Joe Shepherd

character specialist, energetic, funny, dramatic

Voice Description

A voice tells -- a character sells! Ranked in the top 10% of all Voice123 talents by voice seekers like you, I specialize in lively, fun, and memorable characters that bring your words to life. Whether dramatic or silly, narration or animation, a strong, believable character is always at the heart of a successful voice project. From bumbling bumpkin to evil genius, excited everyman to crusty aristocrat; unique freak to average Joe, let me turn your project into the attention-grabbing product everyone will want to hear.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• 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
• Adult content

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 can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Midwest, Tennessee, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Southern twang or drawl, British working class or upper crusty, cartoony French, pirate, California dude, New Yorker, cowboy, spry old man, mischievous little kid, cackling witch, simpleton sidekick, friendly mascot, pompous announcer, superhero, sniveling nerd, insane laughter, and weird creature sounds. Anything else you need? Let me know!

My Voice Experience

"Loved working with Joe! We targeted a difficult character - an old-timey newsreel-type guy with some added "flair" - for an internal comedy project we were working on, and he nailed it. He also delivered the read and the files within a day of getting the script, with no necessary redos. Joe is an easy-going, professional guy that gets the job done, and I'll use him again if I can."

Mark Halloran
Marketing Communications Manager
Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.

Your peers have spoken. My audition rankings, by voice seekers like you, put me in the top 10% of all Voice123 talents.

With a Peabody award hanging on my studio wall, a degree from Emerson College in broadcasting, and multiple years of theater training under my belt, I bring a dynamic blend of experience to your project. Having worked on stage and on both sides of the microphone, I am more than just a professional voice actor; I am a producer and performer who knows what it takes to maximize the material, whether it's a 30-second spot or a long-form dramatic piece.

My Training

-BA from Emerson College, Boston, MA: Mass Communications/Radio
-Six years of theater training
-"Art of Voiceover" training course. Instructors: James Alburger and Penny Abshire
-"Radio Actors Playhouse" training course. Instructor: Joe Loesch

My Studio Equipment

Firebox PC recording interface with Cubase digital editing software. Shure KSM27 condenser microphone. I have multiple years of experience with digital recording end editing going back to its early days in the 90's.

Additional Skills

Writing and editing (I am a published author and editor), music (bass and drums), digital audio editing. Six years of theater training.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Contact Information

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Character Samples

Commercial Clips

Anchor and reporter characters

Animation Narration

When Money Talks

Newsreel Narrator