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Chris Okawa

Phoenix, Arizona, US
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Chris Okawa

  Phoenix, Arizona, US

Highlights

Chris is a vibrant, yet grounded voice talent, with the classical acting training chops to go the distance. Be it conventional commercial work or a zany video game character, he's your guy! His youth and sense of humor allow him to bring a fresh new angle to his projects, and his inherent passion for the work makes him a reliable and speedy choice. He's loved working in the industry the past 6 years and founded a private recording studio in 2015: Cricket Sound, where he and his studio partners now work.

Languages

English (North American), English, French (Parisian)

Accents

Arabic, British, Caribbean, Caribbean (Jamaican Patois), England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), French, French (Parisienne), German, Irish, North American, Russian, Scottish (Highland, Inverness), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), West African

Ages

Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Internet, Radio, Television, Videogames

Experience

Chris holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona. He has been doing voiceover professionally for six years, getting his start in theatrical pre-show announcements before getting picked up by commercial, animation, videogame and audiobook contracts. He is an Audible.com narrator contractable through ACX.com where he's done a variety of Audiobooks. In 2015 he founded his own studio from which he works: Cricket Sound.

Another of his passions is comedy, and he looks to incorporate approachable humor when possible in his product. He brings tremendous passion and joy to his work but is fiercely competitive in the market.

Chris' resonant, soothing narrations as well as broad-ranged character voices make him ideal for projects ranging from commercials and documentaries to animation and videogame characters.

www.chrisokawa.com/cricketsound

Credentials

Education

BFA University of Arizona, Musical Theatre

Studio

  • Microphone

    Blue Baby Bottle

  • Computer & Software

    Adobe Audition

  • Special Equipment

    Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface, HD Skype Calling & Phone Patch

  • Delivery Methods

    AIFF, MP3, WAV via Email or Voices' File Server

  • Turnaround Time

    12hrs, unless stated in proposal

Service Description

Cricket Sound is Chris' professional studio that has been producing consistently professional, competitive voicework for the past two years. Chris has had the privalege of a broad range of project experiences and will get the job done right, the first time - whether it's character, commercial, narrative, or otherwise.

Testimonials

"I was also impressed with the narrator, Chris Okawa. His energetic voice brought the characters to life and was a joy to listen to."

Torrie R. (Audible.com)

"Awesome work. Really quick to iterate. I strongly advise you to work with Chris!"

Pierre G. of Prizm Music

Voice Over Clients

----Commercial----
Big Brothers Big Sisters (TV, National)
Siemens
US Open
YMCA
Safeway
Houston Ballet (TV, Regional)
Bob Evans Restaurants
Calgary Transit
Prizm Music
Matrix Fitness
SinfoniaRx
Cambio Technologies
Zira PC

----Videogame----
Frostburn Studios - Heroes of Newerth - Vanquish the Gladiator

Industry Games - Kings and Heroes - Orc, Elf, and Dwarf player characters; The Cultist, Branded Orc General

Lionroar Games - Fringe Theory - Foster

----Film----
MR. SADPANTS - Mr. Sadpants - Dir. Wade Shields
TOUGH - Narrator - UofA Film Dept.
THE GIFT OF DESPERATION - Narrator - SCC

----Educational/E-Learning----
Siemens
Axiata

----Apps----
University of Arizona
Boomer Marketing
BrandPier Inc.

----Telephone/On-Hold/AVR----
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Aloft Hotels
Copperstar Repertory Theatre

----Theatrical----
Mason Street Warehouse
University of Arizona Dance Theatre
Arizona Repertory Theatre
Copperstar Repertory Theatre
Charleston Stages
As You Wish

----Audiobook----
Mason & Manchester Publishing - THE INDIGO THIEF
J.R. Tate Publishing - THROUGH SMOKE
Sadpants Productions LLC - I HOPE THIS READS LIKE A FRENCH FILM, THE CHRISTMAS DRAGON, MANGOES

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Consultation/Coaching Clients
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Sandy Zwier
Kate Strauss
Drew Nichols (Composer)
Taylor Hudson (Voices.com Talent)
Michael Calvoni (Voices.com Talent)
Elliot Brietta (Voices.com Talent)
Lauren Bardon (Voices.com Talent)

Payment Terms

Hire Chris as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

To contact Chris Okawa about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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Commercial Reel 406

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Wry Commentary 35

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Video Game Reel 96

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Conversational Ad 59

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Urban Youth 76

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*NEW Aloft Hotels ISDN 7

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Corporate Web Ad 79

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Piglet & Pooh Phonecall 32

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Animation Demo 58

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Punk Rocker 60

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  • Cartoons
    / 5 Ryan Wallace for Job #197339 Voices - Non-broadcast - Short Film - Storytelling, Dramatic, Engaging Stellar work Chris! 5 ++ STARS
    Sep 9, 2016
  • Videogames
    / 5 dexter ballard for Job #197309 Announcer for Interactive Tennis Game In addition to having a great, professional voice, Chris was super prompt with his delivery and replies to our requests. We will definitely keep him in mind for future projects as well!
    Aug 24, 2016
  • Television
    / 5 katy bomar for Job #185344 Houston Ballet "Giselle" Great voice. Easy to work with.
    Jun 13, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Brad Bramer for Job #185008 The Gift of Desperation Thanks for the work Chris. And thank you for working under a tight deadline. Much appreciated.
    May 10, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Tarik Rasidagic for Job #185016 Product Catalog VO Quick and professional.
    May 5, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Pierre Gochgarian for Job #162833 Product Video - Prizm awesome work. Really quick to iterate. I strongly advise you to work with Chris !
    Nov 9, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 Katie Weed for Job #158096 (RUSH) Voices - National TV spot - BigBrothers/BigSisters (not for profit) 5++ stars!
    Oct 20, 2015
  • Videogames
    / 5 Uriah Findley for Job #155967 The Buyer Call Thank you for your work!
    Sep 30, 2015
  • Videogames
    / 5 Frostburn Studios for Job #154639 Carpophorus The Vanquisher Wonderful read. He was amazing. You should try him out!
    Sep 4, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Laxmi Kotte for Job #153888 Voice for Introduction of the app. Its great working with Chris Okawa. Looking forward to work with him on more projects.
    Sep 4, 2015