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Derek Botten
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Derek Botten

London, Ontario, CA
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Derek Botten

/ 5 117 Reviews

Derek Botten

  London, Ontario, CA

Highlights

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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Languages

English (North American), English (British), English (Scottish)

Accents

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)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

Full time voice actor
Commercial Radio since 1979 (live, talk, commercial voicing)
Television (hosting and voiceover)
Industrial and narration VO work
Commercial production
Copy writing
Voice Acting
Creating Characters
Emceeing
Creative writing
Documentary and Audio Books
Half a century of life skills!
Motorcyclist and gearhead in my spare time

Credentials

Education

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

Studio

  • Microphone

    Rode NT1-A, Shure SM7B/ Blue Yeti

  • Computer & Software

    LG dual core laptop/HP desktop

  • Special Equipment

    Adobe Audition software, Tube MP pre-amp, broadcast quality home studio

  • Delivery Methods

    electronic

  • Turnaround Time

    12 hours or less

Service Description

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,

Testimonials

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.
Drew Witt

ProMotion Arts, Seattle,WA

Fantastic job! Very quick response. Nailed it on the first recording. Couldn't be happier!
Jason Bennett

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!
Cheryl

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.
Chris Woodley

Ramblin Jackson, Boulder, CO.

Voice Over Clients

IBM
Go Daddy
Budweiser
Yahoo Summer Sports
Foster Grant glasses
PharmaJet
UCLA School of Engineering
Carlsburg IPA
Lego
Marriott Hotels
Asia Pacific Investment Partners
True Moo Chocolate Milk
Jackson Financial Advisors
Ontario Drive Clean
Andy's Auto Wreckers
TechLink Building Trades
Tarian Orthotics
Konami

Payment Terms

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Next Steps

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  • Internet
    / 5 Steven Perry for Job #206368 Narrator for VSL Great job! Very well done... Highly recommended.
    Nov 14, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Inge Vos for Job #208169 Voiceover for dive resort on Bonaire Dutch Caribbean
    Nov 11, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 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
  • Business
    / 5 Pooja Subramanian for Job #200476 Brand video
    Nov 3, 2016
  • Videogames
    / 5 Oleg Smolyanskiy for Job #205161 MT6 (EMT #2)
    Oct 14, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 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
  • Internet
    / 5 Inge Vos for Job #192662 Video about nature protection organization explaining their work
    Oct 6, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Sarah Jamieson for Job #199481 Voices - Deep, Authoritative Read - Online Video Amazing talent, incredible voice!!
    Sep 30, 2016
  • Audiobooks
    / 5 Hailley Walter for Job #188898 Voices.com - Business Growth Audio Book Thank you for providing excellent work!
    Sep 22, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Adam Taylor for Job #196925 Marco Specialty Steele Great Job! Fast Response!
    Sep 8, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 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
  • Business
    / 5 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
  • Internet
    / 5 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
  • Educational
    / 5 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
  • Business
    / 5 Rob Mundy for Job #192957 Voices - Concept Spots - "Dryer 2" Incredible job!!
    Jul 21, 2016
  • Radio
    / 5 Rob Mundy for Job #193123 Voices - Just for you Derek! Absolutely incredible job!!
    Jul 15, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 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
  • Radio
    / 5 Amber O'Neill for Job #190163 Voices.com - Canadian Voice - Comedic & Fun for 3 Radio Spots Great work on this project. Many thanks!
    Jun 24, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Heather Budd for Job #189101 VOICES.com - Project for Derek Great work! The client was very happy with the VO!
    Jun 20, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Rabia Khan for Job #189534 Voices- Scottish Accent- Yahoo Summer Sports Great work!
    Jun 14, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Allison Martin for Job #185632 Low Watt T8s - In need of multiple male voices
    Jun 9, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Trevon Buccione for Job #186115 Voices - Business - E-Learning 5++ stars!
    May 31, 2016
  • Videogames
    / 5 Frostburn Studios for Job #188028 Stonewall The Soccer player Great stuff and great read. Derek was awesome.
    May 31, 2016
  • Videogames
    / 5 Joakim Wöntner for Job #187876 Criminal Biker for videogame Great job!
    May 30, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Chris Hindmarch for Job #186236 The Inbounder
    May 18, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Chris Middleton for Job #185418 Industrial & Gritty Derek delivered in a great way & on short notice! Thank you!
    May 17, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Robin F. Eid for Job #185466 MM_Live Great
    May 11, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Robin F. Eid for Job #185255 MM_Main_British
    May 11, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Benjamin Davidson for Job #182571 This is the Life... Version 2
    May 10, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Rob Mundy for Job #181877 Voices - Intelligent and Bold tone Great!
    Apr 29, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Sam Park for Job #170805 Voices - Internet Video VO (non-broadcast) Derek is an ALL-STAR... He did a great job!
    Apr 25, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Joey Groah for Job #182777 AHF 2016
    Apr 20, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Benjamin Davidson for Job #182391 The Mark Lee Team Derek is incredible. He followed instruction to minute detail and nailed the exact tone, feel, and inflection we were looking for.. WILL DEFINITELY be using him in the future. Solid Professional!

