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BJ Shaffer

Ny, New York, US

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Highlights

After only a few years on the site, BJ has earned a reputation as one of the most versatile, professional and reliable talents on voices.com with ALL 5-star ratings on 300+ jobs ranging from commercials, video games, corporate narration, e-learning, audiobooks, IVR and TV commentary!!! This is due to a strong belief that while quality VO work requires lots of talking, the most successful projects are the result of lots of listening and collaboration!


BJ's animation project in collaboration with PIXAR/Disney SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM was nominated for a 2016 Academy Award!!!! BJ supplies all the male voices in the short including the Super Team and Villains!

Like his demo? Then make him a favorite by clicking on the gray HEART ICON below his picture so you can find him later! BJ has worked on projects large and small along side some of the biggest names in the entertainment business including: Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, John Krasinski, Martin Sheen, Kathryn Morris(Cold Case), Anthony Lapaglia (Without A Trace) and most recently Morgan Freeman in a documentary he voiced on the life of JFK.
Want to find out more? Awesome! Have a look below…BJ’s voice has been described as upbeat, conversational, confident, knowledgeable, Gen X, Gen Y, warm and friendly. However, he can also taken on an authoritative, announcer and hard-sell tone when needed. Coming from LA, BJ’s bread and butter work is: radio ads, TV commercials, cartoons and animation, movie trailers, reality TV narration, and promo work. However, on voices.com he is often hired for smaller projects like business Power points, telephone answering messages sales videos, You Tube videos, education and eLearning spots, jingles, internet projects, book trailers, sizzle reels, white board presentations, audiobooks, narrations, local commercials, regional commercials, promo videos, songs, charity, psa, sound-alike, accent work, live event and trade show projects. Also, because he worked for several years in the medical and hi-tech trade show industries, he is often called upon for our most difficult healthcare and technical scripts due to his ability to understand and comfortably deliver difficult content in a very short period of time. BJ also works quite a bit in the character and impression voice arenas. His most common cartoon voices and accents include: Southern American, New Yorker, Mobster, Pirate, Sumo wrestler, Coach, Cowboy, newscaster, Boston, Texan and hero. His cartoon voices include: Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Tigger, Spongebob, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Power Rangers, Zeus, demon, Batman and Superman to name a few. Celebrity Impersonations included: Sam Elliot, Stanley Tucci, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Ty Burrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Howard Cossell and many many more! BJ is set up to accommodate your recording needs by any means necessary! Whether it be by ISDN, Skype, Conference Line or Phone Patch...He is ready to talk!

Languages

English (North American), English (British), English (Irish), English (Scottish), English, Chinese, Spanish (Latin American)

Accent

Spanish, US General American (GenAm), US South West (Texas)

Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Videogames

Experience

As you will see from my client list, I form long-term relationships with my clients. We work together over the years to find the best ways to promote, explain or market their product or company. I work really hard to give my clients exactly what they want and, in most cases, throw in a little something special that they don't see coming!

Starting with commercials, I've been lucky enough to work in some of the most prestigious studios in Santa Monica, Venice, Burbank and NYC. I have served as the voice of Honda, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey's Circus, Nascar, Sizzler, Time-Warner Cable and Cashcall Mortgage* to name a few.

Next, my promo work! I formed a close relationship with Warner Brothers in Burbank, CA where I got to work as their international Promo announcer for Warner TV. Here I promoted great shows like the Big Bang Theory, Two and Half Men, The New Adventures of Old Christine and many others to audiences literally all over the world! So whether your promoting a book, a TV show or a feature film- I bet I can help spread the word!.

On the animation side of the biz, I trained under the legendary Hanna Barbara Casting Director Susan Blue. I then went on to gain valuable experience working with great companies like Disney and LeapFrog. For Disney, I voiced the 25th Anniversary reboots of classic cartoons like "Lady and the Tramp" and "Jungle Book" to name a few. I then worked for Leapfrog as not only a VO artist, but also as a co-writer and producer as they launched their LeapFrog LeapPad book series. For middle school students that meant working on their "LeapFrog Lit Bits" series where I voiced great characters in the "Great Gatsby", "Hamlet" and "Huck Finn". For young readers, I got to he play tons of fun characters in their young reader adventure series. My ultimate dream was to be Walter in "Walter the Farting Dog"!

I also work regulary with great companies like Hewlett-Packard, Mazda, Kia, LeapFrog, Astonish, ProCurve and Oracle talking about everything from engines to insurance to construction to supercomputers!

Do you have something to try outside of my experience above? Great! I love a challenge! Let's get started!

Credentials

Education

Graduate of Penn State University
BFA Theatre Arts
Post-Bacc Pre-Med Degree
Commercial VO training with Cynthia Sonje
Animation VO Training with Hanna Barbara Casting Director Susan Blu

Studio

Microphone

Sennheiser MKH-416, Shure SM7, TLM 102, ISDN

Computer & Software

Adobe Audition, Presonus Studio 1 Pro, Audacity

Special Equipment

LA 610 Pre-Amp, USBPre2, Presonus Audiovox Digital Converter, access to ISDN and SourceConnect via a nearby NY or LA studio

Delivery Methods

FTP, WeTransfer, DropBox

Turnaround Time

24 Hours in most cases (excluding long-form narration)

Service Description

DO IT 150% OR DON'T DO IT AT ALL!!!
This is my attitude with every project I undertake large or small! I give every project 150% with no exception! That means unparalleled communication, prompt service, a professional can-do attitude, not to mention THE most important thing- a great SOUND!

