BJ Shaffer

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Los Angeles, California, US • 6:29 PM Local Time

5.0 • 288 Reviews

Demos

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Commercial Demo - Authentic Caring Conversational
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Internet Video 25867

BJ Shaffer

Animation Demo - Funny Quirky Upbeat
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Animation 10728

BJ Shaffer

Corporate Demo - Upbeat Friendly Millennial
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Internet Video 1192

BJ Shaffer

Vocal Skills

Languages

English (North American), English (British), English (Irish), English (Scottish), English (Australian), English, English (African), English (Indian), Middle English, Old English

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Accents

British, Canadian, Canadian (West), Chinese, England - East Midlands (Leicester), England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), Irish, Italian, Italian American, Japanese, Mexican, North American, Spanish, Spanish (International Spanish) Acento Neutro, Swiss, US African American, US Appalachia, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New England (Boston, Providence), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US West Coast (California, Portland), African (General)

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Voice Ages

Child (5-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Categories

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames, Voice Assistant

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Studio

Turnaround Time

8 Hours in most cases (excluding long-form narration)

Live Directed Sessions

ISDN, Phone Call, Phone Patch, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype), ipDTL

Microphone

Sennheiser MKH-416, Shure SM7, TLM 102, ISDN, SourceConnect, ipDTL

Computer & Software

Adobe Audition, Presonus Studio 1 Pro, Audacity

Special Equipment

LA 610 Pre-Amp, USBPre2, Presonus Audiovox Digital Converter, access to ISDN and SourceConnect

About BJ Shaffer

Overview

BJ has earned a reputation as one of the most versatile, professional and reliable talents on Voices.com with ALL 5-star ratings on 300+ jobs ranging from commercials, video games, corporate narration, e-learning, audiobooks, IVR, telephone, documentary, Voice Assistant and TV commentary. This is due to a strong belief that while quality VO work requires a lot of talking, the most successful projects are the result of a lot of listening and collaboration! BJ's animation project in collaboration with PIXAR/Disney SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM was nominated for a 2016 Academy Award! BJ supplies all the male voices in the short including the Super Team and Villains! Like his demo? Then make him a favorite by clicking on the gray HEART ICON below his picture so you can find him later! BJ has worked on projects large and small along side some of the biggest names in the entertainment business including: Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, John Krasinski, Martin Sheen, Kathryn Morris (Cold Case), Anthony Lapaglia (Without A Trace) and most recently Morgan Freeman in a documentary he voiced on the life of JFK. Want to find out more? Awesome! Have a look below. BJ’s voice has been described as upbeat, conversational, confident, knowledgeable, Gen X, Gen Y, warm and friendly. However, he can also take on an authoritative, announcer and hard-sell tone when needed. Coming from LA, BJ’s bread and butter work is: radio ads, TV commercials, cartoons and animation, movie trailers, reality TV narration, and promo work. However, on voices.com he is often hired for smaller projects like business presentations, telephone answering messages, sales videos, YouTube videos, education and eLearning spots, jingles, internet projects, book trailers, sizzle reels, white board presentations, audiobooks, narrations, local commercials, regional commercials, promo videos, songs, charity, PSA, sound-alike, accent work, live event and trade show projects. Also, because he worked for several years in the medical and hi-tech trade show industries, he is often called upon for healthcare and technical scripts due to his ability to understand and comfortably deliver difficult content in a short period of time. BJ also works quite a bit in the character and impression voice arenas. His most common cartoon voices and accents include: Southern American, New Yorker, Mobster, Pirate, Sumo wrestler, Coach, Cowboy, newscaster, Boston, Texan and hero. His cartoon voices include: Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Tigger, Spongebob, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Power Rangers, Zeus, demon, Batman and Superman to name a few. Celebrity Impersonations included: Sam Elliot, Stanley Tucci, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Ty Burrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Howard Cossell and many many more! BJ is set up to accommodate your recording needs by any means necessary! Whether it be by ISDN, Skype, Conference Line or Phone Patch...He is ready to talk!

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Service Description

DO IT 150% OR DON'T DO IT AT ALL! This is my attitude with every project I undertake large or small! I give every project 150% with no exception! That means unparalleled communication, prompt service, a professional can-do attitude, not to mention THE most important thing- a great SOUND! I've been fortunate to work at some of the most prestigious studios in the country alongside great pros like Kiefer Sutherland, Kathryn Morris, Donald Sutherland, Anthony LaPaglia and Martin Sheen to name a few. More importantly, I've been privileged to work on projects of all shapes and sizes...and found that each one offered a unique learning experience and opportunity to work with great people! I bring a winning can-do attitude to every project and am happy to wear whatever hats you need from voice over artist, to co-writer, to editor, to collaborator. I can't wait to add you as a client and friend! LET'S DO IT!

