Jim McDonnell

helpful,resonant,rich & gravelly

Voice Description

Guy-next-door, Tenor, fun and silly for kids commercials, authoritative, friendly, cheerful, warm mid range, professional, assured. elearning, telephony, IVR, message on hold, MOH, audiobooks, weblogs, YouTube.

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Explainer videos
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other
• English - Irish

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
• Movie and game trailers

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 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

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

North American, SoCal, California, Irish, regional US & Canada, Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Jack Kennedy, George Takai, Sulu, Peter Lorie, Bullwinkle the Moose.

My Voice Experience

From Hell to Hollywood, Audie Murphy documentary. Music videos.
I worked in Asia doing radio and TV commercials for companies like Proctor & Gamble, Master Card, Wyeth Laboratories, San Miguel Beer, Asia Breweries (Carlsberg), Magnolia Ice Cream, and dozens of others. This came about as an extension of my being an ad agency copywriter and Creative Director.

My Training

Studied acting and performed in various bands onstage. Recently went through the Voice Over and Announcing course under Maria Mayzenet at Saddleback College in Orange County.

Protools Certified User. Actor, voice talent, personality, narrator,

My Studio Equipment

I have a 4x5 soundproof vocal booth and complete Apple DAW. I do voice over full time.
Neumann TLM102, MXL990s, AVID interface, ART Tube MP Studio Preamp, Korg Mixer, Behringer XENYX802 mixer board, Lexicon Alpha interface, CAD unidirectional condenser mic, a home sound engineering, studio, Protools 11, Adobe Audition for PC and Reaper and Cubase for MacBook. I have Audio Engineering Certification and can do 48 track editing of voice tracks, add sfx and music tracks and vocal layers. Also have access to a professional voice studio with ISDN if needed (optional). I often assist in engineering voice demos for trainers.

Additional Skills

Strong script and copy writing skills from years as a Creative Director for the Ball Partnership. Can also produce and direct radio / internet / podcast commercials.

I design album cover, design logotypes and book jackets as well as do my own photography and illustration.

Payment Methods Accepted


Contact Information

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