    Benjamin Davidson
    Levin Rinke Realty
    Director of Marketing and Strategic Advertising
    Apr 16, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Rob Mundy for Job #180779 Voices - Strong and Smooth Thanks, Derek!
    Apr 11, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Jennifer Strom for Job #180038 Voices.com - 73 word Business Video Thanks for being so easy to work with Derek! Looking forward to more projects together in the future! :)
    Apr 6, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Kyle Holder for Job #178698 Voices - WOOD ENERGY Awesome work from Derek!

    5 ++ STARS
    Apr 5, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Logan White for Job #180469 Fire Paint Demo
    Apr 2, 2016
  • Television
    / 5 Elisa Resnick for Job #178199 EMH audition (round 2) Great guy to work with!!
    Apr 1, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Michael Di Lullo for Job #173887 VOICES - Youtube PSA Great job!
    Mar 21, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 John Bennardo for Job #177345 Behind the scenes narrator needed Very easy to work with, took direction extremely well and added some nice nuances to the text. He obviously prepared properly, understood the material, and then delivered a quality voice over.
    Mar 16, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Jimmy Penna for Job #171936 iMotivate - How it Works Sports Whiteboard Great Job!
    Quick Turnaround!
    Mar 15, 2016
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Mark Shaefer for Job #172299 ***RUSH*** - BBC-type Voice Over without an English accent Great work Derek, thank you!
    Mar 9, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Jeffrey Allen for Job #174840 Voices - RUSH Auditions needed for Professional Association Diversity script Great work!
    Mar 3, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Phoebe Aitken for Job #171994 Voices - 3 Online Spots - 2 Characters Thanks! Fantastic files :)
    Mar 1, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Danelle Werstiuk for Job #171746 PM-Alliance
    Feb 11, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Sean Mancuso for Job #173187 Derek - Your Voice Requested Great work on this project. Thank you!
    Feb 11, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 James Gaston for Job #171774 YouTube Ad Very talented and easy to work with. Great turn around times. We look forward to working with Derek again.
    Jan 28, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Rob Mundy for Job #171721 Voices - Older and Serious Thank you!
    Jan 28, 2016
  • Videogames
    / 5 Brad Chmielewski for Job #168041 Vainglory Intro
    Jan 25, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Brad Summey for Job #170641 Internet Advertisement Incredibly easy to work with. Provided an awesome product with a blistering turnaround.
    Jan 17, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Sam Park for Job #167605 Voices - E-Learning Video - Matt - Boss Derek is wonderful to work with- Great voice and awesome work ethic!
    Dec 29, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Yuval Raz for Job #166963 Insightec - Parkinsons testimonial
    Dec 21, 2015
  • Educational
    / 5 Elliot MacKinnon for Job #159866 Voices.com - English Language Learning - Characters: Jeff, Kenji Amazing Work Derek! I look forward to working with you again!
    Nov 11, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Kasey Day for Job #160245 Snow - Weather Reports
    Oct 19, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Martin Axelsson for Job #159355 Foodshare Derek is an awesome talent and very professional in his way of doing business. He is very flexible and a pleasure to work with. I can only recommend this guy to others,
    Oct 13, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Yarin Goren for Job #153727 Haifa soccer Good work
    Sep 17, 2015
  • Cartoons
    / 5 Joe Pezzula for Job #154824 Mad Dogs - Episode 1 Super fast and helpful and wonderfully excited to be a part of the project! Derek is courteous and supportive, professional, and willing to go above and beyond!
    Sep 9, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Jennifer Strom for Job #154294 Voices.com - Return Client from Job # 120700 Great work!
    Sep 9, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 Bonnie Avey for Job #149493 Voices - Local :30 Radio spot Polished Male read Derek is a true professional- He nailed this right off the bat!
