Tom Richards

Warm, reassuring, intimate...

Voice Description

My goal is to fulfill the scriptwriter's intent. That writer had a little voice inside his head, maybe just his own voice, but one that delivers every shade, every nuance, every hint of meaning. So when I read that script, I want the writer to say, at least to himself, "that's JUST the way I wanted to hear it." And once in a while, they actually say it to me, and I know I've done a really good job.

Anyway, it's less the voice than what you do with it. So let's do it together!

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
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• 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 can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Delaware, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Mr. Reasonable, white collar, light blue collar, Navy blue collar, angry white man, old Jewish man.

My Voice Experience

Starting in radio many years ago, I tried to make my spots sound different than the others - sometimes with my voice, sometimes with my writing, and sometimes with both.

With the help of my voice coach, Marla Kirban in NYC, I continue to strive for the distinctive, the personal, and the unique, all with the goal of delivering the message in the most direct way: my voice to your ears. Then I was hired by Los Angeles viewer-supported TV station KCET to rebrand the station after they dropped PBS. They'd auditioned the top voices in L.A. and New York, but the producer cast me from my demo reel. I asked why, and he said, "because I BELIEVED you."

Since then I've discovered that audiobooks and narrations give me the opportunity to express even deeper truths. And so the journey continues!

My Training

Voice coach, Marla Kirban, NYC
Audiobook seminar with Pat Fraley
LA Radio Creative Summit with Dick Orkin and Dan O'Day
Creative Services Director at WMGK and B101 Philadelphia, 1979 - 2001.
Studied radio & TV at Syracuse University
Write and perform with my band, Wizard

My Studio Equipment

Neumann M147 mic
Avalon Vt 737sp preamp
Genelec monitors and sub
DAWS: Sony Vegas, Sony Sound Forge, Sony ACID

Good stuff!

Additional Skills

I'm a bitchin' voice editor; I defy you to find my edits!
There are few scripts that I couldn't help punch up.
Yet with all my brilliance, I'm easy to work with.
:-)

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Additional Information

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