Steve Darke

authoritative, confident, warm, friendly, fatherly

Voice Description

My voice is best described as being believable, authoritative and confident with a warm, friendly and conversational style; a Wilford Brimley, fatherly type. Versatile enough to be strong, formal and sophisticated or softer, informal and neighborly.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• 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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• 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 deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer


My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Several American regional accents; New York City, New England and Boston), Southern - Texas twang or softer Tennessee or Hillbilly, NASCAR Character type
British: London and East End.

My Voice Experience

My voice is warm, deep and smooth for narrations that require a friendly, natural style, lighter and more expressive for commercials, smooth, professional and articulate for presentations, audio books presentation, as well as any commercial project where a strong, but reassuring voice is required.

My Training

Trained and coached by Nancy Wolfson, Braintracks Audio

Classes and workshops with Del Mar Media Arts in
-TV Commercial Workshop, product endorsement, single & Multiple spots, theory and prop techniques;
-Film Scene Study,comparative disciplines, improv, monologue and scene presentation;
-Voice Over training; voice discipline, vocal theory, narration, commercials, animation, intermediate technique, theory, character analysis, refinements; spokesperson workshop,
-Teleprompter and ear prompter devices;
-Radio theater, audio books and dialects;
-Advanced animation creation and sustaining original animated voices;
-Advanced narration technique for commercial and industrial work;

Orange County Showcase - workshop for voice actors.

My Studio Equipment

Adobe Audition 3 software
MXL 990 Studio Mic
MXL V63M Mic
Shure PG58 Mic
M-Audio Mobile Pre Audio Interface

Additional Skills

I have a background in construction,construction management, sales and sales management. I am a veteran of the USAF (Viet Nam Era). I also sing with a rich, melodic baritone voice. I take my work seriously and do my utmost to provide clients with quality, professional results.

Payment Methods Accepted


Contact Information

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