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Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston

  Los Angeles, California, US

/ 5 57 Reviews
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Michael Johnston
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Michael Johnston

Los Angeles, California, US


*Michael has that genuine, youthful teenage boy voice. Don't settle for an adult's imitation of a teenager when you can have the REAL THING! Click the \"Feedback\" tab to read testimonials from Michael's contented clients.*

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*The Voice*
Michael is the boy next door. His natural voice falls anywhere between 14 and 19 years old. He can do crazy character voices. He can sound like an old woman. He can sound like a child. He can sing tenor. He can perform a southern accent. He can even bark like a real dog! Hear his incredibly versatile voice for yourself by clicking the \"Demos\" tab.

Enthusiastic, energetic, fun, boy next door, goofy, nerdy, friendly, informative, funny, animated, confident, caring, young kid, sarcastic, warm, fresh, natural. These are just some of the words that can describe the read that Michael can deliver for your project.

Michael has been doing voiceovers for almost 7 years - since the age of 12! He has worked with clients like LEGO, Little Caesars Pizza, Boy Scouts of America, the American Red Cross, Microsoft Studios, the American Cancer Society, Dollywood, and more. He has also trained at The Second City and The Actor's Studio in Chicago.

Michael's industry specialties include, but are not limited to, commercials, cartoons, animations, video games, apps, children's stories, internet, YouTube, and educational voiceovers.

Michael can deliver edited and finished voice tracks and add music & sound effects if necessary. He can match to picture (dubbing). He can take direction over the telephone or Skype, and he can deliver files to you any way you need them.

*Fun Fact*
I played video games practically all day when I was 12. One day, while playing Mortal Kombat, I unlocked a behind-the-scenes video of a voice actor recording SCREAMS OF DEATH for his character. I thought, \"I want to do that for a living!\" The rest is history.

_Authentic teenage boy voice overs. Contact Michael today and you will hear back in less than 12 hours!_


English (North American), English


North American, US General American (GenAm), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)


Child, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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


Michael specializes in Commercial, Cartoon, Videogame, and Educational voice overs. He has worked with clients like LEGO, Little Caesars Pizza, Boy Scouts of America, the American Red Cross, Microsoft Studios, the American Cancer Society, Dollywood, and more.



Voices Voicecasting - Meet the Pros Workshop - Collette Sunderman, LA
Voice Actors Network - Animation Intensive - Charlie Adler, LA
Bang Zoom Entertainment - ADR/Dubbing Workshop - Tony Oliver, LA
Lesly Kahn & Company - Comedy Intensive - Lesly Kahn, LA
Acting Studio Chicago - Intermediate Voiceover - Jeff Lupiten, Chicago
Acting Studio Chicago - On Camera I - Doug McDade, Chicago
The Second City - Teen Improv & Acting - Chicago, IL
Personal Lessons - Voiceover Study - Sunday Muse, Toronto
Talent House Academy - Audition Class - Krisha Bullock, LA
Talent House Academy - Scene Study - Scott David, LA
The Voiceover Doctor - Voiceover Study - Charlie Adler, LA
Voice Actors Network - Voiceover Study - Meredith Layne, LA
J Pervis Talent Agency - Audition Class - Joy Pervis, Charlotte, NC
Kat Erangey Casting - Scene Study - K. Erangey, Charlotte, NC


  • Microphone

    Sennheiser MKH-416, Audio-Technica AT4040 Condenser

  • Computer & Software

    MacBook Pro, Dell Studio XPS 8100, Adobe Audition

  • Special Equipment

    Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Shock Mount, Pop Filter, Room Treated with Acoustic Foam, Sennheiser Headphones

  • Delivery Methods

    SurePay, Email, Dropbox, Hightail, Skype

  • Turnaround Time

    24 Hours or Less

Service Description

• Mixing/Editing
• Addition of SFX
• Addition of Music
• Matching to Picture
• Live Direction via Skype
• Live Direction via Phone


I highly recommend Michael Johnston as voice talent for your project. He is incredibly professional and talented. His work went above and beyond, he was dedicated to the project, flexible, creative, and did more than was required to make sure we were happy with the voice work. He had a very quick turnaround time and everything was high-quality: the sound levels and his performance were top notch.

