Nelson, Tasman, NZ
Mike has earned his living as a jobbing actor since his late twenties, on film, TV, in theater, on radio and as a voice actor. It all started when performing with elephants in a Swedish circus and on to New York where he trained with Lee Strasburg; theater life with La Mamma; a few episodes of Kojak and Sesame Street, and on to more training at LAMDA in London. Repertory theaters; a stint in the West End and tours around the UK; movies including Highlander, Return of the Jedi, Santa Claus the Movie. Most recently, Judge John Deed and Waking the Dead for the BBC … a year of Crossroads for ITV … many happy BBC radio dramas and corporate presentations. Narrations for BBC Wildlife, Discovery and National Geographic, and loads of fun animation characters and voice dubbing/lip syncing … several recent ‘nasties’ in Power Rangers and many, many commercials for all medias. He has his own professional sound studio from where he voices, produces, directs and coaches ... and makes the tea.
English (British), English (Irish), English (Scottish), English (Australian), English
Australian, Bangladesh, India (Bengali), British, Caribbean, Celtic, Eastern European, England - East (East Anglia, Cambridge, Hertfordshire), England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South West (Cornwall, Devon, West Country), England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie), England - Yorkshire & Humber, French, French (Standard International), German, Indian (India), Irish Northern (Ulster, Belfast), Italian, Italian American, Jewish, Pakistani, Russian, Scandinavian, Scottish, US Mid-Atlantic, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US Western, Welsh
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
I've earned my living as a Professional Voice Over and Character Actor in the UK, USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand for decades. Vast experience covering all genres from Animation, Voice-Dubbing, BBC Radio Drama, DJ, Newscaster (British Forces), Documentary (Discovery, National Geographic & BBC Wildlife), Commercials (Radio, TV, Film & Online), Audiobook Narrations, Training Videos, Live Presentations for business and theatre (serious and comedy), Console Game Characters. Lip synching/spoken.
- Professionally Trained Actor (Actors Studio / HB Studios New York)
- LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)
RODE NT2000, AKG C414 XLII, AT2020, SM58, Yeti blue, Rode Me-L
Computer & Software
Mac with Pro Tools and Condenser Microphone
Online via WeTransfer, Dropbox or Client's choice
Voice over , editing , mixing , directing , ADR .
Intuitive narration demonstrating innate understanding of characterisation with minimal direction required. A veteran voiceover artist and character actor.TRAVAILS OF A TERRAFORMER
I am very happy to know and work with Michael Drew.
And hoping that we will enjoy listening to him throughout our journey.
South Wales (welsh)Voices Content Mktg
Love Michael - great to work with. Fast, responsive, great quality performance and amazing voice!
CockneyVoices Content Mktg
Michael's voice is incredible! He's been a pleasure to work with, has taken direction in stride and nailed the project. Very happy with the end product and would highly recommend Michael!
Michael was extremely helpful, professional, cooperative and responsive — he gave us a great range of reads to work with until we won client approval. His voice has a wonderful gravelly bass quality in it — sounds great. We look forward to working with him on future projects.Key Gordon
Micheal was responsive and excellent to deal with and did great work.My client loved his voice. Everyone wins!Architeuthis Inc.
Michael was not only super easy to work with, and exceptionally talented, but he was also a blast... Great sense of humor! Thanks, Mike! Looking forward to our next project.Bond Design
Excellent performance and delivery all around.Kyriacos Demetriou
We selected Michael from 65 auditions and we are very happy with the work he has done for us!
Michael was a true professional, fast turnaround and willing to do a retry as well as provide alternative readCreative Word & Image Inc.
Michael was awesome. Any changes we needed he was quick to provide. Excellent actor!Frostburn Studios
Brand video for our agency - storyteller voiceover1508
Michael is the very incarnation of professionalism. He is a remarkable voice talent capable of delivering great performances in a vast amount of dialects, moods and genres. It is honestly mind-boggling how he is able to produce such diversity with one voice. He delivers fast on-time results with a great audio production. I highly recommend Michael Drew!
Voice Over Clients
Google, NBC Golf channel, McDonald's , Vodafone , GEM Visa , Hell's Pizza , Burger King , Weight Watchers , Shell BP , Mercedes-Benz , Volkswagen , Volvo , Citroen , Ford , British Aerospace , Royal Yachting Association , British Telecom , Fujitsu , NZ Tax Refunds , Geographic, Discovery Channel , BBC Wildlife , BBC Animation , Sky TV , Game of Thrones , Power Rangers , Windsor Safari Park , London Sea Life Centre , RSPCA , National Trust UK , Welsh Tourist Board , Lloyds Bank , National Westminster Bank , Citibank, University of Bristol , University of Bath , The Economist, London Underground, Welsh Beer , Sheraton Hotels ,
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