Sincere, warm, authoritative, versatile, baritone
I have a warm, friendly voice... and can do any approach from close-to-the-mic intimate and soft to more (for lack of a better term) "news" anchor type delivery. I sound extremely credible and sincere... I am not afraid to modulate into upper registers, if need be. I can also read very very fast, and it is still all understandable. I'm a stickler for clear, concise enunciation.
I can be funny, sexy, newsy, fun, obnoxiously hard-sell, and have done thousands and thousands of commercials and promos, several documentaries, many tutorials, and a good many on-hold phone things (your call is important to us... please continue to wait)...
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
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• 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
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
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
• 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
My Home Base
, North Carolina, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
I'm not a character specialist, but I can do a more-than-credible aristocratic-sounding British accent, I can do a very good tough-guy gangster character, I can sound like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons, or Stewie from Family Guy... and I can do, of all things, a dead-on "Droopy Dog."
I can also generally crank out a cute little leprachaun voice ("it's magically delicious")
My Voice Experience
Yikes! I cannot begin to estimate how many radio commercials I've written and produce since the mid 70s. It would have to be in tens of thousands: car dealers, home-builders, hardware stores -- Native Tan Tanning Lotion, a "Robo Mower" (and it really works!) I've had my commercials on hundreds of radio stations, and on the Talk Radio Network, home of the Laura Ingraham Show.
I've done hundreds and hundreds of :30 VOs for tv stations and cable companies, and hundreds of VOCAs (voice-over-credit announcements) for Public TV (...coming up next, on WPSU TV... it's NOVA. Stay tuned)
I've done many instructional videos, where precise pronunciation and a patient, slow read were essential. I seem to be very good at those sorts of reads.
I've done several "on-hold" programs... where your call is important to us, and can offer the hope that the customer service rep is just about to pick up... when you and I know it'll be at least another ten minutes. But I try to keep hope alive.
I anchor radio news casts and host radio programs.
I've done various documentaries: "Dining Cars USA" for the Food Network, "Staying at a Lighthouse" for PBS, and "Water: an Endangered Resource" for Penn State Public Broadcasting, to name a few.
And I used to be the in-park voice of Sea World in Orlando: "Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls... welcome to Sea World of Florida!!"
I have no degree, but during my short, unspectacular academic career at what is now called the University of Central Florida, I began to learn audio production and voice work. It quickly became my niche -- and what I have always loved the most about broadcasting.
I have taken a seminar or two with Marice Tobias, considered one of the best voiceover coaches in the land. I also have considerable experience in public speaking, theatre (both as an actor and a singer) In fact, in 1971, when I was in high school, I was a singer in the Grand Opening at Walt Disney World in Florida.
I have known and learned from some very very good voice talent artists in various places around the country.
My Studio Equipment
My own studio is somewhat scaled down from what it used to be (the result of a divorce) but I can still do top-notch voiceover work:
I primarily use an EV-RE20 microphone (I just sound really good on it.) And Adobe Audition production software. My mixer is a Yamaha. It's fairly barebones, simply because I haven't been doing too much extensive production lately, mainly voicetrax. But I do have a music and sound effects library.
I'm an award-winning radio copywriter, and have also written and tweaked scripts for TV shows, and video presentations of all kinds.
I have won numerous ADDY awards in past years (not an Ad Fed member currently) for copywriting and production.
I also have a lot of experience in public speaking and presentations.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers
Online Payments Via PayPal
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