Steven Lance

Smooth, Rich Baritone, Narrator, Cartoon Voices

Voice Description

Rich Baritone (Smooth and friendly for professional presentations).

"Michael J. Fox-Type" (without being raspy)

Can alter voice to deeper range to be more authoritative

Perfect Diction

Expert at inflection

Expert at phraseology

Expert at highly technical narration

Expert at Government terminology and acronyms

Expert at military terminology and acronyms

Expert at scientific terminology and acronyms

Expert at medical terminology and acronyms

Character Voice Actor for animated cartoons

Character voices for radio commercials

Very wide range from "Popeye's high-pitch under-the-breath" voice and singing--to Lance LeGault's guttural "Colonel Decker" from the A-Team

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
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

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 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

Brick, New Jersey, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

VERSATILE NARRATOR, ACTOR, CHARACTER VOICES AND IMPRESSIONIST

STEVEN LANCE is a "Quick Study" at picking up new voices

Boris Karloff-From his Frankenstein Monster's growl and speech in "The Bride of Frankenstein," through his early motion pictures such as Edmond Bateman in "The Raven," to his older double-role as both the Grinch, and the narrator, of the Chuck Jones animated classic, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Jack Mercer's original Popeye's (unscripted) under-the-breath wise-cracks and singing, Lance LeGault as Colonel Decker from The "A-Team," Matt Pinfield (my friend and former MTV boss), both Bob & Ray (Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding),"Star Trek" TV series' William Shatner as Captain Kirk, "Star Trek TV" series' James Doohan as Mr. Scott "Scotty," "Star Trek" TV series' George Takei as Mr. Sulu. "Star Trek" TV series' Walter Koenig as Mr. Pavel Chekov,
Art Carney "characters" Ed Norton, Yogi Bear and Barney Rubble, Kermit the Frog, and Bullwinkle the Moose from "Rocky and his Friends"

My Voice Experience

My dad was a professional magician and I began my stage career as his "stooge" at age four--the same age Ron Howard hit the boards with his parents.

I grew up in Freehold, New Jersey along with Bruce Springsteen and David Garrison. I'm assuming you know Bruce. And Dave should be familiar to you as the Bundy's next-door neighbor, Steve Rhodes of "Married with Children" fame. I even played in a band with him (but not Bruce.)

While the rest of my friends were out playing sports, I was at home riveted to something my folks had in the den, an electronic box that had pictures that moved . . . a television set. And I knew from the first time I saw it, that I wanted to be in it--just like Mike Teavee, the kid from "Willy Wonka."

I got my first break at doing cartoon voices for animated segments of "Sesame Street" and "Villa Alegre" because they were produced by my mom's brother, Harvey Siegel, who had earlier produced "Rocky and Bullwinkle," "Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales," and "Underdog."

I began my professional career while still in high school, writing and producing radio commercials for local businesses, which included the Monmouth Mall.

In 1973, my friend Barry and I attended a Star Trek convention in New York City. I entered the talent show and did my Star Trek stand-up routine--complete with impressions of the Enterprise crew. I won the competition and was hired to host the 1974 International Star Trek Convention -- I hosted every convention for the next four years, which earned me the role as an alien science officer in STAR TREK: The Motion Picture. (To see a black and white publicity still of me, just go to Google Images and type in "Steven Lance Star Trek.").

Following my work in Star Trek: TMP, I played the emergency room intern in Woody Allen's film, STARDUST MEMORIES, which pleased my mom that now I was a doctor. I continued hosting Star Trek conventions through 1981, while also working as a disc jockey and eventually program host, on local radio in New Jersey WJLK, WRLB, and FM 106.3 where my boss was the bald-headed gravel-voiced Matt Pinfield of MTV's "120 Minutes" and "Celebrity Death Match" fame.

I am a professional writer and published author. My pop-culture book about the TV industry, "Written Out of Television" was published by Scarecrow Press in Hardcover and Madison Books as a Trade Paperback. I also served as the Lead Researcher for James Robert Parish's, "The Unofficial Murder, She Wrote" book. And those successes won me a job as the Marketing Director for Geraldo Rivera.

I naturally got to appear on Geraldo's show as well as numerous radio and television shows that included "The Rocky Allen Showgram" on New York City's WPLJ-FM, and Fox TV's "Good-Day New York" with Donna Hanover. And during my "Star Trek" years I appeared three times on the now iconic "Joe Franklin Show!" That show was produced at WOR in New York, which is where I met and became dear friends with "Bob & Ray" (Bob, Bob Elliott, is Chris Elliot's dad).

I later went to work as an Audiovisual Specialist government contractor with CACI and Northrop Grumman. While there I was responsible for writing, producing and narrating more than one hundred Marketing and Training videos for them and their government customers. And, after 20 years in the business there isn't a technical or government term, acronym, system or program that I can't pronounce.

As a kid, I can recall one report card from 4th grade on which my teacher, wrote, "Steven is very bright, but he talks too much." I actually think she would be very proud of me today if she knew that is how I earn my living.

--Steve
Steven Lance

My Training

My undergraduate degree is a BA English from Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey. The school eventually closed but made it to television when Mike Rowe gutted "Old Main," our original campus radio station building on "Dirty Jobs."

My acting training has come from being on the other side of the microphone and cameras.

Mentors include, Broadcaster, Geraldo Rivera, Talk-Show host, Morton Downey, Jr., Motion Picture director Robert Wise, Comedian, actor, writer and director, Woody Allen, Walt Disney animator, Tex Hensen, Rocky and His Friends animation studio director Harvey Siegel, Actor Henry (Delgado) Darrow. "Hank," who played the aging Zorro on "Zorro and Son" later played Zorro in the Filmation animated cartoons and it was he who really taught me the art of providing voices for animation! Of course, having worked with the cast of the Star Trek television series for a dozen years, I also got tips, guidance and advice from them when they did the voices for their characters for Star Trek: The Animated Series. The best schooling came from my dear friend, James "Scotty" Doohan, who voiced the ship's irascible chief engineer along with up to three other character voices for each of the 22 episodes, which to him was "no Tribble at all."

My Studio Equipment

Rode NT2-A Microphone (with Rode SM6 Shock Mount & Pop Filer)

Sennheiser ew 100-ENG G3 Wireless Microphone System for Video

Sure SM-58 (Stage and General Purpose Recording)

Apple MacBook Pro with Soundtrack Pro

Audio Editing with Final Cut Pro

Video Editing with Adobe Premiere

Original Music Scoring

3D Animation using Autodesk Maya 2012 with Rendering Capability

2D & 3D Animation Character Design

3D Logo Design (static and animated)

Graphic Design for Digital and Print Media

Additional Skills

As you have read, I'm not just "a narrator," I am an actor. And having had the good fortune to have been directed by some of the very best directors, including Bob (Robert) Wise, and Woody Allen, I also come to the table with a very unique ability to both "self-direct" my own work, as well as being able to direct other actors. With this comes a unique sense of timing, which helps me not only direct other actors, but the recording engineers and editors, as well.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

To contact Steven Lance by email or phone, please click here.

Additional Information

Voice123 Premium Forums

Read Steven Lance contributions to the Voice123 Premium Forums - Submit your questions to other Voice123 users and experienced members of the voice community..

• Currently Steven Lance is a Standard subscriber.
• Steven Lance was last active on Voice123 59 days ago

Steven Lance Picture at Voice123
Demos
Steven Lance GBS-TGS Overview

Franks Pizza WXCY-FM Radio

Slam Productions PHONE

Steven Lance Demo Reel 101