Pocatello, Idaho, US
When it comes to doing voices, I am, what my friends refer to me as, a Walking Cartoon; whether it comes to doing impressions of old/modern cartoons and/or actors (my strong point) or doing voices based on those, my ability to change voices on a dime and my delivery of routines and skits always brings smiles and laughter to whoever I come across.
If you want to see more of what I can do, please see my demos and/or contact me for my VO Website address.
English (North American), English (Irish), English (British), English (Scottish)
British, England - East (East Anglia, Cambridge, Hertfordshire), England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - South West (Cornwall, Devon, West Country), England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie), German, Irish, Mexican, North American, Russian, Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Welsh
Child (5-12), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Television, Videogames
Here's an article I wrote for my local magazine, which better explains how I got into Voiceover and what I'm currently doing;
"Hello There! My name is Joel Hunter and I am an impressionist and a budding voice actor with a passion for reading kids classics. I have a program on Channel 12 called, "Storytime with Joel Hunter" and also involved in several projects that you might be interested in. My goal is to whet your appetite for my program and maybe create more kids who love to read like I do.
Some of the things that I drew inspiration from for the show came from my early years and consisted of listening to others read to me or listening to audio tapes or programs like "Reading Rainbow" and "Kino's Storytime" (both on PBS). The television shows I loved the most were "The Muppet Show", "Sesame Street" (the classics programs and audio/videos from before 1990), "Winnie-the-Pooh", "Looney Tunes" (classics from the 30's through the 50's), "Thomas and Friends", "Rocky and Bullwinkle", and "Popeye". I loved all the characters and
tried to mimic them when I was only 2 years old. By the time I was 7 I had 3 siblings to entertain and was reading many kids classics for personal enjoyment and for more material for my routines. My brothers and sister found me annoying but Mom said I was cute and everyone else found me amusing. I wanted to share my favorite stories with whoever would listen including the poor souls who crossed my path at the zoo or any unsuspecting person sitting on a bench minding their own business. I would keep them entertained for a few minutes before my Mom would collect me. I continued to impersonate every character I came across, learned many skits and eventually I knew I wanted to be Mel Blanc, Frank Oz, Daws Butler and Paul Frees all bundled into one since I had so much energy. If my vocal range allowed it, I would have added June Foray too.
I was encouraged by many friends to go big and make a local program so on March 7, 2011, with the help of Channel 12, "Storytime with Joel Hunter" was born. A few months later I began receiving lessons from a very capable vocal trainer and soprano, Kimberly Mumford (a dear kindred spirit). She was fun. I learned to control my voice, project and even sing. Then she directed me to a professional voice actor friend of hers, Christopher Robin Miller, who built on Kim's foundation. He taught me how to create voices, recording technique, and how to make my own demo reels so I would be ready for auditions. Now I am working with Sheilia Erickson as my agent and hope for great things to happen soon.
On my program I have read many great classics by Roald Dahl (The Giraffe, and the Pelly, and Me, The BFG, and other familiar titles), Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit and many from her treasury), Robert McCloskey (Homer Price Series), Rudyard Kipling (The Mowgli Stories and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi), E.B. White (The Trumpet of the Swan), Kenneth Grahame (Wind in the Willows and The Reluctant Dragon), Rev. W. Awdry (The Railway Series), C.W. Anderson (Billy and Blaze Series), A. A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh Series), and Arnold Lobel (Frog and Toad Series). I also read new books that should be classics like The British Railway Stories, Henry the Duck Series, It Was Jake!, Boodil, My Dog, Lily Takes a Walk, and Kate Shelley--Bound for Legend. I had many people recognize me from the show and told me how much they loved the stories and how their kids wouldn't miss an episode. I decided to go back into my library and found I had barely scratched the surface of all the good stuff in there. In the future I am planning to read Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are and Little Bear Series), Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden), Virginia Lee Burton (Mike Mulligan and His Steamshovel), Eleanor Estes (The Moffats), and more from McCloskey, White, Potter, Lobel, Milne, and Awdry. This week I'm starting I, Freddy, by Dietlof Reiche.
Hope you tune in on Mondays at 3pm or Thursdays at 7:30pm and see what you're missing."
-Trained with Kimberly Mumford in Vocal Training (Projection, Pronunciation, and Control of Voice), Singing, and Accents
-Trained with Christopher Robin Miller in Animation, Character, Commercial, and Promo Voiceover
-Trained with Shielia Erickson in Additional Commercial Voiceover
-Training with Paul Harms in Vocal Training (Voice Health) and Singing
C-1U USB Condensor Microphone
Computer & Software
Windows XP with Audacity
Audacity, Presonus Studio One 2, and Skype
Email and CD
Within 24 Hours or certain amount of days specified
Can record high-quality voiceovers for your project and have it delivered either within 24 Hours or a certain amount of days specified, according to your direction.
Rates are negotiable, and I accept Paypal and Check.
Joel is a hard working, dynamic performer who not only delivers fantastic voice work but also delivers a friendly and energetic service too. We cannot recommend him enough!Timetunnel Media
-Benji Clifford, Founder, Actor, Writer, Music Composer & Sound Designer at Timetunnel Media
Voice Over Clients
Pocatello Community Access Television - Voiceover for a Documentary DVD
The John Young Group - Narrator for an Online Tourism Video
Holden B12 Productions - Voiceover for an Online Video Series
Timetunnel Media - Voiceover for an Online Audio Drama
Rockyvision - Voiceover for an Online Video Series
Enterprisingengine93 - Voiceover for an Online Video Series
The Thomas Creator Collective - Voiceover for an Online Video Series
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