Taj McWilliams-Franklin

Mellow, offbeat, funny, smooth, sensual, sexy, fun

Voice Description

I have a warm and deep voice for narrations; sexy and fun for commercials as well as jovial and comical at times; smooth and professional for presentations and how-tos and answering machines; monotone for tutorials and such. I can do almost all the voices in book reading. I can bring my voice to a small boy. My voice is naturally deep. I often get mistaken for a male. I do not get the high octaves unless we do some work with the computer on raising the pitch.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female

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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

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

, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

country bumpkin, street(ghetto), Italian dialects, sick person, drunk person, mentally unstable characterizations, New Yorker, Spanish dialects, small British/Australian/London affects, wicked witch, heavy breather (killer), motherly, bad child, cat and dog sounds, robotic voice, voice over PA system in store or airport, Jewish type mother and talk show host, personable book reader, older southern lady.

My Voice Experience

As I have lived in the world of motherhood, a lot of my voices evolved through reading for my children, as most parents do. I used to live the character for them, not just speak it. I was born as an actress and then re-born as a basketball player. I have a very expressive face and voice. I have worked in a professional sport for most of my life and have been constantly invited to do one-liners and voice overs for PSAs throughout my career. I have given speeches to an assembly full of children and on national television. I have a full array of characterizations and dialects. I can be the professional office worker, or the rambunctious 10 year old. I can be the screaming cheerleader or the quiet thoughtful reader. Allow me to work for you and your project. You will not be disappointed.

My Training

In college I took Voice + Diction, Breathing, Acting, and Theatre I and II. I used some of the skills during commercial work for the WNBA. I have done one liners for prompts in arena for many years and I am highly sought after on many teams I play for.

My Studio Equipment

I have voice and dictation software, microphone and Mac and Pc computers. I work with Garage Band to figure out many issues (self-taught), but I am a novice. I do not have a studio in my home, but I will find one nearby if needed for a project.

Additional Skills

I have the most activities that include all my community and non profit work during my years as a professional athlete. I have done many interviews, one-liners and voice-overs.

I have an English Writing & Rhetoric degree, which supports the theories of both the written and oral modalities and the reason behind why we speak and/or write for a certain audience.

I have also done some play-by-play for television as well as co-anchored on television during the Olympic Games.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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