Richland, Washington, US
Extensive experience in multiple venues as an actor. Major motion pictures, Network Television, On-Camera Commercials, Voiceover. National, International, Regional, Local. Featured and Sponsored VO artist for Mojave Audio in Burbank, CA.. See their mic lineup for examples of my work on their MA-1000 and other excellent microphones...
English (North American), English
German, Irish, North American
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Vet me on Google, and you'll find links for lots of VO samples
Representative list of clients from years past: Apple, Coke, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, INSP Television, NBC, CBS, ABC, Universal Pictures, MGM, FOX Pictures, Turner Broadcasting, United Airlines, Delta, International Harvester, Mallinckrodt Chemical, Georgia-Pacific, Captain D's, Hardee's Hamburgers, MacDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Budweiser; numerous financial institutions, real estate companies; most of the top rated Fortune 200 companies.
In addition to being a professional actor, he has been a professional musician since he was eleven years old - way back in the last century! (He played lead trombone in the band for The Ringling Brothers Circus' winter quarter shows in Florida, from (Phone hidden), and sang in various background groups in the mid '70's on "The Grand Old Opry")
He reads copy like it is a piece of music; by dynamic, tempo, "key" - and of course, nuance and mood.
His voice work also includes feature film and television re-voicing, loop group ADR, session singing as a soloist, and group singer.
He has extensive in-studio experience producing numerous projects for clients, including sound design, copywriting, original music, record and demo producing.
He has also read a number of Audiobook titles using his given name, and the pseudonym, "Ira Claffey."
Do a Google search with his real or pseudonym, and you'll end up knowing things about him he has probably forgotten.
B.A. - St. Olaf College - English
M.B.A. - Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business
Sennheiser 416, Mojave MA-200 (Mojave Audio Sponsored Artist),
Computer & Software
Mac Pro, Studio One Professional, iZotope RX Advanced, Loads of UA plug-ins and EFX
Interface: Universal Audio Apollo UAD2 Quad with high end built in pre-amps and in line plug-ins for pre and post production.
Box, Dropbox, Skype, or e-mail - depending on file type
Short, sometimes same day. Long form depends on project.
2. Sound design and/or Efx as required
3. Music Services
I'm happy to wholeheartedly recommend Charles Kahlenberg as a superb voice over artist. I've known Charles for years and have always both enjoyed working with him as a person and been repeatedly blown away by his great talent.Jim Goss, Senior V.P. of Promotions, INSP T.V. Network
Charles recently announced a spot that I created as our premiere launch spot for The Inspiration Network's new branding campaign. Charles hit it out of the park and gave us a great read that took our spot to a whole new level.
Needless to say, Charles is our
SWITCH : How to Change Things When Change Is Hard Chip Heath, Dan HeathFrom audiofilemagazine.com
Read by Charles Kahlenberg
...Charles Kahlenberg is the perfect interpreter for this empowering discussion—he’s serious and intentional but adds enough warmth and optimism to make the message upbeat and accessible. With colorful metaphors and snippets of research, this is practical advice on how to stop blaming ourselves for change failures and start making the changes we really want. T.W. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2010]
Fantastic! These will work beautifully. And as promised, I'll forward a quicktime once the spot is completed.IINSP T.V. Network
Dusty Wakeman, President, Mojave Audio (business partner)Mojave Audio
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“We've been working with Charles as our 'Voice-over' consultant for the past few years. He has gone from being a Mojave user to our go-to guy for all things VO related, from product evaluations to marketing. Aside from being the consummate professional with a great talent, he's a remarkable man who has become a friend and a mentor.”
“Charles is an individual with expert multiple talents including a golden voice and musical talent. I give him 2 thumps up!”Music Clearance, USA & Canada at Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Music Clearance, USA & Canada at Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Chas, I can't tell how impressed I am at your readings! You have incredible talent and I'm fortunate you chose to take project and can't wait to hear it all. This poem is the perfect length and I have some of the images & video already set aside just for it and will buy a clip if needed.Audiobook Client-Blaine Coleman
Voice Over Clients
Generally, too numerous to list, but would include oodles of local, regional, and several Fortune 100, 200, and 500 companies for commercials in television and radio; industrial training videos, and corporate imaging videos.
In addition to my on-screen experience, I've done LOTS of film voice-over for major motion pictures, and many games.
Trivia lovers might like to know that one of those games was the original EA game package, "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault War Chest"
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