Chris Van Cleave

Bass to tenor, many characters, relaxed to hyper

Voice Description

My natural speaking voice is deep and resonant. However, I am a professional actor (AEA and British Equity)with a wide range of roles and character voicings from polished U.S. or British broadcaster to quirky southern country or English cockney, and famous personality voices (Jimmy Stewart, Peter Lorie, Bela Lugosi, Nat King Cole, and more!) I am also a versatile singer-songwriter experienced professionally in genres of folk, jazz, rock, country, opera, musical theatre, rythm and blues. I have also fully produced jingles with music, lyrics, copy,and voice-overs.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• Senior Male

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
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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

British Equity British Equity

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• 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 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

, Virginia, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents: Texan, Southern, New York, polished broadcaster,Mid-Atlantic, stage diction, British-posh, British-cockney, British-BBC, Italian, Spanish, Irish, German, Russian, Transylvanian.

Impersonations: Jimmy Stewart, Nat King Cole, James Cagney, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorie, Wayne Newton

My Voice Experience

A professional actor, singer-songwriter since the early 1970's. Credits include U.S. and British national tours of Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, London productions of Les Miserable, Chess, numerous regional shows. As a singer-songwriter have recorded on Paramount Records, six independently produced albums, have a catalogue of over 700 songs in genres including folk, rock, jazz, rhythm and blues, country, musical theatre, rapp, and musical theatre. Along with voice-overs for radio (and earlier work as a radio announcer/DJ, I have done VO's for film trailers, training programs, on-camera narrations, and animation character voices.

My Training

University of Viginia (MFA in acting)
Texas Christian University (theatre major)
U.S. Army Signal School (motion picture photographer)
Career Academy-Washington D.C. (radio & TV broadcasting)
Numerous workshops including: Tina Fey (improvisation), Big Apple Circus (clowning); University of Oklahoma (TV newsfilm)

My Studio Equipment

Logic Pro 7
Yamaha Pro-one digital mixing console
Tascam DAT DA-40
Tascam DAT DA-1 portable
Nakamichi cassette decks
Tascam reel-to-reel recorder
Numerous guitars (electric, acoustics, and bass)
Keyboard/synth (Ensoniq)
PC's (several)
Several mics (Audio Technica and AKG condensors, and Beyer dynamic)

Additional Skills

I am a versatile professional actor, singer-songwriter who loves creativity and collaborations. I also have scriptwriting and directing experience which may be of service to clients. As a teacher of acting, guitar, and performing skills I have worked with student ages ranging from five years old to late 70's.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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