Derek Botten has many years in front of a microphone recording radio/TV commercials, instructional videos and presentations. He has also gained traction in recording audio books and documentaries. Derek has a friendly, casual read and can easily offer higher energy, urgent reads. Do you need custom characterizations with or without the addition of regional dialects? How do you hear the character you have created? Southern dullard? Irate Scotsman? Menacing Russian? Comedic Brit? Let Derek Botten create a memorable character for you!
I have an expressive, pleasant straight read with excellent diction and enunciation. Full time voice actor with speedy turnaround times!
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English (North American), English (British), English (Scottish)
British, Canadian, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), French, Irish, Italian, North American, Russian, Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Spanish (International Spanish) Acento Neutro, US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas)
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Full time voice actor
Commercial Radio since 1979 (live, talk, commercial voicing)
Television (hosting and voiceover)
Industrial and narration VO work
Documentary and Audio Books
Half a century of life skills!
Motorcyclist and gearhead in my spare time
30+ years in radio and voice work
London Music Awards "Media Personality of the Year" Award (2006)
College Broadcasting course
Radio Management courses
Human resources training
Rode NT1-A, Shure SM7B/ Blue Yeti
Computer & Software
LG dual core laptop/HP desktop
Adobe Audition software, Tube MP pre-amp, broadcast quality home studio
12 hours or less
Voice tracks, commercial reads, narration, voiceover, simple editing, commercial writing, script writing, cartoon voices, voice characterizations, industrial film reads, voice acting, hard sell, audio books, warm and friendly, podcasts, radio liners, radio IDs, games, films, video games, guy next door,
We are glad we chose Derek over the 60+ people who responded. He gave us multiple range and takes until we nailed down the narration we needed. His turnaround was super fast, as well. A++, would hire again.ProMotion Arts, Seattle,WA
Fantastic job! Very quick response. Nailed it on the first recording. Couldn't be happier!Docent Prodigy, Charleston, SC.
5 star service! Great job from Derek Botten! He gave a unique read in the audition that was perfect for my project. He was extremely quick and we got it done the same day. Great job!Jitterbug Media, Georgia
Derek was great to work with: prompt, funny, easy-going, and took direction well. He also delivered a wonderfully energetic read of a very technical script that was exactly what my client was looking for.Ramblin Jackson, Boulder, CO.
Voice Over Clients
Yahoo Summer Sports
Foster Grant glasses
UCLA School of Engineering
Asia Pacific Investment Partners
True Moo Chocolate Milk
Jackson Financial Advisors
Ontario Drive Clean
Andy's Auto Wreckers
TechLink Building Trades
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Steven Perry for Job #206368 Narrator for VSL Great job! Very well done... Highly recommended.Nov 14, 2016
Inge Vos for Job #208169 Voiceover for dive resort on Bonaire Dutch CaribbeanNov 11, 2016
Rob Mundy for Job #206872 Voices - Serious Tone Thank you so much for all of your hard work on this project!!
Amazing job!!Nov 3, 2016
Pooja Subramanian for Job #200476 Brand videoNov 3, 2016
Oleg Smolyanskiy for Job #205161 MT6 (EMT #2)Oct 14, 2016
Katie Weed for Job #199787 Voices - Non-Broadcast - Quote needed Thank you for being so prompt, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to more projects together in the future!
Oct 6, 2016
Inge Vos for Job #192662 Video about nature protection organization explaining their workOct 6, 2016
Sarah Jamieson for Job #199481 Voices - Deep, Authoritative Read - Online Video Amazing talent, incredible voice!!Sep 30, 2016
Hailley Walter for Job #188898 Voices.com - Business Growth Audio Book Thank you for providing excellent work!Sep 22, 2016
Adam Taylor for Job #196925 Marco Specialty Steele Great Job! Fast Response!
Sep 8, 2016
Ralph Meyer for Job #200761 Barbtown Derek nailed it on the first take. His voice was perfect for the production. Thanks again Derek. :)Sep 8, 2016
Ryan Farmer for Job #197174 Goodwill Event Finale Absolutely phenomenal talent & responsiveness. Derek was a pleasure to work with. He took direction well, has great instincts, and a very dynamic voice!Aug 27, 2016
Emily Campbell for Job #198431 Voices- Return Client with 2 New Scripts Derek turned this around in record time and nailed it the first time! Awesome work!Aug 19, 2016
Tracy McGillivray for Job #188945 FCL - BOMB THREAT & ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING VIDEOS Excellent Voice Over work. Responded quickly and was very accommodating with any picks ups and changes to script. Enjoyed working with Derek and will again in the future.
Aug 12, 2016
Rob Mundy for Job #192957 Voices - Concept Spots - "Dryer 2" Incredible job!!Jul 21, 2016
Rob Mundy for Job #193123 Voices - Just for you Derek! Absolutely incredible job!!Jul 15, 2016
Brock Macdonald for Job #187016 Elite Program Opentext Derek was absolutely fantastic, took direction extremely well and was able to deliver us a great product in a very short time frame. I am incredibly impressed.Jun 30, 2016
Amber Hayes for Job #190163 Voices.com - Canadian Voice - Comedic & Fun for 3 Radio Spots Great work on this project. Many thanks!Jun 24, 2016