Portland, Oregon, US
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Conversational, friendly, and believable. KENT SHOCKNEK is confident and authoritative, while staying authentic and warm. Captivate listeners with a voice that is sincere and engaging, Equally at home, being playful, humorous, ironic, and skeptical.
Whether commercial, educational, corporate, narration, or dubbing, Shocknek is well-suited for the role, with decades of national experience: scripted and improvisational. (See demo reels, this site.)
Voice characterizations: Jon Hamm, Robert Redford, Keith Morrison, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Josh Lucas, John Krasinski, Joel McHale , Michael C Hall, Tom Hardy, Will Arnet, John Corbett, George Clooney.
English (North American), English
North American, US General American (GenAm), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames, Voice Assistant
One of the most-heard voices on television and radio. As a decades-long broadcaster for CBS & NBC Television in Los Angeles, and CBS News Radio, Kent Shocknek's authoritative, yet approachable and sincere voice has been heard in millions of homes. Not an announcer: a story teller. With voice characterizations compared to John Hamm, Robert Redford, Alec Baldwin, & Martin Sheen.
His voice has been described as conversational, authentic, believable and engaging. Also, articulate, professional and informative.
Shocknek's professional background results in easy fluency with even the most difficult names and places; plus expert copy rewriting and editing for conversational tone. Also, match-dubbing for English translations of foreign productions.
For television & radio commercials, video game characters, industrials, and audio books, see additional demo reels, this site.
CBS-TV, NBC-TV, CBS News Radio
Kalmenson & Kalmenson Voice Over Casting
University of Southern California Communications
Audio Technica AT2020.
Computer & Software
Apple Mac, latest versions.
Sound-baffled vault studio.
wav., mp3 files via DropBox, direct email (file size-dependent).
Within 24 hours; frequently sooner. (Additional time required for audio books.)
1) Client-oriented, national-level talent: get more than you expect, reliably.
2) Professionalism, based on decades of experience. All direction taken seriously.
3) Copy rewriting and editing for more polished, conversational tone available for additional fee.
4) No-stress, fast handling on this project, and the next one.
Kent is our go-to narrator for most of Juris Productions' dozens of videos of the past 15 years. His voice is instantly recognizable and inviting. Clients ask for him by name. He is equally professional as a narrator and a business person.Juris Productions
Rob Feldman, founder
I first hired Kent Shocknek for Princess Cruise Lines. Now, as president of a high-end design company, I use his unique talents for all projects that call for an appealing and attractive presence, conveying the image clients expect of Brenda Houston Designs.Brenda Houston Designs
Brenda Houston, president
Kent is a professional. His experience shows every day.Kalmenson & Kalmenson
Some people have it; some people don't. Kent definitely has it.Adam McKay, director, Anchorman
Voice Over Clients
Too extensive to list. See demo reels, this site, for national and regional samples. Also: City of Los Angeles, City of Pasadena (CA), University of Southern California, Lorraine Theatre.
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