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About Nick Terry
Versatile. Warm. Professional. Energetic. Friendly. Neighborly. Personable. Smooth. I can go from the guy next door, or a creepy British billionaire, to a jive-talker and that announcer at Disneyland. Need Mickey Mouse? I've got him. Need the Sheriff of Nottingham to debate George W. Bush while Truman Capote mocks them? Not a problem, all in one take.Read More
Full list of characters available (does not include original characters).
Conversations between established characters and original characters, improv and terrific whistler.
Most revisions are included.
Rates are negotiable; PayPal & check (payment not accepted until project is completed unless otherwise agreed).
Speaks In Toons is probably the best way to sum me up; I've loved comedy and have been doing character voices and impressions since childhood. At a young age, comedy hit me and hit me hard - the youngest of seven children, I knew making people laugh (cliche moment) was my way of getting attention.
I can trace my love and appreciation for comedy & impressions back to the stand-up I ever saw, Eddie Murphy's Raw. I have great appreciation for Bob Newhart and Jack Benny's dry humor and of course Phil Hartman's ability to make anything seem funny. Often times, I would stay up to watch SNL and the next day, alone, I would act out the skits from the night before. And voiceover greats like Corey Burton, Stephen Stanton and Jim Cummings have inspired me to push myself deeper into a character.
As a young teen, I would do impressions based on SNL skits from the 1992 Presidential debate between George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton & Ross Perot. That was in 8th - I kept getting big laughs from my classmates. I would often doze off and a teacher would recognize my need for the spotlight and would often ask me a question as if I were Bill Clinton or even Abraham Lincoln. It would get my brain buzzing and a laugh surely came.
When I moved to Los Angeles, I got a job working in the mail-room at Paradigm Talent Agency. From there I moved into talent management, learning the trade from veteran Manager, Jeri Scott - working with such actors as Stellan Skarsgard, Fred Ward & Gary Basaraba. I also befriended the great Bernie Brillstein; I figured of Bernie discovered so many talented people, maybe his genius would rub off on me. I eventually started a small management firm of my own. After several years, I left Los Angeles to be close to my ailing father, who I consider one of the the funniest men I've ever known. Since my fathers passing, I have been training in voiceover with Edge Studios, Character Pros & with the Voice Actors Network.
For the first time ever, I performed a live stage reading of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale - doing three voices with the Mission San Jose Orchestra - it was a challenge to get it all in one take, live with an audience and having to learn how to read & sing along to music.
Trojan's baseball - PA Announcer
National Hemophilia Foundation (multiple radio ad's)
Mission San Jose (Live Performance w/ orchestra - three characters)
We Care Children's Services
Century Roof & Solar
Gulf Coast Shores Entertainment
Taylor Family Foundation
Lions Club International
*Ned Lott (also private coaching)
Voice Actors Network
*Brian Nefsky - Walt Disney Imagineering - You have a very Disney voice!
*Meredith Layne - Nickelodeon Cartoons
*Sara Goldberg - Disney Television Animation
*Abbie D’Andrea - Disney Jr. Network (Sofia The First & The 7D)
*Lindsay Perlman - Lucasfilm / Wright Casting
Instructor notes: takes direction very well, natural acting ability, brings good creativity to the copy, uninhibited, risk taker, commitment to the character.
Experience in talent management; having worked at large talent agencies and a boutique management firm.
Working on a limited budget and with time working against me, Nick not only offered exceptional quality but creative ideas in a hurry.Miche by Michele
I feel like I'm at a professional ball game every time he calls my name.Castro Valley Trojan's
Mike Dobbins, Pitcher
“Nick is a true professional - easy to work with, talented and clever.”Santen Inc.
Michelle Chernock, Director - Medical Affairs
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