    Aug 26, 2015
  • Videogames
    / 5 Trigger Project Manager for Job #139355 Trey Swift - Phase 2 Rehire
    May 21, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Sara Grace Donally for Job #137822 Voices.com - Business Rally Video Derek is amazing!
    May 14, 2015
  • Educational
    / 5 Danelle Werstiuk for Job #138342 E-Learning Project
    Apr 17, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Bonnie Avey for Job #130550 Voices - Bridge Narration British Male or Female Amazing Work- A true professional and always a pleasure to work with!
    Mar 3, 2015
  • Videogames
    / 5 Trigger Project Manager for Job #121115 Middle-Aged Annoying Will Ferrell-esque Villain
    Jan 6, 2015
  • Videogames
    / 5 Trigger Project Manager for Job #118106 Special Agent (Middle-aged Male) - Good Cop Personality
    Jan 6, 2015
  • Videogames
    / 5 Trigger Project Manager for Job #124267 Super Villain w/Dumb Brute Type Speech - Sound-a-like
    Jan 6, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Ian Callander for Job #126038 Voices.com - Sports up 2 Great work!!
    Dec 22, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Todd Peterson for Job #117594 Foster Grant - Crystal Vision Reading Glasses - Reopened Derek is awesome. Hope to work with him again.
    Dec 17, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Todd Peterson for Job #117595 Foster Grant - New and Improved Reading Glasses Collection - Reopen Derek has such a great voice and is very professional.
    Dec 17, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Ian Callander for Job #121859 Voices.com - SportsUp Online promo video Fantastic!
    Dec 16, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Dave Greider for Job #125739 Reality TV Presentation / opening VO
    Dec 15, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Rob Ragusa for Job #125531 ScreenCast for SafeCom Analytics Very professional, quick turnaround and exactly what we needed.
    Nov 28, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Josh Johnston for Job #115744 Voices- Male with Slight Southern Accent Great work, Derek - thank you!
    Nov 17, 2014
  • Podcasting
    / 5 Kerri Smith for Job #124407 Science Podcast about bats - short reading Super quick response and the right tone and delivery for this project. Great to work with Derek. Thanks!
    Nov 17, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Jennifer Strom for Job #120700 Voices.com - RUSH - 2min Business Video Derek is a wonderful talent to work with! Thank you for your excellent work!
    Nov 12, 2014
  • Television
    / 5 Jesse Natale for Job #123286 Hip Trax 60 Great job!
    Nov 10, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Ian Coles for Job #123267 Bonefish, Cafe Amici & Bella Vista Extremely professional and fast turnaround.
    Nov 5, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Stuart Evans for Job #121912 Village @ Nukht scenario
    Nov 4, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Stuart Evans for Job #121911 Mongolia Scenario
    Nov 4, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Stuart Evans for Job #121913 Olympic Residence Scenario
    Nov 4, 2014
  • Videogames
    / 5 Ruslan Efimov for Job #122234 Surf6 (Pirate + deity)
    Oct 28, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Rusty Griffin for Job #120673 So God made a roughneck Derek gets the job done and works on it until the client is happy. Very fast turnaround and receptive to direction, he is to be commended.
    Oct 23, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Hussam Damen for Job #121885 Different, How?
    Oct 22, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Leonardo Gonzalez for Job #120376 FLORIDA HWY & STREETS great job!
    Oct 15, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Drew Dorgan for Job #119918 Corporate BU Video - Sartomer Derek was great to work with and very responsive.
    Oct 7, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Stuart Evans for Job #118283 Mongolia Introduction Video Derek was fantastic! His response was quick, was willing to re-record for us, and very nice and helpful. We were very satisfied with his work and will definitely work with him again.
    Oct 7, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Mark Falls for Job #118783 Metal Plans Intro Derek, Great job - project is delivered and clients are happy!
    Thanks.

