John Knouse

Honest, No hype, Professional, Southern Character

Voice Description

I* have a deep resonant voice, that delivers with authority, conveys trustworthiness, honesty,a salt of the earth sound, truthfulness, caring, and believable. The "age" sound and range is vast,from a man in his early 30s to middle age or a very old man. My voice has been described as being unique and memorable. I am adaptable character voice actor with a wide range, have performed as Mark Twain, can have a Sam Elliott sounding voice or the accent of a slow talking Texan (which I am) or a "good ole boy" or a sophisticated, highly educated delivery. A native Texan, with genuine Texas and Southern accents,such as a cowboy in the old wild west(think Gus or Call in Lonesome Dove)or a southern gentleman (Deep South),yet can deliver a straight forward radio announcer tag with no accent. My voice coach believes I sound much like the "Wolf Brand Chili" guy. Technical or medical terminology are not a problem. I am highly educated(BA and JD degrees from SMU),professionally voice-trained in voice acting, knowledgeable in legal, medical, and engineering terminology, and precise at narration, especially in instructional videos,educational, historical (i.e. Smithsonian and museums), and audio book narratives, with a smooth, professional, and polished presentation ability. I am a professionally trained singer,classical to rock.

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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• 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

None

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
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

The Voice of God; Sam Elliott; Mark Twain Character; Texas Cowboy; Deep Southern Accent; Physician; Friendly neighbor: Your favorite relative; and a Boris Karloff scary voice.

My Voice Experience

I have studied extensively private lessons with pros and have taken numerous workshops in voiceover areas. Bettye Zoller, a well known voiceover talent, voice coach, and and published voice instructor, is my coach. I have professionally created voiceover demos made after extensive study and rehearsal. I am the voice of Tom Ryman at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (Grand Old Oprey Auditorium)I have performed as Mark Twain. I was a national thespian. I have already begun working for major advertising agencies in Dallas and I was immediately signed by one of Dallas' biggest voiceover and on camera agents.

My Training

SMU Bachelors of Arts 1966, SMU School of Law Juris Doctor 1968, Board Certification in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization 1977, Voiceover Workshops with Bettye Zoller, Voicesvoices(website) (six), Private instruction in voiceovers from Bettye Zoller 2009, Liturgist at St. Andrew's Methodist Church, Plano Member St. Andrew's Chancel Choir, National Thespian Society, I have been taking voice singing lessons for the past 5 years, sing classical pieces in Italian, French and German and sang in choirs in St Peter's Basilica in 2012 and in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, this past Labor Day, 2014.

My Studio Equipment

Compaq computer, Sweetwater professional recorcing equipment, and building my own studio now, including Samson C01U condenser microphone, pre-amps, speakers, mic stands, soundproofing, editing programs, etc., as well as ready access to the professional recording studio and the professional directing of Bettye Zoller, as additional resources.

Additional Skills

I play and accompany myself on guitar, 5 string banjo and piano. I have 46 years of legal experience as a trial lawyer selling judges and juries in representing the interests of others, which includes the ability to think on my feet, since criminal trials are tried by ambush. Board Certified by the Texas Bar Association in Criminal Law.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• 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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Demos
Example of Radio Announcer Tag

Rose Island Project

Rose Island Salesman

Texas a Whole Nuther Country

Old River Boat Capt

Eggs Do not Care Commercial

Southern Character Commercial

Borden Ice Cream Commercial

Philosphy Commercial

Medical Narrative Example