Tom Marshall

Personable, Believable, Newsy, Funny, Irreverent

Voice Description

Warm and deep for narrations, upbeat and believable for commercials and infomercials, witty and funny for commercials, smooth and professional for podcasts and other presentations, soothing for inspirational projects, direct and to-the-point for news and documentaries, dramatic for audio books, gritty for hard-sell promos.

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 - 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
• Podcasts
• 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 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 radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Southern accent, cowboy, hillbilly, news reporter, parody newscaster, infomercial huckster, grumpy old man, menacing man

My Voice Experience

I started my broadcast television career in 1980 as a host/producer/writer of WTOL's PM Magazine Toledo, voicing upbeat magazine pieces. Later I did the same in New York at WNYW.

In 1983, I joined WDIV as Detroit's first full-time television medical reporter, writing/producing and voicing health stories. I later joined Med/NIWS, a Los Angeles-based nationally-syndicated medical news service in the same capacity.

Since 1991, I've been writing/producing/directing and voicing news stories, commercials, PSA's, corporate videos and more. I also wrote and produced promos for KTTV, Los Angeles, and E! Entertainment Television.

Then in 1999, I bought a digital video camera and additional gear and started shooting pickup shots, then full projects for my clients.

In 2000, I bought a Final Cut Pro editing system and began working with an experienced editor, later learning offline editing.

During the last 10 years, I've expanded my lighting and sound equipment so that I can shoot and edit most projects without the need for rental gear.

I've also purchased a massive sound effects library and a smaller Warner Bros. cartoon sound effects set... 2 buyout music libraries... and I'm licensed with 4 others for needle-drop projects.

Now I drive to locations in Southern California or fly around the country where I write/shoot/edit and voice projects virtually anywhere, including at the client's doorstep.

My passport and inoculations are up-to-date for international projects.

My Training

-BA degree, North Park College, Chicago, IL

-Broadcast Journalism class, Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO

-Anchor Seminar, The Magid Institute, Marion, IA

-30 years of writing/producing/directing and voicing broadcast television and corporate video projects, 10 years of shooting it, 7 years of editing it

My Studio Equipment

-Electro-voice RE27N/D Vari-D n/DYM Dynamic Cardioid microphone
-Electro-voice RE50 microphone
-Mackie 1402-VLZ Pro mixer
-Apple G5
-Apple Powerbook

Additional Skills

The bulk of my television work comes from the health care field because I spent 10 years as a respiratory therapist after I left college.

This led to medical reporter jobs in Detroit, Los Angeles and a medical news service in Florida. Later I started freelancing and worked with many medical clients in Southern California.

As a result, I've written, produced, directed and voiced a variety of marketing videos, commercials, PSA's and other projects for hospitals and health care organizations such as the Michigan Peer Review Organization and California Dental Association.

I became so popular with Los Angeles-area weight-loss surgeons that at one point, I had television commercials for 4 different clients on the air at the same time.

Because of my mass media background, however, I'm often asked to help polish and execute public relations or marketing campaigns for non-medical clients like Hilton, which hired me to put together a web video on pop musician Jason Mraz... and Hampton Inns, which hired me to drive Route 66, shooting video and interviews along the way.

In summary, I've learned a variety of skills that allow me to produce highly professional products for a reasonable price. Usually, I'm the right voiceover talent for projects that I produce, but in some cases, if I don't have a necessary attribute, I can recommend a different voice.

If I run into an engineering situation I can't handle or if I need an experienced audio expert to perform a complex mix, I work with an extremely talented mixer who can lend a hand... or an ear.

If you want to talk about rates and availability, need other services or just want to be assured I’m the right guy for the job, please call or email with any questions!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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