Tony Craine

Friendly, professional, conversational, funny

Voice Description

Here's why choosing my voice for your next project could make your job a little easier:

Commercial Reads That Generate Leads
I voiced a radio spot for a new condo complex. The condo developer heard the spot on the air and thought my read wouldn’t resonate with the target audience. I was asked to do a re-record the following Monday. But when I arrived at the studio, the session had been canceled. Why? Because homebuyers who'd heard the original spot had bombarded the developer with calls all weekend. So the developer decided to stick with the original (and gladly paid me for the canceled session).

Critically Acclaimed Audiobook Narration
Polity Audio chose me to narrate the audiobook version of "When the Rivers Run Dry" by Fred Pearce. Packed with foreign place names and long passages of facts and figures, this well-researched book was a challenge. But AudioFile magazine's review says my narration "turns the endless minutiae into listenable material, and from it all emerges the shocking lesson the author intends."

Outstanding Customer Service
Since 2007, Walsh & Associates has used my voice for video narrations. They always send me the script a few days before the session. Occasionally I find wording that needs clarification, and I call it to their attention. This reduces the likelihood of a costly and time-wasting round of corrections after the original session. Recently, after I notified Margaret Slawin of Walsh & Associates about one of these errors in a script, she wrote back to say: "THANKS for checking. This is why we all love you as our narrator!!!"

Shouldn't You Love Your Voice Talent?
Contact me today and let me know how I can help you deliver your message. Or send me your script and I'll be happy to record a custom demo for you.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age 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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts

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 have ISDN in my studio
• I have Source Connect in my studio
• 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

, Iowa, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I've studied accents and dialects with Pat Fraley, the master of character voices, and I have adopted his ingenious method for re-creating just about any accent. Let me know what you need and I'll show you what I can do.

I can also do a Harry Caray impersonation.

My Voice Experience

Partial List of Clients

Radio and TV Spots:
Azteca Foods
Chicago-area Hyundai Dealers
ColeTaylor Bank
Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Comcast Spotlight
Discerning Eye Optical
Economy Lighting
Good Neighbor Pharmacies
Grand Auto Family
Killian's Irish Red
M&I Bank
Modernistic Carpet Cleaning
Navy Pier
Rogers & Hollands Jewelers
Tommy Bartlett Ski, Sky, and Stage Show
University of Cincinnati
World Toyota

Video Narration/E-Learning/B2B Marketing:
Abbott Laboratories
ADAM Health Navigator
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AT Kearney
Briggs & Stratton
British Columbia Securities Commission
Farrell Sports Concepts
Group 528
ITW Brands
Jacques Whitford/Stantec
Johnson Controls
Kenosha Civil War Museum
National Safety Council
Resnick Automotive Group
Walsh & Associates

Mind's Eye Productions
Polity Audio
Redwood Audiobooks
We Produce Audiobooks

My Training

I've been trained by the best in the business:

William Dufris Audiobook Workshop, Voice Over U, Chicago

Pat Fraley's Animation & Interactive Workshop, Chicago

Pat Fraley's 56 Slick Tricks for Voiceover Workshop, Chicago

Pat Fraley's Audiobook Master Event, Hollywood

Advanced Voiceover Class, Bosco Productions, Chicago

Scene Study, Levels 1-3, Acting Studio Chicago

Beginning Voiceover, Intermediate Voiceover, and Workout with the Pros voiceover classes, Acting Studio Chicago

Beginning Improv, Second City Training Center, Chicago

One-year improv course, Players Workshop, Chicago

B.A., Speech and Performing Arts, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago

My Studio Equipment

Whisper Room booth
Audio Technica AT-4040 mic
Mac mini
Pro Tools

Additional Skills

I'm a veteran copywriter and editor. If you need something written, or if you think your copy needs some punching up, I can help.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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