Todd Karner

Conversational Character Accents Young Resonant

Voice Description

The best word to describe my VO delivery would be conversational. I have the ability to take any type of copy, whether it is commercial dialog, phone systems, or technical specifications, and make it sounds like I am just having a conversation with you.

The quality of my voice is a rich baritone. However I can easily change it to make it deep and gritty or younger and more care free by changing the pitch, rythym, and intention.

I am an accent and character voice coach, and am very adept at taking direction. I can give each client many different options as far as voice quality and delivery, depending on the type project and what each individual client is looking for.

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 - Australian
• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - South African
• English - Other
• English - Irish

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

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• 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 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

-US Accents-
General Southern, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Midwest, Minnesota, New York, Brooklyn, Boston, Maine

-European Accents-
British RP (Standard British), Lower London (Cockney), Irish (Northern Ireland), Irish (Dublin), Scottish, German, Dutch, French, Italian

-Additional Accents-
Russian, Australian, Canadian, Hispanic/Latino, Jamaican

Christopher Walken, Sean Connery, Michael Cain, Barack Obama, George W Bush, Eric Cartman, Yoda, Kermit The Frog

-Character Voice-
Old Man, Gritty, Gravely, Harsh, Hoarse, Vocal Fry, Valley Girl, Announcer, Movie Trailer, Young Boy, Nasal, Denasal, Sick, Teenager, Breathy, Strident

My Voice Experience

The first VO job I ever booked was for a commercial campaign in the Midwest for the cable provider Mid-Continent Communications. It was back in 2003 and lasted for over three years. I was cast in the television commercials but the campaign also included radio and print ads. That was the beginning of my love for voice over. Since then I have worked on animated television pilots, radio commercials, web series, and telephone recordings.

My Training

Bachelors Degree in Theater Arts from Minnesota State University Mankato.

Six years training with Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop (ongoing).

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Animation classes at The VoiceCaster.

My Studio Equipment

I have my own in home studio with the following equipment...

-audio-technica AT2020 microphone
-Logitech speaker system
-pop screen
-sound baffles (mic stand and free standing for back bounce)

Additional Skills

I have been coaching accents and voice for 6 years and been studying for 15. I have an intimate knowledge of vocal musculature and phonetics.

A big part of my degree was in musical theater, and am familiar with that aspect of voice as well.

I worked in the cell phone industry for many years and am very knowledgeable about technical terms, phrasing, and the need to have the ability to deliver them in a conversational understandable way.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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Additional Information

• Currently Todd Karner is a Standard subscriber.
• Todd Karner was last active on Voice123 137 days ago