Cool, Confident, Friendly, Conversational
WINNER OF THE 2009 VOICEY AWARD FOR BEST MALE VOICE!
My unique voice allows me to bring a professional confidence to any Commercial, Presentation or Voicemail/On-hold message while still giving it a conversational feel. Thereâs a warmth and the slightest hint of a smile that makes it sound inviting.
"Aside from being a really talented VO, Dave is incredibly easy to work with, and makes even tedious projects fun." -- Matt Parzych, CEO, SparcPlug, Inc.
For documentaries or spots that may showcase more serious topics, Iâm able to bring a genuine sense of whatâs being communicated and speak from the heart in a way that is believableâ¦ without going âover the topâ.
"I'm constantly grateful about Dave's responsiveness, attention-to-detail and professionalism. He always delivers above-and-beyond our already high expectations. A great talent!" -- Erin Lee, Creative Director, The Baze Group, Inc.
I love doing Audio Books, Animation and Character work for Video Games and Features! When it comes to Character Voices, Accents and Impersonations, I deliver all the emotion, humor, drama, and distinction that brings the character to life! If the role is designed to be real, I am able to take on the identity of the character, whether timid and nerdy, a hopeless romantic, a bold adventurer, or a manipulative scoundrel. When the role calls for more of a caricature, I dive into each role, uninhibited, to ignite the character and engage the listener or viewer.
"Dave really took to the role, even though it wasn't what you would call a "typical" voice acting assignment. We had some excellent interpretations to choose from, and the final result was top-notch." Ian Warfield - Voice Manager, Silent Threat: Reborn, Hard Light Productions
I understand Imaging. Iâve been in the Broadcast industry since 1985 and my experience gives me a distinct advantage when it comes to capturing the overall essence of a Television Network, Radio Station or web site. For those that require an edge, Iâm able to âturn up the heatâ and provide the grit and attitude. Sometimes my softer, smoother tone is the perfect fit.
âDave DeAndrea has been a real asset to JRN in adding production value to our Smooth Jazz Network. Dave âgetsâ the format, and it shows.â - Steve Hibbard, Operations Manager, Smooth Jazz, Jones Radio Networks.
Iâve been a musician and vocalist since I was a kid and have sung, written and produced Jingles for everything from Dairy Queen to Frost Insurance Brokers. I can give a smooth vocal for Contemporary and Jazz styles, add a little âtude for Rock and Blues, and sing in character for everything from Caribbean Music to Country Twang.
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
• English - Other
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
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 have ISDN in my studio
• 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 upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
• I have ipDTL in my studio
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
, Oregon, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
I love experimenting with accents and studying the subtle differences. Iâm from the Pacific Northwest, which basically leaves me with no accent at allâ¦ but provides me with a great foundation for building accents. One of my favorites is Jamaican! Iâve voiced spots in this style for several businesses, including a National Television commercial for Swimways/Rainbow Reef.
Of course thereâs the âCountryâ accent, which can be anything from Southern Lawyer to Backwoods Hick. Thereâs the Southern Cali âSurfer Dudeââ¦ the East Indian Accent. Another one of my favorites in the âBack Eastâ accentâ¦ (after all... I AM Italian)...usually done in the stereotypical âVinnieâ way. Iâve also had fun doing Asian, Castillian, Mexicanâ¦ and Iâve even had a little experience speaking Vasudanâ¦ an alien language for a video game.
Impersonations and characterizations are fun to do! I've done it ever since I was a kid and I'm always trying to learn new ones. Rocky Balboa comes pretty naturally. I do Kermit the Frog, Gollum and others.
My Voice Experience
My involvement in radio began when I was about 8. I was the kid who would relentlesly call the DJ on the request line until he played my song. Meâ¦âCould you play âAnswering Machineâ by Rupert Holmes?â The DJâ¦ âIâll try and get that on for you.â Me, 3 minutes later, trying to disguise my voiceâ¦ âCould you play âAnswering Machineâ by Rupert Holmes?â The DJ, amused but starting to get annoyedâ¦ âIâll try and get that on for you.â Me, 27 seconds after the DJ played âAnswering Machineâ by Rupert Holmesâ¦ âCould you play âAnswering Machineâ by Rupert Holmes?â The DJ, downright angry and yellingâ¦ âI just played it!!â
âDave seems to have an endless supply of creativity. Itâs as if the guy is driven to turn out a gem every time.â â Rick Stevens, General Manager, Lighthouse Radio Group, Coos Bay, OR
Fast forward to the age of 15. After realizing I lacked the coordination to really compete as a breakdancer, I concentrated my focus on playing the music for those who seemed to have no difficulty defying gravity. Spinning records was considerably easier (and less painful) than spinning on my head, so I became a scratch/mix DJ at some local under 21 dance clubs. It was there that I met some of the local radio announcers and, with the same ferver that made Rupert Holmes the most requested artist, begged them to let me be on the radio until they finally gave me a job. I moved from weekends to full time fairly quickly and soon gained attention for my talents in the prod room. This was back when we used reel-to- reel machines, edits were done with a razor blade, tape and a chopping block, and to get an ad onto a cart you hit the button with your right hand while starting the turntable with your left and hitting âplayâ on the reel-to-reel machine with your nose. I think I realized that I might have a knack for producing ads when people were actually calling in and requesting my commercials.