IAAS Films

Bottom line: Michael is an incredible actor and voice actor. I have never seen someone at his age with as much versatility in their voice, as much courage and dedication to their craft. There is nothing he can't do. As a coach, I recognize that spark that he has, that 'thing' that only hugely successful people have. I saw it the first time I met him.

Sunday Muse (Voice Actor/Coach, Greatbigvoices.com)

Michael has been my “Go-To” youthful voice for my voice over narration projects. Not only does he take direction well, but he goes beyond what I could even articulate, and communicates the emotion of the script unlike most I have listened to. In addition to having a great voice, the technical quality is immaculate. Microphone quality is great. No background noise, computer noise, echoes, etc. Top quality at every level. Very fast response times and willingness to re-record until it is exactly what I want (even though his first take is usually the last take). I would definitely recommend him.
Caleb Rexius
Owner - Caleb Rexius Productions

Caleb Rexius Productions

Michael did an awesome job accommodating, interpreting and taking direction for his voice session. He acted and reacted like a seasoned voice talent. Rarely have I seen this type of maturity and ability displayed in such a young talent. We would definitely hire Michael again for our voice work. You should too.

VI Marketing and Branding

Michael is an incredibly talented young man, and a blast to be around. He is very prompt with his work, and strives for excellence in everything he does. He has a bright future ahead of him.

River Kanoff

Voice Over Clients

American Red Cross
Little Caesars Pizza
Microsoft Studios
American Cancer Society
Elmcroft Senior Living

And many more...
Full Résumé: (Website hidden)/#!resume/c13dn

Payment Terms

Hire Michael 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

To contact Michael Johnston about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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Commercial Demo Reel 2040 Listens

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Character/Animation Demo Reel 1836 Listens

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Dog Bark & Howl Demo 267 Listens

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Movie Trailer Example 206 Listens

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Radio Commercial Example 123 Listens

