Tom Sikes

Warm,informative,Story teller,Characters for kids

Voice Description

Warm,friendly,informative,instructional,Happy
Variations for different projects,narration,Characters for stories. Fun, whimsical, sometimes stacatto for emphasis or character patter.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Female
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• 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
• Songs
• 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 can record and then deliver the audio files via Email

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I like to do Dr Seuss stories but not in a "pastey"sounding voice,my preference is blustry and pompous to silly and prattleing.
Currently reading to record Star Trek Final Frontier-my eldest son and his son have requested this story from me.

Cheesey russian accents,asian accents or characters,Red neck,D.J.-jock,Sad voices like EEyore of POOH or Puddleglum of Chronicles of Narnia,a bad version of Sean Connery,an Impossibly pompous super hero dude,doofus sounding dudes,the narrator from Charlie the lonesome Cougar.BooBoo bear,

My Voice Experience

I am a story teller by nature. Love to tell and be the story. My personal journey as a V.O. has just started. But as a voice character,voice actor, began a long time ago. As a successful team speaker in High School(a long time ago)and sometime coach to others I finally found that-one-class you look for your whole school career that you can love. As the Dad/story teller to my 10 kids,as the lead Coach-primary story teller to a large Kids group at Church,sometime preacher/singer I continue to develop.At one time worked a union office and did the telephone voice prompts and menu's for them. Have done many presentations in front of small and large groups in these last couple of years as a communications specialist for an Insurance group in L.A.
My current recordings are "newbie" demo's most are dry voice; narration,story,telephony.One has a genric music bed.

My Training

I have no degree. I have taken Classical guitar classes,voice classes at Rio Hondo College in Whittier CA. Have been part of different choirs at different churches. Most recently had been a member of the Praise band at New Hope Community Church in El Monte CA doing background vocals and harmony.

My Studio Equipment

My equipment is sparse.Knowlege of and experience is new,a work-in-progress. My studio is a back bedroom on my desktop using David Zemas voice engine for mp3 recording and mixing.

Additional Skills

Relevant skills? All my voice skills come from life. I repeat commercials,movie lines and phrases. I adapt my voice to the story being told. Not only do I love to tell the story, but like being the story. Sometimes if the story is too familiar I will have the character do or say something off-the-wall just to shakeup the scene.
When doing the ivr or voice menu for the union office and I went into the stores that called in they would recognize my voice from the recordings done,and they had to be done monthly or more depending on the need of change.Frequently at the union office or at a store if I answered the phone live people would wait for the next prompt,until responded "how may I help you?" then they laughed and apologized for their confusion...often very funny. Wanted;the opportunity to do voices for narration,cartoons,animated movies or any voice service that needs a fesh talent. Will submit work from my humble setup or any designated studio provided by the client.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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