I never like to leave the booth.
Voiceover has let me learn about history while narrating stories, teach kids about letters, words and language, solve riddles in a mysterious world and play audio dress-up whenever possible. Heck, some of my characters even scare me. My basic vocal tone is warm, articulate and mid-range. However, I've done work that not even my parents recognized.
I regularly deliver clean, high quality audio which exceeds expectations, on time and within budget. If it helps your workflow, I’m happy to connect with you remotely and look forward to being an essential part of your creative team.
English (North American), English
Australian, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), German, Irish, North American, Russian, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Spanish, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US New England (Boston, Providence), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South West (Texas), US West Coast (California, Portland)
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Radio, Television, Videogames
REI #OptOutside campaign - Newscaster
VainGlory videogame - Blackfeather the Assassin
Samsung "Voice of the Body 2.0" National Developer's Conference Keynote video - Narrator
Brocade "Learning to Speak Network Status Quo" Television/Radio Campaign - campaign
Regional Radio Commercial Character - Levi’s Stadium Talking Scoreboard
Leapfrog - LeapTV Game Character - “Quigley the Robot”
Elevate! iOS app - Various game and quiz characters
E-Learning Narration - Merrill Lynch - “Understanding Annuities”
E-Learning Narration - Customer Information Security - “Protecting Customer Information”
Narrator - Medtronic Procedural Instructional video - “NC Euphora”
Web Radio Play Main Character - O'Malley's Media Storm
Web video - Merrill Lynch Annuities overview
Visa International - Internal Security Instructional Modules
Sales Meeting keynote - Medtronic Device Intro video
Instructional Safety Video Main Character - Automotive Lift Safety
Radio Commercial Character - Sports Color Announcer “Basket Pong” - Conoco Phillips
Learning Sofware Main Character - “Quigley the Robot” - Leapfrog “Frog Family”
Video Game - “Emerald Theater” - Bartender / Narrator
E-Learning Narration - ACS “Understanding Interests”
E-Learning Narration - SunGard Internal Controls video
Video Game - “Psych: The Game” - Captain Lassiter and others
Video Game - “SGN - Bingo” - Australian voice
Technical Product Reference Narration - JVC Corp. IP Security Product Instructional
Financial Narration - Miles Capital - "Insurance Asset Management" web presentation
Retro Announcer Tag - Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball TV/web ad
E-Learning Narration - "Succession Planning Overview"
Instructional: Technical Operations Manual - Nippon Instruments MA3000
E-Learning Narration - ACS "Defining the Project"
Company Services Video Narration - Securitas Protection Services
Technical Product Reference Narration - Cineflex Camera Systems
Product Introduction Video Character - Oracle Endeca - "VP of Sales"
E-Learning Narration - "MIG Software Architecture"
Video Game - SimCity (released 2013) - "Sim" residents of SimCity: many and varied
E-Learning Narration - Sungard - "Cloud Application Options"
Long Form E-Learning Series - Online Learning modules for Autodesk software
Video Narration - Autodesk - "Autodesk Vault Pro Software"
Radio Commercial Character - "Upbeat Depressed Man" - Identity Guard
Video Game Evil Character - Alcatraz: 1954 - "Birdman of Alcatraz" (not yet released)
Projects and more can be viewed at:
Voiceover Training through VoiceTrax, San Francisco
Instructors and coaches include Susan Blu, Samantha Paris, Tom Pinto, Frank Coppola, Brian Sommer, Bob Bergen, Ned Lott, Anna Mathias, Sam Pond, Jeff Howell, Charlie Adler, Peter Dunne and more.
Have worked with producers and directors from LucasArts, Leapfrog, Somatone, Telltale Games, Anntena Audio, Sony Games, EA, DPN and Stars Agency, San Francisco.
I continue to develop and refine my voice, acting and improv skills through ongoing workshops and private coaching sessions.
Computer & Software
Macintosh OSX-based up to 24 bit, 96 khz (Standard quality is 16 bit 44.1 khz mono)
Phone patch available. Audio editing services available. Copywriting/Proofreading services available.
Via Voices.com site for first time clients, ftp service available for established accounts.
Normally 24-48 hours, depending upon script length. Rush service available.
I deliver quality audio which meets or exceeds deadline requirements. What you hear in my custom audition for your project is recorded in my Macintosh OSX-based digital recording studio. You will receive fast, clean audio.
Unless specified otherwise, quoted prices are for voice-only tracks supplied in mp3 format (most common formats can be supplied). Files will be rough cut to eliminate excessive silence, but more extensive audio editing or separation of multiple files may be quoted separately if not specified in your project description.
Having recently completed a second successful client video using Jim Edgar as voiceover talent, I would like to offer my highest recommendation. In addition to having an appealing voice and being an incredibly quick study, Jim is a nice guy and a consummate professional. He arrived at our scheduled recording with a clear understanding of the script and tone we were looking for which allowed us to make the most of our session time. He easily adapted his delivery to our direction and cheerfully recorded multiple takes of a few specific scenes so we could have different intonations to choose from in post. It was a pleasure to work with Jim – his calm, easy-going manner and professionalism made for a smooth production from start to finish on both projects and I would hire him again without reservations!Autodesk
Voice Over Clients
I have produced work for the following clients:
EA / Electronic Arts
Exploratorium San Francisco
Eisenhower Health of Palm Springs
“Fort McHenry History Project" National Park Service
John Muir Health
Hire Jim 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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Emily Campbell for Job #157435 Voices- Return Client Requests Quote for new Presentation Excellent work!Nov 2, 2015
Emily Campbell for Job #146919 Voices- Return client has changes to presentation Jim is always a great talent to work with. Professional quality and great turnaround times.Jul 27, 2015
Emily Campbell for Job #123140 Voices- 6 Slides for Re-Recording 5++ stars!!Nov 7, 2014
Sonja Fernandes for Job #104527 Voices - Brainshark Presentation - Male Very professional! We look forward to future projects!May 22, 2014
Blair Frayer for Job #99913 Voices - Male needed for training video Thank you for your awesome VO work!Apr 8, 2014
Pranav Patankar for Job #34784 ACS-Running Meetings Productively- Final E-learning Very accommodating, fast response and timely deliveryAug 18, 2011
Scott Hyldahl for Job #36705 Obray Sales Demo Fit the style of the video perfectly. Fast and easy to work with. Well done! We'll definitely bring more his wayJun 23, 2011
Pranav Patankar for Job #35190 Managing Projects EffectivelyJun 15, 2011
Pranav Patankar for Job #20624 E-learning course voice over It was a pleasure working with Mr. Jim Edgar. His delivery was excellent and timely. We definitely appreciate his services and patience.Jun 25, 2010