Sam Ragusa

Trained Actor, Character Specialist, Intense, Convincing, with a very Broad Range

Voice Description

* dramatic and action-packed for video games
* wacky and zany for character voices
* funny and childlike for animation
* serious and compelling for documentaries
* guy next door & friendly for narration
* professional & articulate for eductional/presentations
* sexy & silky for commercials
* a very broad range, especially in pitch

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other
• French - Canadian
• Italian

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)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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 offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer voice direction services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

UK / British, American Southerner, New York / Bronx, New Jersey, Italian, French-Canadian, Parisian Frenchman, Mexican, Brazilian, Russian, Jewish American, Indian, singer impersonations, muppets, animated characters

My Voice Experience

~~SHORT FILM~~
-> “LORDS OF MAYHEM”
Role: Sonny Psycho
Company: Yeungblood Productions (producer: King Yeung)

-> “CANADA: WORLD OF WONDERS”
Ep 4: "Quebec's Dark Secret"
Role: Narrator
Company: You And Media Productions (producer: Brian G. Smith)

-> PC video games
Roles: various
Company: LV Studios, (producer: Paul Thibault)


~~THEATRE~~
-> “STUDENT IMPROV PRODUCTIONS”
Roles: various roles
Theatre: The Second City, Toronto (producer: Kevin Frank)

-> “THE YOUNG AND THE GUEST LIST” (Improvised puppetry episodic series)
Role: Jacques the Concierge
Theatre: The Second City, Toronto (producer: Nick Lemon)

My Training

-> VOICEWORX STUDIOS:
Introduction to Voiceover Acting (Instructor: Mike Kirby)
* Studies included: Intro to the studio, Radio and Television Commercials, Documentary Narration, Corporate Videos, Staying in character, Comedy vs Drama, Dialects, Interpreting and “carving up” the script, Talking Book session, Mic skills, Taking direction, The Audition.

-> VOICEWORX STUDIOS:
Cartoon All-stars (Instructor: Susan Hart)
* Studies included: Studio Protocol, Developing unique characters, Comedic timing, Accents, Singing, Video games and Combat simulation, Solo vs Ensemble scenes, Interpreting the script, Breathing techniques, The Audition.

-> THE SECOND CITY TRAINING CENTRE:
Improvisational Acting, Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Various instructors)
* Studies included: Improv fundamentals, Introduction to scene basics, Location work, Emotions, Environment, Object work, Physical comedy, Character development, Status, Scene development, Graduation performance.

-> THE SECOND CITY TRAINING CENTRE:
Puppetry Techniques and Scene work, Level 1 & 2 (Instructor: Nicholas Lemon)

-> THE SECOND CITY TRAINING CENTRE:
Writing for sketch comedy (Instructor: Natasha Boomer)

-> MARIANOPOLIS COLLEGE:
Advanced Drama Techniques (Instructor: Monique Polack)

My Studio Equipment

* MIC: Steinberg ST-M01 studio condenser microphone, with low-noise cable
* SOUND CARD: Steinberg UR22mkII with 24-bit/192kHz USB 2.0 audio interface; MIDI input/output; 2 Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48V phantom power.
* HEADPHONES: Steinberg ST-H01 studio monitors, close-backed with low bleed levels
* SPEAKERS: Resident Audio NF80 Reference Monitors with 8" Polypropylene Composite Woofer, 1" Silk Dome Tweeter, Rear Round Bass Port, 160W Total / 80W HF / 80W LF, Class A-B Amplifier, 35 to 30 000 Hz, 104 dB Max SPL, Balanced 1/4" TRS Input
* SOFTWARE: Cubase AI & WaveLab LE: editing, mixing and mastering production tools
* POP FILTER: dual layer fabric professional grade
* STANDS: professional grade tripod mic stand and music stand

Additional Skills

* Speaks 4 languages
* Very wide vocal range
* Some singing
* Mimicking of voices and sounds
* Accents
* Improvisation
* Puppetry (Henson style)
* Able to master a script on first reading and requires very few takes.
* Trained in Comedy, with a flair for the Dramatic
* Excellent communicator; extensive business training & presentation skills
* Sales & Marketing background (University educated)
* Creative Writing skills
* Takes direction well
* Very easy to work with

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
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Demos
DUNKIN DONUTS radio ad - singing and narration

MOVIE TRAILER simulation - In a world...

COMPILATION various voices - Commercial & Narrator

POWERBALL LOTTERY JACKPOT announcement

Video Game - Dramatic

Childrens Animation

Commercial - Announcer

Narrator - Storyteller

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COMMUNITY FAIR - Fiesta del Sol (hispanic accent)