Jonathan Murphy

Character Specialist, offbeat, geek, Friendly

Voice Description

Warm, friendly, guy next door, geek-like, or snarky for commercial work.

A variety of characters for animation, games, and toys - including "middle-earth" characters, robots, monsters, animals, and plucky sidekicks.

Deep, booming, and smooth for announcer roles.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• 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
• 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

• 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

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

American, English, Irish, Quirky, Offbeat, Announcer, Old Radio, Middle-Earth Characters, Heroes, Robots, Monsters, Animals, Plucky Sidekicks, Geek, Friendly Guy, Snarky Guy,

My Voice Experience

I am a Cabinet of Curiosities: My brain holds the craziest collection of cool, offbeat, quirky characters and many clients have tapped into it!

If you visit Great America theme park ( in California, you'll hear my voice throughout the park doing a variety of characters announcing their live shows. I am the narrator for their Star Tower ride. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., they recently recorded me as the evil "Overlord" for the Haunt at many of their theme parks across the U.S.

I am "Danger Dude" on the upcoming national release of "The Grand Scream of Things" for for kindie recording artist AndyZ. I got the gig because of my versatility and my plucky cockney accent!

Elaine Clark (VoiceOne) has been my director for the voices I do seasonally for Verizon and for a prototype toy. She says, “Jonathan is a director’s dream. He comes in with great ideas and embraces direction. I can ask him to do four things and he'll do them all, plus add additional unexpected elements to his performance.”

I'd enjoy tapping into my cranium collection to come up with the perfect voice for you! You can see more of my work by visiting my website.

My Training

I have an A.A. in theater arts from the Foothill Theatre Conservatory. I have studied voiceover for the last 10 years at VoiceOne in San Francisco with extensive training in characters, dialects, ADR Looping, and on-camera acting from noted industry professionals including Bob Bergen,Ned Lott,Holly Dorff, Terry McGovern,Elaine Clark, and Mark Evanier.

My Studio Equipment

I have a private, in-home recording studio and use Audacity for recording and editing.

Additional Skills

I perform for the Festival Theatre Ensemble in their annual Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival. My roles have included Horatio in Hamlet, Touchstone in As You Like It, Bottom in Midsummer's Night's Dream, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest and was in drag as Lord Fancourt Babberley in Charley's Aunt.

I have also performed for children for the Theatre of All Possibilities and Palo Alto Children's Theatre.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

To contact Jonathan Murphy by email or phone, please click here.

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Character Demo

Commercial Demo

Great America Park Announcer

Carnevil Ringmaster

Evil - Comical Laughtrak