Darrel Cherney

Guy's Guy, Brand Voice, Earnest,

Voice Description

quick fire and witty for comedic commercials, deep and earnest for narrations, authoritative yet approachable for instructionals, full commitment and character voices for video games/animation

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age 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
• 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 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 can record and then deliver the audio files via Email

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer


My Home Base

Los Angeles, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Irish, British (upper and lower class), Eastern European/Russian, NY-Italian, Midwest Farmer (Fargo-esque), Californian Surfer, Christopher Walken, Wicked Witch (evil cackling), Urban Rapper, Cheesey Salesman,

My Voice Experience

My voice training began in the theater learning to break down and isolate individual sounds in dialects with the International Phonetic Alphabet. This technique not only resulted in an accurate performance of a dialect, but a better understanding of my own natural voice. I began working in commercial and industrial voice-over in the Midwest market. I found my strong suit was communication: using my voice to clearly convey what the client needed from the ad. As an actor, I always find my character through my voice. Voice-over is an exciting platform for me to do just that.

My Training

BFA Acting- The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (Voice & Speech: Linklater and Fitzmaurice techniques, yoga, dance, finding voice through the body)

Regular at Voicecastor work-out group

Trained at SAG/AFTRA Don Lafontaine VO Studio

Ed Cunningham, Demo Session/Casting in Commercial VO (Class)

Rayme Cornell's, 'What Does My Voice Sell?" (Workshop)

Michael D. Cohen, "Animation VO" (Workshop)

Katie Ziener, "Finding Copy For You" (Workshop)

BookPals (non-profit, reading to children)

My Studio Equipment

Complete home sound booth. AT2020 microphone.

Access to all facilities at SAG/AFTRA VO Lab

Additional Skills

I am an accomplished improv actor and am more than comfortable going off the page if needed.

I am an avid reader who focuses on language, grammar, sentence structure, etc.

As an actor, I've learned how important taking direction is. I am always willing and able to try a take a different way.

I listen to copious amounts of spoken word (newscasts, podcasts, audiobooks, poetry) and am always looking for new ways to convey a message with my voice.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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