Ross Ballard

Lexington/Louisville, Kentucky, US

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Ross Ballard Character Voices
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Ross Ballard

Vocal Skills


English (North American), English

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US Appalachia, US General American (GenAm), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)


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

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Turnaround Time

Depends on how much voicing, editing, and mixing I'm doing. However, I do very much understand deadlines.


Own several large diaphragm mics, but prefer my Oldie, but Goldie CAD95 with all that warm voiced goodness baked in.

Computer & Software

Upgraded Dell 8500 with Audition from Adobe.

Special Equipment

Both Cakewalk and PreSonus AD/DA converters married to a professional DAW.

About Ross Ballard


Can take direction, easy to work with, own a private professional VO studio (Mountain Whispers Audiobooks), has created over 200 distinct character voices used in audio book production, understands intimately audio book creation.

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Service Description

Mostly VO for longer projects like an audio book giving me opportunity to showcase my character development range.

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A dozen audio books and several college textbooks.
On Camera appearance with Billy Ray Cyrus on The History Channel
Featured Memorial Day artist on XMRadio
An "Audie" (APA) award nomination for Best Audio Drama ("Screaming with the Cannibals" by Lee Maynard)
20 years as a member of the Audio Publishers Association
Portrayed Mark Twain at the HEAR Now Festival in Kansas City, KS.

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Client List

Brilliance Audio
Mountain Whispers Audiobooks
Johns Hopkins University
HEAR Now Audio Festival - Kansas City, KS

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Attends APAC regularly, former professor/lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, member for 20 years - Audio Publishers Association.

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Ross Ballard perfectly captures Jesse with a twang in his voice and a good mixture of solemn and absurd voices for the book’s characters. I am dying to know what would happen next. Couldn't wait for it!

Amazon - iWin

A great audio book with characters you'll remember to tell you're friends about. LMAO every time I listened. The narrator does a fascinating job of bringing everyone to life.


Screaming with the Cannibals - Jesse is a young man who is trying to find himself in the American South in the 1950s while living and working with poor, black people. Narrator Ross Ballard II draws the listener into the story with his spot-on characterizations of the many characters, including a middle-aged black man who can talk like Stepin Fetchit if the situation demands and like James Earl Jones when he's with his own people.

AudioFile Magazine
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