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John de Forest

John de Forest

San Francisco, California, US

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John de Forest

John de Forest



A voice with the qualities of genuineness, authority, and a wry sense of humor, authentic, and sensitive to the needs of the copy. When asked to sound like a "real person," he's been called "the uncle you like and trust."
Recent credits: Narrator of promo for PBS documentary "The Lost Bird Project"; Anchor Man in film "Dearly Beloved"; Reader for Librivox: (Website hidden)


English (North American), English


Irish, North American


Middle Aged

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Radio, Telephone, Television


Showtime/The Movie Channel: writer/producer of promotional videos on film series and people in the business. Directed many v.o. sessions.
Proofreader at major New York law firm, Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Superior knowledge of English. Writing and editing copy.



New York: Voice study with Jean McClelland.
San Francisco: Voice-over training with Elaine Clark, Tom Chantler, Bob Wood, Kathy Garver, and others.
New York University, M.F.A. - Film and Television
Yale University, B.A. - English


  • Microphone

    Blue Snowball

  • Computer & Software

    Dell Dimension 3000 desktop

  • Special Equipment

    Standard audio equipment

  • Delivery Methods

    mp3, wav via

  • Turnaround Time

    Usually 12-24 hours.

Service Description

Delivery of finished, edited dry recordings from home studio.
Travel, if desired, to recording studios in San Francisco Bay Area.
Copy editing. Copy writing


"It was really great working with you. I got a lot of compliments on the articles ... and people love the narrations."

Hunter Hayden: At the Academy of Art University produced articles for an iPad magazine

Muffie Meyer, Producer: "Your voice sounds like a real person, unlike the voices of so many commercial announcers."

Middlemarch Films

Voice Over Clients

So Rare Productions
Khaled Sayed, Producer of award-winning documentary "Egypt - The Story Behind the Revolution"
Middlemarch Films

Payment Terms

Hire John as a voice actor. Payment is made through SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

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