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Experience

As you can see from my client list, I form long-term relationships with my clients. We work together over the years to find the best ways to promote, explain or market their product or company. I work really hard to give my clients exactly what they want and, in most cases, throw in something special they don't see coming! Starting with commercials, I've worked in some of the most prestigious studios in Santa Monica, Venice, Burbank and NYC. The month of May brings a new relationship with VISA, in addition to serving as the voice of Duke Energy, Nintendo, Amica, Honda, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey's Circus, Nascar, Sizzler, Time-Warner Cable and Cashcall Mortgageto name a few. On the animation side, I trained under the legendary Hanna Barbera Casting Director Susan Blu. That training helped me land a job with Disney/Pixar where I voiced every male character in the short Sanjay's Super Team. Also for Disney, I voiced the 25th Anniversary reboots of classic cartoons like Lady and the Tramp and Jungle Book to name a few. I then worked for LeapFrog as not only a VO artist, but also a co-writer and producer as they launched their LeapFrog LeapPad book series. For middle school students, that meant working on their LeapFrog Lit Bits series where I voiced characters in The Great Gatsby, Hamlet and Huck Finn. For young readers, I got to play tons of fun characters in their young reader adventure series. My ultimate dream was to be Walter in Walter the Farting Dog! Next, my promo work! I formed a close relationship with Warner Brothers in Burbank, CA and worked as their international promo announcer for Warner TV. Here I promoted great shows like The Big Bang Theory, Two and Half Men, The New Adventures of Old Christine and more to audiences all over the world! So whether you're promoting a book, a TV show or a feature film- I can help spread the word! I also work regulary with great companies like Hewlett-Packard, Mazda, Kia, Astonish, ProCurve and Oracle talking about everything from engines to insurance to construction to supercomputers! Do you have something to try outside of my experience above? Great! I love a challenge! Let's get started!

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Client List

-PIXAR (2016 Oscar-nominated best short Sanjay's Super Team) -VISA -PGA Tour -Nintendo -Disney -Master Card -USTA -Duke Energy -Audible -NASCAR -Mazda -Exxon -Microsoft -Time Warner Cable -Chevrolet -General Motors -Kia -Wealth Front -Amica LeapFrog (2-year campaign as VO narrator/animated characters, Cowriter and Producer) Honda (3-year campaign spokesperson) Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus (2-year campaign), Warner TV (3-year promo announcer) Sizzler (2-year spokesperson) Hollywood Access Services (1-year narration project) CashCall Mortgage (1-year project) Hewlett-Packard (3-year spokesperson) Sick Bricks Kinetic Sand Distinguished Programs Astonish Oracle Schick Razors JFK Documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman Altadena Fidelity Investments, Chapell Homes Technical Grammy Awards Announcer Distinguished Programs Insurance and (I hope to Insert YOUR COMPANY HERE!)

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Education

Graduate of Penn State University BFA Theatre Arts Post-Bacc Pre-Med Degree Commercial VO training with Cynthia Sonje Animation VO training with Hanna Barbera Casting Director Susan Blu

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Reviews 5.0

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Fast Turnaround Time

7 people said BJ provided files faster than they expected.

Very Professional

4 people said BJ was a professional inside and outside the studio.

Takes Direction Very Well

3 people said BJ followed directions to deliver the project.

Unity Works Media

Nov 10, 2020

Internet Video Job #425442 • English (North American) • Middle Aged (35-54)

Voices.com

Nov 6, 2020

Always wonderful and professional work!! Thank you :)!!

Television Job #420070 • English (North American)

Voices.com (Sean Mancuso)

Oct 8, 2020

Wonderful and professional work!! Thank you :)!!

Business Job #407663 • English (North American)

Testimonials

I've had the pleasure of working with BJ for a few years now and have found him to be a true professional both in and out of the booth! He typically nails the read with his audition, but we bring him into record in the booth anyways because we truly enjoy his company... He understands nuance and inflection, takes direction extremely well and has a sixth sense about what we're after in terms of delivery. When we're in a pinch, Brent has recorded quickly via phone patch from his professional grade home studio. And even when he's thousands of miles away, if we need him; he figures out a way to make it work and get us what we need ASAP. I highly recommend Brent (as long as it's not for a competitive brand). ;)

Matthew Coates - KOVELLFULLER - Ad Agent for CashCall Mortgage, Time-Warner Cable, Sizzler and more

BJ brings always brings something special to every Honda spot he voices. He served as the voice of our Easy Going Campaign for 3 years and that doesn't happen by accident! He not only brings his great voice to our sessions, but great creative ideas that take our commercials to the next level!

Tony Durkett - MEADSDURKETT - Advertising Agent for SoCal Honda

BJ does an awesome awesome job for us and we've been more than happy with his work. Thank you for all of it! I've been nothing but pleased with all the work you've done with the LeapFrog Lit Bits books! I think he made this product! I can't imagine having recorded the 8 books we completed with anyone else. He's a great voice talent and it's always a pleasure when we work together.

Tom Mott - TomMott Studios - Advertising Producer for LeapFrog's LeapPad Reading products
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