âDave is one of the most creative producers Iâve ever worked with.â â Mike Carter, Director of Operations, Brooke Communications, Roseburg, OR
Now, many years later, Iâm blessed to have a wonderful wife, great kids, and I still get to do what I loveâ¦ broadcasting, audio production and voice work.
âBeing the Production Director at WRBS, itâs always helpful to have Voice Talent that can not only follow directions but, when needed, add a bit of their own take on the projects given them. Dave DeAndrea is that kind of Voice Talent. He always provides quality work with a quick turnaraound and a willingness to make sure that his work meets every expectation. Thatâs why Daveâs name is on my shortlist of Voice Over Artists.â â Jeff Atherholt, Production Director, 95one WRBS, Baltimore, MD
Iâve had the pleasure of voicing projects for Disney, Sony/BMG, Bertram Yachts, Dairy Queen, The Sharper Image (the bankruptcy was not my fault!), Pizza Hut, Allen Spring Villas, Medicare, The United Way, Swimways, Lone Star National Bank and many, many more!
Iâm the voice of the âJust Knowâ phone service.
Iâm the Vasudan Translator on a Freespace 2 expansion pack.
Iâm also the announcer on producer of âThe Way, The Life and The Truthâ with Pastor Matt Fox, heard daily around the world on CSN International.
I can also provide commercial production services.
Thanks for stopping byâ¦ and maybe Iâll see you at the Rupert Holmes comeback tour.
My training has been hands-on, trial and error, since I was 15. I have gleaned wisdom wherever I can from those I respect in the industry and books on the subject. I believe that weâre ALWAYS learningâ¦ so while Iâm confident in my current abilities, Iâm always striving to do better. Sometimes that means making a phone call to another talent I respect and simply asking them, âHow did you do that?â Other times itâs just a matter of trying to recreate what Iâve heard until I get it right. And many times, itâs just coming up with an idea and making it happen.
Iâve been invloved in just about every aspect of making a commercialâ¦ from making the initial sale and scheduling the run to writing the copy, voicing and producing the ad(s) and getting them on the air. Itâs given me a real appreciation for the difference between a good commercial and a GREAT commercial; a commercial that will give the business the best chance for a multiplied return for their advertising investment. Itâs made me want to do the very best I can for everyone my voice representsâ¦ Commercials, Presentations, Narration, Voicemail, Imaging, Jingles, etc.
My Studio Equipment
I have my own studio and offer a turnaround of less than 24 hours in most cases. My studio features a Neumann TLM-103, Sennhesier 416, Avalon Vt 737 sp, M-Audio Fast Track Pro an Mackie 1402 VLZ PRO board.
To enhance my voicework and acting ability, Iâve performed on stage in some local theater productions. I held the role of Aslan in âThe Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobeâ and played the key role of Jesus in âHeavenâs Gates and Hellâs Flamesâ.
On the side, Iâm the lead vocalist and guitaist for a band known as âLeper 10â, and we perfom regularly at a local cafÃ©.
As far as personal info, I've been married to my wonderful wife since '93 and we've got 3 great kids whose interests range from Webkinz to Narnia. We're in the process of adopting a child from Ethiopia.
I'm an elder and worship leader at my church, Bandon Christian Fellowship.
Musical interests... too many years in radio and too many to list!
Guess I'm still a kid at heart...my favorite section of the newspaper is (and always has been) the comics... it's truly one of my favorite artforms! I collect Disney Pixar Cars from the movie "Cars"... they're like Hot Wheels.
I currently own the vehicle I've always wanted.. a black Jeep Wrangler! Yeah... I'm a Jeep guy! Perfect for in town or riding on the beautiful beaches here on the Southern Oregon Coast. I love it! And I never knew there was a secret society of Jeep owners until I got mine. Anytime I'm driving my Jeep and pass someone else in a Jeep... they ALWAYS wave! It's an unspoken understanding. Get a Jeep and see for yourself!!
My favorite comedian is Brian Regan. Nobody makes me laugh harder than that guy! I appreciate that he's able to keep in clean and creative!
And in closing...
I've recently made a BIG change in my life... I've gone from preferring plain M&M's to Peanut! I don't know what took me so long... the Peanut M&M's are awesome!
But enough about me... what do YOU think about me?
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