Dan Hertsgaard

Fun to serious, compelling, friendly, professional

Voice Description

A very normal conversational connection to one person at a time. Hard sell, if wanted. Very saleable delivery. Motivating, compelling, warm, thoughful and deep for narrations. Attention getting, exciting and lively for commercials. Decades of professional experience in personality driven radio television, and live M/C work. Long form script experience including Dept. of Defense, and training voice-overs for Navy Seals' use in Predator flight and operations missions.

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

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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• 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


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

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

Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Fun voices, dumb stuff, to Wolfman Jack, to British, to anything I can be coached into doing. Quick on the take.

My Voice Experience

Years of on-air major market radio, tv, and M/C work. Designed and built KSTP/KS95 entire broadcast facility. In-flight entertainment producer and voice-host for NW Airlines globally. Cable Voice host of ATV Magazine Television, Backroads with Ron Schara and Raven, voice talent for many clients. Full service editing and production capability, in house.

My Training

Brown Institute of Broadcasting.
NEI Electronics Institute.
KSTPKS95 Radio Production Manager, voice talent, then Operations Manager.
WCCO Radio air-personality for 2 decades. The upper Midwest's highest rated station.
Self-employed digital audio producer/editor,talent.

My Studio Equipment

AKG mics, Symetrix 528E analog voice processor (widely used in broadcast and recording studios), Lexicon MPX G2 digital processor (voice, effects, and instruments), DM800 digital multi disk recording and editing consoles (2), Pro-Tools PC recording/processing/editing softwear. JBL and Sony monitors.

I have extensive experience in recording and editing systems having done it for decades in high level brodcast environments such as KSTP, KARE 11 Television, and WCCO Radio, among others.

Additional Skills

Able to voice, provide voices, record in-house, and do full turn-key professional editing, with overnight turnaround when feasible.

Also, provide custom written music tracks, logos, jingles and themes, by famed Dick Wilson who has written and devloped many, many high level ads for clients such as the Minnesota Twins logo and theme song. More credits, and samples available upon request. Custom written, produced and inexpensively sold with full ownership rights included. Turn key.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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