James F. Finnen


Voice Description

Classic announcer. 1930's. 1940's. 1950's. 1960's. News Director and Sportscaster-type presentation. Mature. Responsible. Trustworthy. Credible. Impeccable diction. Academically trained. Hint of whimsy. Rich baritone / bass. Big, deep, booming voice. No regionalisms. Laid back style made popular by Hal Riney.

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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies

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 have Source Connect 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 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

Irish, Spanish, German, Italian

My Voice Experience

Retired Radio Announcer, News Director, Play-by-Play Broadcaster. Extensive experience in Sports Public Address Announcing (football, basketball, baseball, etc.)

My Training

English/Speech major - University at Albany (NY). Cambridge School of Radio & Television Broadcasting, NYC. Oral Interpretation of Literature and Poetry. Background in Phonetics, Diction, Debate, Speech Correction.

My Studio Equipment

I have access to a VocalBooth.com Platinum Series (double-wall) booth with a Shure KSM27 microphone and SM Pro Audio TB202 Tube PreAmp. I use Audacity on a Dell E310. The studio has phone patch capabilities. I can send WAV, mp3 or AIFF files.

I also have easy access to several top-level, full service recording studios in my area with SourceConnect capabilities.

Additional Skills

Longtime church Lector - biblical passages and other readings. Emcee at corporate, government, collegiate and religious functions.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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