Joel Slotkin

Deep, Resonant, Versatile, Quirky Characters

Voice Description

My natural voice is deep and resonant, but not heavy. I have a good ear and a highly trained, flexible voice. I can do professional narration for industry, or a variety of characters for commercial and other products, from regular guy to evil cartoon villain to hapless nerd to sarcastic New Yorker.

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

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)

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

My Home Base

, Maryland, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

No natural accent. Can do French, British, German, New York accents, among others. Good with character voices (e.g. Darth Vader, Marvin the Martian).

My Voice Experience

I've done narration for an online economics education project for an instructional design firm. I voiced a radio DJ and a soap opera doctor for an independent film. I was an evil genius super-villain in a book trailer demo. I was an angry cartoon banana for an online animation. I appeared on NPR reading passages from Beowulf. I've also recorded with a variety of singing groups, some of which involved spoken word performances (e.g. the Vincent Price monologue from Michael Jackson's "Thriller").

My Training

Intermediate and Advanced VO training with Taylor Korobow of The Voice Factory, San Francisco, 2004-2006. Five multi-week workshops averaging 12 hours each.

PhD in English literature, UC Berkeley
BA in English, Yale University

I've studied singing, piano, and music theory.

I have a lot of experience in a variety of choruses and a cappella groups. The latter involved solos and skits with a significant acting component.

My Studio Equipment

I have a 2009 HP desktop running Windows 7 64-bit, Pro Tools LE 8.0.4, an Mbox 2, and a RØDE NT1-A mic.

Additional Skills

I'm a highly experienced singer in a variety of styles from classical to pop, and can sing VERY LOW. I also have some experience arranging vocal music.

By day, I'm an English literature professor specializing in Shakespeare.

I have advanced writing and editing skills. I'd be happy to work on copy with you to make it clearer, punchier, funnier, you name it!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Narration Demo