Tampa, Florida, US
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Mid range to deep male voice, warm and friendly, I can read a very conversational and friendly or authoritative and experienced script well. With a mostly natural and conversational style for commercial work, I can also be very confident and friendly. I have a mixed bag of characters and cartoon / animation voices should you need cartoon, video game or animation work.
Conversational and Friendly - The Guy-Next-Door
I am the guy next door with a very confident and friendly, informative and conversational approach that is great for explainer videos, corporate videos, promotional and television commercials as well as narration. My natural speaking voice is very warm and slightly deep with a little smoke.
I have a knack for improv and comedy but can do it in a very believable, friendly and conversational way. I am very intelligent and a very quick thinker. If you need a high energy and authoritative or natural and informative read, no problem. I can be a very authoritative pitch man for high energy car commercials or deliver a smooth and believable performance for educational and informational explainer work as a narrator.
In the lower octaves, I can do gravelly and smoky and deliver a read with lots of attitude and confidence. In the higher octaves I am a convincing and natural sounding, middle aged or young adult commercial voice. As a character, I can read a script as a senior or I am the middle-aged guy-next-door to deliver a believable, realistic and conversational read but also have a flair for the humorous, sarcastic and over the top funny - think Animal House.
The Hard Sell
If your script requires a high energy hard sell, no problem. In another life, I spent years as a successful stockbroker pitching stocks over the phone and if it was pitchable, I've pitched it. If you need an in-your-face, close to the mic, booming and authoritative high energy read for car dealerships, radio, state fair, grand opening, casino, it comes very natural to me. I played a lot of football and other sports in my day and can recreate "the coach" or delivery a locker room pep speech realistically with authority and experience. If you need a toned down version of the aggressive and hard sell, just ask.
Professional and Upbeat
Should your script call for a professional and upbeat read or professional and conversational read, I have vast industry experience "in the real world" I can draw upon. I've been in board rooms and on Wall St. I can deliver you a professional read that is confident, informative and upbeat.
My ability to read well without thinking allows me to provide a very natural and conversational product that works well for television. In my friendly speaking voice, I sound like the guy next door - the middle aged neighbor with a convincing yet natural style. I can "take the actor out" and read like I never spent a day in an acting class should that be what you need. My warm and friendly, conversational style is great for commercial work. Restaurant commercials, hospitals, podcasts, explainer videos, corporate videos, web videos, YouTube introductions and trailers and anything business.
Narration or Narrator
As a narrator, I can voice your audio-book, podcast, industrial, corporate or business narration project. My conversational and believable style lends itself nicely to the niche. If you need a longer format narration for audio books or e-books, I can deliver that. Since I am fairly well read and a talented writer, I have no problem with "jargon" type of narrations. I can voice your medical commercial or technical spec sheet project or read out a set of complex industrial technical instructions. I have no trouble with complex scripts.
Age Range: Middle age, Young Adult, Senior
Voice Sound: Mid range to deep voice with a bit of gravel but versatile to go into higher octaves for a more conversational feel.
Types of Reads: Conversational and Informative, Friendly and Warm, Calming And Conversational, Confident And Friendly, Informative And Conversational, Professional And Warm, Conversational And Sincere, Natural And Friendly, Professional And Conversational, Thoughtful And Soothing, High Energy And Authoritative.
Type of Work: Radio, Television, Commercial, Internet, Commercials, Business, Industrial, Explainer, Narrator or Narration, Audiobooks, video games, e-books, explainer videos, informative videos, YouTube introductions, animation, cartoon, character, animated.
English, English (North American), English (British), English (Australian), English (New Zealand)
Australian, British, Italian, New Zealand, North American, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn)
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Prior to my current voice over work, I studied Acting at University of Buffalo for 4 years and did some stage work. I have previously and am currently enrolled in voice over classes. Learning new techniques is a passion of mine. I guess I will always enjoy voice over classes no matter my level of experience.
State University of New york at Buffalo
Computer & Software
Sound booth with Focusrite ISA ONE pre amplifier into Yamaha Interface with Adobe Audition software
Sound booth, Focusrite ISA ONE pre amp
CD, DVD, MP3, WAV, EMAIL, FTP. I can format anything to meet your needs.
2 hours to 24 hours depending on complexity and edit requests. I can rush a job if needed.
I can deliver a clean and dry self-edited read free from noise, clicks and pops or if you prefer, I can add a music bed or background sound to my reads, if provided. My audio gets run through Adobe Audition before it is sent.
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