Wide range, deep and resonant, light and youthful
As a classically trained baritone, I benefit from a strong familiarity with my vocal instrument. This familiarity has afforded me the awareness and control required to change my voice a great deal. I have always molded my singing voice to the needs of a choir, often being called upon to perform the highest tenor lines and deepest bass parts. Similarly, whether I'm affecting the frail and coarse voice of an extremely elderly man for a radio spot or rumbling deep and rich like thunder as I read the part of the hero in my latest audiobook, I mold my voice to the needs of the project.
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
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• 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 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
, New York, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Men's voices from young adulthood into old age. A number of odd and colorful fantasy characters, some of which have been published. Upper Class British, Cockney British, Italian-American, Irish, Scottish, Southern(American), French.
I can impersonate Batman, Yoda, Kermit the Frog, Larry the Cable Guy, Optimus Prime(Transformers), Saruman and Gollum(Lord of the Rings), Charles Barkley
My Voice Experience
In 2006, I auditioned for Full Cast Audio, an award-winning studio that publishes fully casted fantasy/sci-fi and young adult audiobooks. Prior to that, I had some experience with local theatre, but had never done any voice acting before. The artistic director hired me "on a hunch", began giving me pro bono acting lessons, and then casted me as the lead in two of the next three productions. In 2009, I recorded, composed original music, and acted in an award-winning audiobook called The Entertainer and the Dybbuk. In 2012, a local ad agency began hiring me over their other actors due to the quality of my product, and my guaranteed Next Day Tracks. If you need less than 3 minutes read (with or without original music and sound effects) to be recorded and fully produced into radio-ready tracks, I can get it back to you in less than 24 hours.
In 2011, I received a B.A. in Music from the State University of New York where my studies focussed on classical vocal performance, music composition, and screenplay writing. I have 16 years of live and studio audio engineering experience including an internship at the Todd Hobin Studios in Syracuse, NY. I have sung or played a dozen instruments in countless amateur, academic, and professional ensembles since I picked up my first trumpet in 4th grade. To be fair, a short stint as a DJ on my college radio station probably fostered a desire to use my voice for more than just singing. In 2006, as part of the Syracuse-based band Razbari Sumthing, I won two Syracuse Area Music Awards for my songwriting, arranging, producing, and performance.
My Studio Equipment
For small, quick projects, I get very good results with my home studio. Occasionally, I prefer to do my work at the Todd Hobin Studios. Between these two resources I have access to the following: Pro Tools and Samplitude mix/master software, Notion 3 music composition software, AudioTechnica, Shure, and Rode microphones, Presonus and Apogee digital interfaces, and Behringer mixers and speakers. The Todd Hobin Studios were constructed with a Live End/ Dead End design, structurally shielded from unwanted external radio waves.
I love to write music. Other than voice acting, it's what I do. I can write just about anything in any style with any instrumentation. I also really enjoy doing foley work... you know, sound effects. Sure, anyone can buy them online, but I often prefer to create them myself.
So, if you need a clear and confident voice for your ad, audiobook, or whatever I can read it and spice it up with some compelling original music and realistic sound effects.
Not sure how to market your product? Between my 15 years in sales and marketing (and my wife's experience in Graphic and Commercial Design), we can definitely create a personal marketing and branding solution that meets your needs.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
Online Payments Via PayPal
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