    Mark
    Oct 2, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Todd Peterson for Job #116779 Foster Grant - Lenses for Driving Awesome. As always.
    Sep 11, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Todd Peterson for Job #100585 Sunglasses VO - SOLO POL Great voice. Very professional. Fun to work with.
    Sep 5, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Bonnie Avey for Job #115025 Voices - Wounded Warriors Internet Spot Great work!
    Aug 29, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Jonathan Norris for Job #110238 Outer Space Adventure Themed Bible Program Promo Derek was way BEYOND FLEXIBLE for our project. He is a great person to work with. I was working through the night on this project and had awarded the job to him around 1 or 2 AM. He had the file to me before the sun was even thinking about coming up! Thanks Derek!
    Aug 7, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 David Ciemny for Job #113815 Getaway Video Great attitude and quick turnover! Thank you!
    Aug 1, 2014
  • Videogames
    / 5 Artem Gorobets for Job #110837 DrillingRig Lectures 5* Great job! Result is very professional. Very quick response. Our company got that we wanted.
    Jul 29, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 jimmy fishbein for Job #112429 FIRE EVACUATION VIDEO Thanks so much for a great job! Hope to work again soon!
    Jul 17, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Alex Gelbert for Job #111954 Pharmaceutical Pitch Story Derek was fast, well-spoken, and great to work with. He has an instinctual sense for how things should be read and said. Bravo!
    Jul 11, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Brian Glazen for Job #108024 Krylon Spraydown
    Jun 24, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 John Sikes for Job #100753 Konami
    Jun 6, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Ashleigh Kirby for Job #104538 Voices- Local Job Opportunity for London Ontario Fantastic job as always!!
    Jun 3, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Sean Mancuso for Job #103602 Voices: English Male VO Required Derek, you are an absolute joy to work with! Your above and beyond work ethic, paired with your superb voice made this very intense project a dream to work on. Thank you for all your effort!
    Jun 2, 2014
  • Videogames
    / 5 Basiel Jaspers for Job #101491 Voice over: character Banking (Serious) Game
    Apr 16, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Jason Bennett for Job #103828 The Oaks Private School Amazingly quick and accurate. A couple of sections re-worded by the client were accepted and changed with no perceptible difference in recording. That is very professional. Only a few VERY minor changes with the read. It was a long-ish script so that is expected. Thanks so much and I WILL be using Derek Botten again.
    Apr 14, 2014
  • Cartoons
    / 5 Dorit Leshnick for Job #96545 Teddy Bears App A real PRO.
    Mar 27, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Drew Witt for Job #100072 1940s-style Newsreel for Promotional Video 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.
    Mar 13, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Jason Bennett for Job #100354 Tarian Orthotics Fantastic job! Very quick response. Nailed it on the first recording. Couldn't be happier!
    Mar 13, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Marwa J for Job #96858 RE: MEV13-143-Jackson Financial Advisors- Voice Similar to "Kai Ryssdal" Thank you! hope to work with you in the near future...
    Mar 6, 2014
  • Videogames
    / 5 Helen Vasilevskaya for Job #97351 DarkStrokes2_King_voices_CE Thank you for a good job! It was a pleasure to work with you!
    Feb 12, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Campbell Haywood for Job #96171 [Fun] Voiceover For Whiteboard Animation Derek, is amazing! He goes above and beyond what is required and provides an all round incredible experience.
    Feb 6, 2014
  • Videogames
    / 5 Ruslan Efimov for Job #96377 Rf2 king_2-4
    Feb 5, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Ryan Gass for Job #96140 Wonderment The guy was more than willing to go above and beyond to get the Voice Over right for us. Great to work with.
    Jan 31, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Jitterbug Media for Job #96293 GEICO painting commercial spoof for Kid Mission Video 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!
    Jan 27, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Jitterbug Media for Job #96352 Meriweather Lewis 5-star service from Derek Botten! This is the second project he's voiced because he did such a good job on the first one!
    Jan 27, 2014
  • Television
    / 5 Max Spang for Job #95139 Southwest Ohio Gun Store Derek had great communication, fast turnaround, and was cooperative with the needs of the client. I would highly recommend Derek!
    Jan 22, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Jack Jostes for Job #93835 PharmaJet Training Video 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.
    Jan 17, 2014
  • Movie Trailers
    / 5 Jimmy Penna for Job #94811 Movie Trailer - Voice Over Great voice and great communication.
    Jan 15, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Douglas Grays for Job #94135 Screaming buy sell
    Jan 15, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Brian Gregoire for Job #94678 Budweiser Commercial Awesome voice! Super easy to work with! Stand-up guy!
    Jan 13, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Mark Wherley for Job #92686 TechLink Building Trades Great job! Thanks
    Dec 13, 2013