Justin Kemppainen

Deep, velvet, soothing, narrator, malleable

Voice Description

My voice is very deep in normal conversation tone; ever since I was 16 people have been mistaking me for my father. It is very smooth in tone, but incredibly dynamic and expressive; there's no monotone here.

I can put a wide spectrum of exuberance into a narration style voice, whether it be for a calmer, documentary style, or something that requires something fused with an energetic quality.

I can sing, on key, in accents and character voices or with proper, real tone and timbre.

My falsetto is strong, and I can range to a higher tone for female or childlike voices with a large measure of versatility.

Presentational quality tends to be more theatric and charismatic in nature, as though speaking to a large audience.

I'm really capable of molding my voice to do a lot of things, and I'm always trying more and more with it.

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)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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 have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Minnesota, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents: Scottish, Irish, British, Cockney, Russian, French, German, Jamaican, Indian, Native American, Scandinavian, Southern, Bostonian, New Yorker

Character archetypes: old prospector, surfer, country lawyer, baptist preacher, mobster, mob boss, a million others

Character voices: ones I've actually performed are:
Rod & Nickie (Avenue Q)
Grimgnaw (Neverwinter Nights)
Legato Bluesummers (Trigun)
Elmo (Sesame Street)
King of Town, Homsar, Homestar (homestarrunner.com)
Dinobot, Waspinator (Beast Wars)
Yoda (Star Wars)
Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
Meatwad (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
Kiff, Horrible Gelatinous Blob, The Giant Brain, Robot Santa (Futurama)
Vincent Price
Henry Kissinger
All characters (Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series)

I can usually, decently emulate a lot of character voices, I just have to try.

My Voice Experience

Personal voice project 'Auditory Odyssey' for senior seminar.

Pre-show recorded announcements for the University's Proscenium Theater, Black Box Theater, and Edson Auditorium

My Training

University of Minnesota Morris:

BA in Theater Arts (emphasis on voice-acting)

BA in Communication, Media, and Rhetoric

Online freelance work writing news, reviews, and editorials for the Examiner, title of Minnesota Game Examiner

Novelist Experience: personally written a full-length science fiction novel of 136,000 words

My Studio Equipment

I have my own home studio; I use an iMac G5 with ProTools 7 and various microphone equipment to do all of my recording. I am capable of recording, editing, and polishing everything on my own.

Additional Skills

I have the ability to be incredibly imaginative and creative, but I also can do very well with specific directions.

I work hard, plain and simple, and I work with haste and efficiency. I don't settle for something half-baked, I put everything I have into a project.

I can handle requests of any shape and size, and I'm always excited to try something new.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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