Nate Lee

Character Specialist, can mimic many famous voices

Voice Description

Distinctive.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Adult content
• 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
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

> Dead-on Brando, Wolfman, Leon Redbone, amazingly close but exaggerated Kate Hepburn
> Most Looney Tunes characters
> Goofy
> The Wizard of Oz
> Magruff, the crime dog
> Mark Twain
> All of the Harry Potter characters (not necessarily the same as the film actors, but virtually as wide a range as Jim Dale does in the audio books)
> comic European accents (for fun more than accuracy)
> British matrons a la Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith
> Different types and thicknesses of Southern accents, particularly Texas, Cajun, aristocratic and hillbilly
(these quite genuine since I've lived in New Orleans and Texas)
> Can mimic/ impersonate a wide range of accents and voices, particularly in the Frank Morgan (Oz) - Hepburn - Brando - Wolfman - Mel Blanc range

My Voice Experience

As an advertising copywriter, I frequently had to fill in voices that weren't recorded properly (non-union, of course). In doing scratch tracks for animated pieces, the sound engineers would often marvel at how I could imitate the characters' voices. When I wrote a couple of animated films for McDonald's, Larry Storch (you may remember him from F Troop), an accomplished voice actor and the voice of Hamburglar and the Pirate, and King Moody (who played Ronald for years), as well as others, encouraged me to do voice overs.

Since then, I have continued to do both straight voice-overs, narrating some videos, and character voices for commercials. I also did some voices for the toys called "Slammers" (the toys themselves).

I have also performed, live, all over the country, a twenty-minute monologue from Tom Stoppard's "New Found Land," which involves over twenty distinct American accents.

My Training

Acting: studied at Second City, Chicago; performed in Second City Children's Theatre. Studied with James O'Reilly, Body Politic Theatre, Chicago. Interned under Gary Sinise (directing), Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago.

Voice direction: Have directed hundreds of talent sessions, overseeing production of hundreds of commmercials for radio and tv. Also directed McDonald's characters for animated shorts.

Writing: Have written hundreds of radio and tv commercials, plays, published dramatic sketches (Cokesbury/Abingdon), and written and overseen production of animated shorts. Also, have been professional journalist and editor of a weekly newspaper.

My Studio Equipment

Unknown - Click here to ask Nate Lee

Additional Skills

As a person who has directed many voice-over sessions, I look for two basic things in talent: someone who can bring extra, unexpected nuances or approaches I hadn't considered; and someone who can take direction, letting me leave with exactly what I (or my client) needs.

I feel that my acting experience, voice experience, improv abilities, and my vocal range supply the first of those needs, in bringing a lot to the table. Since I've been where the client is -- as a writer, creative director, producer and director of talent -- I take direction well and work hard to make the clients happy.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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