25 Reviews

Chris Okawa

New York, US

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Highlights

Chris is a vibrant, yet grounded voice talent, with the classical acting training chops to go the distance.
Working professionally in the industry for several years with a client list that includes The San Francisco Giants, CVS, The US Open, Siemens, Harry Potter and many more.

Be it conventional commercial work or a zany video game character, he's your guy! His youth and sense of humor allow him to bring a fresh new angle to his projects, and his inherent passion for the work makes him a reliable and speedy choice. He founded Cricket Sound Studio in 2015 where he and his studio partners now work.

Languages

English (North American), English, French (Parisian)

Accent

Arabic, British, Caribbean, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), French, French (Parisienne), German, Hawaiian, Irish, North American, Russian, Scottish (Highland, Inverness), US African American, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US Western, West African

Ages

Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Internet Video, Radio, Television, Videogames

Experience

Chris holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona. He has been doing voiceover professionally for six years, getting his start in theatrical pre-show announcements before getting picked up by commercial, animation, videogame and audiobook contracts. In 2015 he founded his own studio from which he works: Cricket Sound.

Another of his passions is comedy, and he looks to incorporate approachable humor when possible in his product. He brings tremendous passion and joy to his work but is fiercely competitive in the market.

Chris' resonant, soothing narrations as well as broad-ranged character voices make him ideal for projects ranging from commercials and documentaries to animation and videogame characters.

Credentials

Education

BFA Musical Theatre, University of Arizona

Studio

Microphone

Blue Baby Bottle, Blue Yeti Pro

Computer & Software

Adobe Audition 2017

Special Equipment

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface, ZoomH5, Zoom SSH-6 Shotgun, HD Skype Calling

Delivery Methods

AIFF, MP3, WAV via Voices' File Server

Turnaround Time

12hrs, unless stated in proposal

Service Description

Cricket Sound is Chris' professional studio that has been producing consistently professional, competitive voice work for several years. Chris has had the privilege of a broad range of project experiences and will get the job done right, the first time - whether it's character, commercial, narrative, or otherwise.

Testimonials

In addition to having a great, professional voice, Chris was super prompt with his delivery and replies to our requests. We will definitely keep him in mind for future projects as well!

Dexter B. (US OPEN, Indevisual)

Very quick turnaround. Professional sound quality, and a great variety of different reads to choose from. Couldn't recommend enough.

Brett Raeburn (Shenandoah Nat'l Park)

Awesome work. Really quick to iterate. I strongly advise you to work with Chris!

Pierre G. (Prizm Music)

Extremely fast. Extremely talented.

Matthew Roussin (Kauai Coffee)

I was also impressed with the narrator, Chris Okawa. His energetic voice brought the characters to life and was a joy to listen to.

Torrie R. (Audible.com)

Voice Over Clients

Commercial
The San Francisco Giants
Big Brothers Big Sisters (TV, National)
Siemens (International)
Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery
US Open
CVS
Brookfield
Flexjet (TV)
Houston Ballet (TV)
Shenandoah Nat'l Park
Bob Evans Restaurants
Tupperware
Kauai Coffee
Tabula Rasa Health Care
iTravel
Calgary Transit
Prizm Music
Matrix Fitness
SinfoniaRx
Cambio Technologies
Pediatric Aids Foundation
Zira PC

Videogame
Warner Bros Int. - Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery
Frostburn Studios - Heroes of Newerth
Industry Games - Kings and Heroes
Lilith Games - Soul Hunters
MojoFIlter Media - CANE
Lionroar Games - Fringe Theory

Film
MR. SADPANTS - Mr. Sadpants - Dir. Wade Shields
HARDWICK AERODROME 104 - Commander Pilot
HUMANS OF THE EARLY HOURS - Narrator
TOUGH - Narrator - UofA Film Dept.
THE GIFT OF DESPERATION - Narrator - SCC
THE KISS - Narrator - Dir. Isabel Smith

Television
The Sandwich Show

Educational/E-Learning
Siemens
Axiata
University of Arizona

Apps
University of Arizona
Boomer Marketing
BrandPier Inc.
Personal Sport Record
CANE:Ch1

Telephone/On-Hold/AVR
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Aloft Hotels
Copperstar Repertory Theatre

