P.J. Stoppleworth

Weathered, rough, straightforward, rustic

Voice Description

My narration work has been described as hyper-real, rugged, straightforward, blue-collar, and honest. Throw in just a touch of country and we're talking rustic and rural too. It's the sweet spot I've settled into and love putting it to work.
Long history with hard sell radio & TV commercials so no worries there along with spots that are quiet, classy, natural, serious, arrogant, quirky or humorous. VOG for live events - clear, listenable, and (most importantly) available for last minute changes. All sorts of different character voices for video games, film, music videos, animation, and commercials.

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

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• 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)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect in my studio
• 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
• I have ipDTL in my studio

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

Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

North American English, Upper Midwest accent, Southern Accents (from hillbilly to genteel). Characterizations include the stereotypical game show host, the über-announcer, the prideful but bumbling guy, dude with arrogant attitude, rustic & weather-worn, no-nonsense guy, over-the-top club DJ, hard-bitten detective or sargent, unhinged soldier, both the most obnoxious man and the happiest man in the world... an

My Voice Experience

Starting with a commercial for a bowling alley in 1987, voiceover work has been the one constant through careers in radio, hospitality, marketing, advertising, media production, event promotion and management, restaurant ownership, and all sorts of live performance gigs. In 2003, I went full-time freelance and haven't looked back.
I've voiced scripts for corporate narration, video game characters, commercials and promos, sports reality narration, and in-house projects for national and multi-national companies, games, animations, and teams. My range is as broad as my experience.

My Training

University of Northern Iowa - Communications & Biology degree programs
University of Iowa - Theatre and voice workshops
Vocal training classes & workshops in singing and theatre, various instructors & dates

My Studio Equipment

Mics - Custom Austin model ribbon, Equitek CAD e100S, Neumann TLM102

Preamps - Custom 1073-based preamp, Warm Audio WA12 (solid state), HHb Radius 40 (tube/solid hybrid)

AD/DA - Apogee Duet, MOTU Ultralite

Comp & software - iMac i7 running Logic, FCPX, AudioDesk, & Reaper with plugins from iZotope, Brainworx, Voxengo, & Toneboosters

Playback - JBL LSR5 Monitors, Sennheiser HD380 Pro headphones

Vocal iso booth

2 cats attracted by the sound of the keyboard when I'm editing

Additional Skills

Speechwriter, live announcer, DJ, host, & MC, scriptwriter of all sorts, live event programming & music consulting, live audio engineer, game operations director & producer. Award winning fiction.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Documentary Narration

Promo & Sizzle Reel

Straightforward Commercial Reads

Characters for games & commercials

Narration from Sheep Shape

Dramatic & Lyrical

Blue Collar Grit

Southern Charms

Attitude Reads

VOG & Live Event Announce

Hype Videos

Automotive Dealerships

Low Key Commercial

Commercial Reads

Upbeat & Hard Sell Commercials