Patricia Shanks

sophisticated, sensuous, serious, seductive, sanguine, subtle, smart, sensitive

Voice Description

Smooth, soothing sound and a genuine heartfelt delivery. Sultry screen star. Corporate executive. Compassionate caregiver. Known for tugging at heartstrings.

Ongoing intros for radio, TV, Internet and live presentations, including promos for entities at the annual NAB shows in Las Vegas.
Live announcing, narration and hosting and combination live and pre-recorded announcements for conferences, trade-shows and special events.

Ongoing real estate and property descriptions for Internet and television broadcast stations.
TV host for syndicated TV show, video host and sales trainer for department stores and host/writer/producer for weekly TV news show.

Ongoing audio assist and audio description for travelogues, educational films and museum/gallery exhibitions.

Emmy® Award-winning writer. PSAs, commercials, corporate and industrial scripts.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• 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 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
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

Orange County, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

My straight-ahead read resembles Annette Bening and several unnamed PBS and NPR announcers. Add a little hubba-hubba and you get a dash of Marilyn Monroe tinged with Mae West.

My Voice Experience

Among my many corporate clients are Zeiss, Honda, Suzanne Somers, Ramada, Mitsubishi, PacificCare, Sun Microsystems, Rockwell, Orly Beauty, Yamaha Music, a number of medical and numerous pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and real estate companies. I began my VO career as a jazz radio DJ and host, offering smooth and sultry to brisk and lively intros, music discussion and interviews. My DISEMBODIED voice has been heard on radio (DJ, host and commercials), TV (news show host, specials and commercials), telephone systems (outgoing messages, interactive quizzes, on-hold), in malls and department stores, announcing at the annual NAB convention, doing ADR on films, in corporate training videos, documentaries, personal remembrances, audio description, commercial CDs and DVDs... The list continues. The EMBODIED voice hosts red carpet interviews, documentaries, corporate training videos, TV news, product demos and more. I am also a public speaker and public speaking and media trainer with an Emmy Award for writing.

My Training

I have a BS in Business with extensive coursework, training and professional experience in music education (including teaching voice and voiceover for Orange County School of the Arts), music performance (vocal and instrumental), acting, journalism, scripting programs, video and television producing. Voice (singing) training over 40 years working with a number of notable coaches and teachers. Voiceover training with Dick Tatum and in assorted workshops. Acting training over 10 years at the Charles Conrad and Steve Eastin Studios in greater Los Angeles and at South Coast Repertory in Orange County. Former Los Angeles Daily News arts and entertainment columnist, and recipient of an Emmy Award for writing. Familiarity with foreign language pronunciation in several languages, performing and visual arts terms and knowledge, and medical and technical pronunciations.

My Studio Equipment

Sennheiser MK4, Adobe Audition

Additional Skills

On-camera, live announce, presenter, writer, producer, singer

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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