John Jay

Character reads, impressions, good intensity

Voice Description

I have a very unique voice - I have been a morning radio talent for 14 years, and now afternoon talk. I have developed some great character voices, including some usable dialects and affectations. I can do a serviceable Sean Connery (who can't, though...!), Hank Hill, and a few others.

My voice isn't particularly deep, but it is pure, and sincere. The "everyman" VO is somewhat of a specialty. I can do intense & hard, but it's not my forte.

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
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• 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 have ISDN in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• 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

My Home Base

, Michigan, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British, Scottish (a barely understandable brogue - brutal & violent, but often very funny), great "downhome" southern US accent (hillbilly) that I've honed to a great degree of quality.

My Voice Experience

A broadcast professional for over 15 years, I have voiced everything from one time spots to national campaigns for companies like Pizza Hut & Pepsi. Mostly local though, but often times character driven spots that developed into running and popular campaigns.

Work for Silver Beach Productions in West Palm Beach, FL doing VO for video & film. Recent clients include SunFest (a WPB music festival) and a the related clients, including National City Bank & others, and several small private projects through SBP.

My Training

Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Kalamazoo, MI
Lake Michigan College - Benton Harbor, MI
- Communications & Media (journalism) studies.

Radio & Records Morning Show Bootcamp - 1994 - '98
- Numerous VO & production workshops & creative discovery sessions.

BitFest Dallas - 1998-'00
- Broadcast intensive live workshops with only talent, geared to show incentive & growth.

My Studio Equipment

Fully equipped radio station, all digital. I'm not an engineer - I know it all works & sounds top notch! I know we have ISDN and all the transfer goodies! If you must know what I have, I'll put you in touch with my engineer. He's a geek & will give you model numbers and Hz's out the ying yang.

Additional Skills

I'm not a dick.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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• John Jay was last active on Voice123 126 days ago