Richard Poshard


Voice Description

I am particularly good at doing announcer and character parts. My natural speaking voice tends toward baritone, but I can adjust to higher and lower tonalities. I can also do several dialects including most U.S. dialects, various British and Australian, and some mid-European. I am good at doing "cartoon" voices and -- while I am not a trained singer -- I can carry a tune in most voices I do. I can do intelligent and cultured voices for presentations. I can do melodious narrations.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

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

My Home Base

, Florida, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents and Dialects: U.S. Midwest, U.S. Southern, U.S. Hillbilly Twang, New York, Jewish, Cultured British, "Snob" British, Cockney British, Australian, German, Over-the-Top Italian, Mild Slavic.

Impersonations: Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Pat Buttram, Zany Jerry Lewis, Elmo, Bert and Ernie.

Characterizations: I have an annoying child voice similar to Howie Mandel's Bobby character only much more annoying, I have been doing an insect voice for the Wogglebug (samples available on YouTube -- search for wogglebuglover) as well as other Oz characters, I can do gay voices, both subtle and over-the-top, I quite enjoy doing villainous roles as my natural baritone works well with them.

My Voice Experience

I have done voices in four movies. The first -- a comedy-adventure called "The Man from Schenectady" (available at -- was written by me and features my voice as the main character Seymour Finklestein as well as Agent X-13, Seymour's Mother and the Talking ATM Machine. I played John Rabe in the historical drama "Vautrin", which should be released in 2013. I have just completed doing VO work a full-length family-fantasy film as the Wogglebug (working title "The Wogglebug's Adventure in New York")which will be released sometime in 2013. The fourth, "Lumberton Lake" is still in production for a late 2013/early 2014 release. I am currently working on an audio project based on the comic book "Cerebus the Aardvark" (sample available on request). In 2011 I played a number of characters in a series of animated training films for a company called Total Training which I believe was in Ireland (this was a sub-contract through a producer so I am not sure about the address details).

My Training

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (cum laud) in Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University.

My Studio Equipment

All I use for home recording my Gateway computer. I have a Logitech cordless headphone and record using the Audacity software.

Additional Skills

I also do a lot of writing for my voice projects, always with the approval of the producer. In this way I create wording that sounds more natural for whatever voice I use. I always record the original script first, then (with permission) an alternate take. Most of the time, producers have preferred my alternate takes to the original.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Cerebus characters

Announcer Sample

Audio Book Sample