John Bates

Character Actor, Everyman, Theatrical, Baritone

Voice Description

An animated baritone for casual non-character projects, can provide dramatic narration, very adaptable and can adjust on the fly, talented mimic, high-pitched and energetic for 'small' characters, slow and deep for 'large' characters, a baritone singing voice capable of reaching most 2nd Tenor notes, and some Bass notes. Highly energetic personality. Good vocal control.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

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

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer


My Home Base

, Georgia, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Natural American, English (Proper, Cockney, Stuffy), Irish/Scottish, Viking, Pirate, Latin, Shakespearean, Theatrical, Tidewaters, Midwestern, Southern, Hillbilly, Western, Monstrous, Demonic, Jack Sparrow (Somewhat), Mad Scientist, German, Russian, Nasal, and can mimic most accents or voices that I hear.

My Voice Experience

A long time ago, in a large house far far away, a young boy began repeating the lines he heard on the television - everything from M*A*S*H to Ace Ventura. After a while he found that he was quite good at controlling his voice and making funny noises come out of it. And thus, a star was born!

Many years later, working a dead-end job, a friend and old hand in the voiceover business, Scott Hilley, offered to give the young man lessons and help him record a demo tape. He was very excited, and did so with glee. His first exprience in a recording booth produced his very first demo tape, which is available for listening to, which also accrued his very first audition which gained his very first lack of hire.

The young man is still fresh faced, however, and having just started out his career hopes to put his considerable talents at your feet, and entertain or inform your customers or employees in whatever charming or authoritarian way you see fit. Please hire him. He begs you.

My Training

Scott Hilley's Vocal Workshop
Cassandra Gabrell's Vocal Studio
Video Production at Grayson Technical School
7yrs Live Theatre experience with New London Community Theatre

My Studio Equipment

I have a headset with a microphone and Audacity editor. I can eliminate white noise and slightly enhance my voice, but other than that I lack the equipment to record high quality audio, and the finances to acquire said equipment.

Additional Skills

I am a hard worker, I take direction very well and have a charming sense of humor. I work well with others, and I'm willing to do anything necessary to finish a project I'm working on. I might not have a lot of experience, but I am dedicated and dependable.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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