Theatrical
Mason Street Warehouse
University of Arizona Dance Theatre
Arizona Repertory Theatre
Copperstar Repertory Theatre
Charleston Stage
As You Wish

Audiobook
Mason & Manchester Publishing - THE INDIGO THIEF
J.R. Tate Publishing - THROUGH SMOKE
D.H. Publishing - LONGEVITY
Sadpants Productions LLC - I HOPE THIS READS LIKE A FRENCH FILM, THE CHRISTMAS DRAGON, MANGOES

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Consultation/Coaching Clients
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Amber Justmann (Voice of Facebook Groups)
Sandy Zwier
Kate Strauss
Drew Nichols (Composer)
Taylor Hudson (Voices.com Talent)
Michael Calvoni (Voices.com Talent)
Dave Hentz

Payment Terms

Payment to Chris Okawa is made through Voices.com SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Chris Okawa.

Learn more about SurePay® here.

Next Steps

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Radio

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Videogames

217
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Animation

101
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Television

69
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Radio

Audiobooks

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Educational

Business

Telephone

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Television

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Animation

Business

Independent for Job #301185 A Not For Broadcast Bar Mitzvah Video

CHRIS WAS AMAZING TO WORK WITH AND WAS SO ON TOP OF HIS GAME!!!

Sep 28, 2018

Internet Video

Max Manavi-Huber for Job #300184 Humans of the early hours

Great working with Chris. He delivered really fast and professional and was open to any suggestions. Thank you!

Sep 5, 2018

Internet Video

Shenandoah National Park for Job #296237 If These Walls Could Talk

Very quick turnaround. Professional sound quality, and a great variety of different reads to choose from. Couldn't recommend enough.

Aug 6, 2018

Videogames

TinyCo for Job #274034 MOBILE GAME TRAILER - HOGWARTS SCHOOL STUDENT Male

Jun 27, 2018

Internet Video

Voices.com (Rob Mundy) for Job #284190 Voices - Just for you Chris!

Amazing job Chris!

Jun 22, 2018

Business

Voices.com (Kyle Holder) for Job #268458 Voices - Museum Video (Noah Smithwick)

AWESOME WORK

Mar 20, 2018

Animation

Voices.com for Job #268359 Voices.com - "Artillary" - Call back audition

AWESOME JOB!

Thank you for all your hard work :)

Feb 7, 2018

Radio

San Francisco Giants for Job #270416 If I weren't a player, I'd be a fan

Feb 4, 2018

Internet Video

Badge 8 for Job #268180 Kauai Coffee

Extremely fast. Extremely talented.

Jan 18, 2018

Videogames

SHANGHAI LILITH NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD for Job #263153 Lilith - Elador

Dec 7, 2017

Internet Video

Voices.com (Rob Mundy) for Job #258089 Voices - Just for you Chris!

Fantastic job Chris!

Nov 24, 2017

Internet Video

MATRAScinema for Job #258818 tupperware XtremeMan

Chris have great voice! easy to work with, and fast turnaround
Thanks Chris! Great VO! Perfect!

Nov 8, 2017

Business

Voices.com (Rob Mundy) for Job #239783 Voices - Business Man Voice

Fantastic job! Always a pleasure!

Sep 22, 2017

Internet Video

Voices.com (Trevon Buccione) for Job #237751 Voices - Internet - Corporate Video *African American*

Excellent work!

Jul 27, 2017

Business

Think Media Studios for Job #239426 FlexJet - White Plains Announcer

Thank you!

Jul 12, 2017

Animation

Voices.com (Ryan Wallace) for Job #197339 Voices - Non-broadcast - Short Film - Storytelling, Dramatic, Engaging

Stellar work Chris! 5 ++ STARS

Sep 9, 2016

Videogames

INDEVISUAL for Job #197309 Announcer for Interactive Tennis Game

In addition to having a great, professional voice, Chris was super prompt with his delivery and replies to our requests. We will definitely keep him in mind for future projects as well!

Aug 24, 2016

Television

unknown for Job #185344 Houston Ballet "Giselle"

Great voice. Easy to work with.

Jun 13, 2016

Business

Southeast Christian Church for Job #185008 The Gift of Desperation

Thanks for the work Chris. And thank you for working under a tight deadline. Much appreciated.

May 10, 2016

Business

Tarik Rasidagic for Job #185016 Product Catalog VO

Quick and professional.

May 5, 2016