Jeffrey Hedquist

Wide range, conversational, comedic, believable, corporate, quirky ++

Voice Description

Announcer - friendly, wry, warm retail, hard sell, romantic, folksy, classic Don Pardo/Gary Owens/Walter Cronkite, 40's-50's newsreel, sportscaster, DJ, newsman, deep smooth, stentorian, conversational, wise guy attitude, testosterone overload, foggy-voice dude, whiner, down home good ol' boy, uptight twit, snooty, contained anger, flat ironic wry guy, movie trailer guy, guy next door.

Dialogue - comedic, natural, believable, improvisational

Real People - regular guy, executive, blue collar, husband, clueless dad, farmer, professor

Characters - Santa, Old timer, twisted monster, quirky dork, charismatic preacher, overblown pedantic, film noir detective, New Yawk guys from the block, deadpan Mark Fenske-type, whimsical Lorenzo Music-type, Hal Riney, Sam Elliott, Denis Leary

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

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 have ISDN in my studio
• 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

Fairfield, Iowa, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British (many variations), Irish, Indian, Eastern European, Brooklyn, Uppah New England, Midwest Country, Southern, Scandinavian, German, Yiddish, Boston Brahman, Jamiacan

My Voice Experience

National commercials for AFLAC, Goodyear, Delta Airlines, American Heart Association, Ford, NAPA,Cingular, Black & Decker, Subway, Coca-Cola, The Body Shop, Time-Life
Dutch Boy Paint, Jeep, Konica, CIGNA, Boston Market, Target.

Thousands of commercials running regionally & locally. Many audiobooks, including 27 versions of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Thousands of narrations for training, education, motivation, inspiration, entertainment, on-hold marketing and station promos, politicals.

My Training

Marice Tobias, Marc Cashman, National Audio Theatre Festival, Meisner Technique acting classes, stand up comedy, improv, singer/songwriter, poet, director, storyteller, producer, writer, seminar-giver, MC

My Studio Equipment

Acoustically neutral, silent floating studio with separate control room

Mics: Neumann U-87s, Sennheiser 416, Shure SM58

ProTools HD version 8 (with dozens of plug ins), Mackie 24/8 console, Telos Zephyr ISDN, Telos One & Symetrix TI-101 telephone interfaces, ART SLA 1 amp, JBL 4312 monitors

Huge SFX libraries: Sound Ideas, Holophonics, more

Licensed music: Killer Tracks, DeWolfe, Omnimusic, Manchester, Canary, Manhattan

Additional Skills

guitarist, singer-songwriter, stand-up comic, presenter, writer, director, improv performer

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Deadpan - Quirky

Conversation - Dialogue

Real People


Classic Announcers



Direct Response




TV Promos

Folksy - Older


Radio Imaging - Country

Radio Imaging - Classic Rock



Friendly - Warm

Deep - Smooth

Hard Sell


Light & Intimate