Mike McAlpine

Friendly, believable, British, superb articulation

Voice Description

Mike's voice is friendly and expressive. It conveys truth.

Youthful with a high degree of clarity. More resonant and earthy on request.

A professionally-trained actor and voice-over artist (East 15 Acting School, London), Mike's voice is highly communicative and descriptive, an effortless conveyance of trust and intimacy, excitement and verve.

From fruity and comedic to relaxed and inviting, from bawdy and irreverant to intense and emotional or even threatening and evil at the flick of a switch.

Contemporary and worldly. Mike loves to act!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

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

• English - British

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 British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

British Equity British Equity

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 offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Germany

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Mike is a Northern English native, more specifically a native of Yorkshire, more specifically than that: Teesside. He is of Scottish parentage. His "core spread" is thus Standard British English (received pronunciation), Northern English, Yorkshire and North-East, including Geordie and, oh yeah, Scottish.

He covers accents and the requisite terminology from posh and snooty to gruff and "common", Southern English, London (urbane and finger-on-the-pulse Estuary), Standard (American) English, southern states American English plus a variety of other accents.

As an experienced professional actor, Mike's characterisations are limitless in terms of authenticity and intensity, with a trend towards shrieking megalomaniac but with room for tender and constrained ... honest!

Impersonations: Mike is a seasoned Elvis impersonator (spoken and singing). He also loves to lend his chops to Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Sean Connery, James Mason, even Tom Jones and a variety of national sterotypes. As a resident of Germany for over 15 years, his German comedy voice is one of his faves. Oh yeah, and he does all the moves in the booth, too. The pelvic thrusts are not to be missed. That's when he's singing Elvis, if you missed a bit.

My Voice Experience

Extensive E-learning projects for BMW and Rolls Royce and many other German clients, Mike is a British actor based in Cologne. Occasionally he is called upon to voice projects in German with a slight British accent (English and Scottish).

Mike regularly collaborates with and works at a number of professional sound studios in Cologne, Frankfurt and throughout Germany in general. He often translates text from German into English, which he then reads, in particular for image films and museum tours.

For a number of years, Mike's has been the main English industrial film voice for the European Business Network ebn24.com

Experience: Documentaries, historical guides, commercials, comedy-characters from dumb to squeaky, animation for film and TV, presenter qualities, synchronisation dubbing.

Mike is a film actor with extensive experience.

Mike is a professional stage actor, playing small to large houses, performing all sorts, from Shakespeare to Godber. At the time of writing, he can be seen as Romeo in a bilingual version of the Bard's "Romeo and Juliet" at Cologne's Horizont Theater.

Mike is a professional singer with a well-connected head voice. He is a pleasant baritone, a smooth swing artist, a powerful rock 'n' roller. Mike has performed at many events as an Elvis tribute or with his swing show (Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.).

My Training

Mike McAlpine is a professionally trained film/TV and voice actor: He holds the Postgraduate Diploma in "Acting for the Media" from the renowned East 15 Acting School, London.

Mike is a communicator who also provides translation services: BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (German/Spanish) and Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Mike performs in regular professional theatre productions in both English and German language.

My Studio Equipment

Pre-amp: MindPrint Envoice II Digital
Mic: AKG C3000
Editing software: Cool Edit Pro
PC: AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor 4000

Additional Skills

Experienced butler, Ivor Spencer-trained.

Translator/interpreter German/English.

Professional singer (baritone)

Presenter/Moderator

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
Commentator poker

Presenter on camera

Singing pop

Narration history

Advertising off-voice

Answerphone

Shakespeare

Holiday promo