Michael Ziener

Unique, Voice Stands Out, Dynamic, Very Creative

Voice Description

My unique sounding voice can change dynamically from energetic, griping and humorous for commercials on radio/tv, to perfect annunciation of text with concise delivery of narrations for audio books, documentaries, and corporate presentations. My flexibility and creative talents can portray the perfect message that is cohesive to your brand or voice over need. I bring the passion that I have for this industry to all of my voice over auditions and sessions.

I have written, produced and directed over 2,000 radio commercials around the country from standard generic reads to complete original scored music productions.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• 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
• 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

, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I can do a silly down south dialect, I can do an obnoxious British accent, also the token Italian guy from Sicily.

My Voice Experience

It began as the "Voice of America" on the Aircraft Carrier - USS America in the Navy. My voice would ring loud throughout the flight deck and Navy radio waves pulling into international ports or entertaining thousands in our armed services. I then moved to Chicago working with the best in the voice over industry producing 1000's of commercials, imaging elements, and presentations. From regional and national campaigns, to local small firms and businesses, my voice can adapt to any situation or voice over talent need.
Types of voice over jobs:
*Radio Commercials
*TV Ads/news commentary
*Comedic Characters
*Corporate Presentations
*Telephone on hold messages

Sharon Feingold - states "Michael is always a pleasure to work with! The talent, energy, enthusiasm and sense of humor he brings to the table makes every session a memorable one."

My Training

*Armed with a BSBA in Marketing and Advertising which helps me have a client side understanding of the ultimate goal...ROI!

*Worked with Talents from William Morris Agency in New York to better refine my skills as a voice talent

*Two years of acting studies at Illinois State University, including improv, drama, directing, and Studio production courses.

*Performed in twenty musicals from high school to local amateur theaters as lead roles.

*Own a marketing and advertising firm in Chicago and am the production director for all in house produced commercials, (in house professional Pro Tools Studio).

My Studio Equipment

Mac Based Pro Tools studio with Bose monitor/audio system, full compression rack and a Shure KSM32/SL Studio Mic in foamed sound booth.

Additional Skills

Have been performing/entertaining in front of thousands of people for the past 13 years in Chicago:
*MC/Host for the Chicago Bulls Victory Parties
*MC hosting major corporate events for Deloitte & Touche USA
*Introduction voice over artist for major musical events
*Vast knowledge of music from 20 years as a DJ
*Stand up comedy and improve work

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Ziener Primary VO Demo

Toyota FJ Crusier

Approved Bud Ad Parody

Television Promo and Teaser