MIchael Klein

Gruff, funny, intimate

Voice Description

I'm a writer--so my voice is knowing and a more lyrical for narrations and documentaries, as the writing tends to be more heightened. I can be funny, serious, sexy and dry/deadpan for commercials. And on promotions or announcements, I have a really booming, gruff and tough delivery.

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

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

New York, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Wolf Man Jack or The Joker

My Voice Experience

I've been a poet and writer--and teacher of writing--for over 20 years and was also in the VO market around 15 years ago when you had to pound the pavement and go to maybe five or six auditions a day! I loved it, but I didn't have the time or--at that period in my life--the kind of experience (VO and LIFE) one really needs to succeed. I was signed with J. Michael Bloom and freelanced with William Morris after that. I've mellowed w/age, I think and now I'm in better tune. Someone once described my voice--the "experience" of hearing it--as listening to someone gargle with gasoline. And in the years I was auditioning, it was considered the voice of damage. There were a lot of us then. It was in fashion to sound like that. It was a damaged time. But I like to think my voice has become something more over the years of training and curiosity--that it's become a voice of romance and comedy and sophistication. In other words--a voice that holds both joy and sorrow--kept alive by talking and singing and reading poems out loud.

My Training

I've studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Alvin Epstein and at the American Academy of Dramatic Art with Paul J. Curtis and others. I was a voice major at Music & Art High School and majored in writing at Bennington College. More recently, I coached for VO work with Joan Bogden, Charles Michel and Dan Duckworth and took a month-long class last April with Bruce Kronenberg at the Stella Adler Studio.

My Studio Equipment

iRig mic, Twisted Wave, MacAir Pro

Additional Skills

Poet and Writer, 6 books published. I teach writing at Goddard College in Vermont and at Hunter College in New York.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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