William Shaffner

Character, variety, accents, serious, playful

Voice Description

I have a variety of ranges so I can play almost anything. I am warm and comforting for dad and audio books, hard and deep for action hero and rough characters, playful for animals and children, sexy for intriguing men, lofty for god-like and heavenly characters, wacky for zany and fun characters, menacing for evil and dark characters, and calm and profession for instructional videos and presentations. I can also play the rough, raspy woman, the deep movie announcer's voice, and valley girl-like for the female teenager.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• Senior Male

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

• English - Australian
• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - South African
• English - New Zealand
• English - Irish
• English - Scotland
• English - Latin American
• English - Indian

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 have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Costa Mesa, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British (various dialects), Scottish, Irish, German, Italian, Latin, Canadian, Western, Jamaican, South African, Southern, New York and Brooklyn, Boston, Pakistani, Arabian, Swedish, Korean, Asian, Filipino, African American (Stereo-type), Southern Hick, Hawaiian

Christopher Walken, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Silvester Stallone, Robyn Williams, Bill Cosby, John Travolta, Barac Obama, George Bush, John F. Kennedy, Michael Jackson (Pre and Post 1980), Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Herbert the Pervert, Cleveland Brown, Patrick Warburton, Michael Caine, Christian Bale, Eddie Murphy, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Donald Trump, Alan Rickman, Christopher Loyd

My Voice Experience

I am very new into this industry. I haven't done much other than fun recordings with my friends. I am very excited in getting involved in the VO industry and am fascinated with what it takes to create a voice. I have many different ranges and can play many different characters. I am always making voices up to make others laugh or have a good time or just even when I am bored just to pass the time. I have always been interested in the VO industry and can't wait to start. My motto is, "Whether you're laughing at me or with me, the point is that you are laughing."

My Training

Acting classed at Southern Orange County School of the Arts and California Baptist University. Acting for the Disney cruise line as a lead performer and Universal Studios as a scareactor. I have been in theater my whole life and have done many musicals and straight shows. I don't have any professional experience as I am new but I watch a lot of TV and cartoons and replicate whatever I hear.

My Studio Equipment

Tascam TM-78 microphone
Cubase LE5 software

Additional Skills

I have been in every job field you can imagine so I can bring reality to the voices with my experience as well as I have been doing voices and accents for a long time now and am very natural with it. I have had experience working with Disney and Universal as an actor.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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