Alan Pollard

Professional, versatile character pro, with a positive attitude and a collaborative spirit.

Voice Description

I consider myself very fortunate to have have been blessed with good ears and a flexible voice. For example, as a professional vocalist, I am often hired as both a Baritone, and a Tenor for the same session.

Some terms used by past clients to describe my abilities:
Exceptionally smooth, smart, authoritative, snappy, versatile, approachable, understated confidence, fresh, energetic, accessible, intelligent, conversational, enthusiastic, corporate, fun, funky, artsy, presentational, heartfelt, moving, encouraging, supportive, motivating, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly.

I have studied French, Italian, Spanish and Russian, but am no longer fluent. However, my dialects are in fine shape & also include RP (British), Cockney, Scottish, German, Southern, NY, Texan and Cajun. I have a strong ear for dialects and am a quick study. If you need a specific accent or dialect, I can typically get to a workable stage within a week to 10 days -- AS LONG AS I HAVE COPY WITH WHICH TO WORK!

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 - British
• 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)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• 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 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

My Home Base

Dallas, TX, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Friendly French, Snooty French, Italian, Russian, RP (British), Cockney, English, Scottish, German, Southern Gentleman, New Yorker (Brooklyn), Texan (Good Old Boy), Cajun.

Characters include, Whistle Man, Grandpa Joe, Smart Bubba, Dumb Bubba, Country Bumpkin, Punkin Head, Mr. Toad, Farmer Brown, Brother Bob, Old Timer, Tony Bologna, Beethoven, and many others.

My Voice Experience

I love acting on-camera, on stage and in the recording studio! I have extensive (30+ yrs) studio experience as a vocalist and musician. I produced my VO demos at home on the same system I use for my film score music business. Total time from concept to completion, was approximately 12 hours, over 2 days. Please have a listen; your comments are welcome!

My Training

I have studied voice-over with Grant James & Juli Erickson.

Other relevant training: David Ahearn-Improv, Molli Benson-Film, Debbie Booth-Voice, Joe Chapa-Voice, Michele Condrey-Meisner, Elizabeth D’ Onofrio-Film, Juli Erickson-Film, Jet Eveleth-Improv, Jean Everton-Commercials, Beau Golwitzer-Improv, Charna Halpern-Improv, Ann Healy-Stage/Song Interp, Grant James-Film, Terry Martin-Meisner, Bentley Mitchum-Chubbock, Glenn Morshower-Film, Josh Roberts-Improv, Jake Schneider-Improv, Laurel Whitsett-Conrad, and David Wilk-Improv.

Education:
The University of Texas at Arlington
BFA, Theatre Performance, Summa cum Laude.

My Studio Equipment

MacBook, M-Audio MobilePre, M-Audio Oxygen8, ProTools 8 SE, Logic Pro 9, Abelton Live Lite 8, Shure and Audix microphones.

Additional Skills

*The knowledge I gained from twelve years of working in the computer hardware and software industries allows me to effectively manage a wide range of technical copy.

*My musicality helps me to identify hidden rhythms in copy, which has proven to be a highly-valued skill, especially in short-format applications, such as Commercials.

*As a career Musician and Vocalist, I have extensive, practical knowledge of music styles and genres, and I can speak authoritatively about them.

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