Ray Van Ness

Upbeat Warm Authoritative Hip Network Versatile

Voice Description

Massive Range - Upbeat Trailer/Promo, Conversational, Flat, Warm, Youthful Saturday Morning Promo, Engaging Primetime, Heavy Sports/Outdoor, Conversational In-Show, Urgent News, Bold Character Driven

I range from Big Announcer to Conversational, and everything in between. Extremely easy to work with; I take direction well, am an excellent at storyteller, and have both the versatility and confidence to experiment.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age 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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

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 have ISDN in my studio
• 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

No solid accents sadly.

- Slightly Comedic and Dark Villain (voice of 6 Flags Frightfest nationally)
- Evil Clown (voice of LA Horrorfest and Drive Through Movie Trailer)
- Happy Clown
- Old Prospector
- Enthusiastic Rabbit
- Resonant Daemon
- Comedic Pirate
- Old Time Movie Announcer
- Film Noir Ganster (contributing voice to 2 Minute Film Noir)

My Voice Experience

Over 12 years as a full time narrator in Main Stream and Smaller Market Voiceover.

Experience includes:

- Signature Voice of The Discovery Channel
- Signature Voice of MyNetwork TV

- Various Promos for: HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC Family, Kid's WB, CW, TBS, , SyFy, CSTV, Spike TV, NBC Sports, Discovery Home, HGTV, Lifetime, Fox, MTV, FX, Fox Movie Channel

- Movie Trailers: The Killers, Ice Age 2, Racing Stripes, Be Cool, Marie Antoinette, The Perfect Man, Just Friends, Undiscovered, Perfect Opposites, Mirror Mask, Drive Through, Pumpkinhead

- Narrator of E! True Hollywood Story
- Narrator of Mega Movers on The History Channel
- Narrator of Behind the Movies on VH1
- Various In-Show Narrations for Comedy Central and The Outdoor Channel

My Training

Classes, seminars, books, workshops... all very helpful, but succeeding and failing in the booth has taught me more than any of them.

Ithaca College - BS in TV/Film Production, Minor in Theatre Performance

My Studio Equipment

Neuman TLM 103 (my precious)

Digi 002

Eureka Presonus Preamp

Rosetta Converter

Running ProTools for record and edit

Additional Skills

I've been trained, and have several years experience, in television editing. What this gives me is the inside knowledge of what a read needs to be, in order to fit properly into a particular project. It helps me be a better storyteller. It helps me understand timing and tone. It helps a director explain to me what they're looking for, simply because I understand the realm on the other side of the mic.

I also read to children for a couple charities. This certainly helps me with storytelling, but also with understanding the need for freshness and vibrancy within a read.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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In-Show Narration


General Animation


Radio Imaging

Video Game and Internet

General News

Upfront Sales Reel