Michael Johnston

  • Business
    / 5 Lisa Kellner for Job #195125 Voices - Child/Young Teenager Voice - British English great work!
    Aug 24, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Katie Weed for Job #153956 Voices - Non-Boradcast - 2 Spots, Teen needed. Great work Michael! Thanks very much!
    Sep 16, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #153115 Voices - Young Male/Web/approx 2 mins Amazing Job!
    Sep 4, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Ben Greenhoe for Job #143793 The Looney Experiment VO
    Jul 20, 2015
  • Movie Trailers
    / 5 Tim DeRoche for Job #144245 Huck sizzle reel VO - with studio fee! Michael does *great* work. He is professional, quick, and takes direction well. Would love to work with him again.
    May 27, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Daria Rosyuk for Job #117230 Cyberbullying Well done!
    Apr 27, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #130984 Voices - Teen Male/Web/1 min REPOST 13606 Michael is absolutely amazing to work with, he did a wonderful job and the client couldn't be happier!
    Mar 17, 2015
  • Videogames
    / 5 Ruslan Efimov for Job #132275 MT8 (Oliver_2-4) Michael's performance was just great! We are happy to work with this talent.
    Feb 13, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Christina Scanlan for Job #129753 VOICES - Electronic Board Game AWESOME WORK!
    Jan 29, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Christina Scanlan for Job #126441 VOICES - Electronic Board Game Thanks for all of your hard work- You're a superstar!
    Jan 5, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Emily Campbell for Job #127017 Voices- Youthful Male needed for Lifeguard Training Course Fantastic job!
    Jan 2, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Julianna Lantz for Job #121384 Voices.com Special Project to Showcase our Amazing & Unique Talent! Phenomenal work, as always!
    Dec 11, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Bonnie Avey for Job #120373 Voices - London & Paris Travel Video Fantastic work, Michael! Thank you for your awesome voice and high quality files. We hope to work with you again soon!
    Oct 21, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #117587 Your Voice Requested - Studio 10 Fantastic work!
    Sep 24, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Matt Barclay for Job #118138 Apologia Online Academy Youtube Promotion Michael is very good, fast, and professional. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again.
    Sep 15, 2014
  • Videogames
    / 5 Spencer Striker for Job #116723 Teen Male Voice for Space-Themed Learning Game Michael is a fantastic and talented voice actor! He has the perfect genuine voice for our teenaged boy character and does great work. His turnaround was quick too, which is a big help!
    Sep 10, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #114974 Voices - Young Hispanic Boy Needed Great work! 5+ stars!
    Aug 29, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Daniel Smith for Job #113859 Myobrace Activities Natural delivery, experienced and very easy to work with.
    Aug 17, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #113346 Voices - Preteen-Teen needed for web video Great voice work!
    Aug 6, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Bryan Headley for Job #109403 Student Script Fast quality work! I will keep Michael in mind for future projects for sure!
    Jun 13, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Sara Williamson for Job #101900 Voices - Not-For-Profit - Comforting Voice Thank you for your excellent VO! The client was ecstatic at the end result, and we owe it to your quick, on point work!
    Apr 10, 2014
  • Cartoons
    / 5 Jeff Dotson for Job #101816 Edgar voice version 2b Thanks for your help Michael. We will contact you again soon.
    Mar 25, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Anne Talley for Job #99871 Dear Inova
    Mar 24, 2014
  • Cartoons
    / 5 Jeff Dotson for Job #99894 Edgar voice for childrens video project Very well done, Look forward to working with Michael Again soon.
    Mar 7, 2014
  • Videogames
    / 5 Ruslan Efimov for Job #96522 Rf2 colin_3
    Feb 5, 2014
  • Movie Trailers
    / 5 Kevin Miller for Job #93941 Louisiana Movie Teaser - Boy Michael did great work plus he took any notes we threw his way. Very fast turnaround as well, which is perfect. Great work.
    Jan 16, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Ken Greer for Job #93945 Kid Announcer - Male - Family Engagement App We produced video promo for a mobile app for kids, Michael provided just what we needed: natural enthusiasm that sounded like a real kid. Got it right on the first read. Excellent talent.
    Jan 10, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Andrew Welker for Job #91522 Video Game Review Super Professional. Good Quality. Thanks!
    Nov 26, 2013
  • Internet
    / 5 C. Tate for Job #89856 The Academy: Drop of Doubt teaser Very professional, easy to work with, fast turnaround.
    Nov 7, 2013
  • Radio
    / 5 Dick T for Job #84732 Haunted House Commercial-MALE I don't normally encourage actors to "riff" on a script I've written, but Michael (first) gave me what I asked for then gave me some takes I didn't expect--and did them very well.
    Oct 18, 2013
  • Radio
    / 5 David Ray for Job #83451 STEADi Radio Commercial (Teen) Great for the part, and easy to work with.
    Sep 3, 2013
  • Videogames
    / 5 Joshua Glazer for Job #84350 Backyard Battles Videogame Trailer Working with Michael was great- sorry it took so long to approve, I didn't realize there were so many steps!!
    Aug 30, 2013
  • Educational
    / 5 Andrew Glaser for Job #84207 Endoscopy Procedure Consent Video Michael is a pleasure to work with; he gave us a perfect read on the first take. Highly recommended.
    Aug 28, 2013
  • Cartoons
    / 5 Andre van Heerden for Job #81506 Sinbad Galaxies (ZAC) Super talented actor with great control of his voice. Wonderful to direct and work with.
    Jul 23, 2013
  • Business
    / 5 Shailey Murphy for Job #80072 Conference Introductions Michael is one of the most professional and talented artists we have used on Voices.com. He did AMAZING and was so quick and easy to communicate with. He will absolutely book more jobs with us, and I'm sure many others!!! Thanks so much Michael - for your flexibility, energy and great attitude and product!!!!
    Jul 5, 2013
  • Internet
    / 5 craig saxby for Job #77182 I Can Tell Time Michael did an awesome job again, I am always very impressed with the quality of work he delivers. This is the third time I have used Michael for projects and I would definitely use him again.
    May 15, 2013
  • Educational
    / 5 craig saxby for Job #76924 Dinosaur Park ABC Michael did an amazing job again. Always professional and very fast turnaround.
    I highly recommend Michael to anyone who needs a young energetic voice.
    May 14, 2013
  • Videogames
    / 5 Natalya Popova for Job #76275 Stray Souls 2_Boy Michael, thank you so much. It's perfect job! Always pleasure to work with you! Hope to the future collaboration.
    May 8, 2013
  • Movie Trailers
    / 5 Caleb Rexius for Job #75302 Dead Man Mike is the man. We have been working together for years, and he has always given me better results than I expected. What a talent. He has a bright future.
    Apr 11, 2013
  • Videogames
    / 5 Natalya Popova for Job #73498 Stray Souls 2_Boy As usual good job! Quick and professional! Thank you!
    Mar 21, 2013
  • Business
    / 5 Paul Wynn for Job #72858 Cure Boukary Micheal was great to work with and turned the project around in record time.
    Mar 5, 2013
  • Educational
    / 5 Andrew Prasse for Job #69077 Lynchburg Meals on Wheels PSA
    Jan 29, 2013
  • Educational
    / 5 PulseLearning Ltd Human Resources for Job #69604 Teenager aged 15-18 years - FAST turn around Great job!!
    Jan 16, 2013
  • Movie Trailers
    / 5 Amber Cicardo for Job #68807 Survival Kit
    Jan 13, 2013
  • Educational
    / 5 Allison Schneider for Job #68786 Young Voice - 2 Middle School Titles Michael was a joy to work with. He needed minimal direction, read at the perfect pace and completed the job in a timely manner despite the holidays!

