Zach McHugh

Strong, Earnest, Character Pro, Great Narrator

Voice Description

Wide-ranging baritone, lots of personality & a dynamic deep range, works nicely for anything from movie trailers, concert promos & narrations, to being the "announcer"/ hard-sell voice for car dealerships & bar/restaurant tv/radio ads. At the same time it can be that soft & deep voice for documentaries, meditative/instructional voice. I love being funny, too, i.e. cartoons, other characters, impressions & various other forms of voice acting.

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 - 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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (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 have Phone Patch 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
• 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

, North Carolina, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

"Boro" comes to mind. "Boro" was my impression of Sasha Baren Choen's "Borat" character, and we named him Boro for all the typical reasons. This impression of mine was commonly used around the office, until one of our sales reps tapped me to use the impression for a radio ad. It was a hit with the client- A greeeeeeeeeeeeat success!

I can do Don Lafontaine for movie trailers, old time gangsters, i.e. pre-TV radio programs,-" Yeah copper, yeah!", I am a white man but another impression of mine sounds just like Tim Meadows' "Ladies man" character, I do many accents- I'd have to say my best is Scottish; like Fat Bastard, others include British (all kinds, i.e. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, James Bond, Monty Python), German/Austrian (Schwarzenegger), Russian, middle-Eastern, there are even some that i don't know how to classify- they are filed under "other"!

I'm a great Santa for the holidays, lots of Halloween voices, most notably, Dracula. I Love voice acting! Other impressions and characterizations include: Peter Griffin from Family Guy, Batman, Dick Cheney, Nick Nolte, Sly Stallone, Ren & Stimpy, Old-time radio announcer, i.e., "attention ladies and gentleman...", Regis Philbin, Michael Buffer- ringside announcer (be careful!), Bevis & Butthead, Lot's of Hank Azaria's voices on the Simpson's- Moe, Chief Wiggum, Auto, comic book shop guy(?).

Request my "character" or "voices" demos. I will happily send!

My Voice Experience

Time Warner Cable, ATT&T, Nissan, & Buffalo Wild Wings are just a few ads I have done. I'm an experienced radio guy (12 years). I've attempted, and very often nailed, anything I've had thrown my way. It's usually whatever's popular at the time, and it's usually relative to cutting creative and unique commercial ads. Most of my voiceover background is drawn from my radio experience- both in the production studio & as an on-air talent. It has become a passion, still is.

Radio, particularly compettitive, mid-sized markets, is full of many busy, superficial sales reps (I just call them "sales", but there are rare exceptions). So when "sales" comes begging you to cut a spec spot for their new client, they will desperately ask you to hang the moon for them. It must dazzle. I always try and do my best, and it didn't take long before I found myself way too busy cutting spots for clients. 6-7 years ago a co-worker, also a voiceover pro for quite some time, told me I was quite good. They also told me I was being screwed (pardon my French)! That is to say, I was making 5-10 radio spots per week, at least, in-house. For FREE!

It wasn't very long after that I equipped myself with a home studio and started freelancing for local clients and agencies. Presently, I produce various sonic files, voiceovers for tv/radio, full commercial ads, instructional videos, narations, for regional and national clients. I continue trying to land a roster spot for a national agency where I can further grow, and reach my full potential as a voiceover professional.

My Training

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communications & a minor in Art from THE Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. I learn new things everyday when I listen to commercials on TV, or by simply chatting and listening to forums online. Working in radio for almost 12 years has kept my production & voiceover skills acute, relavant & up-to-date. As I continue to experiment vocally, musically and as a producer I realise more and more how much I've yet to learn, & how much I look forward to future projects.

My Studio Equipment

I run my microphone, Electrovoice RE20 (best in the biz) through an E-MU 2.0 digital interface, which, among many other things (MIDI, Hi-Z, XLR, Quarter Inch) allows me to run my guitars, keyboard and drums direclty into my PC/MAC. For software I generally use Adobe 1.5, though I'm learning 3.0 which is basically pro-tools.

Additional Skills

I am a professional and I love what I do. Thus, I take pride in conducting myself in a professional manor, providing an excellent and relavant product. I have intimate work experience in client relations based on my radio background; dealing with or through sales reps, and as a freelance artist, dealing with clients over the phone, in person, or online.

I'm fortunate to have lived the life I have. I always try to remember to be aware of what's around me, to be in the moment. So besides my formal knoweldge, my apporach to producing, whether its a voicer over or a fully produced spot, ad, sweeper, promo, etc., is always drawn from my own life experiences. In other words, even the little things we live through in an ordinary day (i.e. the way someone said a particular thing that was really funny, or the way the traffic sounds when you're crossing the street), these are all sonic memories. I try to integrate those expericences together with my formal knowledge, in whatever I produce.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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General Demo

Commercial Demo

promo- batman returns

Character Demo

Concert Promo 4 Radio Station

Sportsboned Sample