Scott Michaels

Credible, Hard, Soft, Silly, Characters, Accents

Voice Description

Crisp, Midwestern professional announcer delivery, bass or baritone range. Stern, aggressive delivery for imaging, promos, automotive & hard sell. Understanding, sympathetic easy, relatable approach for softer subjects. Matter-of-fact explanatory delivery for documentary and training or instructional projects. Absurd comedy spots with character voices, accents, dialects & situations.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• 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

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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

, Alabama, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Impressions: Johnny Carson, John Wayne, Robert Stack, Carl Sagan, Don Pardo, Hans Conried, Jonathan Winters, Rod Serling, Jack Webb, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Sam Elliott, Art Fern, Woody Allen, Jim Backus, Cary Grant, James Mason, Humphrey Bogart, others

Accents & Dialects: British Sterling, British Cockney, Irish, Canadian, Midwestern, Deep South (hick and city slicker), Jewish, New Yawk (they ARE different), others. Try me!

I've been the voice of a six-foot automated bunny rabbit and other characters at FAO Schwartz in NYC, and I do many spots in which I do 2 or even 3 voices.

My Voice Experience

Multiple ADDY Award winner (Birmingham Ad Club), including Best In Show. Radio & TV Voiceovers since 1974. Did a daily disc jockey radio show for 28 years in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Tennessee, Florida and Alabama, usually serving as Production Director, writing and producing spots for station advertisers and ad agencies. Always the spontaneous cut-up on the air, I use that instinct and a stable of silly, lovable characters as a copywriter and voice talent to create memorable, ear-catching spots that get results. Because I was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and raised in Sioux City, Iowa, I have a credible, "newsy" delivery I can bring to documentaries, training and instructional projects.

My Training

My education took place while earning a living in an industry I loved. Starting at age 16, I just dove in and DID IT. I was always a ham and a class clown. I had a resonant, rich, elastic voice, and I learned how to use it in a wide variety of ways by playing with it on the air and in the production studio. Majored in Mass Communication at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. (Zowie! Top That!) Wound up doing morning radio shows in Jacksonville, FL and Birmingham, AL, and spent many years running the production departments at top radio stations. I sing and play guitar in an old-school jazz combo. We play a lot of Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, etc.

My Studio Equipment

My studio is equipped with a 24-channel Mackie board feeding an M-Audio professional sound card. I use Sennheiser MD 420 mics (because they just seem to love my voice) and Symetrics 528 mic processors. For singing projects, I use a Shure 900 Stereo active mic, and I usually run it barefoot, and then use on-screen compression if needed. I'm old fashioned, and I still love my Yamaha SPX-90 programmable reverb and my Aphex Compellor. I record, edit and mix using Adobe Audition 1.5.

Additional Skills

I am a very good salesman. I also do a lot of emcee work and PR work for charitable organizations I care about, such as the Child Protect Children's Advocacy Center, the Humane Society, my local Arts Council and the Barbershop Harmony Society. I'm a singer and performer, a record collector and a hopeless jazz buff. I have a deep appreciation for show business history, the Golden Age of Radio, Vaudeville and historic Hollywood films (silents and talkies) and the generations of performers who laid the rails.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Wild And Wacky

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