Ed Kelly

Conversational warm honest real voice actor Dark,

Voice Description

Verstile. Voice actor, Story Teller, Non Announcer or Announcer. Authoritative, Mimic, Impressionist, Sound alike, Donald Trump, conversational grit, deep, Movie Trailer, Guy next door, trustworthy, Honest, warm, rich tones, credible, believable, educational Narration of almost any type. Corporate, Professional, Teen, through Senior. Commercial, Retail, Hype, Award Show, Pharmacological scripts and Corporate-Educational scripts are second nature. Middle aged, wise, comedic, character. Hard sell, Grit, Ballsy
Whispery Sotto Voce French dialect, Italian, Scottish,

Comedic timing skills honed by 25 years as principle talent for the American Comedy Network and Second City (Toronto: Instructor Bruce Hunter) Many Nationals to my credit including 2 years as the Voice of Lincoln Motor Cars. After 20 years in radio, seven in major markets, I can also "amp it up" to do a "retail" read. I've been called "The fastest tag in town" so "disco" or disclaimers are easy for me.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• 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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

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
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, Michigan, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Dead on Scottish (Glasgow) Italian, French Canadian, British, Cockney and Standard British Stage, Brooklyn, Yiddish, East Indian/Pakistani, African American, Redneck, Australian. Popular impressions that I do are Christopher Walken, Tony Soprano, Chris Matthews, Jesse Jackson, Eddie Murphy, Dennis Miller, George W. Bush, Jay Leno, John Travolta's Vinnie Barbarino, Clinton, Bush Sr. Tom Brokaw, Hank Hill, Sean Connery, Cheech and Chong,Seinfeld, Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh, Shadoe Stevens, and others... Singing impressions. include Michael Jackson, Ozzie Osbourne, Willie Nelson, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Elvis, Johnny Cash. Sammy Davis Jr. Dean Martin,
Announce styles: Morgan Freeman, Don Pardo, Peter Thomas, Will Lyman, Don Lafontaine, Urban, Gary Owens, Casey Casum, Shadoe Stevens, Kieth Jackson, Bob Eubanks, Don Imus, Shadoe Stevens, Mason Adams, NFL Football read, Dick Vitale, Chris Mattews. All manner of Parodies of other voice over talent including the "Real Men of Genius" Guy, and yes I can still do "Yell and Sell" if you own a car lot. Will Lyman.

My Voice Experience

Clients include Lincoln Nationals (2 years as their voice for Radio, Television, Theatrical and Web.) Sync. Microsoft, KFC NYC and California markets, Chevy's "Big Event" campaign, Comcast Digital Cable, Arby's, A & W, Blockbuster Video, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Lincoln Merc., VW, Weekly Standard Magazine, Ziebart. One time image voice for Lifetime television, NYC, TV London, Thumb Pops Candy (U.K.) Featured character voice guy on WNBC NY, WCBS-FM NY, K-Rock for the Howard Stern Show, Rocky Allen, Rick Dees, KIIS L.A. The Mitch Albom Show, (Johnny T) Bob Rivers' Twisted Christmas (Atlantic Records,) Voice Actor for the American Comedy Network syndicated to over 300 Radio Stations worldwide. Now principle talent for Universal Comedy Network. Segments for "Radio Active" on Comedy Central. Image voice for WQXR in New York. Voice of James Lipton on Howard Stern 1/2 hour Animated Special on the E Network.
Recently appeared on On The Media with Paul Garfield on NPR/WNYC. I am the current "Image Voice" for the WQXR, the world's oldest Classical station. Have been the image voice for "The Bridge,""American Standards," and "Jazz" channels on Sirius pre-Merger with XM.

My Training

Extensive voice over experience with commercials, industrials and comedic character reads. Studied Improv with Second City, member of Snazz and Guffaw Troupe, New Haven, CT. Motor City Lyric Opera (Chorus) Phone interactive skits. Phone messages. Former Disc Jockey and Morning Show Co-Host in Detroit (7 years) Hartford, and various Canadian markets. I also teach V.O. Technique for Radio Broadcast Services in Troy MI. Studied in Toronto with Pat Fraley. (L.A.)

My Studio Equipment

Neuman U87ai mic,($5000)
Aphex 230 pre-amp/RPA tube preamp
Telos Zephyr Xstream with ISDN lines.
Adobe Audition software

Studios and ISDN lines.
Call for SPID numbers and Sample rates.
MP3's Wave files, Aiff for Mac people.

Additional Skills

On-Camera Spokes with prompter or ear. An accomplished impressionist with an extensive repertoire. Especially in other announce styles... Gary Owens, Shadoe Stevens, Howard Stern, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Paul Harvey, Dick Vitale, Kieth Jackson, Tom Brokaw, Ted Koppel, Cronkite, Cosell, Chris Mattews, Regis Philbin, Larry King, Don Pardo, NFL Football read, Don Lafontaine. Other impressions include comedians incl. Jay Leno, Eddie Murphy, Dennis Miller, Jeff Foxworthy, Dennis Leary, Woody Allen, Cheech and Chong, Other voices... Jesse Jackson, George Bush Jr, & Sr, Tony Sopprano, Ozzy, Arnold, Michael Jackson, James Brown, John Travolta, Pacino, Hank Hill, Larry King, Cheech Marin, David Lee Roth, Shatner, Harvey Fierstein, Homer Simpson etc.
Singers: Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, James Taylor, Lou Rawls, James Brown, Bon Scott, Neil Young, Russell Thompkins Jr. (Stylistics) Gordon Lightfoot Ozzie Osbourne Michael Jackson (speech and song)David Lee Roth (speech and song)Ton Loc (speech and song)Tom Jones, Bob Dylan (speech and song)
John Lennon (speech and song)Michael Hutchence (singing only)Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, Tiny Tim, Bing Crosby
Lou Rawls, John Lennon, Kenny Rogers....

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

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Demos
Commercial

Characters and Impressions Demo

Promo and Movie Trailer Demo

Network Promo Demo

Ed Kelly Imaging Demo

Video Game Demo

Phone Message Demo

Church Spiritual New Age Demo

Retail Reads

Audio Book Narration Historica

Audio Books Non Fiction

Donald Trump Demo