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Michael Canaan

Lancaster, South Carolina, US

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Highlights

Successful storyteller and audiobook narrator with a deep and rich, yet velvety toned voice. My voice lends itself very well to calm scenarios.. but I can alter my voice to achieve an animated or comedic feel/tone as well. I am from New York, originally, but spent many summers growing up in the Applalachian mountains of southwestern VA. I have also been living in the Carolinas for 20 years now. I can easily achieve accents from the Northern and Southern US. I am also able to impersonate well known voices such as Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, Sam Elliot, Sylvester Stallone, George Clooney, Lawrence Fishburne, and even Eddie Murphy... among other famous celebrities. If you're looking for impersonations of any of the lower registered celebrity voices, I'd also invite me to your next soundalike project, if I were you. ;)

Languages

English (North American), English, Spanish (Latin American), English (British)

Accent

Caribbean (Jamaican Patois), Caribbean (Puerto Rican), Italian American, North American, Nuyorican, US African American, US Appalachia, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US New England (Boston, Providence), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US Western, West African, West African (Ghanaian), West African (Liberian)

Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Young Adult (18-35)

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

I am a songwriter and composer, as well as a former professional radio announcer, with over 10 years of combined broadcast and internet radio experience. I produced and hosted my own late night radio program, which was popular in Charlotte, NC.

I also have audiobook, film, television, and theatre experience.. with speaking roles in several independent films and theatrical performances.

I have a deep yet smooth radio voice that lends itself well to a wide variety of audio projects, but I can also push my voice to achieve many unique voicings, characters, and accents. I put my heart into all my compositions, and all my readings. I'd love to work on your next project!

Credentials

Education

Timothy O'Keefe (The Young and the Restless/ Days of Our Lives) Workshop
On-Camera Study/ Commercial Acting/ Monologues

Studio

Microphone

Bluebird Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Computer & Software

Dell Precision M6800 and Adobe Audition III

Special Equipment

Tascam DP32sd - 32 channel mixing board and digital processor

Delivery Methods

Email, Dropbox, or Snail Mail CD's

Turnaround Time

1-3 hours

Service Description

I can offer a rich and versatile voice, charm and a warm personna, and even musical abilities to your next project! I can also write copy. In addition, I can offer live sessions via skype, patched directly into my soundboard. I narrate and produce audiobook content, and am very familiar with audio submission guidelines for Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Hire me today!

Voice Over Clients

Duracell, Movidiam Ltd, Midrex Global Logistics, First Methodist Mansfield.

Payment Terms

Payment to Michael Canaan is made through Voices.com SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Michael Canaan.

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Educational

First Methodist Mansfield for Job #271870 The Witness of Mark

Michael was great to work with and always quick to respond!

Feb 19, 2018

Internet Video

Al Vero for Job #192749 Multi accent

Michael, was a legend! What a great guy to work with. He nailed it on the first take and ever other take until the end. Can certainly recommend to anyone.

Jul 10, 2016

Internet Video

Jennifer Kneger for Job #186408 Comedy prank/sketch for radio/youtube-show (pizza delivery)

Very good performance! 5 star!

Jun 2, 2016