Norman Grove

Warm, clear. presentation man!

Voice Description

My voice is your basic Baritone/Bass with a good "head" voice that allows me to do cartoon voices and some silly accents. People describe it as warm, friendly, cheerful yet I can do the serious side of things just as easily. Fairly wide range lends itself to documentary and instructional type reads but is powerful enough to do everything from infomercials to news reads to high pressure "Buy now!" ads. It is considered clear, with a neutral Canadian accent (if there is such a thing.)

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other

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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

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

My Home Base

, Ontario, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

New Yawk! Brooklyn, I can do a mean Ulsterman..I even fooled an Irishman that I was from County Armagh! I lived in England and delighted in annoying a Welsh house-mate by imitating his accent and getting him in trouble with his girlfriend when I imitated his voice to tell her off on the phone. My Scots accent is good but annoying and I can do a variety of English and Scandinavians.

Living near Brampton I can do a mean Pakistani/ Indian "very very good" accent....I mean I could even work in a convenience store with such an accent.

Part-French Canadian, de accent she come natural, by gar!, I can do a read in French., Spanish both Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots type stuff and a rather mocking Speedy Gonzales a la Mel Blanc

My Voice Experience

Retired Science & Math teacher with a great trained voice!! Radio broadcasting and voice helped put me through university but being kind of mixed up I got a math degree instead!! Yep, I was a math teacher and department head (and a good one too - give me a voice gig I'll tutor your kids!) with a past in theatre and another degree in radio broadcasting. Former news reader, reporter and announcer on major market station then went back to use my math degree. Now I pulled the plug and became a "superannuated" (love that term) teacher I want to get back into voice work and will start out part time. Strong public speaker. Can be persuasive, friendly, brash. I read names and awards at convocations, mc various events..but my true passion is in the studio. Advantage: because I have been out of it for years my voice is still "new" in all markets.

My Training

A variety of drama courses, workshops and productions in my younger days. MC at school functions and announcer at commencements. 4 university degrees but most importantly I am an honors Graduate of Humber College (Toronto) in Radio Broadcasting.(3rd in the class) Completed voice over workshops and a demo preparation workshop with Voiceworx (Mike Kirby), Toronto.

My Studio Equipment

Right now I am using a voice card, hooked up to a Dell computer. The Mic is a MXL DRK and I have a set up with sufficient sound baffling that the ambient noises are not picked up. I live in the country north of Toronto and do not have easy access to a studio out here but if you have a studio within 100 miles of Toronto I'll be there.

Additional Skills

As a former Teacher..use me for academic type stuff - writing, reporting skills. Wide range of "head voices". Computer literate. Some technical background. Commercial pilot and commercial radio licenses. Some science background - I can read technical reports and scientific tomes with understanding. I can supply a full resume for anyone who is interested. I would love to get a gig as the corporate voice of a tv or radio station or a company...but basically will do anything...on hold messages, greetings, any voiceovers at all. .....and as a licensed mortgage broker, I also do you can pay me!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Contact Information

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Additional Information

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