Josh Rachlis

Perfect for explainer videos - Friendly, Cool, Youthful, Casual, Real, Knowledgable, Helpful

Voice Description

NARRATIONS: Very real, approachable, friendly, enthusiastic thoughtful - like a real friend or neighbour telling you something helpful.

COMMERCIALS: I can do awkward very well, like a Michael Cera. Great comedic timing. I make the words sound like I'm coming up with them as I speak, rather than it being a script. I can sound sweet and friendly and innocent. I can also sound cool and aspirational, like a friendly, hip big brother.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• 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
• Adult content
• Songs
• 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

ACTRA (Canada) ACTRA (Canada)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch 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 offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Canadian, Scottish

My Voice Experience

You may know me as the voice of the claymation Dan The Chameleon from the Hubba Bubba Max commercial. I was chosen from a casting that included all of North America. And when the writer flew up from Chicago to Toronto to record me, he said I was the only person that auditioned who sounded like a real person who genuinely liked the product and was enthusiastic to talk about it. Also, sometime later I was in Bristol, England shooting a commercial with Oscar-winning Aardman Animation (I'm a Copywriter and was shooing a commercial I wrote). I asked them about the chameleon commercial, which they'd animated, and the person who'd worked on it said it had been a particularly fun spot to animate because the voice was so good.

On my own time, I've made short films doing the voice of a beaver puppet who moves to the city, and one doing the voice of a towel who writes a love song for a girl.

RADIO:
Newstalk 1010 CFRB in Toronto - Hosting talk radio
CBC Radio across Canada - Appearances telling stories on the shows DNTO and GO
CINA Radio 1650AM in Brampton - Weekly 15 minute movie reviews

COMMERCIALS:
Bell Mobility
Budweiser
Fairview Mall
Canada's Wonderland
James Ready Beer
Rogers Mobility
Wal-Mart
iLane
Zellers
McDonald's

My Training

I did Jodi Pape's voice acting class at ACTRA.

I'm a graduate of the esteemed Second City Conservatory Program, a year-long improv program that you have to audition for after you've taken all their other levels. I've also had a team with TheatreSports. A TheatreSports judge once told me that I did the best improvised rap he'd ever seen.

My Studio Equipment

At home I have an AKG Perception 120 Mic and MacBook with GarageBand.

I have access to a professional studio with an ISDN line.

Additional Skills

I've been a professional, award-winning Copywriter for many years, so I "get" commercials. I know what you're going for, what's important to you, and I'll make sure you get it.

I play guitar and write songs, so I have a natural musical sense for whenever that's useful.

I have extensive improv training and experience, so I can bring fresh words and ideas to any script, making it funnier than perhaps you even imagined.

I've had my own comedy troupe, I do stand-up comedy, I host award shows and I make comedy videos for my YouTube page.

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

Contact Information

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