Ryan Johnson

Familiar, friendly, manly, professional, gritty

Voice Description

Thank you for having a look and listen to my profile. My voice is pliable for a variety of jobs, but most importantly:

Commercial Narration - I have a warm, friendly, smart corporate-friendly voice. The guy next door who can explain stock options to you. Very appropriate for tech companies. For a bit of an edge, I can create a gritty, cool, sexy tone for beer commercials, video games, cars, etc. Mid 20's to mid 30's.

Commercial Characters and Animation - Goofy, sarcastic, snide, whiny, militant, charming, villainous, fun, party, deep, teenager, young adult, elderly, gritty, gruff,...You name it. I have experience as the leading man and the odd character. For the record, I love comedy and have a real knack for comedic characters.

Video Games - I can definitely play the hero and voice narration. But should you want me to voice bizarre monsters, I'll make you my best friend.

Audio Books - Recently voiced a crime drama. Gritty, steely, cop voice works just fine. But I can also give you a wise, wistful spinning a yarn voice.

Documentary/Narration - Very comfortable with dealing with history, science, etc. Warm and authoritative without seeming clinical.

Phone Service - Professional and friendly.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Adult content
• Songs
• 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 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 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

Los Angeles, CA, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British, Cockney, German, American Southern, Texan, Virginian, Californian, Surfer Dude, Hippy, New York, Brooklyn, Bronx, Boston, New Jersey, Minnesotan, Spanish, Mexican, French, Upper Class, Lower Class, News Announcer, Sports Announcer, 1930's and 40's, Gangster, Cowboy, Bratty Kid, Preacher, Frat Boy, Zen Master, Eccentric Scientist, Corporate, Leading Man, Teenager.

My Voice Experience

I have a long seasoned career as an actor and all-around performer. I was a successful teenage actor in film and TV guest starring on various sitcoms and starring in low budget horror movies including the cult hit "Carnosaur 2".

Then music took up a great deal of my life and I started playing in bands as a keyboardist, ultimately leading to my education as an audio engineer and my ability to function as my own voice producer.

The bulk of my work has been in commercials. I am a regular voice for Pandora online radio, wherein I've done commercials for Taco Bell, Madison Square Garden, Bose, JFK University, and countless others. Outside of Pandora, I've done radio and TV spots for Budweiser, Grainger Tools, the Great Plains Zoo, Mendix, Right Now Software, and others. Online content for Tagg: The Pet Tracker System, Expanded Books, Pueblo Community College, and more.

I have a long list of voice over credits for the shows at TwistedMojo(website) including:

- The Lonely Astronaut (Winner of Best Comedic Web Series at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen)
- Two-Minute Danger Theater
- Cap'n Ken's Corner (voice and puppeteer)
- Dewds
- Real True History
- Radar Men from the Moon

You can also hear my voice in the gritty web-animated series "Martyrs".

I produced 6+ hours of an audio book entitled "The Venus de Milo Murders" for NewFiction(website). I narrated, voiced half the characters, composed music, and mixed the whole thing.

I have done everything from the home studio recording to ADR in the finest of studios. I've been on both sides of casting. I have directed other actors, but am just as comfortable working on my own.

My Training

Throughout my teenage years and early 20's, I took extensive acting classes from veteran actors in film and theater. Most of my education comes from being on the job. Having to record ADR for films I was in, recording animation for the internet. You name it.

I am also a musician and singer, having recorded 5 albums, touring in 4 different countries, playing everything from experimental rock and jazz to Christmas tunes at private parties. Needless to say, I know how to take care of my voice. And I know how to record and mix audio with the skills that only a musician can bring.

My Studio Equipment

Blue Baby Bottle condenser microphone.
M-Audio FastTrack Pro interface
Cubase 5 audio software
For music and sound effect, I have a litany of audio plug-ins. I also play keyboards, guitar, banjo, accordion, and harmonica.

Additional Skills

I feel that I should emphasize that, in additions to my skills and talents, I am also a very well organized self-manager. I always get the job done with expedition and quality.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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