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Larry O'Brien

Fargo, North Dakota, US
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Larry O'Brien

  Fargo, North Dakota, US

Highlights

Testimonial:
"I am an executive staff producer for O’Briens Agency in Farmington Hills, Michigan. We are a high-end corporate solutions provider serving a wide array of clientele since 1954, the lion’s share of which has been spent serving General Motors.

I was fortunate enough to receive one of Larry’s voiceover demos early in 2004. Since then, he has been my principal voice talent for long form training. Last summer, he was featured in three back-to-back projects: one for Chevrolet Corvette, another for Chevy SSR and yet another instructional DVD for Corvette that ran 87 minutes. Buy a new Corvette, reach into the glovebox and you can have one of your very own. This year, he updated the glovebox video and voiced the new Corvette Z06 Launch DVD.

Larry has a unique vocal quality that makes him very easy to listen to, especially for extended periods of time. He has the ability to carry many characteristics into a single delivery: authoritative, warm, casual, persuasive, friendly, never overpowering. His vocal delivery talents, impressive as they are, however, were not the key skill sets that blew me away.

I have a very hectic production schedule and one thing I don’t have time for is to sit in a voiceover recording session for hours at a time, then pull and assemble best takes in sequence. Larry’s services merely require me to e-mail a script, then call and have a five-minute phone conversation on what vibe we are going for. That’s it. Usually within a day, he e-mails me a single audio file that I simply drop into my editor’s timeline and it’s all there! This saves me an enormous amount of headaches and dollars. His interpretation and pacing is pretty much dead on. I don’t even know where he records, but the production value is right up there with the finest audio houses in our area. I cannot tell you what an enormous luxury this is. And if I need fixes or a last-minute change based on client input, Larry’s right on it.

In a nutshell, Larry’s professionalism, attitude and execution really set him apart. I’ve been in this business since 1981 and have only on very rare occasions come across anyone of his caliber."
-Oliver Darrow
Director of Motion Media

Larry O'Brien has a voice with these qualities:
Authoritative
Professional
Upbeat
Friendly
Guy-next-door
Average Guy
Warm
Casual
Strong
Persuasive
Comical
Personable

Languages

English, English (North American)

Accents

British, North American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

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

Experience

Narration: for flash presentations, training videos (medical, legal, technical,safety), industrial and corporate projects, documentaries, tutorials (educational, technical, medical) , audio books videogames and CD-ROMs

Commercial Voice Over: for radio and television, especially those spots requiring some acting ability

Character Voices: describe your character and I’ll create a voice to match

Telephone System: for auto attendants, voice prompts, on hold messages and music

Promos: imaging for radio or television station ID’s, liners and promos, in-store voice and multimedia audio

Some of my clients include:
EA Sports (Madden NFL)
General Motors (Corvette)
Microsoft E-Learning
AT&T Entertainment Division
International Bank of Qatar
NFL Network
Circuit City
U.S. Marine Corps
Northwestern Mutual Life
Audio Books for iPad
Global Electric Motorcars
Radisson Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

WARNING!!! Hiring Larry O’Brien for your next voice over project may cause extreme client happiness. This happiness can manifest itself in bone-crushing injuries resulting from hugs and backslapping.

You have been warned.

Credentials

Education

Graduated from Brown Institute of Radio Broadcasting in 1975. Radio DJ for 24 years. Mobile DJ for 19 years.
BS degrees in Corporate & Community Fitness and Psychology.

Studio

  • Microphone

    EV RE-20

  • Computer & Software

    Dell

  • Special Equipment

    Mackie CR-1604 mixer; Adobe Audition software; dbx mic preamp/processor; Stanton dual CD playback deck; E-Works high-speed dubbing unit; Phone interface (phone patch); Sony MDS-JE500 minidisc deck; Tannoy studio monitors

  • Delivery Methods

    Electronic (email); FTP; CD

  • Turnaround Time

    Same-day; often same hour

Service Description

My name is Larry O’Brien, and I’ve voiced projects for an international gallery of clientele doing podcasts, flash narration, station imaging, characterizations and on-hold messaging, as well as in-store voice and multimedia audio. I recently replaced Al Michaels as the play-by-play voice on the Madden NFL ’08 video game from EA Sports. I’ve even developed new voices and characters for specific projects and can do the same for yours. Just ask me for a custom demo.

I work from my broadcast-quality project studio and can deliver your file via most digital formats, often within a few hours, depending on the project. Here’s the bottom line: I like people and I love my work. And that makes every experience tremendous.

Check out my website at (Website hidden). I hope you’ll call me when you need fresh voiceover talent for your next session. Thanks!

Voice Over Clients

I need a voice like Orson Welles.
Only younger and less pretentious.
Kind of like Dick Cavett. Only stronger.
It should be authoritative.
But I don’t want to be conscious of a pitch.
I want it to be intrusive, but not irritating.
Kind of like Masterpiece Theater without the British accent.
Remember the voice on NFL Century?
Male, but no testosterone overload?
You know, like that.
.....Oh, you want O’Brien!


I’ve done voiceovers for many satisfied clients…..like these:

EA Sports-Madden NFL ’06,’07,’08
General Motors - Corvette
McDonald’s
AT&T Entertainment
Microsoft e-Learning
The NFL Network
International Bank of Qatar
Circuit City
Subway
Northwestern Mutual Life
MGM Studios
Radisson Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Bobcat
Morgan Stanley
Childrens’ Books for iPad
United States Marine Corps
A&W Restaurant
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

…….and so many others I simply can’t spell

Payment Terms

Hire Larry 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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Next Steps

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  • Television
    / 5 Tigh Lessman for Job #64165 Beadle Ford - Work Larry was very easy to work with and has a great voice. Thanks for your help!
    Oct 1, 2012