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Michael Johnston
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Michael Johnston

Los Angeles, California, US
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Michael Johnston

/ 5 57 Reviews

Michael Johnston

  Los Angeles, California, US

Highlights

*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.

*Experience*
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.

*Services*
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!_

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

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

Ages

Child, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

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.

Credentials

Education

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

Studio

  • 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

Testimonials

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
www.calebrexius.com

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.
http://vimarketingandbranding.com/

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

LEGO
American Red Cross
Little Caesars Pizza
Microsoft Studios
American Cancer Society
Dollywood
LaCie
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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  • 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