Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US
Conversational, believable, and real, Jason Staples has a dynamic and versatile voice, able to provide VOs for clients with a wide range of needs. As an educator and scholar, Jason is especially gifted in reads that require a conversational, pedagogical, or believable tone. A true professional, he sounds as though he were speaking directly to the listener. Jason has significant graduate-level literary training, and is especially comfortable as an audiobook narrator who can "bring alive" a book with either dramatic or dry reading styles. Jason is a regular public speaker, a writer of both popular and academic material, and has training in eleven languages, making him an ideal VO for translation projects. Jason's main reads are with a neutral American accent, but since he has lived in a variety of regions and has extensive linguistic training, he can replicate nearly any English accent as desired. In addition, Jason is quite comfortable with any of the following: (1) fun, energetic, urgent, and/or comical reads for radio and TV promos/imaging (2) warm, friendly, caring reads for scripts with sensitive topics (3) authoritative, serious reads for hard-hitting subject matter; (4) reads for scripts with an air of sophistication (5) dark, mysterious, ominous, growly reads for movie trailer scripts. Jason can do a range of voices for cartoon animation, videogames, or the like, including numerous impersonations, including Heath Ledger (especially the Joker from The Dark Knight), Phil Hartman, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, Gollum/Smeagol, Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Mr. Burns, Groundskeeper Willie, Scooby Doo, Goofy, Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, and others. Keywords: Natural, Genuine, Educational, Sincere, Believable, Conversational, Informative, Authoritative, Attractive, Announcer, Amusing, Animated, Characters, Impressions, Imaging, Scientific, Deep, Confessional, Cowboy, Booming, Pompous, Burly, Translation, Religious, Preachy, Superhero, Cartoon, Happy, Biting, Sarcastic, Deadpan
English (North American), English, English (British), English (Irish), English (Scottish)
Australian, British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), Irish, New Zealand, North American, Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), 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)
Middle Aged (35-54), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Well over a decade of experience in audio and television production, on-camera talent, radio, and live DJ work.
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. Florida State University
B.A. Florida State University
EV RE20, Shure SM7B
Computer & Software
iMac 3.4 GHz, Pro Tools, Logic Pro X
FTP, .aiff, .wav, .mp3, AAC, CD, DVD
24 hours (most jobs)
Voice Over Clients
EPR Creations (Atlanta, GA)
Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, MA)
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