Derek Perkins

Warm, resonant, humorous, characters & accents

Voice Description

Narrations: Warm, resonant, clear
Commercials: Humorous, classy, sincere
Training/presentations: Calm, clear, professional, credible

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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

• English - Australian
• English - British
• English - South African

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

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

My Home Base

, Massachusetts, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents: British - English (north, south); Scottish; Welsh; Irish; European - French; Slavic: Russian
Impersonations: Simpsons, Family Guy characters; Michael Caine.

My Voice Experience

My first ever voice over project was in Minsk, Belorus when I read the English dialog for a language training program in 1989. More recently,I have been providing Australian and South African voices to leadership and other corporate training materials for SkillSoft, a European training company. Toastmasters training and over 30 years in international business have honed my narration, training and presentation skills with a wide range of technical and corporate material. Reading with the Perkins School for the Blind has given me experience in non-fiction and fiction narration.

My Training

BA (Honors) Russian and French. Voice over workshops in Massachusetts. Training at Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic and the Perkins School for the Blind. Competent Communicator accreditation from Toastmasters International. Extra in Martin Scorcese's recent Shutter Island movie.

My Studio Equipment

Shure KSM 32/SL mic
Grace m101 Single Channel Mic Pre-amp
Avid Mbox Mini 3rd Generation
PC AudioLabs Rokbox i3 DAW
Glyph 500 GB external hard drive
Pro Tools LE 8

Additional Skills

Great ability with accents, characterization and humor. International business experience worldwide, working with people in Europe, Asia, Latin America, US, Canada, Far East and six south pacific islands.
Experience of the steel industry, IT, translation and localization, telecommunications, economic development.
Understanding of technology, software programs, web sites etc.
Consummately professional, reliable, easy to deal with and very responsive.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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• Derek Perkins was last active on Voice123 268 days ago

Demos
Commercial

Narration

Fiction-humor

Smirnoff commercial

Fiction-short story

Non-fiction

Accent