John Schumacher

Storyteller, Natural, Believable, Characters

Voice Description

Having been an actor for over 30 years, my approach is all about the character. Commercially, I am best suited for natural, honest storytelling and best friend spots. But - and this is where character comes in - I am also ready to use my vocal range to give you what your spot needs - whether that's a gritty manly automobile spot, a goofy professor for a twist on your training presentation, or an old-school announce when needed.

Having also been a Project Manager in the corporate world, I understand the requirements to deliver a polished sales or training presentation, and can dial it up for a hard sell or pull it back for a more relaxed sell.

I take direction well and know that listening to you is really the key to achieving the goal. The bottom line is I will work hard to deliver what you need to make your project successful.

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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies

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


My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I have a pretty good ear for dialect work. I can handle the following with ease, and can also work on any other accent/dialect to suit your needs.

East Coast: New York - Brooklyn, Bronx; New England
Midwest: Missouri, Minnesota, Chicago
South: Standard Southern, Appalachian, Georgia, Texas
UK: RP, Cockney, Standard; Irish; Scots
European: French, German

My Voice Experience

Unknown - Click here to ask John Schumacher

My Training

I studied Theatre at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Equity Apprenticeship at the Burt Reynolds' Jupiter Theatre
Master Acting classes with Burt Reynolds, Charles Nelson Reilly
Scene Study/On Camera: Ed Hooks, Hal Masonberg

Voice Over Training
Taylor Korobow - Commercial, Animation - The Voice Factory - San Francisco
Nancy Wolfson - Commercial, Script Analysis - Braintracks Audio - Los Angeles
Scott Holst - Commercial - Kalmenson & Kalmenson - Los Angeles
Huck Ligget - Commercial - Voicecaster - Los Angeles
Melique Berger - Animation - Kalmenson & Kalmenson - Los Angeles
Marsha Goodman - Animation - Voicecaster - Los Angeles
MJ Lallo - Commercial/Animation - Creating Voices - Burbank
Zach Hanks - Video Game - Soundawg Studio - Los Angeles
Pat Fraley - Narration - Studio City
Kelly Passinault - Narration - Burbank

Jim Cranna - San Francisco
Ted Michaels - Groundlings - Los Angeles

My Studio Equipment

Home studio for auditions:
MXL 009 USB Mic
Rode NTG 3 Shotgun
Macbook Pro - 2 GHz Intel Core i7; 4 GB RAM
Apogee Duet 2

Closest Production Facility - The Voicecaster
4 State of the Art Studios
ISDN - Telos Zephyr
Phone Patch

Additional Skills

Unknown - Click here to ask John Schumacher

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards

Contact Information

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