West Jordan, Utah, US
Guest starred in Classic Star Trek, Disney chose me to record the World Premiere announcement of “Rogue One, A Star Wars Story” and in my third season of Star Wars Rebels. Just narrated 2 audiobooks and have worked for most blue chip companies, see: (Website hidden) Please also see client testimonials: (Website hidden)/
Fast turn-around, narrator, journalist, scriptwriter, TV/radio news anchor; founder Rome’s Cinema Translation Center... so, can improve English, free! 2 Emmys, 2 Tellys & Voicey Lifetime Achievement Award. Have Source Connect (derek). (Website hidden)
Celia Siegel, America’s premier V/O manager describes Derek’s work: “From each listener who hears him to each client he works with – Derek puts everyone at ease. He takes the quintessential British voice to another level with a down-to-earth sophistication that is as soothing and inviting as it is trustworthy and unforgettable. His rich, smooth and credible sound has a way of pulling you deep into the story, making you want to stay all day. His enunciation, diction, and delivery skills are second to none.”
Roles Narrator Storyteller Spokesperson Announcer Executive
Styles Professional Narrator Informative Warm Authoritative Knowledgeable Educational Corporate Believable Sophisticated
British, England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), French (Parisienne), German
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
His ambition was always to be a TV spokesman, but never imagined that one day he would voice a Harry Potter spokesgoblin for Universal Studios… nor be the Evil Empire’s chief bad guy on Star Wars: Rebels!! His work has been recognized by 2 Emmys, 2 Tellys and a Voicey Lifetime Achievement Award. He has traveled in some 75 countries, living and working in 8 of them. He attended university in Paris and Barcelona and hosts on-camera from TelePrompTer in French, Italian, German and Castilian Spanish. Derek has been an RAF Officer, a City of London Special Constable and an AE in an international ad agency. He is a Fellow of the British Institute of Directors and was CEO of Cinema Translation Center (Rome), Conservation Tools & Technology (UK) and CEO of Kick-Eez UK (shotgun recoil pads). He was formerly a consultant to: Nitro Nobel (Sweden), Winchester (UK), Armi Perazzi (Italy), Eley Ammunition (UK) and Armas Kemen (Spain),
Charterhouse British Public School (private school!), Universities of Paris and Barcelona.
CAD EQUITEK E100S
Computer & Software
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Soundforge 10, Adobe Audition, Audacity
24 hours or less
Fast! Copy writing, reasonable free editing, Source-Connect Standard. Directed sessions OK.
Star Wars Rebels: “It was such a pleasure working with you yesterday! Everyone was thrilled with your performance, and for such a nice guy, you really brought that villain to life!” -Lindsay Perlman, Lucasfilm Casting Manager (in 3 seasons)LUCASFILM
“Your extraordinary speaking voice, enunciation and diction is the perfect example of what I try to achieve with my students. You are an exemplary model and I have always admired your work.” -Betty I. Lougaris, Voice-Over CoachVOICE COACH BETTY LOUGARIS
“You’re the most talented announcer I have ever had the privilege to work with. There are very few on-camera talents who are blessed with your communication skills. Robin Leach told me you were the quintessential spokesperson.” –Bill Fawcett, President Fawcett Group, LAFAWCETT GROUP, LA
“Thank you for your superb, committed, spellbinding work on our two Leslie Howard documentaries. Everyone who watches is impressed by your first rate work. I could never have brought these projects to life without your on-camera presence, expressive narration, charm, never-failing patience and passion for giving the best possible performance.” -Tom Hamilton, Writer/Director, Repo FilmsREPO FILMS
“AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Knocked it right out of the park, not a single note. I’ve never heard of a 4 page script read with no notes. And thanks for making the script better. We were impressed by the effortless craftsmanship of your fantastic performance.” -Chance Gardner, Producer Magical Egypt, TV Series 1 & 2MAGICAL EGYPT TV SERIES
“I knew nothing about you except the killing power of your voice. Now I read about you. OMG. I have no words! Everything is absolutely great. Your sexy voice remained the same until the end, this is my best investment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” –acclaimed Russian author Anna SchlegelAUDIOBOOK MONEY CAN'T LIE
“You’re a one-take wonder!” – Staness Jonekos, Director ABC TV/Granada, “Wallet Roulette”ABC TV/GRANADA TV
“… knowledge of business and finance a distinct asset, ability to read long passages in one take enabled us to complete a difficult shoot on time, within budget.” -Alan Kondo,“… Transamerica OccidentalTRANSAMERICA OCCIDENTAL
“…demonstrated a wonderful command of the technical material, presented in a straightforward and interesting way to viewers… helpful and imaginative… especially easy to work with, despite a host of technical difficulties.” -Matthew Barrows, Director, American MedicalAMERICAN MEDICAL
“Derek was fantastic to work with. A pure pro. Took direction very well and did a stellar job with our read. We really look forward to working with Derek again.” -Gabby Berg, Robbins Media, NYCROBBINS MEDIA, NYC
It was perfect. Thank you so much and thank you for getting to it so quickly.HOME LEARNING ASSOCIATION
-Jeffrey Weston, CEO Home Learning Association
“… ability to correctly read a script on the first take, earned him the nickname one-take Partridge. He puts everyone at ease… Derek brings something special to a production.” -Doug Larson, Telemedia/PBSPBS/TELEMEDIA
“I love your voice. There are very few people I could literally listen to all day! There is no one else that sounds as smooth and comforting as you.” -William Martin, CEO Voice IslandVOICE ISLAND
“It’s all perfect, Amazing – Amazing work! Thanks for your dedicated professionalism. A pleasure to work with you.” (42 pages chlorine dioxide technology) -Liam Kennedy, Producer ImageBeamIMAGEBEAM
“My client was looking for a sophisticated male British voiceover, so Derek was the perfect choice for our project. His voice is as smooth as butter and his delivery was spot-on for our medical sales video.” – Jacquie Levy, Producer, Levy ProductionsLEVY PRODUCTIONS
“… his talent and professionalism gave new meaning to the word spokesperson, thorough preparedness, quick thinking and problem-solving ideas saved production time and money.” -Denny Michael, Alpha MicroALPHA MICRO
“Thank you so much for your work. Your voice fits perfect! Everything is great: voice, price, professional attitude and positive cooperation. With all my respect and hope for next possible collaborations.” -Petr Yakyamsev, Gaijin Entertainment, MoscowGAIJIN ENTERTAINMENT, MOSCOW
“The client (Gaijin Entertainment) provided a 5 star rating, and a ‘wonderful’ for you!” -Kelly Matthews, Customer Success Representative, Voices.com
Voice Over Clients
Google, Kodak, Universal, Star Wars Rebels (Lucas Film), Star Wars (Disney), Accenture, BBC TV, (Website hidden), Ritz Carlton, ESPN, BMW, Coca Cola, GE, AVCO, Alpha Micro, American Red Cross, Nestlé, Rover, Intel, IBM, British Petroleum, Mattel Toys, United Artists, Callaway Golf, Microsoft, Lincoln Mercury, Walt Disney,
Korbel Champagne, Mercedes Benz, Hughes Missiles, Jaguar, Hilton Hotels, P&O Cruises, Cisco,
London Underground, British Aerospace, D.R. Horton, Motorola, Siemens, MGM, Paramount/Star Trek, McDonnell Douglas, Air France, Honda, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Getty Oil, Christies, Wynn Golf Las Vegas, Howard Hughes Realty, Holiday Inn, Alitalia, Transamerica Occidental, Rothschild Global, Toshiba,
Hospital Satellite Network, Bank of America, Warner Bros, CIBA.
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