Brad Venable

Hip, Character, Sarcastic, Geek, Trendy, Real

Voice Description

He was once described as "holding down the XY...both generations...and chromosomes." Brad likes geeky compliments.

Brad talks for a living. Incessantly.

You've probably heard Brad's voice at least twice in your life and never even knew it, because Brad's voice is heard on everything attached to a speaker.

Somewhere in the world, he's talking right now, and that's oddly comforting.

He could be talking somewhere and sleeping at the same time. *mind blown*

What Will Rogers said about liking the weather in Oklahoma could apply to someone who said they've never heard Brad's voice: "Just wait."

Tech geek, vinyl record collector, jock-in-exile, comic book reader, music snob, pop culture nerd, and avid gamer, Brad covers about every sub-culture cliché known to man, and can still sound like the don’t-dare-call-him-coolest hipster to ever wear clothes ironically. Now that’s actual irony for you, as opposed to the things in the Alanis Morissette song, which are not ironic, they just suck.

Speaking of irony, he's the national promo voice of Planet Fitness. If you've ever met Brad, you can see why that's ironic.

Brad lives most of his life in a box, yet surprisingly was not actually the inspiration for the Alice in Chains song. That was some other guy and also a point that needed clarifying.

Brad loves what he does, and does what he loves, with his beautiful wife Katie always by his side. Except when she's at work. Then she's not quite by his side.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other

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)

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


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 have Source Connect 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
• I have ipDTL in my studio

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• 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

Los Angeles, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Standard American, Neutral British, Continental European, Mid-Atlantic, New York (Long Island), Midwestern, Chicago, Southern (Appalachian), Southern (Oklahoma/Texas), Southern (Georgia/Carolinas), California Upspeak, Plucky Australian

Character match:
Gollum/Sméagol, Homer Simpson, Eric Cartman, Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Hank Hill

Voice replacement:
Paul Lynde, Ian McKellan

My Voice Experience

Just some of Brad's recent clients and projects include:

Petrol Advertising
World of Warcraft
Planet Fitness
Lending Tree
Warner Bros.

My Training

Participating in choir, speech, and debate since middle school, Brad has been literally training for his voiceover practice his entire life. Talk about dedication to a craft!

Brad used these disciplines to attend college on a opera scholarship. He has applied every lesson he learned as a classical vocalist to his career as a voice actor, and has, on occasion, been known to rock a mic at karaoke.

Brad studied the Stanislavski and Meisner methods of acting and wonders if the two would have gotten along.

Student of Charlie Adler, Harry Dunn, Pat Fraley, Bob Bergen, Neil Kaplan, and MaryLynn Wissner.

My Studio Equipment

Brad's studio is well-equipped with some of the finest gear money can buy, including industry standards Sennheiser MKH-416 and the Neumann U87, paired with Avalon vt737 and M5 preamps, FMR Audio compressors, Ocean Audio, and Neve. These are patched into a custom-built digital workstation and monitored through Focal Alpha monitors and Beyerdynamic cans.

Source-Connect Now and ipDTL, cutting-edge ISDN alternatives, are available in Brad's studio.

ISDN available through ipDTL and at some of Brad's favorite hangouts, Voice Trax West, Marc Graue Studios, Outloud Audio, SoundBox:LA, and literally dozens of other locations in Burbank, Studio City, and Hollywood.

Additional Skills

Cold reading, classical vocal musician, sports play-by-play announcer, live announcing for awards and sporting events, volunteer storyteller, teacher education, IT training, ditch digger, and...

...listens more than he talks - the greatest irony, and the greatest quality in the business.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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