Having been an industry professional for 8 years I haven't seen it all yet, but I'm sure workin' on it! I've been fortunate to work at some of the most prestigious studios in the country alongside great pros like Kiefer Sutherland, Kathryn Morris, Donald Sutherland, Anthony LaPaglia and Martin Sheen to name a few. More importantly, I've been privileged to work on projects as of all shapes and sizes...and found that each one offered a unique learning experience and opportunity to work with great people! I bring a winning can-do attitude to every project and am happy to wear whatever hats you need from voice over artist, to co-writer, to editor, to collaborator. I can't wait to add you as a client and friend! LET'S DO IT!

Testimonials

I've had the pleasure of working with BJ for a few years now and have found him to be a true professional both in and out of the booth! He typically nails the read with his audition, but we bring him into record in the booth anyways because we truly enjoy his company... He understands nuance and inflection, takes direction extremely well and has a sixth sense about what we're after in terms of delivery. When we're in a pinch, Brent has recorded quickly via phone patch from his professional grade home studio. And even when he's thousands of miles away, if we need him; he figures out a way to make it work and get us what we need ASAP. I highly recommend Brent (as long as it's not for a competitive brand). ;)

Matthew Coates - KOVELLFULLER- Ad Agent for CashCall Mortgage(current client), Time-Warner Cable, Sizzler and many more

BJ brings always brings something special to every Honda spot he voices. He served as the voice of our "Easy Going Campaign" for 3 years and that doesn't happen by accident!. He not only brings his great voice to our sessions, but great creative ideas that take our commercials to the next level!

Tony Durkett - MEADSDURKETT- Advertising Agent for SoCal Honda

BJ does an awesome awesome job for us and we've been more than happy with his work. Thank you for all of it! I've been nothing but pleased with all the work you've done with the LeapFrog Lit Bits books!

"I think he made this product! I can't imagine having recorded the 8 books we completed with anyone else. He's a great voice talent and it's always a pleasure when we work together.

Tom Mott- TomMott Studios-Advertising Producer for LeapFrog's LeapPad Reading products

When I have a high profile project for HP or Oracle, Brent is my go to guy! I have worked with Brent for the last 8 years servicing the many divisions of HP and Oracle. He just gets it! Whether it be SuperComputing or Printing or Commercial Brent delivers the goods! Industrial sales video, customer testimonial, or live

John Lawrence -IWC- Advertising Agent for multiple divisions of Hewlett Packard

I've worked with Brent for the last 8 years in the world of Voiceover as a an end-to-end VO producer and agent. I can say without hesitation that he is one of my most bookable talents! He is reliable, prompt, consistent, professional and most important versatile! Whether your product is food or electronics, whether your genre is videogames or commercial, Brent can do it all!

James Mandell- Owner/Agent VoiceOver LA

BJ's work on "The Wire" series was rock solid! He immediately grasped our unique project needs (TV narration for the visually-impaired) and fit right into our team! He was a ton of fun and an absolute pleasure to work with!

Justin Sohl- Hollywood Access Services

I call BJ "Sophie's Choice" because his reads are all so solid that it makes it very tough to pick the best one. Whether he is promoting one of our comedies like "Two and A Half Men" or "The Big Bang Theory" or one of our dramas like "One Tree Hill", Brent brings some "special sauce" to every single promo!

Nick Hyman- Producer for Warner TV International

"I've worked with a lot of talent in the voice over world and I can honestly say Brent Schraff is hands down one of the most talented vo artists I've ever worked with. He is able to handle everything that is thrown at him with total professionalism and ease. With a natural gift for pacing and amazing breath control, he is simply a pleasure to work with. BJ is one of the best voices in the business and I would go out of my way to work with him on any given day". - BOBBY SELVAGGIO-OWNER

RBS Productions

Voice Over Clients

PIXAR (2016 Oscar-nominated best short Sanjay's Super Team)!!!!
PGA Tour, Kinetic Sand, Sickbricks, Mountain Dew,L eapFrog(2 year campaign as VO narrator/animated characters, Cowriter, and Producer), Honda (3-year campaign spokesperson), Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus (2 year campaign), Warner TV (3 year promo announcer), Sizzler (2 year spokesperson), Hollywood Access Services(1 year narration project), Cashcall Mortgage (1 year-Present), Hewlett-Packard(3-year spokesperson), NASCAR, Time-Warner Cable, Mazda, Kia, Disney, Distinguished Programs, Astonish, Oracle, Schick Razors, JFK Documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman, Altadena, Fidelity Investments, Chapell Homes, Technical Grammy Awards, Announcer, Distinguished Programs Insurance, (Website hidden) and (I hope to Insert YOUR COMPANY HERE!)

Payment Terms

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BJ always delivers the highest quality with quick turnarounds. We will continue to recommend him to our clients for his professionalism.

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BJ did a fantastic job and I highly recommend him. Mine was no easy job either he had to sync his voice with my actor and he did it perfectly, professionaly, timely and with a great atitude .

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God bless this man

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Mr Shaffer did an excellent job throughout my client's project. He was very professional and communicated very well. I would definitely work with him again.

Aug 2, 2019

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Voices.com for Job #340739 Internal/Unpaid Web, Product Video | Male VO - Professional & Engaging

AMAZING TO WORK WITH! Super detail-oriented and quick delivery :)

Jul 22, 2019

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Scientific Saudi for Job #346314 IoT Conference Promotional Video

Great to say the least. On time and spot on .

Jul 18, 2019

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BJ is very friendly and professional. He took our direction perfectly. BJ is a pleasure to work with. Wonderful experience and great product! Thanks, BJ!

Jul 10, 2019

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Excellent work on this project!!

Jul 8, 2019

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BJ finished our project in a very short notice. A very responsive and cooperative man.

Jun 29, 2019

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Great work, thank you!

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WONDERFUL WORKING WITH YOU!

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