Derek Botten

Friendly Canadian accent & characterizations

Voice Description

30+ years of painting pictures with my voice. I love audio books, explainers, e-learning projects and commercials!

Past clients include:
Sealy Mattresses
Go Daddy
Yahoo Summer Sports
Foster Grant glasses
UCLA School of Engineering
Carlsburg IPA
Marriott Hotels
Asia Pacific Investment Partners
True Moo Chocolate Milk
Jackson Financial Advisors
Ontario Drive Clean
Andy's Auto Wreckers
TechLink Building Trades
Tarian Orthotics

Book Titles include:

Minding HIS Business
The Anger Factor
Killing Time
The Ninja Mindset
The Growth Gears
The Wild Edge of Sorrow
Why Vietnam

Friendly neutral accent speaking voice with wide range. I can deliver well pronounced and interpreted scripts in a friendly, positive delivery.
I can do an effective hard sell with control and precision as well as a light whimsical delivery.

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


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

My Home Base

London, Ontario, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

English: aristocratic, cockney, liverpudlian, many others
French: Quebecois, French Canadian
Friendly speaking voice, authoritative read, soft sell voice, high energy, many impressions and characterizations!
Italian dialect, tough, pleasant, enthusiastic
Drag Racing hard sell
Southern US/Cowboy

My Voice Experience

30+ years of voiceover experience, MCing, TV appearances,

Also, Television commercial work, voice talent, TV, message on hold, voice mail, video games, instructional videos, corporate presentations, audio books

My Training

In the trenches.....practice makes, well, more practice!
college, radio, television, freelance work, commercial production, writing skills, sense of humo(u)r!

My Studio Equipment

Quality home studio

Additional Skills

I love what I do! I love to be challenged! Try me....

I'm a certified "gearhead" AND a motorcyclist. I use automotive, racing, technical phrases and terms with ease. Ask me about my drag racing read!

Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers

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Commercial Demo Derek 2017

Corporate Narration Demo Derek 2017

Explainer Demo Derek 2017

Derek Botten 2016 Audiobook demo rev

Derek Botten Sealy Mattress Image Tape

Derek Botten Video Sales Letter Demo

Commercial Demo

Derek Botten 2016 E-Learning demo

Derek Botten Line-X London full ad

Derek Botten Meditation Demo

British characters and dialects

Characterization and dialects

LineX assorted spots - New York

MacMaster 3x30