Michael Butchin

Character Actor, Accents, Professional/Educational

Voice Description

I have done extensive character work, specializing in various accents from around the world, playing roles for computer games and cartoons. I have exceptional comic timing, and a vocal range of approximately three octaves.

In addition, I have an authoritative light baritone for narrations and educational presentations.

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 - Australian
• English - British
• 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer


My Home Base

, Pennsylvania, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents/Dialects: Russian (Educated Urbanite, and Rough Country dwellers); British (Southern England standard, South London Cockney, Northern England, Yorkshire, Scots Lallans, Scots Heilan); Romanian; Hungarian; German; Austrian; North American Standard; Philadelphia Italian; Yiddish, New York Yiddish

Gravelly-voiced, smooth voiced, Professorial, commanding, falsetto, Cartoon Style caricature voices, mimicry.

My Voice Experience

I have voiced characters for Bethesda Games, specifically, game mods for The Elder Scrolls series: I have voiced Dunmer, Argonians, and Khajit. I played two roles for the mod "Heart of the Dead," and several other fan-made game mods.

I have worked for BionicDance Animation on number of CGI cartoons, mostly character work involving accents.

My Training

I come from a theater family, though I have had no formal training. We have been involved in Opera, theater, and musical theater, and musical performance.

Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my father and several uncles practicing theater craft and watching from backstage how productions are done, playing improv games, and watching the work of stage managers and the actors and actresses themselves.

I have also worked as a teacher and storyteller in front of groups of people, college classrooms and kindergarten classrooms.

My Studio Equipment

At home, I use a Rode Podcasting microphone with shock mount and pop-shield, and an Alessis mic. I use Audacity and Gold Wave on my computer, and I have a makeshift sound booth using sound dampening materials.

For more professional needs, I am close to Philadelphia and the recording studios available for use there.

Additional Skills

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cc0Q84JfbY My character appears at 10:40 (Dublin Stormfallow)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMiVuIOrxJ4 My character appears at 4:50 (The Collector)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-_run7kZBs Here, I play Shawn of Team Venom

Payment Methods Accepted

• 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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