Warm & Soothing, Upbeat Character Specialist
Amusing announcer for game shows or commercials; attractive, classy, sultry, smooth for romantic novels; natural, believable storyteller for folk tales and comedy routines with impressions; booming, burly voice with attitude for fantasy video games(Scottish accent optional); calming, caring, concerned elderly father figure for dialogue or narrations; energetic, youthful teenager for book narrations, TV, or commercials; confident, cocky cowboy for westerns; caring, conversational, guy next door for narrations or TV; crazy, creepy,kooky, humorous,and playful characters for cartoons; phycologically dark villain; warm, smooth, fun, knowledgeable, scientific and educational presenter for kids programs; warm, folksy with character dialects/Irish, Scottish, Southern for documentaries and book narrations; crazy, funny, Frenchman for cartoons or comedy shows; friendly, funny, high energy game show host; genuine, German for host/MC; happy, high energy, humorous cartoon characters for TV; smooth, sarcastic interviewer for comedic news reports; Irish conversational storyteller; Italian, New York Mobster for TV, movies, and books; Jewish father for books or TV; confident, motivational speaker for presentations; movie trailer narrator for comedies and dramas; believable, nervous, wimpy nerd with speech impediment for cartoons; smooth, confident, professional newscaster; royal king (father or grandfather) for TV or books; superhero for TV, video games; surfer dude for cartoons
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• 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
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• 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 offer translation 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
Reno, Nevada, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Accents/Dialects: smooth Irish storyteller, or energetic Leprechaun; Scottish dwarf, hobbit, wizard, warrior; sophisticated, high class, English business type fellow; believable, lower class, Cockney thief; Liverpudlian/Beatles; cartoon like Jamaican Rastafarian; smooth, deep sounding or over the top comedic Frenchman; cartoon Swedish/Sweedy Chef; stereotypical German sounding scientist; smooth Italian lover from Italy; Italian, New York mobster; Southern gentleman; country bumpkin; Australian outback/Crocodile Hunter; stereotypical Eastern Indian store clerk/phone operator.
Impersonations/Characterizations: Jim Carrey; Robin Williams; Godfather; Christopher Walken; Christopher Lee; Ian McKellen; Jim Gaffigan, Nathan Lane
Disney animated movies: Aristocats, Robin Hood, Princess and the Frog, etc.; Warner Bros. cartoons: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc. Hanna Barbara cartoons: Yogi Bear, Bobo, Quick Draw Mcgraw, Shaggy, etc., Dreamworks animation: Shrek and Donkey, Kung Fu Panda, etc.; Family Guy: Peter, Stewie, Quagmire, Clevland, Herbert, Bruce etc.
My Voice Experience
My family will argue that I have been acting all of my life; especially, when it comes to voices. The first voices I ever remember copying or mimicking would have to be Disney's "Jungle Book". I would go from the raspy, fun, big bear Baloo to the stern, hard headed, more sophisticated Bagheera. Then I would switch from the smooth, dangerous, confident Shere Khan to the buzzards that were based off the Beatles even before I knew who the Beatles were. King Louie and Kaa kind of sounded the same to me. When I recognized they had different personalities, it was easy for my 7 year old brain to adapt.
I have used my talents for many years. Whether it's to entertain a group of people for 20 mins with a story from Eddie Izzard, or if you want me to sing with a southern accent on stage for musical theatre, it makes me happy to entertain and make people happy. From reciting movies while the volume is turned down to narrating books, and finding out voices I never knew I had, I enjoy it all! I have gained more voices over the years as well as held on to the ones I've done since the beginning.
All it takes is that one "yes" to make an amateur into a professional.
I have done live performances of Musical Theatre and straight Theatre in Nevada and Illinois for an extensive amount of years. I was awarded the Theatre Student of the Year Award in 2009. I am also nominated for a Forte Award coming in November, 2016.
Film (3 Tickets to Paradise) and TV (Idaho Boys) for a few years. Narrating audiobooks through ACX, and voicing commercials for American Express.
I have been attending online over workshops through Dave Fennoy and Dan Levine for over a year. I also have been mimicking voices all my life.
My Studio Equipment
I have the VO: 1-A Harlan Hogan Signature Series Microphone; Scarlett Solo 2nd Generation Audio Interface; Acer Laptop/Notebook w/Audacity and Reaper installed; and a walk in closet sound booth accessible to me at my convenience.
Well, I've been drawing since I was able to pick up a crayon. I've been playing instruments since I was 12, which include the clarinet and penny whistle. I started my stage career at 16 when I learned how to sing (discovered I had a voice), dance and act all in the same year with "The Music Man." At 18 I taught myself how to juggle. Went to college for Theatre and studied the many sides of acting for many, many years, and here I am now doing my best to use my talents to make a career for myself. The rest, as they say, is history.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
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