Paul Preston

Comic, animated, narrator, impersonations

Voice Description

What do you need? My voice runs the gamut, from formal narration to memorable characters. For specialty projects, I deliver a wide variety of hilarious impersonations. My narration is professional, yet accessible to all listeners. I provide a youthful, guy-next-door commercial voice, and tons of character voices that can enliven any project.

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)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• 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 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
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents:
AUSTRALIAN, BRITISH, CAJUN, CANADIAN, COCKNEY, FRENCH, GERMAN, IRISH, MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN, NEW ENGLAND/BOSTON, NEW YORK/BRONX, NEW YORK/BROOKLYN, SCOTTISH, SOUTHERN, SPANISH, CHICAGO

Impersonations:
Gilbert Gottfried
Donkey (from “Shrek”)
Cliff Claven (John Ratzenberger)
Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer)
The Tick
Norm MacDonald
Sean Connery
Bill Clinton
Dennis Hopper
Bryan Brown
Harrison Ford
Richard Dreyfuss
Jackie Mason
Bobby McFerrin
Jack Nicholson
Tigger
Hank Hill (Mike Judge)
Al Pacino
Peter Gabriel
Marlon Brando
Vince McMahon
Steve Martin
Christopher Lloyd
Mickey Mouse
Roger Rabbitt
Buzz Lightyear
Homer Simpson
Adam Corrola
Ted Knight
Bob Dole Christopher Walken
Randy Newman
Dr. Zoidberg
PLUS: Miles Davis in concert as well as most of the cast of the Star Wars trilogy, The Simpsons & The Princess Bride and I’m up for any challenges!

My Voice Experience

Genre & Cookie-cutter-defying Voice-over work:

HIGHLIGHTS:
ON THE RADIO:
Navy Pier spots in Chicago
ON THE TV:
NBC-TV's "Passions"
ON THE SPOT:
Live voice work as Donkey from "Shrek", Bill Clinton and more.

I've recorded PSAs, narration, multiple characters in a novelization, CD-ROMS, serial dramas and more.

COMMERCIAL
Hauntings at Navy Pier (Navy Pier radio spot - regional)
Astound Broadband - "Connecting Communities" (TV commercial - regional - 25+ spots)
Weather is Wonderful (Navy Pier radio spot - regional)
International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse (PSA - local)

NARRATION
Americana History (Armed Forces Radio Network/Northwest Telecommunications - Video Series)

INDUSTRIAL
Open Enrollment Success! (Bill Clinton - Live Rush/Prudential event)
Mindsight (Demo CD-ROM)
CKL, Inc. (CD-ROM & video)
LCX Industrial (Abbott Laboratories/Second City Communications)
Household Retail Services (Video Impressions Industrial)
CityWalk park-wide Announcements (Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk)

MISC.
Donkey’s Waffle House (Universal Studios Hollywood)
Tribulation Force (Gap Digital - Novel Dramatization)
Toy Demo - Find Buzz Lightyear (Breslow, Morrison, Terzian & Assoc./Mattel)
Summer of the Eclipse (Serial Drama for WNYF)
Ron Herman - E! True Hollywood Story (Digital Mind Productions special event video)

My Training

Acting - BFA Acting, State University of New York at Fredonia
Meisner Technique - Kevin Will, The Actor’s Space, L.A.
The Audition Studio, Chicago - Rachael Patterson
The Second City, Toronto & Chicago - Training Centers, Martin DeMaat, Joe Keefe & more
ImprovOlympic, Chicago - Training Center, Del Close, Charna Halpern & more
Voice - Baritone/Tenor (Jen Winkler, Patrick Mason, Dan Ihasz
Dance (19th Century) - Patri Pugliese, Charles Garth, Vintage Dancers
Combat - Michael Donahue, SAFD Fight Classes

My Studio Equipment

I have a CAD GXL 2200 Condenser Microphone with tripod boom stand and cables.

A Behringer HA400 4-channel Stereo headphone amplifier with headphones.

Everything is run through a MACKIE 1202-VLZ PRO 12-channel mixer.

Recordings are output through the mixer, digitally recorded and edited on my Mac, exported and delivered.

Additional Skills

I host and run a podcast called "The Movie Showcast" each week. It's a comedy show about the movies:

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-movie-guys/id342669760?mt=2
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/movieguysla
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMovieGuysOnline

I built a studio in my garage called The Admiral's Club and we crank out shows weekly there.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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