My voice is expressive and flexible. I tend to adjust my sound through changes in pitch, pace and emphasis rather than doing "voices."
I have over 30 years experience as a public speaking trainer and coach, having served as a Public Speaking Lecturer and Debate Coach at Stanford University and, currently, as a forensic presentation-skills trainer for witnesses in commercial trials.
I am a funny guy and have very good comic timing. I perform improv comedy and stand-up in NYC and train at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater.
English (North American), English
England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), French, German, Italian, North American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New England (Boston, Providence), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas)
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
My voice has been my calling card for most of my life. Since 2009, I have been working and training as a professional voice actor. Being based in New York has afforded me the opportunity to train with a number of voice over coaches and acting teachers, which has greatly broadened my ability to take direction, make choices in readings and deliver professional and compelling recordings. I have provided voice overs for radio and television commercials, PSA's (public service announcements), corporate training and presentation video, documentaries, telephone voice response systems and audio books.
I have been active in theater since I was 10 years old (and even did a little voice over work as a cub scout for a recruiting cartoon!). While I continued with theater, my focus switched in High School to Speech and Debate, leading to a college scholarship to Emory University for Debate. After college, I served as a debate coach and lecturer in public speaking at Stanford University and University of Iowa. Also, at Stanford, I recorded teaching materials that were used to help non-native speakers with accent reduction.
My speech background also comes out in my voice through clear diction, projection and the ability to speak VERY fast while still enunciating each word.
I have a BA in History and Philosophy from Emory University and a JD from American University - Washington College of Law.
Since 2009, I have been writing comedy, performing and training with the Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB). This group, founded by Amy Pohler, is widely considered the benchmark for improvisational and sketch comedy. I have also taken an intensive 5 week training course at PDR Voice Coaching in New York, taught by Peter Rofe.
I also have worked a spokesperson for a Washington, DC lobbying group, a trial and commercial lawyer and an executive and consultant in the technology and telecommunications industries.
I am an excellent writer and editor, and am happy provide copy or feedback on scripts upon request.
Audio Technica AT4040 Condenser microphone, mounted on a stand surrounded by an Auralex Mudguard reflection filter
Computer & Software
Pro Tools software suite on an iMac that is connected to an Avid M-Box
I have a professional studio in my home. It is located in a space that has been acoustically treated to the specifications of a sound engineer certified by Auralex. Sennheiser HD280 pro headphones. studio monitors are made by Acoustic Energy.
email, ftp, Source Connect
Generally, I can deliver takes and retakes the same day -- often within a few hours. I am flexible and will endeavor to meet client schedules.
I have been told by numerous producers, directors and engineers that I take and use direction very well during recording sessions. With over 20 years experience as an attorney and businessman, I understand the priorities of commercial clients and speak the language of marketing. This also provides a "check" on my creative energy, allowing me to direct that energy in a professional way that adds the most value to my client.
Voice Over Clients
KCSA Strategic Communications
Signature Brand Factory
University of Connecticut
numerous commercial clients and brands
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