Franklin Leslie

Baritone, from serious to semi animated.

Voice Description

Ranging from smooth and profession for presentations to fun, warm and believable according to content.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Movie and game trailers

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 can record and then deliver the audio files via Email

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, Japan

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Standard, Hawaiian style ("pidgeon English"), and flippant low non-masculine voice if absolutely necessary.

My Voice Experience

Ten years experience in TV and Radio news for AFRTS (American Forces Radio and Television Service) at FEN (Far East Network), Tokyo. Also audio production and Drive Time DJ at FEN.
Scouted and recruited by Japanese production agencies during radio work for audio commercials, corporate logos, English voice overs for TV programs, documentaries, as well as cultural and industrial narration scripts for video footage. Left AFRTS in 1987 for various on-air news and radio host programs with organizations such as NHK Radio Japan, 81.3 J-Wave (FM Japan), NTV (Nihon TV), Asahi TV's JCTV, and Osaka Yusen's KTYO Radio.
Left the business in 1993 as the local economy starts its slide for other employment relating to education.
Currently a member of a TV broadcast automation system company in Japan, but would love to be service in the online voice market.

My Training

I enrolled in a correspondence announcing program known as "Columbia School of Broadcasting" as a teenager, but ran out of funds to continue through the final tests.
Graduated from Defense Information School, completing an intense Broadcast course at Indiana in 1978. This qualified me for my assignment with FEN in Tokyo, Japan

My Studio Equipment

None at present except for a personal dynamic microphone and recorder.

Additional Skills

I am 58 years old. I received my 3rd degree Shorinji Kempo black belt in January of 2011 after practicing this self-disciplinary art for eight years. I continue to learn self-control, living and working with a spirit of cooperation while accomplishing what is set forth, striving for fulfillment: half for myself, and half for others. I persevere, have no delusions of grandeur and follow directions well.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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