Nashville, Tennessee, US
A VOICE THAT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
When major brands like Toyota, Apple and other companies are looking for a voice to represent them, they are looking for someone unique. Someone that stands out from the pack. That's Michael. A voice actor who will not only help you stand out from the crowd, but his voice will bring people in to your message in it's clear, friendly, warm and inviting way.
A classic baritone that convey a number of regional accents including a range from the ever popular General American accent to his natural Southern drawl that came from growing up in southern Kentucky. Whether you need commercial or promo work, narration for your e-learning project or documentary, on hold messaging and telephone work or character work for your animation project, Michael's pleasant and smooth voice will make your target audience feel comfortable and at ease when needed but can also draw sharp attention to your message and make them stop an think as well. Like any tool, it's all in how you want him to use his voice.
When you need your project done quickly, professionally and with a voice actor who is as committed to the quality of your work as you are...choose Michael Stephenson.
Michael first stepped behind a microphone at age 14 to voice his first commercial at his hometown radio station. From that moment until now, a full 20 years and counting, Michael has learned the ins and outs of audio production, mixing and mastering, acting and vocal care at different radio stations production departments, voice over work shops and from various coaches and mentors. There aren't many working voice actors that can also mix a project with a plethora of professional grade plugins and hardware.
WHAT KIND OF VOCAL STYLES CAN MICHAEL PERFORM FOR YOU?
Friendly , Happy , Bright , Cheerful , Commercial , Promo , Trailer , Product Intro , Dude Next Door , Emotion , Natural , Approachable , Business , Baritone , Smooth , Raspy , Deep , Whisper , Speaker , Corporate , Tough , Young , Mature , Authoritative , Confidence , Urgency , Current , Fresh , Relaxing , Sincere , Comforting , Call to Action , Millennial , Athletic , Contemporary , Guy Next Door , Commercial , Conversational
You need a voice actor that shines not only behind the mic but behind his word too. Michael stands behind his work and will work with you on pick-ups and retakes until your project is exactly as you want it. Service with a smile. You deserve it and when you hire Michael that is his NUMBER ONE priority.
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Michael's work is inspired by Jim Nantz, Tom Selleck, Robert Redford, Joe Loesch, Spencer Cannon, J. Michael Collins, Mike Brang, Pat Fraley, R.C. Bray, Tim Allen, John DiMaggio, George Clooney, Bill DeWees, Hank Azaria, Beau Stephenson, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Matt Ellis, Dean Wendt, Bryan Kopta, Anatol Silotch, Joe Cipriano and Jeff Bridges.
Michael lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and son.
English (North American), English
North American, US Appalachia, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western
Middle Aged, Young Adult
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Many moons ago Michael was 14 years old and getting called into to work at his local radio station which is where he fell in love with the world of production. Years later he decided to make a career of it and has voiced many commercials all over the country, audiobooks and videos.
Michael has worked in production for commercial radio, spending the last 20 years learning the ins and outs of voice over and production with some of the most creative production directors there are as well as being a narrator for various authors for the audiobook version of their books. Michael has also taken voice acting classes with Voice Coach Joe Loesch.
Rode NT1, Electro-Voice RE20 & RE27 N/D
Computer & Software
Surface Book 2, Waves Gold Plugins Bundle, Reaper DAW and Izoptope RX Editor
DBS 286s Mic Preamp/Processor, Mackie PROFX8v2 mixing board with ultra quiet pre-amps, Acoustically treated home recording space, various Waves plugins, Izotope RX 6, SourceConnect Now
24 to 48 Hours give or take all depending on the scope of the project
All audio is recorded in Michael's professionally treated studio using a Rode NT1 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone and meticulously edited for clicks and extraneous noise before being delivered to you. Additional post-processing is available using Michael's suite of Waves professional plugins as well as library of sound effects and music that can used in your project.
The story we needed narrated was done in a way that was WAY better than what I had in mind. Michael did an amazing job and was a breeze to work with.Bloodshed Haunted Attractions, Owner - Travis Bilbrey
Michael is very professional and delivers a lot of value as a VO artist! I would certainly work with him on future projects.Jay Lawson, Author
Michael was great. Excellent communication and follow up. Very professional and committed to the project. I would recommend Michael to anyone looking to get the job done right.J. Parker, iTracker Express
Voice Over Clients
Bloodshed Haunted Attractions
Jay Lawson, author of "Becoming A Wealth Magnet"
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