Mainly mid-Atlantic, Yorkshire, Liverpool, Welsh
Although I am 75 I have the natural voice of someone in the 40s.
I can be authoritative (I was a teacher and school administrator for over 40 years, and still do a couple of days a month as "Guest Principal"), expressive (I am an actor in community theatre and a number of commercial projects) for over 40 years.
I read well and without hesitation and know well how to modulate my delivery according to the subject.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
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
• 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 have a music library and can add music to any project
My Home Base
, British Columbia, Canada
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
My background is English and I can do an "upper class" British, Cockney, Yorkshire, Liverpudlian, and Welsh accents easily. My natural BBC received and English West Country (Devon & Cornwall) accents actually come with more difficulty - i.e. I need time with a script to really nail it.
My normal (now) accent is slightly British-accented Canadian, but I can do some Southern States accents in "Take-off" mode!
My Voice Experience
Although I have no "voice" experience, my community acting and commercial experience spans many decades.
I was required to do a "Voice Over" for the TV series "Dead Zone"
I have acted in movies (Miracle, Ecstasy), Commercials (Frijj, Telenor, Aquassure), TV (Dead Zone, ACCESS TV - Alberta), Theatre (from Alan Ayckbourn, Beyond the Fringe, Mary Chase, Pantomimes, Kesselring).
BEd, Bristol University, England - Drama and Acting Teaching
MSC, Stirling University, Scotland - Public Relations
Studio On The Drive, Vancouver - Acting for TV & Commercials
Tom Todoroff - Acting
My Studio Equipment
No professional studio, but I have a latest Mac computer and recording and editing software for basic production.
I consider myself a mimic. I pick up the cadence and presentation of a speaker and often find myself almost insulting them by unconsciously doing this.
In France recently I was complemented on my accent (even though my grammar was atrocious!)
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