Sam Williamson

Experienced Genuine Warm Authoritative Articulate

Voice Description

Sam Williamson is currently the voice of The Oakland Raiders professional football team and The Kansas City Royals professional baseball team. He is known as a real, edgy, intimate, honest storyteller. Twenty years of live hosting, announcing, and acting for stage and screen has left its mark on Sam's voice, giving it a naturally melodic gravitas. His rugged baritone is well-traveled, trustworthy, believable and altogether gripping. It can be intimate and inviting, or intense and commanding. At times poetic, at times powerful, Sam's voice is experienced, smoky, warm, authoritative, charismatic, intelligent, educational, informative, genuine, caring, compassionate, soothing, explosive, articulate, tough, worldly, sexy, kind, and cool and he plays a great cowboy. Classically trained actor for audio plays, games, etc.; bass voice can be modified for adult or senior, average guy or god, good or evil. keywords Confident, Friendly, attractive, authoritative, corporate, conversational, storyteller

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age 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
• Adult content
• 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 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

• 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 upload the audio files via FTP

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

My Home Base

Kansas, Kansas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Working Class British, Cockney, Aristocratic Standard British, Scottish, Irish, Appalachian, Brooklyn, Bronx, Ozark, Deep South, Texas, Bostonian.

My Voice Experience

Sam started working in the trenches of broadcasting as an airman in the USAF stationed in Europe in the early '90s working production for Armed Forces Radio and Television, also known as AFRTS. He received a commendation medal for his work during Operation Desert Storm. Sam then returned to Kansas City and worked extensively as an on camera talent for local television commercials. One, he is proud to say aired during the Superbowl in 1994. His work also included the stage and voicing radio spots while he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the University of Missouri Kansas City. Upon graduation, Sam was offered an artist in resident position at Vienna's English Theater (VET) the oldest and most established English language theatre in continental Europe. Sam turned down the offer and moved to Los Angeles. Out of 3500 applicants, Sam was one of 10 chosen to take part in the University of California-Los Angeles' coveted Master of Fine Arts Program in Theater, Film, and Television Performance. For the next three years he worked with the finest teachers and actors in the nation learning the nuances of the Stanislavski method of acting. The program also concentrated heavily of voice and speech as well as script analysis and character creation and development. Upon graduation, Sam found his niche in the world of commercials as well as going on the road with Crown City Theater Company where he honed his skills as a Shakespearean actor. Sam brings nearly twenty years of classical training and acting experience to any project large or small. He is also an accomplished voice and accent reduction coach. Sam currently resides in Kanas City and is the voice for Kansas City Royals Major League Baseball Team. He also works consistently with CCTV, the worlds largest broadcasting network, voicing the station IDs an promos.

Client List:
The Kansas City Royals
Red Bull
CCTV
ABC
Cinemax
Nickelodeon
Jiffy Lube
Quantas Airlines
Toro Lawnmowers
Cadillac
Bayer
Sprint
Motorcycle Weekly
Black and Veatch
American University
Peru State University
TAG Uniforms
The MBFI Foundation
NaviStar
Missouri Credit Union
Hallmark
Minski's Pizza
Georgia CIO of the Year Awards
Brushnell
The Weekly Standard
Kip Tape
Price Chopper
Havas Life Toronto
Phase 5 Assault Weapons
Monsanto
The Kansas Realtors
Avail Agricultural Products
Air Force Village
Black and Veach
Picmonic
Alonco
Verope
Delius Klausing
JE Dunn Construction
Life University
Sembcorp
S2 games
Batman: Arkham Origins
Stratego
The SPCA
General Fusion
Kansas Department of Transportation

My Training

The Defense Information School (DINFOS)- United States Air Force
University of Missouri-Kansas City- B.A. Theater
University of California-Los Angeles- M.F.A. Performance for Theater, Film, And Television
Ongoing Voice Over training and coaching with Don Miller of AirBorne Audio

My Studio Equipment

Vintage Neumann U 87
Pro Tools 10 with Mercury Plug in package
UA 6176 preamp
Avid Mbox Pro
Pultech Pro L equalizer

Additional Skills

Sam works with a full time audio engineer and who studied at Chapman Studios in Kansas City and was the mentored by one of Nashville's greatest music producers, Isaac Moreno. They work together from Sam's state of the art studio. Their turn around time is only a few hours or minutes if necessary. They are available to work 24 hours a day and seven days a week. In the event of an emergency, they are available at the touch of a phone. Your project is their first priority and they will work with you until you have exactly the voice track that suits your needs. No job is too small.

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Wire transfers

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