Michael Grant

A clear male baritone voice (from which I sometimes happily depart) highly educated, understands how to deliver your message with punch!

Voice Description

A voice that inspires trust: clear, articulate, resonant. He delivers your message with punch, intelligence, and the emotion needed to tap into your audience's own needs and motivations--getting them to act on your message.

Michael offers the producer a SOLUTION to the problem of "who do we get to really make this project pop?" He is the VOICE PROBLEM SOLVER! Get your project completed with the perfect voice for it and get it out the door. Michael can help you make that happen.

VOICE STYLE/TYPE:
Michael's voice over type has been described as authentic, authoritative, trustworthy, charismatic, relatable, sophisticated, and knowledgeable. He can just as easily play the role of the guy next door, professor, corporate executive, business man, animals, inanimate objects, and even the voice of God. His voice is cast for males (but sometimes females too) aged 30-60 and has been consistently compared to Morgan Freeman, Will Lyman, Sam Elliot, and George Clooney. In fact, a personal friend of Will Lyman's said Michael can sound exactly like him even when making no attempt to add character to his voice--a super compliment.

Michael also offers a wide variety of accents and characterizations: French, Scottish, British, Irish, Australian, US South West (Texas), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), Spanish, Caribbean (Cuban), South African, and even Swahili and Hawaiian--Michael offers these and can custom an accent to your needs. Want a character like a sassy African American female, a snobby, boozy Atlanta Buckhead housewife, a middle aged African American male, a male French Persian cat...even the voice of a 3D printer...or anything in between? Michael offers these and/or can modify them for your project or even create a new character just for you.

PERFORMANCE CAPABILITES
Believable and motivational are the first words that come to most client’s minds when describing Michael’s voice. Comforting, sincere, powerful, energetic, inspirational and versatile are also accurate just as is humorous, playful, and folksy. He can range from a gritty, gravelly, grizzled cowboy style to blue collar approachable, to reverent, velvety, and warm. He is just as at home recording a corporate or medical narration as he is an inspiring religious piece for a church of any denomination. If your need is a voice over for a commercial, white-board animation, corporate narration, audiobooks, video, e-learning, explainer video, training video, internet video, TV project, educational script, IVR prompts, on-hold message, tutorial, direct response ad (DR), talking toy, GPS, medical narration, technical, legal, mobile app (android or ios), radio imaging, or high powered promo . . . Michael is the one who can make it happen.

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY
Michael believes in two key things: (1) close partnership with clients based on honesty and promise-keeping, and; (2) an awareness that getting the right voice is often the final "bow" on the package of your project. You want someone who can deliver, who does it on time or, frequently, ahead of schedule, and gives you the voice product that finishes off your project quickly and easily. Michael communicates frequently and promptly--you never have to wonder "how are things going with the voice over?" Small projects are completed in a matter of hours and larger ones within 24-48 hours, depending on project length and complexity. Michael is not satisfied with the product until you are, and he offers a 100% guarantee on his work. If you don't like it and don't use it, you don't pay for it. Not only is Michael's voice trustworthy, so is he!


STUDIO AND AUDIO
Voice over work is so much more than a great voice and a great read. You expect a high quality, pristine audio recording delivered in the format of your choosing (WAV, mp3, AIFF, etc.) and that is what you will get from Michael. He records using a Neumann TLM49 large diameter condenser microphone in an ultra-quiet fully treated Whisper Room. He offers directive and collaborative capability via Source Connect Now, SKYPE, and phone patch--allowing you the option to direct the session from your location wherever it is in the world.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Michael can perform studio editing and processing services at the level you require and will deliver the rendered audio files to you via Dropbox, email, SoundCloud, etc. depending on the size of the file and your preferences.

Contact me: michael@michaelmgrant.com

www.michaelmgrant.com

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 - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• 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

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

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

My Home Base

Pawleys Island, South Carolina, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

ACCENTS
American: General/Midwestern
American: Southern (Southeastern-Dixie)
American: Southern (Southwestern)
UK: Scottish (Edinburgh)
UK: Scottish (Glasgow)
UK: Scottish (Broad Scots)
Cuban
Spanish
French
South African

VOICE SOUNDS LIKE
Morgan Freeman
Will Lyman
J. Peterman (Seinfeld)
Don Pardo

CHARACTERS
US African American Female "Bertine" (Sassy)
US Middle Aged Female "Beverly" (Snobby)

My Voice Experience

Samsung: "Do What You Can't" (Company Video)
Playhouse Productions: "I Had a Dream" (Film Short)
Danny Corey Productions: "This is Where You Belong" (Showreel)
Kona Deep (Branding Video)
Global Progressive Forum (Branding Video)
Goodwill (Branding Video)
Good to Go Media (Documentary)
Biogen (Internal Branding Video)
Stowe Mountain Resort (Regional TV and Radio Ads)

My Training

Private Commercial and Narration VO Coaching with:
- Judith Sullivan (Atlanta)
- J. Michael Collins (Washington, DC/Luxembourg)
- Nancy Wolfson (Los Angeles)
- Thom Pinto

Improvisational Acting
- The Second City (Chicago, IL)

Academic Education:
- PhD Clinical Psychology
- MBA
- M.A./M.Div.

My Studio Equipment

WhisperRoom Vocal Booth
Microphone: Neumann TLM49
Interface: Universal Audio Apollo Twon MKII
DAW: Adobe Audition CS 2018

Additional Skills

Medical knowledge, 16 publications in business and healthcare journals.
Business consulting and training experience with over 60 Fortune 500 companies.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal

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