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.
English (North American), English, French (Parisian)
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
Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Internet, Radio, Television, Videogames
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.
BFA University of Arizona, Musical Theatre
Blue Baby Bottle
Computer & Software
Adobe Audition 2017
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface, HD Skype Calling & Phone Patch
AIFF, MP3, WAV via Email or Voices' File Server
12hrs, unless stated in proposal
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.
"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
Big Brothers Big Sisters (TV, National)
Houston Ballet (TV, Regional)
Bob Evans Restaurants
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
MR. SADPANTS - Mr. Sadpants - Dir. Wade Shields
TOUGH - Narrator - UofA Film Dept.
THE GIFT OF DESPERATION - Narrator - SCC
University of Arizona
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Copperstar Repertory Theatre
Mason Street Warehouse
University of Arizona Dance Theatre
Arizona Repertory Theatre
Copperstar Repertory Theatre
As You Wish
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
Drew Nichols (Composer)
Taylor Hudson (Voices.com Talent)
Michael Calvoni (Voices.com Talent)
Elliot Brietta (Voices.com Talent)
Lauren Bardon (Voices.com Talent)
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Ryan Wallace for Job #197339 Voices - Non-broadcast - Short Film - Storytelling, Dramatic, Engaging Stellar work Chris! 5 ++ STARSSep 9, 2016
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
katy bomar for Job #185344 Houston Ballet "Giselle" Great voice. Easy to work with.Jun 13, 2016
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
Tarik Rasidagic for Job #185016 Product Catalog VO Quick and professional.May 5, 2016
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
Katie Weed for Job #158096 (RUSH) Voices - National TV spot - BigBrothers/BigSisters (not for profit) 5++ stars!Oct 20, 2015
Uriah Findley for Job #155967 The Buyer Call Thank you for your work!Sep 30, 2015
Frostburn Studios for Job #154639 Carpophorus The Vanquisher Wonderful read. He was amazing. You should try him out!Sep 4, 2015
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