Dan Zacharias

Character Specialist, Animation, VO

Voice Description

** My normal speaking voice is slightly nasally and endearing (ie - guy next door). I can ham it up as needed.

** I can adapt for a pretty wide range of characters. I specialize in over-the-top animated characters!! I can come up with a few choices for a spot and let a client pick their favorite; then based on their notes, give them exactly what they need OR bring in a VO friend with a voice that's a more appropriate match and record them instead.

** My singing voice = tenor.

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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


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 deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• 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

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

** DIALECTS: Spanish/Mexican, Southern, British, Russian, Jamaican

** CHARACTERS: Joker (Cartoon-version, Nicholson or Ledger), Simpsons Characters (Krusty, Moe, Barney, etc.), Family Guy (Cleveland, Quagmire, Stewie), Dumb Assistant ("Duh, what's up boss?"), Movie Trailer VO Guy ("In a world...In a land...") and LOTS more! It's nice to start with a reference voice and then tweak it to fit the spot. I can add whatever quirks are needed (gravel, stutter, changing register, adding lisp, etc.)

My Voice Experience

** I've been a singer/songwriter for many years. I sing for an electronic project called Commuter; and I also sing, play guitar and produce music for an alt-rock project called Imperial Z. My songs have been licensed to several tv/film projects, most notably the Season 3 Finale of "The O.C." on FOX (song: "Chapters" artist: "Commuter").

** I study and perform improv comedy, so I understand timing, pacing, delivery and how to deliver a captivating performance.

** I'm studying animation voiceover at Bell Sound Studios.

My Training

** I've studied animation voiceover with Delores Deihl at Bell Sound Studios.

** I've completed levels 101-401 of improv comedy study at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (alumni on The Office, The Hangover, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Community, SNL, etc.) and continue to study and perform improv.

** I've taken lots of private singing lessons over the years.

My Studio Equipment

** ProTools (M-Box interface) with various plug-ins

** I'm sponsored by M-Audio/Avid (through Commuter) and use their monitors.

** Lots of instruments - electric/acoustic guitars, ukulele, percussion, keys, etc.

** I know other VO people, singers, etc. that I can bring in and record if needed for a spot.

Additional Skills

I'm a nice guy...professional...realistic...and FUN TO WORK WITH!!

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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