Studios to refine my commercial voice over technique, and have since been the Announcer for the Critical Myth Podcast on the Voice of Geeks Network.

My Training

Education:

Prior:

Acting Training under Prof. Gil Rathbun, Dr. James McGlone and Prof Deirdre Yates, Seton Hall University.

Singing and Voice Instruction Jeannette Hile, Robert Boulware, Seton Hall Univerity 1992-1994.

Current:

Marla Kirban Studios, NYC 2012 - present

Bruce Kroenenberg, Abacus Entertainment, NYC for Voice Over, Voice Acting performance training 2013 to present.





My Studio Equipment

In Home:

Mics: Audix OM-5, Beyerdynamic M700 with reflectivity shield

Interface: Steinberg UR-22 with integrated Yamaha transistor preamps.

Computer: Dell PC Laptop, running Audacity (Full Version)

Small library of sound effects and some licenses music if needed.

Recording Space: Basement Studio (non-isolated), treated with non-reflective floor mats, heavy moving blankets suspended from acoustic tile ceiling, with computer equipment isolated from the audio recording space.

All tracks are recorded at 44100 and sent with noise reduction applied, mono (unless otherwise requested)

Locally Accessible:

I have access to a full isolation booth studio with ISDN capability within 10 minutes from my home (Requires MINIMUM 24 hours advance booking notice for this facility!)

Additional Skills

Before getting behind the mic, I have been a theatrical actor for over 20 years, with time performing Shakespeare, English Farce, Irish Drama and Greek tragedy and everything in between. I have also performed in films including "Getting out of Rhode Island" and as a fight extra in "The Dark Knight Rises"

I am moderately experienced at producing tracks with music and sound effects with several voice characterizations. I will be taking more engineering classes this winter to enhance my capabilities.

I am a good singer, a very strong improvisational speaker and I genuinely enjoy talking with people.

Though I am committed to a strong, professional work ethic, I strive to keep a sense of fun and friendliness while I work.

Along with being a VO Actor, I am a very experienced attorney, with years of litigation to my credit.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal

Contact Information

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