Michael Stromme

Character Specialist, Inflective, Soothing

Voice Description

My voice descriptions vary from warm and smooth for narrations, upbeat and quirky for characters and commercials, clear, smooth and professional for presentations and training, as well as a variety of character voices for animation.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult 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
• Adult content
• Songs
• 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

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 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 York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

My most convincing accent is Minnesotan/Midwestern. This usually comes up in a comedic way. Can also do Southern to some effect, comedic or serious.

My Voice Experience

Most of the voice projects I've done in the past happened when I lived in Paris for several years. I was part of a small community of English-speaking actors and expats.

My biggest job was producing and recording a non-fiction, politically-oriented audio book, done in a professional rented studio space.

I've narrated a training/informational video for a parts manufacturing company.

I've done a number of narration and vocal inserts for documentaries, that needed to be dubbed into English.

I've also played numerous characters for a regular "cartoon" segment on a radio show, done in an old radio play style, everything from mad scientist, to crazy villain, to hero, to narrator...

My Training

In New York, I've taken voiceover workshops with casting directors Andy Roth, Carrie Faverty, Jason Sasportas, and Angela Mickey.

In Los Angeles, my training came from Bob Bergen (who replaced Mel Blanc as the voice of Warner Bros. Bob still currently teaches his voiceover workshop in Los Angeles.

I've been stage acting since the age of 9, performing in many musical comedies. I've a BA in Theatre Arts, with a minor in Speech/Communcation from the University of Minnesota.

I've toured childrens theatre, and was active for a number of years with a theatre group in Woodland Hills, CA, as well as having sung and toured chorally. I was also heavily involved in an acting class in LA, which started out as a commercial copy class and improvisation, evolving into more serious scene work.

I've also done camera work, from short film to independents and features in LA, Rome, Paris, and New York.

I've taught acting, musical theatre, and comedy classes/workshops in Rome, Spain, and Paris.

My Studio Equipment

I currently have a home studio set up with the audio program Audacity, and an Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Condenser USB Microphone and headphones.

Alternately, I can use a professional studio and recording space in New York.

Additional Skills

I've had a number of jobs and careers throughout my life, and aside from directly acting, perhaps the most relevant voice-related job would have been customer service on the phone, which included cold calling and quoting from a script, to potential customers.

Most of the jobs I've held have been in the service-related, hospitality industries on some level. I'm currently a massage therapist, while pursuing my acting career in New York. I recently staged my cabaret show, where I sang a number of contemporary songs, with anecdotes and patter in between... A one-man-show of sorts.

Professionally, I'm flexible, great with people and can adapt well to just about any given situation to try to please a client.

I play well with others and never run with scissors.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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