Michael Rankins

Warm, Intelligent, Engaging, Genuine, Real

Voice Description

I'm known as The Mic Guy for good reason -- behind the microphone, I deliver that friendly, intelligent, engaging voice that speaks directly to you.

A client recently described my sound as "a smart guy who can talk with smart people about anything." That makes perfect sense -- I've won eight games on America's favorite quiz show, JEOPARDY!

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
• 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
• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

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My Voice Experience

When I'm narrating your website video, product explainer, or audio tour, you'll hear genuine warmth and intelligence, as well as an edge of subtle humor than ranges from "wry and dry" to laser-sharp.

In commercials, you might hear me as your amiable neighbor next door, your goofy big brother, your befuddled dad, your blustery boss, your compassionate doctor or pharmacist, or your knowledgeable banker, Realtor, or broker.

In video games, I've played characters ranging from everyday people -- professors, priests, shopkeepers, auto mechanics -- to swashbuckling warriors and fantasy creatures of every description.

In addition to my voiceover background, I bring years of public speaking, presentation, and one-on-one training experience to your project.

My Training

I've studied voiceover craft and acting at Voicetrax San Francisco, working with some of the finest VO coaches and directors in the business. More recently, I've studied improvisational acting and comedy at American Conservatory Theater.

I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University.

My Studio Equipment

My in-office studio -- featuring a state-of-the-art VocalBooth Diamond isolation enclosure -- employs an array of quality microphones, helping me deliver the appropriate sound for each individual project.

My go-to arsenal includes:

Sennheiser MKH 416
Rode NT1-A
Studio Projects C-1

Additional Skills

Thanks to 12 years working in health care communications, I'm a quick study with medical and technical terminology.

With over 15 years of experience as a professional copywriter, including 10 years managing my own freelance writing practice, I have a sharp eye and ear for language. If you're struggling with your script, I can offer a suggestion or two that will help get your message across more effectively.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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