Daniel Barnett

Friendly, Warm, Sophisticated, CharacterSpecialist

Voice Description

I have a warm, friendly, outgoing personality which is reflected in my voice. I'm South African, but I've inherited aspects of my dad's very proper English accent, so mine can best be described as 'anglicised'. This type of voice is very popular here in South Africa, and probably accounts for a third of all TV and Radio ads, most continuity presenting and is very popular for narration.

International clients find my voice helpful as my diction is excellent, and my accent neutral.

Feel free to check out my youtube channel for examples

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British
• English - South African

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
• 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


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN 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 offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, South Africa

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents (excellent): English South African, Afrikaans South African.

Accents (good): Sophisticated, 'posh' British

I'm good at fitting my voice to animated characters, and very good at creating 'gibberish' voices.

My Voice Experience

In 2007 I became a regular voice presenter for a local television show called 'Top Travel'.

From 2009 till present, I record regularly for the book publishers 'Maskew Miller Longman', mainly for their 2nd language English Speakers.

I set up my home studio in early 2013, and I have gained regular clients including 'Evoke IT', an online training company, 'mySMSbusiness.co.za', and 'boostyourbusiness.co.za'.

I have recorded dozens of spots for radio and tv, including Safaricom, Loaded Smoothies, Barons Car Dealership, and Shoprite Checkers.

My Training

I went to a Waldorf school, where the emphasis is on art and drama.

I graduated with a Performer's Diploma in Speech and Drama from UCT (University of Cape Town) in 1999.

In 2005 I was trained by Kayos Casting Directors, and started working as a studio director in the thriving commercials industry in Cape Town. I now freelance, and teach a workshop in casting technique at ACTcapetown film acting academy.

My Studio Equipment

I have a Rode NT1-A mic, a Focusrite Platinum Voice Master, and a Focusrite SCARLETT 2i4 2in/4out USB Recording Interface.

Additional Skills

I'm great at creating believable and cartoonish characters, and regularly work with theatre troops where a small cast play multiple characters.

I'm very comfortable on PC and Mac.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• Wire transfers

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Contact Information

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Additional Information

• Currently Daniel Barnett is a Standard subscriber.
• Daniel Barnett was last active on Voice123 163 days ago

Daniel Barnett Picture at Voice123
Nature Documentary

Telephone On Hold Message

Childrens Ebook

Cartoon Characters

Old Knight

Childrens Story

Narration for School Textbook

Voice of God