Phil Amico

Rich,Resonant,Folksy,Smooth, Accents, Professional

Voice Description

My voice is strong and powerful yet down home and folksy as well. I can be commanding and regal or relaxed and friendly like the "guy next door". My voice is smooth and professional for narrations and with five years of reading for the blind and dyslexic as well as experience and training in public speaking I can add the proper emphasis and inflection to move the narrative along and maintain interest.

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 - British
• 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
• 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

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 can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• 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

My Home Base

, Maryland, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

My "regal" British accent comes from playing "King Phillippe" 3 to 4 nights a week at Medieval Times, but "I ca also pu on a bit o' a cockney accent now can't I". And, "altho y'all may think mah southren drawl is as warum and fuzzy as a Geogiah peach", I can also transport you to Maine or Vermont in a flash, but "you cahnt git theah frum heah".
Whether it's Irish, English, Scots, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Greek or Slavic, I can take you on an audio trip from the British Isles to the Russian steppes.

My Voice Experience

As mentioned above, I have been a volunteer reader for READING FOR THE BLIND AND DYSLEXIC for over five years. As such, I was one of four narratord (out of over 150 who read at the DC location) who were chosen to read complete works from start to finish, as opposed to picking up where the last reader left off, reading a chapter or two and then leaving the rest for other readers to complete. Among the works i read were: OTHELLO by Wm Shakespeare, ANGELS IN AMERICA by Tony Kushner and Kafka's METAMORPHOSES.

I have a degree in Education and I have done live corporate training for both ARAMARK and SODEXO. I was also an adjunct faculty member at UMASS School of Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration.

I have done a variety of voice over work including narration (in a FORENSIC FILES format) for the independent film WHO KILLED JAKE B. CHRISTIAN?, I have done ADR, for my own voice as well as another actor who left before the film was completed so I had to dub a new voice into his previously filmed scenes in the docudrama VIRGINIA IS FOR DRIVERS. I was the voice of John Frankenheimer in the full length animated feature WRITTEN OFF and I have done live voice overs at corporate events.

My Training

Nineteen months ago I started a second career as an actor. I have been successful in this career because of my voice and because of my previous experience as a narrator and instructor. All of these have been helpful to me in developing voice characterizations and in providing the emotions, emphasis and inflections neccessary to keep a dialogue, monologue and/or narrative moving at an interesting and compelling pace.

In addition to my training as a teacher and as a narrator for RFD&B, I have also taken classes and workshops on character development with Robert G Christie, actor, producer and director, and I have taken voice over traing with EDGE STUDIO in Washington, DC.

My Studio Equipment

I have a home studio and can provide finished and edited voice tracks.

Additional Skills

To recap the relevant points from above:

*** BS in Education, English major
*** training and experience as a teacher and corporate
instrucor and trainer.
*** 2 years as adjunct professor at UMASS
*** 6 years as Bowhunter Safety Instructor for the
State of Connecticut.
*** knowledge of wildlife management, conservation and
preservation terms and procedures
*** 6 years of Latin, 4 years of French and 3 years of
German give me an insight into the definition and
pronunciation of obscure and technical words.
*** training as a reader for RFD&B as well as 5 years
of performing as a narrator.
*** 40 years management experience in Food Services
*** training and experience as an actor both on stage
and in films.
*** Avid sailor with knowledge of nautical terms.

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