John Rakestraw

Character actor, Guy Next Door, Strong, Smooth

Voice Description

Warm, personable, funny, creative. Mr. Rakestraw is a veteran actor and online broadcaster. He has worked on BlogTalkRadio,NPR, Google+ Hangouts On Air, movies, acted in theater productions and emceed live events. John has a wide range with his voice.

warm for narrations.

warm, sexy, informed and fun for commercials

smooth and profesional for presentations

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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

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 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 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

, Oregon, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British (Upper Class & Cockney), German, Russian, American Southern, American East Coast ( New York, New Jersey), Australian, Canadian, Irish

My Voice Experience

Host of a Online Talk Show about Writing, Tech, Creativity.

Online book readings, Dramatic readings and interviews.

My Training

Private voice and acting training

My Studio Equipment

Windows 8.1 computer
Zoom H4n

Additional Skills

I have a vast understanding of technology, tech vocabulary and what it means, technology terms, environmental terms and vocabulary.

Payment Methods Accepted

• 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

Contact Information

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