Dick Farrel

Bold, Good full presence, Radio announcer type

Voice Description

My voice grabs you by the throat. Many a broadcast professional has acknowledged my superb ability. I have been a radio personality for 30 years. I began doing music later talk radio and news. I have worked in Miami, New York City's suburbs, and West Palm Beach-Boca. I am currenly voicing for a Chicago agency, Radio America Sales. I do PSA type commercials for them. I have been doing this for 8 years now. These spots go like this..." It's back to school time again, remember many of our youngsters are at play or coming to and from school, drive with caution...This message was brought to you by BMC Plumbing, if it's a leak for a flood, call BMC at 5550-8080 24 hours or see us on line at BMC.com..."

I do about 20-30 of these a week. I need to do more voice work, they give me all they have so I am looking for more opportunities.

I can do alot of different things with my voice. For Example. That deep, sultry, sexy low voice. I do sports announcer very well. I can ad regional dialects like Mid West or New England and I do "New Yawk" really good. I can immitate Ted Kennedy. I can sing like Louie Armstrong. I can do "game show host" . Documentary presentations for video. Narrations are another.

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
• Spanish - Castilian (from Spain)

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
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

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 can record and then deliver the audio files via Email

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

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

My Home Base

, Florida, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

English accent. Eastern European accent. Spanish accent.
Chinese. I sound like these two guys most often...AL Michaels of Football Tv announcing, and Actor Alan Allda. Some people have mistaken me for that show on in New York. "Mike and Mad dog" Me being Mike Fonseca I think his name is.

I can do mafia hit men, New England union bosses, Muslim Dictators, German dictators. Congressman Charlie Wrangle...( I know you spell it Rangel)I do Al Sharpton.
Louis Farakahn, Desmond Tutu.

My Voice Experience

I have done quite a bit. Working in radio for most of my life I had opportunity to do alot of different voices.
In the production room I used reverb,graphic equilizer, multi-tracking to accomplish a varied array of different
affects. "time Machine" echo..."and now WBCB rememebers 1994!..."

I did alot of "talking to myself" I'd be on one track and my clone was on another track, and we'd argue back and forth. Also I had a character called Mr.Chip. He'd sound like a chipmunk, I had my voice speeded up, I'd leave the tracks with just enough space for me to talk back to them. It was hysterical.

I did alot of those "flying saucers" Where I'd say something and the answer came from a pop music song.
I used alot of sound effects.

like this...

Newsman: there you have it, the news on a Mon afternoon.
how was your weekend Mr.Dick?
Farrel : Oh,nothing special,my wife got her hand cought
in the car door. (sfx of car door slam, woman
And we had to go to emergency ( sfx of
Then her mother came over after we got home
( sfx of man being beaten with a baseball bat)
so we had to go back to the hospital..SFX of
amublance ...so ,yeah it was a fun, busy weekend

My Training

I am a graduate of the City University of New York with a BA in communcations/ poli-sci . I served in the New York Police Dept for 2 years. I have worked in radio stations since I was 16, I am now 56. I actually was teaching in broadcast school for CSB here in Florida. I have done radio sales.

My Studio Equipment

I have a mixer, a mic and a laptop. The laptop has the Adobe 1.5 and I record with that . Sounds pretty good I am told. Been using this method for a year now..now complaints from the agency I work with. I understand about mixing and multi-tracking. I do not have the ability yet to ad music or sound effects to the voice work I do. I know how to do it, I just don't have the tools yet. Since I have been in broadcasting since 1972 I have seen all the changes and all the new electronics that have come. I went from vynal records to music on a hard drive. I have used a razor blade and tape to edit with to Adobe 3.0 I know how to use graphic eq and all the bells and whistles the computer age has afforded us.

Additional Skills

I have served in NYPD. Crime fighting, law, social services,I have seen real life up close. I have worked under cover security, but for the most part I have been a broadcaster. All types of broadcaster. remote shows, morning host. talk radio, music radio, radio production,
news,commericals, even radio plays.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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