7 Reviews

Michael Richard

Johannesburg, ZA

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Highlights

Michael is new to Voices.com but not new to the industry he has an extremely VERSATILE, WARM, ENGAGING, BELIEVABLE, CONFIDENT, NATURAL, PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGABLE, GENUINE, CARING, HIGHLY LISTENABLE AND RESONANT VOICE.
Michael can perform a variety DIFFERENT STYLES with ease, CORPORATE, BUSINESS, INTERNET EXPLAINERS, DOCUMENTARY, NARRATION, SOFT SELL, HARD SELL, MOTIVATIONAL, CONVERSATIONAL, ENERGETIC, REALISTIC, SEXY,AMUSING, EDUCATIONAL and UNDERSTATED.
Michael will provide a WELCOMING, PROFESSIONAL voice for your IVR, VOIP, ON HOLD MESSAGING or PHONE ANSWERING SERVICE.
Michael will bring any AUDIO BOOK to life and recreate THEATRE OF THE MIND.
When voicing CORPORATES and AUDIOVISUALS Michael is BELIEVABLE, PROFESSIONAL, CONFIDENT, AUTHORATATIVE and SINCERE.
When it comes to E-LEARNING and EDUCATIONAL voice work, he comes across as MOTIVATIONAL, INFORMATIVE, INTELLIGENT, WARM, FRIENDLY and GENUINE.
Michael is RELIABLE, CREATIVE, FOCUSSED, MOTIVATED, HARD WORKING and takes DIRECTION WELL.

Languages

English (British), English, English (South African), English (North American), English (Irish), English (Scottish), English (Australian)

Accent

Australian, British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), German, Irish, Italian, Jewish, North American, Russian, Scottish, South African

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

Michael is a versatile, award winning actor and voice artist with over 30 years experience.
Michael has performed in many films, television series and theatre productions and musicals since 1974 playing a variety of roles both comedic and dramatic performing characters with American, British (RP and regional) German, Jewish and a viariety of South African accents including neutral English South African and Afrikaans.
Michael is a top voice over artist and radio performer and has worked consistantly since 1974 performing in many radio serials and dramas playing a variety of different characters for SAfm (National Radio Station)
He is currently performing on SAfm's long running RADIO SOAP - RADIO VUKA where he performs the role of a camp middle aged theatre producer and radio announcer Denton Farr Douglas.
Since Michael started his career in 1974 he has done many voice overs for Television and Radio in different styles from Soft Sell and Sexy to Conversational and Vorporate, Hard sell and Bright to Character voices, Announcer tags and Documentaries and Narrations for Audio Books.
Michael has voiced several animated series such as Maja the Bee and Ball Town.

Credentials

Education

A levels from Plumtree School Zimbabwe
Attended the University of Cape Town for four years graduating in 1973 with an honours degree in Drama.

Studio

Microphone

Samson COIU Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone

Computer & Software

Audacity

Special Equipment

Samson PSOI Pop Filter, Shock Mount, Space Reflection SE electronics

Delivery Methods

MP3, WAV

Turnaround Time

24 hours or sooner depending on time difference

Service Description

Clean, edited high quality sound tracks
Professional and friendly
Can self direct or is available on Skype.

Testimonials

Michael has worked as a freelance vocal performer for SAfm SABC for many years, performing in countless radio dramas, promos, billboards and book readings. He is currently performing in a long running radio serial, Radio Vuka. Michael is versatile and has the ability to bring characters to life with his voice. He is reliable, friendly and always gives more than just whats required.

Julia Anne Malone/ Head of Drama SAfm, SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation)

Michael is one of South Africa's top voice artists. His voice is well suited for corporate and audiovisuals. He is extremely reliable and always delivers top notch work. Its always a pleasure working with him.

Steve Spanenberg, owner Audio Precision Sound.

Michael is an exceptional voice talent. Highly professional and well respected in the industry. His resonant voice is always a favourite with clients.

Marge Hughes, Executive producer, Air Films

Voice Over Clients

BMW
Mercedes Benz
Emirates
Garnier
Nedbank
FNB
Audi
Tiger Wheel and Tyre
Virgin Atlantic
British Airways
Cadburys
Riccoffy
Jacobs Kroning

Payment Terms

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Radio

Radio

Internet Video

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Television

70
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Audiobooks

183
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Movie Trailers

250
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Videogames

217
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Internet Video

P.IVA IT02767210301 for Job #314256 OUR WAY

Great experience: Super fast. Super professional. Hence.... super suggested!

Nov 21, 2018

Internet Video

Arc Media for Job #288592 Art of the Possible

Amazing voice and incredibly professional. Would highly recommend working with this individual.

Aug 29, 2018

Business

Facet Nation for Job #294733 Tyre Mart Corporate video

A true professional! Michael sent me the voice over very quickly and the quality of his voice and the recording was extremely good.


Jul 20, 2018

Television

Voices.com (Lisa Kellner) for Job #288665 Voices - Israel TVC and Online

Jun 25, 2018

Documentaries

Thivanka Perera for Job #259905 Owls of Sri Lanka

I've worked with Michael several times, and his work superb. Delivered on time and on point. Highly recommended!

Nov 12, 2017

Documentaries

Thivanka Perera for Job #258268 Voice of the Night

Great job! Delivered on time with quality results!

Nov 2, 2017

Videogames

NA for Job #254629 Character voice over (Refined quartermaster)

Michael is phenomenal, and his voice is outstanding! Responsive, professional and very easy to work with. He went above and beyond to give us a distinguished performance. Solid delivery, excellent reads, quality recording. It was an honor working with him.

Oct 10, 2017