Ray Kustush

Warm Midwestern voice and character actor

Voice Description

I am the voice you need to create a mood, empathize with your audience, or just grab everybody's attention.

I offer a wide range of vocal services from professional white board vocal presentations to wild and crazy. I am the banker or the Biker; I am the military Boot Camp NCO or that surfer you once met on the airplane. I am the onion farmer from Georgia or the snow removal pro from Minnesota.

I also create vocal foley effects.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• 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
• 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

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

Lisle, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents - From Southern Creole to Minnesota, California to East Coast

Character - Military Sergeant, surfer, farmer, grandpa, young father

Impersonator - 240 different character voices, as wide ranging as Sean Connery and Johnny Carson to Spongebob Squarepants, Tennessee Tuxedo and his sidekick Chumly.

I can also combine characters to create a custom voice.

My Voice Experience

VOICE OVERS
Radio Commercials for Consumer Computer Sales, Chicago
ON HOLD messages, Christmas - Santa and Elves
Midwest Medical Insurance - Voice overs and on screen talent.
Plastic Injection Mold Manufacturing video
WRITER
Puss In Boots, children's interactive E-Book - Gag Writer
Comedy Writer for a Local Comedy troupe.

My Training

Associates in Journalism and Mass Communications at College of DuPage. Courses included Stage Improv, acting and Video Production. Worked in Burbank, CA at Harmony Pictures (a television Commercial and Music Video Studio) as a Production Coordinator and Key Production Assistant.

My Studio Equipment

PRO TOOLS SE Home Recording Studio

Additional Skills

I grew up in the 60's and 70's when American society began to change into what it has become. I used to street race my 71 Dodge Challenger up until I joined the United States Air Force. I enjoyed Philosophy, Physics, Gymnastics- rings, and Biology in High School.

I was in the USAF for 12 years, where I worked in two of their Ballistics Research and Development Labs for 5 years.

I have been a Carpenter for twenty-four years.

I volunteer and donate to several fundraisers, including Shriner's Hospitals for Children - Chicago.

I am Chairman of the Medinah Shriners Hospitality Committee. I lead a team of 50 volunteers to run our annual dinner "DIXIELAND NIGHT," which recently had 740 guests, enabling a Donation of $10,000 to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children - Chicago.

Hobbies include woodwork and woodcarving, tooling around in the garage, and participating in Fundraisers.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
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Crunchy Oats - Young Dad

Clint Eastwood explains locking trigger guard

Grandpa narrating

Dungeon Keeper

Johnny Carson-like