Richard Reid

Deep baritone

Voice Description

Warm and deep for narrations, smooth and professional for presentations.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer


My Home Base

, Michigan, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Unknown - Click here to ask Richard Reid

My Voice Experience

1. Announcer for WXTO-FM, a commercial classical music station, 1963–1965.
2. Announcer and occasional on-camera work for WZZM-TV channel 13, the local ABC affiliate, 1965–1975. Narrator for Production 13 documentary film Uno and Uno are Dos, 1970.
3. Speaker for the symphonic composition New Morning for the World: Daybreak of Freedom by Joseph Schwantner, performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, 1988 and 1998, and with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in February 1999.
4. Speaker for the Aaron Copland composition Lincoln Portrait, with the Grand Rapids Symphony, 1998.
5. Speaker for the Adolphus Hailstork composition Done Made My Vow, with the Grand Rapids Symphony, 2000.
6. Read as the character Akira in the audiocassette version of the David Morrell novel The Fifth Profession.
7. Narrator for E.T., Are You Out There for Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium Sky Show, 1994.
8. General voice overs for WFWA PBS 39, the PBS affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1998.
9. Voice promos for the Fort Wayne, Indiana, Philharmonic Orchestra, 1998.
10. “Disembodied Voice” for annual Grand Rapids Community College Ghoulfest, 1985-2004.
11. Commercial voice talent for many area businesses and educational institutions, 1963 to present.

My Training

M.A. in German language, minor in Spanish and English. Worked at a classical music radio station. Also worked as an announcer at the local ABC television station. I've done voice work for many businesses and educational institutions since the 1960s. In college, I appeared in Robert Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons." I have worked as speaker for a number of symphony orchestras performing as speaker in compositions such as Copland's Lincoln Portrait, Joseph Schwantner's New Morning for the World, and Adolphus Hailstork's "Done Made My Vow."

My Studio Equipment

Unknown - Click here to ask Richard Reid

Additional Skills

I am retired after some 38 years of teaching German, Spanish, and English.

Payment Methods Accepted


Contact Information

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