Raymond Simonis

Energetic Character Comical Professional Dramatic

Voice Description

I can offer each of these you list; warm and deep,smooth and professional also energetic for sporting or concert annoucements. British for infomercials as that seems to be the trend. I also appreciate fine diction and clarity, articulate as well as eloquent and proper english, American or British. Comical capabilities as well as timing. Quite a flexible range really.
I am on my way!!Especially capable of the throaty dramatic voice or even seductive; as if one were to be speaking to themselves under their breath yet it is clearly audible. A good example would be dramatic narration such as Alec Baldwin or Jason Statham.Spot on.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Female
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• Senior Male

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

• English - British
• 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
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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
• 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

, Wisconsin, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Various North American dialects; Southern with attention to detail such as Georgia in contrast to Texas . East coast accents with attention to detail. New York with or with out Jewish enhancment, Massechusettes and west coast accent as well. British Empire; Australian, Scottish, Irish, Manchester, and so on. Capabilities of accents include African American Ebonics, Italian, Russian, German, French Asian, Ojibwa, Hindu. Characters I imitate; Most Simpson adult male characters; Homer, Abe, Principle Skinner, Apu, Otto, Krusty, Fat Tony, Monty Burns, with a few female adult charcters; Marge, Patty and Selma. Hank Hill, Mort Goldman,Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny,Jack Nicholson, Cristopher Lloyd, Arnold Shwartzenegger, Cristophere Walken, Orson Wells, Owen Wilson,The man who played Commondant Lasard from Police Academy Films,Many various personal aquaintences. If I know you long enough, there is a good chance I might be able to impersonate your voice.

My Voice Experience

I haven't any experience employed as voice over talent yet. I do have much script experience from several telemarketing jobs as well as participation in five plays; Shawshank Redemption (stage adaptation), Mad Woman of Chailot where I played a scottish miner, Love is a four letter word (which I also co-wrote), One Flew over the cuckoos nest, with the Prior Lake Players. Mystery of the Purple Puma with Duck Soup Players. (a satire of pink panther) and three fims; A professional contruction saftey film, "Between Spaces" (a student project with Gargantuan Productions), Prodigal (I performed as an EMT pushing a gurney down a hallway) Nothing too exciting yet but I am confident that I have something to offer most productions (especially in the world of voice overs). I have been playing around with voices my entire life and I am quite capable and comfortable with scripts on or off book. I have been using AVS software and am becoming more proficient with each project I audition for.Up date Apr 19th 2011: Still hanging in there, just submitted audition 28 Have got a "maybe" and a "considering" thus far. The voice in my gut keeps telling me not to give up. One other thing,once you get to work with me, you'll find it unlike any other experience, I believe proffesionalism is largely attitude, It will show in my work.

My Training

Brown Institute 86/87 broadcast media, Caryn International; Improv class 98, Acting on camera 99, and voice over talent with Tom Collins in 2000 from this class I was also furnished with a 90 second demo on file.
As these went on over the years I had also mantained a career as a journyman plumber in the Minneapolis Union Local #15 for 20 years and I still carry my journyman liscence, tell me about it, show biz is tough. Now I am 46 and a student online with Kaplan University just begining my junior year I have 92 credits so far in obtaining my bachelors degree in criminal science. I am a 4.0 student and have been the entire time, thus far, throughout my studies. I have been asked to join the Golden Key International Honor Society for academic excellence and have done so. These days I am a student writing essays on a weekly basis and am quite proficient navigating the Internet. As for this, endeavor, I wish I was more involved earlier in life but hey, I'm here now and I am a very fast learner. 28 auditions thus far with good promise in this field.

My Studio Equipment

HP pavilion PC equipped with Microsoft Windows Vista Home premium Ed. X32, Duel core processor, 1.88 GB, high speed internet and AVS Audio software; The recording, editing and converting software. Logitech digital microphone. The AVS converter will convert files to MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, FLAC, ACC, OGG, MP2, AMR. Microphone is Blue Snowball USB port model.

Additional Skills

Still learning the business and still determined. I have a great deal of audio capabilities and software here figuring it out is part of the fun.
Update October 2011 about to complete audition forty with Voice 123 I am making some headway and I was right, this is fun.
After considering additional relevent skills I would have to say paying attention to detail is very much a skill. Knowing and adhering to a quality standard starts from day one. Aside from being fun this is a bussiness where attitude is important. If these are skills, I either already have them or they are an ongoing life process of which I personally acknowledge and am making adjustments as the chapters of life demand.

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Demos
First one

Instructional

The brit

Monty Burns

Skelitore

Game of thrones try out