    I certainly look forward to working with him again!

    Dec 28, 2012
  • Videogames
    / 5 Aleksei Gilenko for Job #67393 [Persha] Bizzare Investigations: Odji I liked working with Michael. He took extra efforts in finding out what is expected of him regarding his character's voice, and performed well.
    Nov 29, 2012
  • Radio
    / 5 Andy Sproule for Job #66242 Catholic Schools Open House Excellent to work with, exactly what we were looking for.
    Nov 12, 2012
  • Videogames
    / 5 Natalya Popova for Job #66367 Lake House It's plesure to work with Michael. Many thanks! Good job!
    Nov 10, 2012
  • Movie Trailers
    / 5 Kate Kaynak for Job #64120 Finn Finnegan Book Trailer Perfect performance, and a true professional--highly recommended!
    Oct 4, 2012
  • Movie Trailers
    / 5 Caleb Rexius for Job #63750 Swipe Storm Great work as always. Michael is my go to guy for a youthful voice.
    Sep 25, 2012
  • Podcasting
    / 5 Jeremy Eichler for Job #60319 NCC Podcast - Teenage Male Voice
    Aug 31, 2012
  • Videogames
    / 5 Natalya Popova for Job #60250 Lake House Michael, thanks a lot for a good and quick work.
    Jul 31, 2012
  • Internet
    / 5 Michael Curtis for Job #58907 Relay Field Day
    Jul 10, 2012
  • Videogames
    / 5 craig saxby for Job #56352 Dinosaur App Michael did an amazing job. I am very impressed with the quality of the audio file, and everything was delivered on time.I would definitely hire Michael again. Awesome voice Michael.
    May 30, 2012
  • Radio
    / 5 Clay Miller for Job #55837 Advanced Academics Teen radio
    May 10, 2012
  • Movie Trailers
    / 5 Caleb Rexius for Job #48885 Swipe 2 Michael is the man. This is my 3rd project with him, and he just delivers perfectly every time. He just gets it. Quality audio. No doubt he has an acting career in front of him. great work.
    Jan 18, 2012
  • Movie Trailers
    / 5 Caleb Rexius for Job #41393 Swipe - Book Trailer Well done. Very nice. Exactly what I wanted. Fast, easy.
    Aug 30, 2011