John De Bono

Warm, friendly, enthusiastic, authoritative

Voice Description

Many characters, soundalikes
Wide variety of styles and accents

BBC style BRITISH voice talent
Recognisable and popular voice & presenter
Highly experienced broadcaster
Authoritative yet caring, serious, sincere for narrations & documentaries
Powerful, warm, humourous or darker for commercials, trailers
Reassuring and well-timed for corporates / business presentations / sales / training / websites.
IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
Funny, comic,light-hearted where required
Many accents, many voices
"Classic voice-over" to "friend next door"
Genuine Brit RP(received pronunciation)
BBC sound English and many regional / country variations - from northerner to old thespian

Sound-alikes: Barack Obama, Piers Morgan (CNN), Sean Connery (James Bond), John Cleese (Python), Patrick Stewart (X-Men), Hugh Laurie (House), Robert Powell (Jesus of Nazareth), Donald/Kiefer Sutherland, David Attenborough (Nature), Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear), Sir John Gielgud Shakespearean etc.

“A consummate pro” (Porsche GB)
"A real professional - and easy to work with" (BBC)
"Saved us, on more than one occasion..." (ITV)

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 - British
• 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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect 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 offer copywriting services
• I offer translation 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

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

A wide-range of accents and sound-alikes:

British BBC, Royal Family, posh, cockney, London, most British regional:
Modern warm British (Benedict Cumberbatch "Sherlock Holmes")
Brown sauce North Country UK (Sean Bean)
West Country
Scottish accountant (Gordon Brown)
Irish wry (Terry Wogan)
From posh mayor Boris Johnson to cockney entertainer Jonathan Ross
Donald Sinden, Sir John Gielgud type classical actor
Richard Burton intense
West Indian / Caribbean English
American English - East or West Coast, Southern rural
Generic African, Australian, French, German, Italian, Far Eastern, Spanish, Polish.

My Voice Experience

Based in London, England, John de Bono’s work covers radio, TV, commercials, voice-over, websites, training and conferences worldwide. He is often in Soho voicing commercials and TV documentaries.

John has written, directed, produced and presented over 1000 hours of programmes across all the major UK TV and radio networks and has voiced many commercials and television programmes. He has also directed and voiced many hundreds of TV trailers.

John has been heard on the ABC TV network in the USA and in Australia, Canada and South Africa.

John started in BBC Radio as a music and arts presenter/producer. After spells at Channel 4 TV and ITV he started his own promotions and production company and went on to help launch over 12 national networks in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Corporate clients have included British Telecom, Johnson+Johnson, Lufthansa, MTV, Porsche and Rolls-Royce.

He is well-known in London for his versatility, professionalism and sense of humour.

My Training

BSc(Econ)2:1 honours from London School of Economics.
20+ years broadcast professional at management / perfomer levels.
BBC-trained journalist and on-air performer.
Keen rock and jazz guitarist !

My Studio Equipment

An experienced audio producer (with several soundtracks and hit singles to his name), John has his own London digital multitrack studio facility and can supply finished productions in all normal digital file formats – WAV, MP3, AIFF, AAC etc. – as well as broadband, digital delivery, tape or disc.

An extensive effects and production music library plus many vintage and modern plug-ins means jobs can be sweetened or finished in-house to order.

Quick turnarounds are a speciality.

Additional Skills

Long broadcast experience and success in:

business management

John can also book other talent on your behalf, and has excellent contacts throughout the world to help your production if required.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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TV Commercials

American mid-Atlantic

Presentations sales and web

Sound-alike impersonations

TV Show narrations

TV shows and movies

TV trailers

Videogame & Movie Trailers



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