John E Arnold

Voice reflects humor, irony, sarcasm, authority.

Voice Description

Producers and agents have said he has a good voice for radio and voice-overs. Voice is deep, expressive, and can reflect professional authority, humor, irony, sarcasm, and a smiling, teasing face. An expressive voice for narrations, a humorous and fun voice for commercials, along with a smooth voice for professional presentations. Associates have described his voice sometimes as like Garrison Keilor or sometimes like Walter Cronkite. He's made over 600 speeches, been a regular on a weekly radio show, presented his book talk on 80 talk radio programs, and performed a narrative on the local NPR affiliate.

Arnold would like voice over contracts to add to his platform as a professional speaker and author.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• 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 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 have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, Kansas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Arnold's native language is English and he's lived in all parts of the U.S. picking up bits and pieces of our regional dialects. Southern, Texas, Norwegian, Irish, French, and German accents can be performed. A good ole boy from the country, an immigrant, an Irish Priest, any telling a joke that uses the others.
He was in the Peace Corps in the Philippines and learned Ilocano, a bit of Tagalog, some Spanish, and studied French in undergrad school.
He's currently taking Spanish lessons.

My Voice Experience

Many professional speeches.
600 in one six year period selling a major highway project to the six counties and thirty-six cities in the Denver Metro area, and professional presentations on project finance to international bankers encouraging their participation.
Hundreds of interviews with television and radio interrogators as a highway chief executive and city manager in seven cities over 30 years.
A special narration for the local NPR affiliate on JFK and my experience in his Peace Corps during his assassination.
Video tapes promoting speeches and books written.

My Training

Masters Degree in Public Administration with emphasis on city management, several seminars in presentation skills taught and learned.
New York City Publicity Summit and Jess Todtfelt's Interview Seminar.
Wrote a compensated weekly column in a local newspaper for six years.
Published two non-fiction books.
Speaker's training from Jack Barnard in Los Angeles, video with him at the Beverly Hills Country Club.
35 years in the public sector routinely selling a product, a policy, or a program of action, offering reasoning and examples of benefits and costs and always urging action.

My Studio Equipment

Arnold has his own studio for voice recordings and can independently produce audio files in a variety of formats.

He is also willing to travel to other studios for special needs.

Additional Skills

Plays piano, guitar, and drums professionally in the past.
A fan of old movies and old character actors, having picked up some voice techniques therefrom.
He is experienced and knowledgeable about all sports except hockey and plays golf.
He can dance and can cook.
Has written FALLBACK POSITION, fully titled, Anyone Who Can Be Fired Needs a FALLBACK POSITION, Preparing a Contingency Plan for the Worst Case Scenario.
Also Tryin' Hard to Mellow Out, a collection of essays on Governance, Leadership, Strange Things, and What the Future Holds.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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