Don Ollis

Deep, warm, rich, mature, believeable

Voice Description

Deep, warm, mature, rich voice. Inspires believeability and trust for narrations, spokes-person and real-person commercials and telephony. Perfect for trailers, promos.

Can also do low, breathy, distorted evil villain voice for animation and game sound.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Songs
• 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 have ISDN in my studio
• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

Santa Barbara, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Unknown - Click here to ask Don Ollis

My Voice Experience

I was hired as a co-host for a TV show before I had any formal acting training. Then I was hired to do some telephony voicework before I had any voiceover training. So I studied acting and voiceover.

I have recorded some major voiceover projects for established voice talents in my ISDN equipped recording studio in Santa Barbara and have decided to pursue my own voiceover career at the urging of those who have heard me.

Telephony project:

PlanMember Services Corporation
6187 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013

My Training

Many years of experience as recording engineer of voice and music.

Basic Voiceover Workshop class from Dolores Diehl - The Voiceover Connection in Los Angeles at Bell Sound. Commercials, Promos, Narration, Audiobooks, Animation.

Extended Commercial class from Roger Scott at North Hollywood Sound. Learned to interpret copy, create comedic characters. Did singles, spokesperson, character and real person commercials.

Acting For Film & Television - Don Richardson - UCLA extension.

UCSB - degree in Electrical Engineering

My Studio Equipment

Too much gear to list it all but I'll list a tiny portion most relevant to voiceover:

Mics: Sennheiser 416's, AKG C24, Neumann U87ai, TLM193, Sony ECM50 lavaliers, EV RE20 and many others including tube and ribbons.

Pre's: API, Neve etc.

Many pro choices of limiters, eq's, FX, monitors etc.

ISDN Codecs: Telos Zephyr Xstream, DolbyFax

Pro Tools HD, Sound Forge

Additional Skills

Co-Host of TV show "Out On The Town"

Santa Barbara Continuing Education - taught guitar classes

Author of book "Guitar Course I"

President of Santa Barbara Songwriter's Guild

Owner of Recording Studio A Room With A VU

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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