Jim Donaldson

deep baritone - middle-age/sr -long/short form-

Voice Description

It's been called a sexy, deep, "bedroom" baritone. Primarily, middle age in measure and tone, but I can twist and turn it some if the spot calls for it. Can also spring from mellow read to movie trailer read. Professional, friendly, sincere, or corporate, industrial, impassioned interpretive reads for documentaries and audio books. Also, authoritative, or conversational newscaster reads.

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
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

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 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 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,, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Best character voice is a toothless old-timer, prospector type; NFL in the style of John Facenda; and mystery in the style of Rod Serling of Twilight Zone. Fair Marlon Brando imitation, Cagney, Bogey, street thug, mafiosa, Bronx accent, Boston, India, a Hollywood-style Irishman, passable Latino, Brit in manic style of Monty Python. Also, a pampered, pseudo-aristocratic aging, vacuous preppie; bumpkin and various evil characters.

My Voice Experience

...includes years spent in NYC production studios both as producer working daily with top shelf voice over artists - and voice acting myself as talent from promotional and spot reads to documentary or news features narration.
...voicemail messages - local news promos - podcasting, cable promos - features - news reports - voiceover - anchorman - documentary - short form-long form - elearning - audiobooks- narrator - corporate - industrial -
For the record, got a top rating from Peter Thomas - one of the top 3 voiceover actors in the business.

My Training

Ithaca College - TV/Radio. BS
AFRTS - 4 years
Network & local radio & radio news.
Private study - w/Marla Kirban Assoc. NYC
Voiceover nuances garnered from having produced VO actors for many years and serving a great variety of professional clients - using top voiceover guns from Alan Bleviss and Hal Douglas to the ubiquitous Bill St James.

My Studio Equipment

Shure SM7B mic
M-Audio Fasttrack
Mac OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan system
Garageband 10.2.0 / Audacity
Phone patch /Skype
Bose Multi-media speaker system (Companion 2)

Additional Skills

Can write and produce copy both for radio and tv (separate fee)
Again, full time writer/producer/anncr on spots as diverse as HBO & other cable promos, sweeps news promos and varied short form features and series, both news and entertainment, documentary long and short form.
Big history buff. Lyricist.

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