Craig Crumpton

Character specialist, impressions, Guy Next Door

Voice Description

COMMERCIAL
Craig Crumpton delivers entertaining reads that grab listeners by the ears and makes them want to listen. Craig's voice has a genuine "Guy Next Door" quality: warm, friendly, pleasant, natural, conversational, and sincere, while at the same time lively, animated, high energy, and upbeat, but always real and genuine. Craig also specializes in comedic reads, such as the hard-sell, game show announcery-style, and character voices that will get your commercial projects noticed.

CHARACTER VOICES
An award-winning Comedian, Singer, and Celebrity Impressionist, Craig Crumpton's character voices have been described by both professionals and clients alike as "phenomenal," "very entertaining," and "hilarious." Craig has an expansive repertoire of well over 100 character voices (from children and teens to adults and seniors, and can do both male and female characters), celebrity impressions and impersonations (TV/film/radio actors, and a number of musical artist imitations), and vocal sound effects (animals, musical instruments, various background noises), as well as standard regional US and international accents and dialects.

If you'd like to see/hear a sampling of Craig's character voices and impressions, the demo link to the right is a recording of a live performance of "Casey At The Bat" in which he performs over 30 character voices and impressions. He also has a video on You Tube performing the same piece recorded live in the studio, which can be viewed by doing a keyword search at that site for "Craig Crumpton." That video was recorded in a single take, with no edits or redubs.

NARRATION
As an award-winning Storyteller, Craig offers a broad range in narration styles from conversational to comedic, and dramatic without being over-the-top (unless that's what the script or direction calls for). Craig has a keen sense of character and timing, and a natural ability to switch easily between characters in dialog, and between straight narration and characters.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

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

None

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, Georgia, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Specialize in US Southern dialects: Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee.

Other regional US dialects: New Yorker, Bostonian, Chicago, North Dakotan, Minnesotan, Southern Californian, etc.

International accents and dialects: English (British, Liverpoolean, Cockney), Scottish English, Irish English, Canadian English, Ukrainian, Swedish, Russian, Hispanic (Mexico), and et cetera.

Craig is constantly challenging himself vocally--studying accents and dialects as a hobby in order to incorporate them into his repertoire.

Craig has had recent auditions for Afrikaans, Russian, and "stuffy British" dialects.

My Voice Experience

Since 1994, Craig has primarily performed for live events as Emcee/Host as well as an award-winning singer, stand-up comedian, and storyteller. Some of Craig's clients include:

Gwinnett's Most Talented (Duluth, GA)
US Jesco (Atlanta, GA)
Shawn Brown's Super Fun Show (Atlanta, GA)
Dream Friends (Atlanta, GA)
Frankie & Gina's Comedy Wedding (Duluth, GA)
Stone Mountain Park (Stone Mountain, GA)
Bass Pro Shops (Lawrenceville, GA)
Smyrna's Got Talent (Smyrna, GA)
Gwinnett County Schools (Atlanta, GA)
Gwinnett County Public Library (Norcross, GA)
The Atlanta Braves (sang National Anthem)
Acappella Ministries (Nashville, TN)
The Daybreak Quartet (Stockbridge, GA)
Georgia Power & Associates (Atlanta, GA)
The Campus Church of Christ (Norcross, GA)
12:11 Youth Retreat 2007 (Anniston, AL)
H.O.P.E. Ministries International (Washington, D.C.)

And this doesn't even include the hundreds of other performances at churches, schools, and summer camps all across the U.S.

Craig has been incorporating his experience as a live performer into that of a voice talent mostly doing live radio but is beginning to do more recorded voiceovers and is getting regular auditions since landing representation with a few talent agencies.

Craig also has experience as a volunteer doing reading for the blind on public radio, storytelling for children at various public and private schools and public libraries, and has voiced multiple characters for radio dramas.

My Training

COLLEGE
Communications: Commercial Writing, Broadcasting
Pensacola Chrs. Col., 1991-1996
- classes in: Broadcasting 101, Copy Writing/Editing, Writing for Publication, Broadcast Production (TV and radio), Speech, and was involved in several stage shows, radio shows, and TV productions.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Animation Voiceover Workshop: Bob Bergen
Voiceover Workshop: Bill Holmes
Voice Acting: Patrick Fraley; James Alburger
TV Commercials: The Actors Scene
Cold Read: The Actors Scene
Sitcom & Soap: The Actors Scene
Monologue: The Actors Scene
Monologue Workshop: Mari Lyn Henry
TV Commercials Workshop: Barry Shapiro
Acting Workshop: Debra Lynn Findon
Audio Books Teleclass: Susan Berkley
Singing/Voice: Scott Berry (classical); Amy Thornburg (contemporary)

My Studio Equipment

Microphone: Sennheiser e835
Mixer: TASCAM US-122 USB Interface
Recording/Editing: Primarily Audacity, but also have some experience with Cubase LE, GigaStudio 3.0, and ProTools.

Additional Skills

Craig has a keen sense of character, pacing, comic timing, and storytelling which has given him the ability to give color, emotion, nuance, and life to any copy.

Craig has been studying voice acting and cartoon voice actors as a hobby since he was a child, and as a result has developed a solid skill for mimicry, character voices, and assimilating regional accents and dialects.

Craig takes direction very well--can vocally deliver pretty much anything the director needs or asks.

Excellent problem-solving skills: if a read or character isn't working, Craig is quick to offer suggestions, alternatives, and resolutions for the issue.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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