Bob Grossi

subtle, powerful, confident, sophisticated

Voice Description

My voice has been described as "quietly intimidating." It I have a nuanced, mature voice with a strong midrange and deep tonality. I read from a place of knowledge and experience, and exude confidence without over-emphasis. It is very deep and resonant for narrations, and "soft" and sexy for commercials. I can also provide a very appealing "gravel" to several character voices including a "Godfather" type character, Sam Elliott like, and a "blue collar coach." I have been a voice over talent for many years (since 1986) and generally any direction you give, I can follow.

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
• English - Irish

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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• 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 offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer voice direction services
• 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

Westerville, Ohio, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

North American English. Irish accent on demand. Narrator, Character voices including: Gangster/Godfather characters, Italian accent, French accent. You tell me what "offbeat" character you want, and I will deliver.

I have been a voice actor, narrator, and spokesperson for several national and international brands for many years. I am a storyteller with a natural, real, smooth and sometimes edgy delivery. I can also be hip, distinctive, and subtly powerful, dark and intense. My voice has been occasionally compared to celebrities such as, Sam Elliott, Mike Rowe, Jeff Bridges, Keifer Sutherland, David Duchovny, Tommy Lee Jones, Tim Allen, Peter Coyote. James Spader, and Kevin Spacey.

Some of the adjectives used to describe my voice are warm, conversational, deep, believable, smooth, passionate, caring. Inspiring, inspirational. Naturally resonant, rugged and strong. Well seasoned. Comfortable sounding. Friendly. Confident. Enthusiastic. Charming, endearing, evocative, and informative, natural and welcoming, instructional. Honest. Professional. Authoritative. Corporate. Powerful. Melodic. Man's man. Cowboy. Country. Good 'ole boy reads. Sexy. Dreamy. Storyteller. Likable. Trustworthy. Reassuring and listenable. Soothing, Sincere. Mellifluous. Clear, sensual, convincing, and fresh. Spiritual. Approachable. Fatherly. Dad. Uncle. Friend. Credible. Genuine. Effective. Calm, pleasant. Sincere. Warm. Compassionate. Intelligent. Sinister. Authoritative. Booming. Classy. Concerned. Informative. Interviewer. Mature. Subtle yet powerful, with swagger, texture, gravitas and drama. It is very deep and resonant for narrations, and soft and sexy for commercials. It is sometimes filled with attitude, but other times is rich, trusting, warm and welcoming.

My Voice Experience

I have over 30 years experience as a radio and television writer, producer, moderator, and narrator. I have been the host of the nationally syndicated news magazine program TAKING ADVANTAGE (produced and recorded by Paramount Television in Los Angeles), the regionally syndicated Ohio Lottery game show CASH EXPLOSION, and I have been a news, weather, and sports anchor in Providence, RI, Charleston, WV and Columbus, OH. I am extremely proficient at writing for and hosting news magazine programs.

I have also been host and moderator of numerous live and videotaped presentations for businesses and industries nationwide. I have hosted Wendy’s World, the in-house video news magazine of Wendy’s International. Host and moderator of the Kroger Senior Expo in Columbus, Ohio. Proctor & Gamble has used me to moderate their soap division’s quarterly regional sales meetings, in a series of new product introduction seminars. I have written and produced numerous videos for a number of clients nationwide.

I was executive producer and narrator for a video about the life and times of Astronaut and American hero John Glenn. The video is played daily as part of the curriculum at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

My Training

My experience over the years working with directors and producers for all types of programing including live and taped programs of ALL kinds has provided me with all the education anyone would ever need to succeed as an on-camera and voice/over talent. My many years of doing "live" television as a news, sports and weather anchor as well as an on-camera host of numerous news magazine programs, news specials, and the Ohio Lottery's game show "Cash Explosion" has prepared me well.

My education includes an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Johnson & Wales College of Business in Providence, R.I. I have earned The National Weather Association's "Seal of Approval." A local Emmy Award as host of the locally produced news magazine program "Front Page Saturday Night" for WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio.

In 2012 working as a Literary Agent, I successfully helped publish the book, "Jack Grout - A Legacy in Golf," the story of PGA Tour Pro and Teacher to Jack Nicklaus.

I am a veteran of the USMC, having served as Public Information Officer of the 6th Motor Transport Reserve Marine Battalion General Support Motor T Company in Providence, RI.

My Studio Equipment

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio USB Audio Interface with large diaphragm condenser mic, closed-back headphones, a dual mic pre 2i2 interface for crystal clear studio-quality audio, and Adobe Audition and Creative Wave software. I also have access to several outstanding audio production facilities in Columbus, Ohio.

Additional Skills

I am a producer, director, copy writer, editor, and can provide turn-key voice-over services. I have an extensive library of royalty free music and sound effects suitable for all types of productions.

I am a veteran of the USMC, having served as Public Information Officer of the 6th Motor Transport Reserve Marine Battalion General Support Motor T Company in Providence, RI.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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