Barbara Ann Davison

From Toddler to Grandma - and a spokesperson, too!

Voice Description

I have a mature, warm, friendly female voice that, as a spokesperson, can naturally convey any age range from mid-30's to quite elderly. A professional actress of 40+ years' experience, I also do a wide variety of character voices--from completely serious to off-the-wall zany. Samples of both can be found in the demos included here. I take direction very well and am especially adept at providing a wide variety of "reads, if that is what you are looking for.

Finalist 2007 "Voicie" Awards: Best Female VoiceOver Artist.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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)

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
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch 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 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

New York City, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British (Upper-class, Cockney, Yorkshire, etc.), Scottish, Irish, Middle-European, Russian, French, Slavic, German, Italian.
New York (Brooklyn/Bronx, upper East Side Manhattan, Long Island "lockjaw");
Tidewater (Baltimore, Philadelphia);
New England (Boston, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)
Southern (New Orleans, Appalachian, Piedmont, Southern aristocracy or dirt poor);
Midwestern (Chicago, Minnesota)...

I have an especially accurate and quick ear for dialects. If there's one you'd like that's not listed, just ask--I'm sure I can provide it for you.

My Voice Experience

In-house training, sales presentations: TIAA-CREF (3)

On-Camera Promo: VH-1 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

ADR/Looping: "We Own the Night," "Don't Mess With the Zohan"

Telephone Answering/Voicemail: Integrated Business Systems; Capital Markets, Inc.; Riverside Symphony

Narration: Trinity Wall Street (Post 9/11 Film), Fire Islander Fashion Show

Voice-overs for:
Protecting America's Seniors (AFL-CIO), Cornell College of Human Ecology. Plavix, CVS, Daffy's, 1-800-Flowers, Prevacid, Nexium, Liberty Mutual, Capital Health Care, Connecticut Department of Social Services, Uniontown Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital, 1010 WINS/Accuweather, Burlington Coat Factory, Fire Islander Fashions, The Penguin of Burlington (VT), Advanced Internet, and others...

I have a friendly, professional telephone voice for hold messages, voicemail greetings, menus. etc.

With over 30 years as a computer professional, I am very adept at clearly (and naturally) interpreting complex technical material.

As a professional singer, I have excellent breath control for negotiating long, complex sentences and paragraphs for narrations, audiobooks, industrials, etc.


I currently free-lance with the following voice-over agents and managers:

Sue Winik (Sheplin-Winik Artists)
Eileen Haves (Eileen Haves Talent)
Ann Wright (Ann Wright Representatives)
Ingrid French (IFM)
Phil Cassese (Talentworks)
Naomi Kolstein (KTA)
Suzelle Enterprises
The Take One Company
Carol Scarano (HH Talent)
Model Services Agency
Michael Katz
Rita Powers (Booked)
Ginger Dicce Talent
Sid Gold (Goldstar Talent)

My Training

B.A. - Drama/French - Bennington College

Voice-Over: David Zema "Voice of Success" Program

Acting: Uta Hagen, William Hickey, Charles Nelson Reilly

Singing: Marianne Wells, Parker Scott, Vivian Lord (Jazz)

Cabaret: John Wallowitch, Helen Baldassare

My Studio Equipment

For auditions:
From my computer, using a professional-quality microphone and Audacity software, I can submit auditions in either .mp3 or .wav format.

For bookings:
I have access to a fully-equipped, broadcast-quality recording studio with a professional sound engineer

Additional Skills

As a professional actress/singer for over 35 years, I have appeared Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and in regional theatre up and down the East Coast.

Recent films include "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," "Spider-Man 2," "We Own the Night," "Aquarium," and the upcoming "All Good Things" and "Choose."

On television I can currently be seen on "Law and Order," "Delocated," "Important Things With Demetri Martin," and MTV2's irreverent take-off on educational children's television, "Wonder Showzen."

In recent years, I have done two solo cabaret shows in New York, one of which was nominated for a MAC Award.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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