Chris Smith

Corporate, Smooth, Rough and Offbeat

Voice Description

Voice range runs from deep and warm, to metallic and hard selling. Smooth with an attitude and ultimately, from contemporary young adult to early elderly.



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 - USA and Canada
• Spanish - Mexican

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

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

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

Distrito Federal, Mexico

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I can do a variety of realistic, natural sounding voices depending on the visual attitude of the actual performer or animated character to be dubbed.
However, I am also known to do goofy and out of the way voices, as needed.
For the most part, when impersonation is required, convincing accents focus on Northern Mexico Light and Macho type dialects, and Texan English if you will.

My Voice Experience

My pride and joy is to be the Home Voice for the Walt Disney Company Mexico. I am also deeply grateful for being the voice of choice for Intecontinental Hotels, DHL, Televisa Networks, all in Mexico, and Bank of America, Fruit of the Loom, Bud Light and other accounts, in the States.

Twenty eight years in the Electronic Media Industry, 25 as a Voice Over Talent. I started off as a Producer and Animator with Telerey Production Services, The Education Department and Televisa Networks, all the while covering Voice Over emergencies common to the medium. Since 1985, after a few twists of fate and working long and hard hours, my career, energy and talent unfolded full time into Voice Over services, with translation and copy assignments on the side, and On-Camera appearences on occasion.

Lifetime credits include Miss Universe, Live Aid, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA local Mexico channel, on-camera host and simultaneous translator, late in the 20th Century.


My Training

Bachelor of Radio, Television and Film, from the University of Texas at Austin. Graduated May 23rd, 1981.

Computer animator going back to 1982 through 1984. Received training at Computer Image Corporation in Denver, under the helm of Computer Animation Pioneer, Lee Harrison.

Last but not least, I am continuing a Voice Over family legacy in the steps of my father, Ken Smith, who was a Voice of America talent, as well as the Pioneer of Dubbing in Mexico, going back to 1956, and both my
brothers, Ken (XM Radio) and John, (RIP).

My Studio Equipment

I own and operate recording studios in Mexico City, Mexico, and Houston, Texas.
They are purposely mirrored facilities to deliver equal sound, in order to cover my current travel needs and
still deliver consistent quality sound. (When it comes to pick-ups and do-overs, it is important, believe me.)

Recording services focus on laying down a cold read audio track for delivery or concurrent recording, via Mp3 or ISDN.

Additional Skills

I am a good, short lenght copy writer, stemming mainly from an age-old interest in writing Poetry. Not that longer copy is a problem... I just do not have the time.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• 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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Contact Information

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• Chris Smith was last active on Voice123 311 days ago

Demos
Chris Smith Spanish

Chris Smith English

Motorola Miinute

Disney Minute

MultiDeliverySampler

Multi-Delivery Sampler

Historical Documentary

Descriptive Biographical Bits

Underground

Fifty Cent Promo 1