Mike's voice is friendly and expressive. It conveys truth.
Youthful with a high degree of clarity. More resonant and earthy as required.
A professionally-trained actor and voice-over artist (East 15 Acting School, London), Mike's voice is highly communicative and descriptive, an effortless conveyance of trust and intimacy, excitement and verve.
From fruity and comedic to relaxed and inviting, from bawdy and irreverant to intense and emotional or even threatening and evil at the flick of a switch.
Contemporary and worldly. Mike loves to act!
English, English (Scottish)
British, England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English)
Middle Aged (35-54), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Extensive E-learning projects for BMW and Rolls Royce and many other German clients, Mike is a British actor based in Cologne. Occasionally he is called upon to voice projects in German with a slight British accent (English and Scottish).
Mike regularly collaborates with and works at a number of professional sound studios in Cologne, Frankfurt and throughout Germany in general. He often translates text from German into English, which he then reads, in particular for image films and museum tours.
For a number of years, Mike's has been the main English industrial film voice for the European Business Network (Website hidden)
Experience: Documentaries, historical guides, commercials, comedy-characters from dumb to squeaky, animation for film and TV, presenter qualities, synchronisation dubbing.
Mike is a film actor with extensive experience.
Mike is a professional stage actor, playing small to large houses, performing all sorts, from Shakespeare to Godber. At the time of writing, he can be seen as Romeo in a bilingual version of the Bard's "Romeo and Juliet" at Cologne's Horizont Theater.
Mike is a professional singer with a well-connected head voice. He is a pleasant baritone, a smooth swing artist, a powerful rock 'n' roller. Mike has performed at many events as an Elvis tribute or with his swing show (Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.).
Mike McAlpine is a professionally trained film/TV and voice actor: He holds the Postgraduate Diploma in "Acting for the Media" from the renowned East 15 Acting School, London.
Mike is a communicator who also provides translation services: BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (German/Spanish) and Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Mike performs in regular professional theatre productions in both English and German language.
Mike is also an Ivor Spencer-trained professional international butler.
Computer & Software
AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor 4000
Pre-amp: MindPrint Envoice II Digital
ftp, e-mail (wav., mp3., AIFF etc.)
Generally 24 hrs
Mike records and edits voice in his own professional studio.
Mike is a Northern English native, more specifically a native of Yorkshire, more specifically than that: Teesside. He is of Scottish parentage. His "core spread" is thus Standard British English (received pronunciation), Northern English, Yorkshire and North-East, including Geordie and, oh yeah, Scottish.
He covers accents and the requisite terminology from posh and snooty to gruff and "common", Southern English, London (urbane and finger-on-the-pulse Estuary), Standard (American) English, southern states American English plus a variety of other accents.
As an experienced professional actor, Mike's characterisations are limitless in terms of authenticity and intensity, with a trend towards shrieking megalomaniac but with room for tender and constrained ... honest!
Impersonations: Mike is a seasoned Elvis impersonator (spoken and singing). He also loves to lend his chops to Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Sean Connery, James Mason, even Tom Jones and a variety of national sterotypes. As a resident of Germany for over 15 years, his German comedy voice is one of his faves. Oh yeah, and he does all the moves in the booth, too. The pelvic thrusts are not to be missed. That's when he's singing Elvis, if you missed a bit.
Voice Over Clients
Bayreuth Wagner Festival, Rolls Royce, Goethe-Haus Frankfurt, Porsche, Madonna Tour, Andheri Hilfe, Smart, Bayer, the state of NRW, Hella, St. Anton, Kik, Daimler, CundA, RTL, Toshiba, Credit Suisse, bwin, Sennheiser, DHL, Audi, Alarm für Cobra 11, Electronic Sports League, Ferrero Rocher, Eberbach Monastery, Übersoldier video game, CompuGroup, Siemens, BMW, Mini Cooper, Lufthansa, Rittal, Argyle Funds, Daysense, Hotels Obertauern, Symmedia, Vienna Insurance, Rositz, Rehau, Fuji Film, MAHA, SAT 1 TV, RTL TV, Visit Scotland, (Website hidden) European Business Network, etc.
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