Hal Houghton

confident, calm, trustworthy, believable, humorous

Voice Description

warm, deep, wacky southern accent when needed, smooth, professional, confident, calming, creature voices (mice, etc), trustworthy, believable, guy next door, "I'm gonna make you an offer ya can't refuse" voice, gnome voice, humorous, fun, smiling, compassionate, empathetic

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

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

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

southern drawl, North American English, little creature voices (mice, etc), wacky, great phone messages, gnome

My Voice Experience

2/10: Provided voice over work for a company in New York City that is working on R & D for a new telephone system for seniors.

2/10: Provided audio for the town of Homer, Alaska for their 2010 fishing derby DVD.

2/10: Created “Think About It,” a series of 30 and 60 second audio spots that cover just about everything from religion to politics. I intend to market these spots to various audio media.

3/10: Provided audio for a major studio in CA for a television commercial to run in the Palm Springs, CA. market.

3/10: Selected to provide audio tracks for a large non-profit organization that helps families to help their children become achievers in school.

3/10: Provided approximately 10 pages of audio for a childrens educational DVD production company in North Carolina.

4/09 through Present: Reader with RISE, a PBS entity. RISE broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, bringing print material to the visually handicapped.

1/09: Published my first book “Journeys.”

8/07 through Present: Direct a Public Access Television program aimed at sharpening reading and learning skills in young children. The show currently airs on over 100 stations across the USA, being made available to over three million households.

1978-Present: Extensive experience in business (I own two), and research.


On request.


1979: BS degree business (4 majors—Management, Economics, Marketing Management, Marketing), SUNY at Albany, NY.

1972: AA Degree Liberal Arts, major in English, Schenectady County Community College, a part of the SUNY system.

My Training

BS degree business (4 majors), currently direct a public access TV children's reading series. I have studied under the direction of David Bourgeois,Brett Porter, John Gallogly, and Warren Garling of White Post Studio/Voicecoaches in New York. My strengths include flexibility, strong narration/commercial presentation, creative copywriting, and everything from 15 second blips to full commercial/narration production. I bring a dedication to my work that is determined to achieve the highest level of success in every endeavor.Reader for RISE, a part of the PBS network that provides audio programming for the visually impaired and blind.

My Studio Equipment

MXLV63M Cardioid mic, TAPCO Mix 120, HP Media Pavilion Desktop w/strong audio/video recording/editing capability, TASCAM Digital Portable Studio (DP01FX), Primera Bravo II DVD/CD labeling/duplication system. MBOX.

Additional Skills

Very dedicated, hard worker----professional. Can provide anything from a 10 second blip to a fully produced, broadcast-ready piece.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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