Vanessa Vaughn

Kid, Mom, Creatures, Character specialist, singer

Voice Description

bright, energetic and quick witted for cartoons...

strong acting skills and a wide vocal range and age for video games...

warm, trustworthy, real, sexy... and a great Announcer or Mom for commercials...

clear, precise and professional for presentations and industrials...

crisp enunciation, gentle tone and depth for narration and audiobooks...

vibrant and specific acting with versatile voices and characters for TV and Film...



Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

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

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Expert dialects: Southern, Standard British, Irish, French

Proficient dialects: Minnesota, New York, Cockney, Russian, Peurto Rican

Impressionist: Disney Characters, Pop Singers (Jewel, Madonna, Gwen Stefani... more)

Child and teen voices: (expert at age 2-4, but proficient up to teens, boy and girl)

Characterizations: cute kids, furry creatures, gentle moms, cool teen boys, nerdy or snooty teen & tween girls, evil queens & stepmothers, sexy songstresses, 1930's/40's glamour & pin up girls, creepy & scheming characters, quirky elderly women and men, great laugh and giggle which can be in various tones for various ages & characters.

My Voice Experience

FROM the sweet girl next door or the hot teacher in films and the mom in commercials and on CD-Roms TO impressions of Bambi, Regina Spektor and character voices (some created and others yet to be discovered)... that's me

~ Next VO gig:

Recurring Guest Star DARLEEN DARLING in the golden age radio parody The Pocketeer. (She's a spunky and romantic singer ~ think Betty Boop meets Peggy Lee)

~ Next stage role:

Lady Macbeth in Macbeth with the LOFT Ensemble in January 2012!


*To see more work I have done, look at my training... they're very intertwined

My Training

BA Theatre, Kansas State University.

20 years of Theatre training and performance
13 years VO, Commercial, film, tv and industrial training and experience

1998-1999:
Theatre in Media: Took this & promptly booked 3 VO'S ~ 2 commercials & 1 CD-Rom

1996-07 VOCAL COACHING & PERFORMANCE:
~ Eric Fennel and Mimi Wyche (opera)
~ Daniel Sticco, Tracy Olivera and Sarah Kuhns (musical theatre)
~ Christina Keefe, Jack Young, Bob Hobbs (dialects/technique for stage)
~ Lynn Mahler (VO)

1995-2000 PERFORMANCE & TRAINING:
~ theatre, singing, dance and stage combat in Kansas, Michigan, and South Carolina

2000-2007 PERFORMANCE & TRAINING:
~ theatre, dance, films, commercials & VO in NYC, DC, Kansas

2007 Hello LA!
~ Focus shifts to Commercial, Industrial and film auditions, marketing AND work.

2007-09: Classes on Scholarship (through the instructors)
~ Intensive Meisner and Scene study with Rob Mello and Monica Payne

2009:
~ 3 week VO intensive with David Lawrence through Act Now
~ Made commercial reel with David, then he referred me to Synergy
~ cast for voices of Elf and Mrs. Claus for Metro Rail's Annual Holiday Train
~ joined LOFT Ensemble Theatre Company

2009 to present:
~ weekly VO workout group sessions with Artt Butler at Voicetrax West
~several audition recordings at Voicetrax where Artt and others gave coaching
~ MANY MANY casting director workshops at Act Now

Spring/Summer 2011:
~ made Animation Reel with Susan Palyo at Voicetrax West
~ TV Debut on Criminal Minds!!!
~ finished my website!
~ Recorded VO for video promos of a Horror play, "MayviIIe"
~ Recorded VO for use on stage in "LoveSick"
~ VO Marketing workshop with Cherrilyn Carter

NOW!
**Just finished 3 wk intensive with Disney manager of casting, Sara Goldberg**
~ One on one commercial and on camera coaching with Chris Game
~ Comedy intensive with Nick Anderson
~ Theatrical intensive with Michael Donovan

more to come... ;)

My Studio Equipment

I record most audition pieces at Voicetrax West in Studio City. However, I do have a small home studio and the ability to edit and send audition pieces via email, and I'm willing to do auditions over the phone as well.

Additional Skills

I'm a trained singer. I do legit, pop, folk, lounge, musical theatre and some opera. I also do A LOT of singer impressions.

My ear is quick and precise. I am very accurate at voice matching.

I have danced all of my life. I also do yoga, and I'm experienced with stage combat, too... I mention these physical things because movement is so incorporated with breath... and it effects the voice, of course.

I have worked with children (nannying and teaching) and with animals (domestic and farm breeds) since I was a child myself... many of my voices and sound effects come from my time spent with them.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Credit cards
• Wire transfers

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