Wes Sims

announcer, news anchor, guy next door

Voice Description

mid-range middle age male ... broadcast news trained ... friendly ... sensitive ... authoritative but not too "announcery".

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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

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

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

When I lived in Texas from the mid-70's through the mid-80's, I picked up a bit of a local accent, according to an agent I hired to pitch my work to television news stations. But having come from the midwest, and settling in California, I feel that I'm accent-free.

My Voice Experience

I was a television news anchor/reporter from from the late 60's until 2005, when I had the opportunity ... following an involuntary parting with my tv station ... to bridge into radio. During that year, I did a little bit of voice work around town, and was registered with a San Francisco talent agency that got me an opportunity to portray a SF news reporter (type casting) for a CBC production about a mythical bird flu pandemic. I also shot a local tv commercial for a real estate company and narrated a travel documentary. I did relief disc jockey work for a music oldies weekend show (really oldies, dating back to the 40's). Then, in 2006, I had the opportunity to work as news director for BYU Broadcasting in Provo, Utah ... working primarily as a mentor in radio news, but also doing some tv public affairs and election coverage. I retired from that job in Februrary, 2011 and returned home to CA, where I am attemptin to jump-start a post-retirement career in voiceover work. I joined AFTRA when I worked in San Francisco television in the 90's and have kept my membership active. But I am equally open to non-union opportunities.

My Training

I have a BS in Radio-TV-Film from Northwestern University. Having worked in television until 2005, I am a skilled on-camera performer. I am not an actor, but I admit to being somewhat of a ham. I received good up-to-date graining in radio during my five years at KBYU-FM (BYU Broadcasting). I am profecient in multi-track editing with Adobe Audition and I have worked with NexGen and Wide Orbit at my last radio station.

My Studio Equipment

I can likely produce a product that will convince you I have more than I currently own. I have a Sony Linear PCM-M10 recorder and Adobe Audition editing software. I am in the market for a professional microphone, but can produce excellent WAV audio with what I have. My sound booth is the back seat of my Toyota Prius in the garage ... as long as my wife doesn't run the vacuum.

Additional Skills

I am currently volunteering as public affairs director for my church in Santa Cruz County, CA, where I write press releases for activities we consider worthy of news media coverage.

Oh yes ... and I play the clarinet in the Watsonville Community Band. I was a drum major at Northwestern and love marching bands.

My website is:

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Additional Information

• Currently Wes Sims is a Standard subscriber.
• Wes Sims was last active on Voice123 42 days ago