Ralph Proctor

Mellow, resonant, precise enunciation, professiona

Voice Description

I have many years experience as a radio and television talk show host on 4 different stations in Pittsburgh. I have done voice over work, recorded telephone greetings and done narration for audio/visual presentations.
My voice has been described as warm, deep and resonant and precise with clear enumciation for all work. It has been described as sexy by female listeners. It is also described as very smooth and believable. Other have described it as the type of voice that belongs to a "pretty" man. I can speak in a voice that can be identified as "African American Chic" or non-racial, non ethnic, American. I can speak with an authentic Spanish, German or Korean accent although I am no longer fluent in those languages. It takes but a short time speaking those languages to be able to switch to English with the accents still present.

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
• 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
• 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

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer radio ad production services

My Home Base

, Pennsylvania, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Spanish, German and Korean accents, as well as inner-city African American.

My Voice Experience

I began my voice-over experience at WQED television, in Pittsburgh PA. I did narrations for national and local tevevision shows.

In college, I made money by narrating audio/visual presentations for student projects.

Because people find some special quality in my voice, especially when they hear my phone messages, I have recorded scores of telephone greetings for individuals and small companies.

I was a talk show producer/host on two televiosion shows in Pittsburgh, as well as three radio shows. My talk show experience spans about 40 years.

I have been out of the field for a while and have devoed my energy to college teaching. Even, in that venue, colleagues and students frequently remark that I "should be doing a television show."

I have had extensive experience as a public speaker and as a guest on national and local television and radio shows. Quite frankly, for years I was giving so many talks I stopped writing them down.

On a personal level, women seem to be attracted to my voice and describe it as "sexy" Quite frankly, I have no idea what that means. One woman said she loved my voice because it was so "precise" I have no idea what that means either, but I think it was a compliment.

Many, who have worked with me, say I make narration appear to be very easy. My feeling is that it should be easy because all you are doing is using your God-given ability to communicate with your voice.

My Training

I have a wide variety of experience in the media. In addition to being a talk show host, I have done voice-over at WQED TV; it was there that I received my first training in the area. I received additional voice-over and recording commercials by individuals, who were doing such work at WAMO and WYJZ radio.

I did some acting in plays during my college days where I learned how to "project" my voice. I also learned proper techniques for "miking" VOICES AND MUSIC.

I have taught college-level courses in mass communication and public speaking as well as television and radio production.

I was the editor for a local, weekly, newspaper. I have conducted a series of Oral History interviews and taught others how to conduct valid Oral History studies.

I have an earmed PHD from the University of Pittsburgh.

My Studio Equipment

Whike I did have a small recording studio in my home, I sild all the equipment when I went into college teaching. I did own all manner of microphones including, wireless, lavalier, cardiod, omni and uni-directional, shotgun and boom. I have used analogue and digital recording and mixing equipment. If the field is lucrative enough I am sure i can set up a small, professional, home recording studio as I had previously.

Additional Skills

I have been involved in all manner of media, both electronic and print. I have coached public speakers and actors. I have written scripts to be presented by upper-level management when I was employed by H.J. Heinz Corporation. I was the Director of Public Information and Research for a major, national Human Service organization. I have been in management for most of my adult life. I am responsible and self-motivating as well as being a motivator. I have extensive public speaking experience and have written for upper management. I have written a book and am now seeking a publisher.

All of my positions, since I was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army have been, at minimum, at entry-level management.

I was and am a Professional photographer and once operated a successful commercial studio.

I am an expert in African Art and have traveled, extensively, throughout Africa. I am a qualified appraiser of African art and belong to two professional appraiser association. I am reliable and professional in all I do.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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