David Straus

Guy next door, Edgy, Confident, Comedic

Voice Description

My voice sounds clear and grounded. It is deep enough for narration of all types, and playful for commercials. I can have a gruff edge to it (like narration in combat video games) or be lighter/comedic (think Modern Family).

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
• Songs

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer


My Home Base

, Ontario, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

French (Parisian), British, American (Southern and Standard),

My Voice Experience

I've been an actor for stage and film/tv for 19 years. I've done narration for a number of independent films as well as ADR on most of the films I've been in. I've voiced multiple cartoon characters, lip-synching for an episode of a European show that was being translated in English. I've done ADR to replace the voice of another actor in a movie of the week with David Carradine. I did a radio commercial for Oak Bay Cottages. I've also narrated an anti-GMO video.

My Training

-BA from the University of Toronto Drama Program
-Voice/Animation acting with Ron Parliament
-Voice/dialect coaching with David Smukler
-Voice with Michael Connolly (both at U of T, and in other courses)
-Singing with Christina James (Sheridan College)
-Singing with Tom Oliver (Voice Concepts/Sheridan College)

My Studio Equipment

iPad (Smart Record App)

Additional Skills

I've been a corporate communications consultant (dealing with presentation skills and getting your brand across to an audience) for over ten years with DCode Communications Inc.
I've also been an acting teacher for eighteen years, teaching workshops for Canadian Stage, Young People's Theatre, The Drama Workshop, Avenue Road Arts School, and Arts For Children and Youth.
I'm also a writer/producer of plays and short film. I put on my productions of 'Superhero' and 'ac-'TOR' in the Toronto Fringe Theatre festival, and 'The Twelve Animals of the Zodiac and The Passage of Time' with the Avenue Road Arts School to name a few. My wrestling spoof short films with kittens called 'Kitty Slam!' for which I performed half of the color commentary, can be seen on YouTube and funnyordie.com
I've also done over the phone coaching/customer roleplaying with e-roleplay, and I'm a patient/client roleplayer and coach with the Standardized Patient program at the University of Toronto.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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