Kate Porter

Sincere,Warm, Intelligent,Humorous, Strong,Happy,

Voice Description

Producers have called Kate Porter's voice intelligent, warm and real, friendly, professional, womanly,strong,smooth and "authoritative without being over-bearing".

She does medical, technical and business presentations as well as character voices for children's books.

When narrating, her voice acting is unique and engaging. With documentaries, her intelligence and interest are heard in her voice, adding comprehension for the viewer.

Kate is excellent at character voices for Animation.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Boy
• Middle Age Female
• 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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• 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 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 offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Professional Woman..(age 35+) capable, intelligent, warm, interesting, strong but approachable

Quirky and/or "spacey"

Very old woman (70+) "Granny", older Mother, "spinster", both warm or cranky

Animation CHARACTERS in general, male and female, children and animals of all kinds.

The Harry Potter type "dark side"...witches, demons, etc.

Reader for Children's Audio Books, kids voice, old, young, witches, animals of all types, etc.

My Voice Experience

After many years of doing national commercials (Toyota, L'Ermitage Hotels, Del Monte, Gallo, Best Western, & S&W Coffee,California Lottery, etc.) Kate was honored in 1992 to be one of the first Narrators in the VO industry to be given an EMMY. It was "peer reviewed" by industry members, something for which she was especially proud.

This award was given for her Narraton of 19 segments for PBS's KOCE production "Cycles of Life: Exploring Biology". The project is still being aired on America's PBS stations and is used in Colleges and Hi Schools across the US and in Canada.

"Friends have told me they've seen the series and heard me in England and Italy.That's great fun!"

Kate has just finished narrating "Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome", a tutorial for Dr's & Nurses about the deadly results of neglecting to diagnose and treat a common condition resulting from the use of psychotropic drugs. The documentary is also being viewed by medical students.

Kate worked in the LA market for her entire career, earning a living during many of those years. She was with Vanessa Gilbert and continued with Vanessa when she moved to the Tisherman Agency in Burbank where she is now one of the primary partners.

Coming to the Palm Springs area and building a professional home recording studio has allowed Kate to do VO work "long distance".

Early on, "The VoiceCaster" founder and owner, Bob Lloyd, was Kate's first VO agent after he discovered her when she was a commercial Actor at the Ann Wright Agency where Bob was an Agent there.

My Training

"Doing voice work and being an actor, singer, journalist, photographer,performer and video producer for Time/Warner Desert Cities here in the Palm Springs area as well as working in the LA market for many years is how I learned what I do and how to do it. During that time I regularly took Animation and VO workshops in LA and many a brush up seminar saw me front row being a VO geek."

Kate takes particular pleasure in working with a Director who knows exactly what he or she wants. She says she loves "hitting the mark"and her narration work with PBS has earned her accolades from the Video Production industry.

My Studio Equipment

Kate uses a MacBook Pro and the Shure SM7B mic.

She can do full production of spot... VO, music, copy

Kate will go anywhere in So.Cal for recording, but several local studios are state of the art and priced affordably.

Additional Skills

Kate Porter is a published Writer and writes copy and produces radio and TV commercials for worthy causes.She also sings and is an ASCAP songwriter and member of TAXI.

Kate conceived and produced "AnimalChat" for 5 years, a weekly half hour TV show "celebrating animals and the people who love them". She followed that with 4 years of "Time Warner Cares", where she profiled local charities and their services.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

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Contact Information

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• Kate Porter was last active on Voice123 240 days ago

Kate Porter Picture at Voice123
Loving All Animals 30 sec PSA

People of the Bear Mother

Medical Training Film

Best Western

VO Demo