Mike Shepherd

Friendly, Authoritative. Warm to Bold. Versatile!

Voice Description

Midwestern, Conversational, Engaging. Professional voice over talent with a full palate of voiceover styles and attitudes for all media, including radio and television commercials and imaging, narrations, documentaries, business and corporate presentations, multimedia, promos, infomercials, videos, movie trailers, film and anything audio. Warm, deep, smooth, sexy, fun, light, bold, dynamic, authoritative, friendly, conversational, guy next door, real person, engaging, compelling, powerful, intimate, cool, casual storyteller, professional.

Characters, animation, celebrity voices, accents including Bill Clinton, Parrots, Grizzled Guy, Jack Webb types, Robert Stack, Casey Kasem, Newscaster, Reporter, Golf Commentator, Mealy-Mouth DJs, Newsreel Announcer, Retro Announcer, Game Show Host, Walter Cronkite, Peter Lorre, Mason Adams, Southern, NYC / Chicago guy.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• 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

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• 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

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect in my studio
• 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
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Midwestern, Minnesota, New York, Jewish, Southern, Chicago, Polish, Toledo, California, Accent, Retro Announcer, Newsreel, Gangster, Irish, Santa Claus, Gruff, Folksy

My Voice Experience

Mike Shepherd Voiceovers. Saying it like YOU mean it!

A versatile voice talent for commercial voiceover and narration, industrial / multimedia and promo / imaging. ISDN and web delivery.

An award-winning voice actor with the right stuff to make the most of your copy. An ideal "turnkey" solution to your audio production needs with instant ISDN or internet delivery from our state of the art digital studios.

A voice of experience for thousands of commercials and promos, scores of narrations, including award-winning spots and industrials, multimedia / CD-Rom, online to on-hold, voice-messaging and more...

Voice over work for Fortune 100/500 companies, voice over talent agencies producers and businesses large and small, worldwide.

Versatile... directable... and above all, believable!

A full range of voice reads and attitudes from warm and fuzzy to bold authority. A seasoned perspective and interpretive skill to make the most of your copy!

Extensive credits including Verizon Wireless (National), 3M, GM, Ford, Stratosphere Resort (Vegas), Gold Bond (National), 7-11, Subway, Tri-Star Pictures "Mr.Deeds" and "Daddy Day Care" (Trailers), The Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, OLN, NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints, Blockbuster Video, American Express, Shell Oil, Award winning Politicals.

World infomercial voice - "Attacking Anxiety," Mens Health Magazine, Blue Shield (National), Chase, E-Trade, State of Ohio, Honeywell, Best Western, Frigidaire, K-Mart, Post-Newsweek Television, Michigan Lottery, General Dynamics, Marathon Oil, Kellogg’s, NASCAR, P&G, scores more.

Station / affiliate imaging. A distinctive voice talent that works for major market, regional, national radio, TV, syndication documentary and short or long-form broadcast and cable production.

ISDN, internet, same-day or overnight delivery of voice over jobs.

Give those same old tired voices a rest. Mike Shepherd gives you a fresh alternative. A versatile, experienced pro for compelling, "impact" voiceover and narration that brings your words and vision to life. Get added-value with
a versatile, fresh, unsaturated market-exclusive voice actor that's yours alone, for maximum impact.

Commercial, industrial, interactive, multimedia, television / radio station promos and imaging. Online, on-hold, on-air. Anything and everything audio... we deliver!

Don't let voice talent burn-out be a tune-out for your production. When your creative recipe calls for "well-done", add Mike Shepherd to your mix. The right voice over for whatever you've got cooking!

Free introductory ISDN sessions for TV / radio promo services. Affordable pricing to meet your unique budget needs. Flexible voice over rates negotiable on a per-project / per-application basis. One-time buyout or ongoing retainer rates for TV / radio imaging services based on market-size and application.

So hey, let's Communicate!

My Training

Primary Degree; School of Hard Knox.

Three decades of voice acting experience. Advanced talent "honing" with outstanding voice over coaches over the years including Marice Tobias (Los Angeles), Ray VanSteen and Mark Butler (Chicago), Thom Pinto (Los Angeles) and many more.

Also serve as voice over coach and professional sounding board for voice talents and voice demos, as time permits, both veteran and up-and-coming.

Arts/Sciences major, 1981-83, BGSU (Ohio).

Radio days including Billboard Program Director of the Year honors. Staff voice, Post-Newsweek TV for 10 years as well as creative director / producer for PBC and Fox affiliates.

My Studio Equipment

Digital State of the Art in-house Studio. A full complement of the finest bells and whistles and Class A gear for superior finished-audio. Highest quality Industry-Standard equipment including D.W. Fearn, Manley and Great River Preamps, Pro Tools, Bias Peak and a range of other professional audio software, Lynx L22, T.C. Electronics and Onyx A/Ds, Mac Intel Computers, Neumann, AKG, Sennheiser, Beyer Microphones, Dedicated ultra-soundproofed acoustically treated voice booths. Telos Zephyr ISDN codecs.
Vast array of outboard and software-based processing tools including Rupert Neve EQ, Aphex Expressors, Dominator, Aural Exciter, T.C. Finalizer & Waves Ultramaximizer L2(impressive name-impressive results!) and most important, the endearing Voice of Mike Shepherd. Much more name-dropping available upon request.

Additional Skills

Stock picking. Agile runner. Driving fast cars... (well, driving cars fast), keyboards.

Producing and Directing.

Seasoned Copywriter (I know where you're coming from:)

Moments of stunning clairvoyance... barbecuing. Leaping tall voiceover orders in "clockbuster" time.

Author... several almost-finished books and thousands of scripts.

Enthusiastic desire to make the most of your voice over copy and Say it Like YOU Mean it!

I love doing great VOICE OVERS YAYYY!

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Demos
COMMERCIALS

Mike Shepherd Commercials Too

Narration-Corporate/General

Narration - General

Political Voiceover

Automotive- Image and Branding

Medical-Healthcare-Hospitals

More Political Voiceover

Automotive Retail

Shep Promos

Tutorial E-Learning CBT

TV and Documentary Narration

Santa Claus

Telephony/IVR/On-Hold Messaging