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Jonathan Murphy

Redwood City, California, US



Jonathan Murphy is a Cabinet of Curiosities...His brain holds the craziest collection of cool, offbeat, quirky characters and many clients have tapped into it! He specializes in game & animation voices, middle-earth type characters, monsters, announcer, geek speak, and vintage radio styles.


English (North American), English


Irish, North American


Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

Animation, Internet Video, Podcasting, Television, Videogames


Jonathan is on the most current release of Electronic Art's SIMCITY and has been the voice on many children's audio stories, toys, and apps. If you visit Great America theme park in California, you'll hear Jonathan Murphy's voice throughout the park doing a variety of characters to announce the live shows. He is also the narrator for many rides including Star Tower and Goldstriker. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., Jonathan voices the evil "Overlord" for the Haunt at Great America and many of their other major theme parks across the U.S.

Jonathan is "Danger Dude" on the upcoming national release of "The Grand Scream of Things" for for kindie recording artist AndyZ. He got the gig because of his voice versatility and his plucky cockney accent!

Elaine Clark (VoiceOne) has been Jonathan's director for the voices he does seasonally for Verizon and for a prototype toy. She says, “Jonathan is a director’s dream. He comes in with great ideas and embraces direction. I can ask him to do four things and he'll do them all, plus add additional unexpected elements to his performance.”

He is represented by Look Talent Agency in San Francisco.



Jonathan Murphy has an A.A. in theater arts from the Foothill Theatre Conservatory. He has studied voiceover for the last 10 years at VoiceOne in San Francisco with extensive training in characters, dialects, ADR Looping, and on-camera acting from noted industry professionals including Bob Bergen,Ned Lott,Holly Dorff, Terry McGovern,Elaine Clark, and Mark Evanier.




Computer & Software


Special Equipment

studio reflection filter, pop screen

Delivery Methods

e-mail, upload to FTP, US mail

Turnaround Time

within 24 hours

Service Description



Jonathan is a director’s dream. He comes in with great ideas and embraces direction. I can ask him to do four things and he'll do them all, plus add additional unexpected elements to his performance.

Elaine Clark, VoiceOne

Jonathan Murphy is an inspirational person. He is a multi talented voiceover artist! I truly enjoyed having him in my classes...he surprises you with his imagination.

Holly Dorff,

I am a children's/family music recording artist, singer-songwriter and performer who recently cast Jonathan Murphy as the voice of "Danger Dude" for my fifth studio album, a Halloween adventure titled "The Grand Scream Of Things"- produced by the Grammy-nominated Tor Hyams ( ), and scheduled for national release in 2012. I had great difficulty finding a voiceover artist who could play the part of this young teenage slightly "punk" teenage character, until we found Jonathan. He was able to find the accent and style we were looking for, reproduce it immediately, and even add to it. Both Tor and I were impressed with him right away, and his substantial contribution to this audioplay has greatly enhanced it and brought it to a level of quality worthy of an "official" national release. I highly recommend him.

Andy Zamenes, Andy Z (

"This was my first time working with Jonathan, and I was very impressed with his dedication
to making sure he was giving me what I wanted from his character, and he took every piece
of direction I gave him and ran with it. He was continually looking for ways to add to the show
(in the good way!) throughout rehearsals. At a recent performance he made a "save" to a
moment when things could have gone awry that showed he was not only in character, but
thinking smartly about how to set things right and make a mistake by another actor look like
it was supposed to happen all along -- it was brilliant. I'd happily cast Jonathan again in
the future."

Troy Johnson, Director

"I've had the great pleasure of working with Jonathan on many different types projects while at California's Great America. Jonathan has provided Great America with an immense range of different voices and characters, quickly becoming our “go to guy” in all voiceover requirements. I am consistently impressed by Jonathan's speed and efficiency; he always delivers exactly what is needed, quickly and professionally. He is great at taking direction, and will always work to develop his different voices until they sound like exactly what was envisioned. He is also extremely creative, often coming up with new and different ideas that often work better than what was originally planned. I look forward to working with Jonathan in the future!"

Thomas Tissot, California's Great America

I have had the good fortune of using Jonathan for voice overs for the past few years, and have found him to be prompt (a rarity for our industry), versatile and most importantly, very good.

Michael Jacobi, Jacobi Creative and KSCO Radio Host

Jonathan did an amazing job narrating the audiobook version of Secret of the Songshell. He really brought the characters to life, and his interpretation of the descriptions and dialogue was spot-on. There were many instances where I couldn't stop smiling as I listened back to the recordings! I would love to work with him again on future installments of the Spectraland Saga.

Brian Tashima, Author Secret of the Songshell

Jonathan's unique talent has added an authentic element of life to our animated character "Proffo". Our experience recording with Jonathan was seamless and rewarding.

Voice Over Clients

Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.
Great America Theme Park
Donnerwood Media for Verizon
Electronic Arts
BacciZ Apps
Geek Club Books
Spectraland Saga
Santa Monica Mini
Main Street Burgers
EDx Autism
Evolve Media Production
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Elaine Clark, VoiceOne
Nesting Newbies
Guilt by Association Productions
Inner Glow Pictures

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