Character Specialist, versatile, accents,
My natural voice is often considered to have a mid-western twang, despite my being raised in Northern California, and I attribute this to the fact that my father hails from Southern Illinois.
Despite this, though, I am able to cover a huge range of different voices and accents, and I am able to accurately mimic a lot of different voices. I can do very high voices, as well as some deep voices, so my range in that regard is good too. You want sexy, then I give you sexy. You want terrified, then I give you terrified. You want sexy terrified: you know the drill. the point is I can cover most anything you want in a character. While my voice would work well for commercial, audio book, and other straight voiced work, it is really a great canvas for cultivating great character voices for whatever or whoever you come up with. I CAN HELP!
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Teenage Boy
• 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
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• 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
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• I will go to any designated studio in my area
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I offer copywriting services
My Home Base
, California, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Accents/Dialects: Midwestern, Southern, Mint Julip Southerner, KFC Southerner, Texan, Boston, New York tough guy, Stuffy British, Up tight British, low brow chimney sweep British, Scottish, Soft Irish, Rough Irish, drunk Irish, Russian(standard and Ivan Drago), High pitched German, Happy German, Angry German, Mafia Italian, regular Italian, Canadian, french, Sage Chinese, Stereotypical Chinese, low brow Australian, Happy Polish, and MANY MANY MORE!
--politicians and newscasters: George Bush Jr./Sr., Al gore, Ronald Reagan, Tom Brokaw, Barney Frank, Bill Clinton, Brit Hume, Nancy Grace, Giraldo Rivera, Howard Cosell, Walter Cronkite, Nixon, Jimmy Carter, steriotypical NASCAR announcer, etc.
--Celebrities: Jimmy Stuart, Dr. Phil, Bear Grylls, Cary Grant, James Dean, John Wayne, Harvey Firestein, Marlon Brando, Robin Leech, Don Knotts, Nick Nolte, Bing Crosby, Louie Armstrong, Wolfman Jack, Jack Nicolson, Robert Deniro, Owen Wilson, and many more i can't think of right now!
--Cartoon/Fake Characters: Cobra Kai(GI Joe cartoon), Elmo, Kermit the Frog, Ms. Piggy, Swedish Chef, Beaker, Mickey mouse, Goofy, Elmer Fudd, Gollum(cartoon and movie), Mad scientist or Wizard, Bobby(Bobby's World), Louie(Life with Louie), Chief Wiggam, Moe the Bartender, Apu, Herbert the Pedophile(Family Guy), and lots more!
That's all the voices that came up off the top of my head, but I assure you I can be made to make many more. Look me up if you want an established voice, or even if you are looking for a fresh new voice for your cartoon concept. I'm the guy you want.
My Voice Experience
Formally, I have only one paid credit for a video game voice over I did, and which I cannot even speak of for legal reasons. I assure you, though, i did great.
Aside from paid work, though, i have been doing voice over work all my life. Even as a kid i was mimicking celebrities i saw on tv, recording them, and playing them for my parents on silly tapes. I have always had a great ability to repeat what i saw on tv and movies that struck me, and i would use it whenever i could. this would often be in the form of repeating what i saw verbatim to my friends on the playground for their and my enjoyment. I knew i was good because they always laughed their butts off.
Other work I've done is voices for all my video project(which included announcer, girl voice, man voice, etc. I silenced my actors, and recorded their voices for them!) I am also assisting my friend, an animator, on a cartoon he is working on, and will soon be assisting him to voice a character he has created for a commercial client.
Voices come easy to me, and I can help you in anything you need. Look me up!
I took a year of film classes at 2 community colleges, 1 voice over class, 1 stand up comedy class, 7 years musical theater, 5 years stand up comedy experience, improv experience with the LA Connection Comedy Theater(Skovprov Players; playing the main room of the Comedy Store this May!) I also have a B.A. in Creative Writing, and watched a crap load of television when I grew up. I also continue to watch a lot of television to this day.
My Studio Equipment
I have a microphone on my Macbook Pro Computer, Yeti and Rode NTG3 microphones, and I have the garage band program. That's it! I create the voices, and you do the engineering. Fair enough? I think it will be very worth your while.
I have experience as a stand up comedian, an actor, a radio announcer, and an improv actor, so I have good mike control and ability to improvise or stay on script. That's about all I can think of really. My skills are mostly inherent, and not the result of formal training.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers
Online Payments Via PayPal
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