John Roorda

Friendly and conversational, warm and genuine - The "guy next door"

Voice Description


Deep and rich, without sounding overly gravelly or "announcer". Natural age range of 30s to 40s, with a neutral midwestern accent. I can deliver a wide range, from the conversational and sincere "guy next door", to confident and authoritative high-energy retail reads, to deep and manly, to the deep and intense promo and trailer voice. I'll bring your explainer videos and corporate training projects to life with the friendly sound of a trusted professional, and I'll bring excitement and energy to your hard sell retail reads and children's toy projects.

I'm available for a wide range of voice over projects with quick turnaround, including:
Radio and TV Commercials
Promo and trailer
E-Learning, Training, and Explainer Videos
Telephony, On-Hold and IVR
Medical and Technical Narration


As a VO professional, my success is dependent on your success. As your partner in a project, working with me will be every bit as easy as if I were in the studio next to you. You can count on me for quick turnaround, clear and prompt communication, and any pick-ups and revisions necessary to ensure complete satisfaction.


As a VO professional, I take pride in the quality of my finished audio. I record in a custom double-walled isolation booth to deliver great sound with no outside interruptions. My audio equipment includes industry-standard microphones such as a Sennheiser 416 and Electro-Voice RE320. You can connect to my studio remotely via phone patch, Skype, or SourceConnect, or ISDN bridge to sit in and direct your project live.

Feel free to email me at, or call at 708-651-8135 to discuss your next project. Thanks!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age 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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

Highland, Indiana, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

North American - Midwestern US

My Voice Experience

Unknown - Click here to ask John Roorda

My Training

One-on one and workshop coaching with Rick Wasserman, Bill DeWees, David Rosenthal and Elaine Clark of the Global Voice Acting Academy, and Second City.
BA Radio / Television, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Radio advertising sales and copywriting at WLS-AM Chicago

My Studio Equipment

Sennheiser MKH416 shotgun condenser microphone
CAD Equitek E100 condenser microphone
Electro-Voice RE320 dynamic microphone
Universal Audio Apollo Twin interface / virtual console
Twisted Wave and Audacity DAW
Custom double-walled sound isolation booth

Additional Skills

Unknown - Click here to ask John Roorda

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

To contact John Roorda by email or phone, please click here.

Additional Information

• Currently John Roorda is a Standard subscriber.
• John Roorda was last active on Voice123 62 days ago

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John Roorda - Commercial Demo

John Roorda - Corporate and E-Learning demo

John Roorda - Narration Demo

John Roorda - Aggressive - Confident

John Roorda - High Energy - Bright - Happy

John Roorda - Sophisticated - Professional

John Roorda - Audiobook - Fiction