Joe Trela

Relatable, natural, educated, energetic, character

Voice Description

Resonant, projecting, with a wide range. Can do gruff and friendly – somebody’s uncle or great-uncle - or not-so-friendly (“YOU WILL BOW DOWN!”). I also have some well developed character voices at hand. Precise pronunciation/enunciation for business/technical work (with emphasis on key words to keep the listener’s interest). I can interpret a script or a joke in a manner that maximizes it’s effectiveness, and I’m both relaxed in the studio and ready to incorporate directions and suggestions.

And yes, I was that guy on that show.

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

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 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British, New York/Brooklyn, Snooty, Announcer/Newsreeler, Nerdy, "Fishman", Witchy, Gremlinesque, Hamsteresque, Ed Wynn, James Mason, Villainous, Santa

My Voice Experience

Air & Earth LLC -
Audio Visual Consultants
Drive80 Studios
Eipix Entertainment
Elephant Games Ltd.
Envision Video Studios
Eule Film Gmbh -
Hudson Robotics -
iSuture - Si-Bone -
Interactive Advantage Corporation - ongoing eLearning project
Marty Snider & Associates for Mars, Incorporated
Maximizer Hubspot -
Nevada State Bank -
Project Management Institute - ongoing eLearning project
Revhealth - ongoing eLearning project
War Room, Inc.

My Training

Beginning and intermediate classes from The Voice Factory, based in San Francisco.

Graduate of the Voices For All Master Class, based in Albany, NY.

VoiceMedia, Lafayette, CA. - classes on character voices, narration, commercial recording, audiobooks, etc. under Susan McCollom and others.

Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Burbank, California - Intermediate and Advanced Voice Acting Workshops under Tony Oliver.

My Studio Equipment

Home studio - soundproof booth, ADK A-51DLX and Blue Yeti microphones, MacBook Pro running Audacity

Access to full-featured recording studio (phone patch, mixing board, etc.) at VoiceMedia in Lafayette, CA

Additional Skills

I have a technical background (B.S. in planetary science), so reading and pronouncing complex and/or scientific terms is not a problem. I also have years of experience in over-the-phone technical support (where you have to be precise, understandable and empathetic for hours at a time).

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Additional Information

• Currently Joe Trela is a Standard subscriber.
• Joe Trela was last active on Voice123 281 days ago

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