Matthew Jay

Baritone, Dialect & Character Specialist

Voice Description

Baritone to tenor, trained in acting method, musical theatre, choir ensemble and radio; linguistics student and foreign languages enthusiast; fond of articulation & enunciation tricks; available for dramatic, comedic, or professional speaking parts.

Areas of specialization include regional phonetics and dialect, talent coaching for voice and speech improvement, translations, and guided meditation and hypnotherapy narration.

Disponible también en Español neutral y varios dialectos antillanos.

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
• English - Other
• German
• Spanish - Latin American Neutral
• English - Latin American

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

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


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I offer translation services

My Home Base

Berlin, Germany

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Mid-Atlantic, New Englander, New Yorker, Canadian, Bahamian, Yiddish, Cajun, Cackalacky, Cowboy twangs, Irish lilts, Scottish burrs, and inoffensive Midlands-Northern English accent.

Bilingual Spanish, fluent German, and casual French and Italian speaker. Naturally, pidgin dialects such as Spenglish, Denglisch and Franglais are also available.

My Voice Experience

2009: Full Circle: a Taino Story (film) LATIN PRIEST
2008: Mother in Space (film) ROTHMAN
2007: The Exiles (radio play) THE CASTELLAN
2007: Seasonal Amnesia (play) BLUES POET
2005: Paradise Now (play) HATUEY/PRIEST
2003: The Lucayans (play) COLUMBUS
1999: Queer Folks (TV documentary) NARRATOR
1999: Don’t Go There! (TV pilot) JAY/HETTIE/VARIOUS
1997: Behold a Pale Bronco (radio play) JEFF
1996: Remembering Things You Never Said (film) NARRATOR
1996: Ohio Impromptu (play) READER 8
1995: Intimacies & More Intimacies (play) VARIOUS

My Training

Method: Sandra Riley, Jon Soliday, David Noroña
Voice: Amy Ibberson
Shakespeare: Sandra Riley, Alberta Jones, Karen Bentley
Improv: Ana-Maria Schwartz, Tom Koucholakis

Dialects: Mercedes Verazain, Coky Michel, Wiltrud Georges

1992: Diploma in Theatre Arts, International Baccalaureate Program.
1997: Associate in Arts in Theatre Production, Miami Dade College.
2002: Master of Arts in Linguistics, Florida International University.

My Studio Equipment

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Additional Skills

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Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
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Character of Blues Man/Beat Poet

Chanting in Ancient Language

Villain in Video Game