Ivy Opdyke

Honest, Warm, Comic, Sensual, Educated, Energy

Voice Description

I have a great voice for narration, warm and honest with the professional quality of a college professor or a corporate trainer. I am an actor so my voice is well suited to commercials, fun, comic, and bright or sexy and saucy, or serious and concerned. Your mother or your mistress, the small town hairdresser or metropolitan designer, my voice is theirs.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

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 deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I am an actor. I have many character voices such as:
Wanda the small town Texas hairdresser,
Miss Hester the wealthy old spinster,
Allison the very proper young school girl,
Aunt Claira the sweet old story teller

My Voice Experience

From Texas to Trinidad, my voice and I have performed on and off camera. I am the Female Narrator voice as well as a Principal on camera for documentaries such as 'Katherin Stinson, Queen of the Air', about the life of the early woman aviator and 'Dallas, Story of a City', about the founding of the City of Dallas. I have recorded Audio Books for the Dallas Reading & Radio Resource organiztion as well as for CK Productions, Inc. I have performed speaking roles in films and commercials for SF Norge AS, Ken Mandel Productions, and the ACTS Network.

My Training

I received my first formal acting and voice training from Mr. Peter Gordon of the Pasadena Playhouse. In High School, I was taught, mentored, and strongly encouraged by Lucky Watkins, to whom I am indebted. I continued my theatrical training throughout my University career at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and at the University of Texas in Austin studying Theater as Graduate Student.

Bettye Zoller introduced me to the exciting world of Voice Over when I attended her seminar, 'Cartoon Character Voices'. I have attended several more of Bettye's seminars, including 'Voice Acting Techniques', 'Audio Book Narration Techniques' and 'The Business of Voice Over'.

I have performed in many theatrical productions and have extensive stage experience as an actor, singer and dancer. My experience as a High School Drama Coach and English Teacher are also valuable resources.

My Studio Equipment

Pro Tools LE recording system
SHURE SM78 microphone
Apple Mac Book computer
Bose external speakers
Optimus NOA44 Stereo Headphones

Additional Skills

In addition to my voice and acting background, I have a significant number of years experience in the Corporate world as a Receptionist, an Office Manager, a Human Resources Manager and as an Executive Assistant. The types of businesses where I performed these functions are primarily Real Estate related companies, Architectural and Interior Design firms and Computer Technology and Services companies.

While in graduate school, I worked as a cashier and hostess in a local hotel restaurant

I have traveled around the world to Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, Scandinavia and the Carribean.

I have the world's best husband and two wonderful son's, both of which are in college. I understand and can very genuinely convey the voice of a wife and of a mother.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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