Bill's love for voice acting, and drive for success, is what has inspired him to venture out and establish himself as BillRussellVoiceActor.com
He was extremely blessed to be selected to narrate four books by best-selling Christian author, Sarah Young: "Jesus Lives" and "Jesus Today". Her book for 2016, "Jesus Always" and her first book "Jesus Calling". Thomas Nelson Publishing selected him again, along with Brilliance Audio, to narrate "Searching for Jesus" by Robert J. Hutchinson. Bill is also a regular contributing voice for the global children's audiobook app, MeeGenius.com, where has narrated over 130 audiobooks and written five sing-along songbooks.
In August of 2015, Bill was selected to co-star opposite Jonathan Jackson in the TV series "Nashville", where he played Brian, a jingle producer. His time with the show consisted of two episodes: "Unguarded Moments" and "Three's A Crowd". The show will finish up its 4th season in 2016 and, of course, Bill is keeping his fingers crossed for a reprisal.
Bill’s love, though, has been voice acting and music. He was commissioned to write the theme song "Better Than Ever" for the "Voice2014 Convention" held in Anaheim and produced a video to accompany the song, which you can view on his website www.billrussellvoiceactor.com. Leading up to the event, he also co-produced his first children's CD/EP, with Sean O'Bryan Smith, entitled "I See Dinosaurs With My Eyes Closed", available on iTunes.
A new company in Nashville, ANAM Multimedia, is gathering steam in the film world. Head producer, Sean O'Bryan Smith, has added Bill as voice actor for their creative team. With his ability to morph into such a wide array of characters, ANAM Multimedia couldn't be happier to include Bill in this amazing creative group.
Bill's work is not finished, rather always beginning, striving to be the best he can be. That drive and tenacity to succeed is what makes this the best job in the world for him. No dream is too far, no job is too big for this man of many talents.
Visit him at www.billrussellvoiceactor.com, where there is much content to be found, or visit his youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/billrguitar.
English (North American), English, English (Australian), English (British), English (Irish), English (Scottish), English (Indian)
Australian, British, French, German, Irish, Italian, North American, Russian, Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Spanish, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US West Coast (California, Portland)
Child, Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
"Nashville" TV series, Co-Starred in two episodes: #408 "Unguarded Moments" and #409 "Three's A Crowd", as "Brian, Jingle Producer"
Livi Wilmore, digital animation short, documentary style
The Heavers, stop-motion animated feature by Adam Taylor Illustrator, performing 8 characters
Narrator on "Searching for Jesus" by Richard Hutchinson
Narrator for two books by author Sara Young: “Jesus Lives’ and “Jesus Today” from Thomas Nelson Publishing.
Staff narrator for MeeGenius, a children’s audiobook website, 130 audiobooks total
Author of five Sing-Along Song Books for children
ACX narrator for children’s audiobooks:
“Teddy Bear Town Children’s Bundle” by Stacy Juba,
“Krampusnacht” by Everett Bell
“Black Water Bayou” by Monique O’Conner James
Voiced five characters for a new animated sizzle reel “The Wannabeez”
Sound-alike for “Jimmy the Gourd” of Veggie Tales in “Very Veggie Christmas”
Voiced four characters used for the Methodist Vacation Bible School
Group sessions with:
Celia Siegel, J. Michael Collins, Carol Monda, Joe Loesch, Ron Minatrea, Rodney Saulsberry, Everett Oliver, M. Jai Lallo, Pat Fraley, David Goldberg and Jonathan Tilley
Intro To Animation: Charlie Adler
Animation Acting Intensive at “Tooned-In” Animation Workship with Stevie Vallance
Improv training at Improv Olympic (iO) in Chicago with Charna Halpern
Computer & Software
MAC Mini with Steinber Cubase LE AL Elements 7
Steinberg UR22 USB Interface. Waves Platinum Plugins
Email, WeTransfer, Dropbox in mp3 or .wav format.
ASAP, depending on the project, can turn around in 24 hours or less.
Customer service is my number one priority
Allow for 1 minor script revisions
I have my own studio with high quality audio for a quick turnaround
I have ipDTL, Skype and phone patch for studio communication
Bills voice is filled with warm and friendliness. His narration displays a nice balance of professionalism and personal care for his work.Laura Minchew, Sr. Vice President & PublisherThomas Nelson
We had the extremely pleasurable experience of working with Bill Russell as one of the featured entertainers for our International Voiceover convention. His professionalism is of the highest level and his stage presence is captivating and loads of fun. And his original music .. well, that’s a story unto itself. When we suggested the idea of Bill composing a theme song for our convention, we expected something nice, but that’s not what we got! Bill went way beyond the call of duty and wrote an extremely catchy tune with great lyrics and full orchestration. His song was a hit at our convention, and we expect it will be a hit everywhere it is heard. We have only the highest praise and recommendation for Bill Russell. Book him now, while you can still afford him!James Alburger, Executive Producer, VoiceOver International, Creative Experience and VoiceActing Academy
Bill Russell was a delight to work with while doing our Poolside commercial. He was open to our suggestions in line inflection changes when we asked. I highly recommend Bill Russell – he is a man of many voices, always returned work in a timely manner, and was very easy to work with.Janis Ehrat, Owner Aqua, Anchors/PoolSide
Bill is one of our go-to narrators for narration projects at MeeGenius. He consistently delivers high-quality work. He has an impressive vocal range that allows him to create distinct voices for every character. He always infuses the books he narrates with a delightful, fun energy.Caroline Flanagan Producer @ MeeGenius, HMH Publishing
Bill Russell is the hardest working talent I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.Jim Reyland, President, Audio Productions
Bill Russell is the consummate professional when it comes to voiceover and narration. I had the good fortune of working with him on both audiobooks and commercial spots. His range of accents and age groups is without equal. If you’re looking for a voiceover talent you can do no better than Bill Russell.Clark Smith, Audio Engineer
Bill Russell was a pleasure to work with on my children’s audiobook project the Teddy Bear Town Children’s Bundle. His range of voices, enthusiasm and his creative personal touches made the audio version come alive. He was reliable, delivered the files ahead of schedule, and was an asset with promoting the finished product. I highly recommend him as a narrator.Stacy Juba, Author
Voice Over Clients
MeeGenius, HMH Publishing, childrens audiobooks
Thomas Nelson Publishing/Harper Collins
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Trevor Arrand for Job #181023 Voices.com - Video Game Promo Trailer - Senior to mid-aged Male to be read in English! AMAZING JOB!Apr 13, 2016
Matthew Findley for Job #173231 Bard's Tale IV Demo - Goblin Bill was easy to work with... and was great on getting everything turned around quickly.Feb 12, 2016
Matt Roussin for Job #169576 Cardiac Arrest Brand Video Bill was fantastic to work with. We had a longer approval process than desired and he was very polite, diligent, and helpful throughout the process.Feb 5, 2016
Oleg Smolyanskiy for Job #171406 MT4 (Thomas)Jan 24, 2016