Charles Kahlenberg

Deep male voice. Comforting or with Authority.

Voice Description

Deep and warm, and relaxing; smooth and non-confrontational; or can even sound like "the thing in the closet" if need be.
Very conversational or with much authority, depending on the nature of the copy.
Characters: lite and ridiculous, overly pompous, whiner,
Very good with dialog because of theater, on-camera film and television work, ADR, animation, game voice work, etc.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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

• 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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• 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 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 have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Non-regional, Southern, Midwestern, German - Scandinavian accents

My Voice Experience

Over 30 years in the business with broad knowledge of all aspects of the production process. This includes several instances of project development and production from conception to completion. EXTREMELY comfortable with technical and/or business copy. (MBA Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business.)

Extensive experience as a film and televsion actor. Hundreds of on-camera and voiceover commercials,narrations, and television documentaries. Many audio-books. Continuing ADR work in film and television voice-work. Career includes stints as studio and live performance musician. Still am hired to sing jingles. Am also a composer for source music for internet sites, commercials, industrials, documentary.

My Training

Dozens of VO workshops, workout groups, and seminars in Los Angeles. Atlanta and Nashville.

Acting Coaches (L.A.):Cameron Thor, Kenny Lerner, Roy London, Ivana Chubbuck, Jeff Cory
Master's Classess:Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA
Nashville Children's Theater
Theater Nashville

BA: St.Olaf College
MBA: Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business

My Studio Equipment

Mac Pro with 2x3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor, 32 GB RAM. Steinberg MR 816 CSX I/O. Universal Audio LA-610 Preamp; Rode NTG-3 and Nuemann TLM103 Microphones, UAD-2PCI card and numerous UAD Powered plug-ins. Bias Peak Pro 6.xx, Bias Soundsoap 2, Cubase 5.xx. Miscellaneous composition and sound alteration software, i.e. Sibelius, Melodyne. Hundreds of sound samples. Mutitude of VST instruments. Yamaha Motif ES8 Keyboard. Effects galore via Cubase and third party programs.

Additional Skills

Very comfortable with the language and "grammar" of business - especially important in industrial narration including - Knowledge of mechanical engineering (machine design) and machine tool operations, business and finance, medical technology and pharmacology.

Just for fun, you might want to know that I played lead trombone for The Ringling Brothers Circus during the 1967 - 1972 winter-quarter seasons. Was a session singer (and session trombone player) in Nashville and actually sang on The Grand 'Ol Opry with Porter Wagoner! (When you've been around long enough you've been washed by all waters and licked by all dogs.)

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Trailer and Promo

Audio Book Sampler