Ryan Smith

Wry, sweet, lovable, everyman

Voice Description

Mid to high range voice (think Steve Carell in both tone and essence), great for commercial work, can illicit laughter and sympathy from one moment to the next and even within the same line

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
• Videogames
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Standard British, Cockney, Australian, Irish, Scottish, New York, Southern gentleman, Texas cowboy, Redneck, Monotone (Ben Stein), Wise Old Man/Owl/Tree/etc

My Voice Experience

Its hard to say when my voice over career began. My first paid acting job was for the voice of a French line drawing named Flimsy and a slow speaking gerbil named Schlump on a Nickelodeon, animated gameshow pilot back in 1998. But then it was back to acting with my voice AND face for some time.

In 2004, I was (would have been) the voice of the lead character on an animated sitcom I co-created with my buddy for Paramount Studios. Unfortunately, that pilot never saw the light of day either.

From 2006-2009 I was a writer/producer on MADtv on FOX. Oddly enough, I ended up doing several voices on that show for some sketches I wrote. I was the voice of Elmo twice, background vocals on a rap song, and was slated to do the voice of Al Gore until the sketch got scrapped.

In 2008, during some downtime at MADtv, I went and got a voice over agent at SBV. Since then I have been in numerous commercials for McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box (seeing a pattern here?). Besides fast food, I also did spots for State Farm, So Cal Honda, and Valvoline.

Earlier this year, I landed a small voice role in a video game that I am unable to talk about. Which stinks, because I love to talk about video games.

My Training

BFA Theatre Arts, Florida State University 1989-1993
Kalmenson and Kalmenson Voice Method 1, 2, and Demo Prep
Improvisation over 16 years
Singing voice lessons with Bill Haller

My Studio Equipment

My studio is a fairly limited home studio.

-Macbook Pro with Garageband and Adobe Audition
-Snowball USB microphone
-Sound dampening box for microphone

Additional Skills

I have been studying, performing, teaching, eating, breathing, sleeping IMPROV for the past 16 years now. Of all the skills I've attained in my acting career, none has been more helpful than improvisation.

This skill as served me especially well in the recording booth.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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