I have a 3 + Octave dynamic singing and speaking range. My voice has been described as being like "a smooth dark cup of coffee". I am dad. I am authority in a dark post apocalyptic time. I am that kind, friendly person who you would go home with if you found yourself lost in a strange city. I am reassuring but also sinister. I can give you mean and nasty; shrill and sensitive. I can be Gregory Peck drunk on Family Guy. I am an out of control humming bird on steroids in a cartoon remake of Rambo. I am every man, the guy next door and as unique as that one voice that you just can't ever forget from that movie trailer. People stop what they are doing to comment on my voice. I have fooled many people who know me with the range, character, tone and modulation I bring to any script.
English (North American), English
Australian, British, Canadian, French, French (Québécois), Native American (Indian), North American, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television
5 years in various Commercial Radio settings ranging from Adult top 40 to cutting edge Classic Rock.
20 years part time doing voice over work for various local and national advertising agencies and local businesses. Scope of work ranges from industrial presentation videos, to radio and television advertisements, world premiere film trailers, web narration, telephony, to on-camera training videos.
EDGE Studio Phase 2 Training program
Personal Training and Coaching by Deb Munro @DEBsvoice.com
Personal Coaching by Joe Loesch
Voice World Toronto - Multiple workshops, hosted by David and Stephanie Ciccarelli of Voices.com
EDGE Studio Workshop with David Goldberg - Second City, Toronto
Samson CO1 and/or MXL 990 c/w 2 channel mixer EQ
Computer & Software
Dell desktop with backup Dell laptop for portability, NERO 10 full audio suite
typically via email attachment mp3 or wave file
Flexible and responsive to your time lines, but typically within 24-48 hours of receiving final scripts
I have been complemented by every coach and director as being "a directors dream" with my ability to immediately implement direction, suggestions and to be able to give that little extra "je ne sais quoi" nugget to a script. Always ready to help with interpretation or to respectfully suggest creative ideas I am a "flow through" listener / interpreter of YOUR idea. In short I GET IT! I don't waste your time doing take after take but can often give you something "out of the box" specially wrapped just for you; my little pro-bono consideration.
"Darren knows exactly what he's doing! He takes direction well, adapts easy, creative, professional and a ton of fun to work with. You can hear his passion in everything he does! It has been my pleasure to work with Darren and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone!"Deb Munro, V.O. talent for 17 years, coach, teacher, producer, www.debsvoice.com
"Darren has a great voice...and knows how to use it..."Joe Loesch, V.O. talent, author and narrator of scores of childrens books, The originator of the Vocal Booth Camp
Voice Over Clients
Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology
Off Road Productions
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
True North Productions
Lure of the North
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