David Byrd

Cool Modern Everyman, Resonate, Authoritative, Solid, Masculine, Sam Elliott

Voice Description

My delivery can range from authoritative, manly, warm, natural and believable - to cool, modern, edgy, conversational and engaging. All easily achieved at your direction. In my 20+ years as a voice over professional, I have worked closely with trusted brands like John Deere, Cisco, Time-Warner, Dodge Ram, Harley Davidson, Sam's Club, Charter, Spike TV, and Avene Skin Care to deliver superior service when they required a dynamic voice to STAND OUT and cut through the chatter! And, when called for I can morph into a deep Sam Elliot type, strong, gritty Western cowboy delivery at will, adding what clients say is a certain genuine laid-back charm that warms up commercials, promos, in show narrations and animation. My background in acting, playing music and singing ensures that my timing and rhythm are appropriate and effective.

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
• 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

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer voice direction services
• 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

Greater Los Angeles Area, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Sam Elliot Type Strong, Masculine Western Rancher, Cowboy
Serious Narrator, Deep Announcer
Movie Trailer Guy "Voice Of God" Type
Mid Western Friendly Neighbor
American Heartland, Passionate, Inspirational
Excited, Energetic, Animated Delivery
Redneck Southerner Dialect
Young Surfer Dude
Crusty Old Guy
Cajun Backwoods Man
Bubba, Big Oaf
High-Strung Effeminate Metro-Sexual
Hank Hill type Texas Accent

In fact, if you can describe it...I've probably done it, or I will gladly give it a try - Go ahead, hit me up :)

My Voice Experience

I have voiced hundreds of radio and TV commercials, as well as thousands of radio and TV promos, tags and bumpers. I'm a very direct-able, versatile actor with 20+ years of experience. Throughout my career, I have provided voice overs for just about every purpose, from radio and TV commercials, narrations, promos and imaging, to sizzle reels, product launches, website intros, whiteboard presentations, training sessions, video games, explainer videos and more.

Working closely with a host of advertising agencies, radio and TV stations, and independent producers, I create broadcast quality voice overs from my own professional grade studio, or I can go to record at any studio in LA or San Diego. I'm also an experienced radio air personality, TV Station Booth Announcer, on-camera commercial spokesperson, and professional musician/entertainer.

I'm the voice of John Deere Forestry Equipment, of Oklahoma's AdventureRoad.com regional TV, radio and web campaigns, and of the new Harley Davidson casino games worldwide.

I recently voiced the Close5 App national TV ads, WestJet Airlines, A2 Milk national TV ads, Stillwaters Tavern, Hoss's Steak and Sea House, AgEagle, Higdon Outdoors, Western Press video game, Cisco, Kevlar, Dodge Ram, MTA Baltimore Ravens Football, Kenworth, Octagon Tire, Highway 89 Media, University of Northwestern Ohio, Mountain Whiskey, Frazier Quarry, Gratuitous Space Battles II video game, Chrysler, Hunter Safety Equipment, Time-Warner Cable, United States Army Europe, Ford, Spike TV, Charter, Budget, 7-11, Baker's Restaurants, Moonshine Mixin's, Willy's Fuels, Grapevine Christmas Capital of Texas campaign, Vinings Lake Church, and Turner's Outdoorsman - to name a few.

Here are some testimonials from recent clients:

"The client described David's work on this one as 'Perfection'. We couldn't agree more! David was great to work with on this project. He was able to get us everything we needed promptly and audio quality was always awesome. A great talent and a true professional. 5 +STARS."
Michael B.

"David was awesome. Very professional with a quick turn around. He was very open to suggestion and direction, and executed multiple styles quite easily."
Grant C.

"David, you are the master! Thank you for turning that out so quickly and flawlessly. You are truly a professional."
Shane D. - Immix Productions

"David was so great to work with, and international distance didn't cause even the slightest issue. He was extremely fast, delivered the lines exactly as we'd described, and was incredibly friendly and enthusiastic about the project. Definitely wouldn't have any reservations asking him to bring more characters to life for us in future games! Thanks so much David!"
Adam S. - Western Press Video Games

"David was quick, efficient and easy to work with for our radio commercial. He knew exactly what kind of voice we wanted and even gave us two choices with different inflections. I highly recommend his work and may use him again for future projects".
Katie S. - Bridger Steel Co.

"We were working on a very quick turn around job and were desperate for a quality VO before sending to our client. David Byrd went above and beyond to help us bring the project to life under insane time restraints, and with limited guidance. He helped make what could have been a stressful situation much easier, and with a professional and caring demeanor. I would recommend David to anyone in need of a high quality and powerful voice over artist. I intend to work with him much more in the future, and look forward to the opportunity."
Travis T. - Overcoast

"Client is really happy! Fantastic work."
Steven A. - ShoulderHill Entertainment

"David, thank you for giving your big-time voice talent to our small town production. Your talents are amazing and I hope we can do more!"
Frank C. - Cann Productions

"David was great to work with. He stayed in constant communication and worked hard to make sure he captured the spirit and tone we were looking for. I look forward to working with David again on a future project."
Mike G. - SalesForce

"Spot on reads the first time. No need for revisions. Highly recommended!"
Elements Digital Video Productions

My Training

Private Study with Jodi Gottlieb

Los Angeles Broadcasters, Inc. (The LAB) Hollywood, CA. - Graduate

Staircase Actor's Studio, West Los Angeles, CA.

Private Study with Nancy Wolfson, Braintracks, Brentwood, CA.

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK - Broadcast Communications Major

My Studio Equipment

If you appreciate high end audio gear, I think you'll like my studio:

• Sennheiser MKH 416 supercardioid shotgun condenser microphone
• Neumann TLM103 large capsule cardioid condenser mic
• RØDE NTK condenser mic w/1960's NOS vintage tube (sweet!)
• Universal Audio LA 6176 Vintage Channel Strip
• Focusrite Platinum Voice Master Pro Channel Strip
• Isolated Quiet Sound Booth
• Focusrite Saffire digital computer interface
• PreSonus Audio Box 22VSL A/D converter
• Adobe Audition CS6 audio editing software
• License-free music and sound effects

Additional Skills

Award winning Sound Engineer
On-camera commercial talent
Professional guitar player, singer, musician
Award winning Nightclub DJ

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Commercials- Cool, Edgy, Neighborly Conversational

Promos TV - Modern Everyman, Confident, Intriguing

In Show TV Narration - Edgy, Upbeat, Engaging

Sam Elliott type, Masculine, Strong, Warm

Deep, Gritty, Manly, Western Cowboy, Low

Energetic, Spirited, Motivated, Youthful

Inspirational, Warm, Trustworthy, Passionate

Strong, Assertive, Believable, Midwest, Everyman

Deep, Compelling, Knowledgeable

Epic TV Trailer

Suspense Movie Promo, Edgy, Low, Gripping

Cool, Laid Back, Mid West, Thoughtful, Smooth

Passionate Midwest Feel

Gritty Cowboy, Deep Western

Movie Trailer - Intense, Deep, Voice of God

American Heartland Midwest Audiobook