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River Kanoff

Burbank, California, US
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River Kanoff

  Burbank, California, US


River is a character actor (and a character in person!) with a growing list of aurally diverse video game, animation, on-camera and commercial roles, and the energy and enthusiasm for genuine, on-demand reads. River has a youthful, strong, but gentle and distinct voice. He is often sought out for his adept ability to learn and convincingly portray a vast array of accents and dialects, as well as his ability to scream, yell and project dialogue with conviction, sincerity and authority.

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*The Voice*

River believes that \"the key to acting is in the reality of the doing.\" His natural voice falls anywhere between 20 and 30 years old. He is able to breathe life into characters ranging from the most stoic, everyday heroes, to maniacal, insane, exaggerated villains. He can sound like a giant evil tree. He can sound like a 70 year old man having an identity crisis. He can sing baritone. He can even sound like a shady nomadic feline savant with a unquenchable passion for calipers. For a taste of his wide, imaginative vocal range, click the \"* Demos *\" tab and have a listen!

*The Man Behind the Voice*

River has always had a desire to entertain, and as a child would film sketch comedy with his family. He didn't start pursuing acting until he was 17, when he began recognizing and following the works of certain voice actors in games and cartoons. He researched the art of voice over and has been hooked ever since.

Enthusiastic, energetic, fun, casual, warm, neighborly, strong, adventurous, goofy, nerdy, friendly, informative, funny, animated, confident, crazy, caring, old man, unpredictable, animated, sarcastic, boisterous, deep, loud, fresh, natural, exciting, ecstatic, intelligent, enthusiastic, mysterious, suspicious, evil, dastardly, scheming, conniving, heroic, stoic, deadpan, snobby, proud, uppercrust, curious, vulnerable, idealistic, brotherly, fatherly, elderly, youthful, ruthless, booming, announcer, narrator, conversational, confident, courageous, dumbfounded, surprised, shocked, thoughtful, entertaining, hilarious, harebrained, scared, gravelly, raspy, defined, laid back, and well-informed are just a few of the words that can describe the kind of read River can bring to your project.


River has been actively pursuing and booking voice over work for over 10 years. He has worked with clients such as Microsoft, Nintendo, Disney, Stanley Black & Decker and more. He has studied at OCCC, SoundDawgs and VoiceTrax West. River's industry specialties include, but are not limited to; commercials, cartoons, animations, video games, apps, children's stories, new media, film, machinima, IVR, narration, whiteboards, \"explainer\" videos and educational slideshows.


River can deliver edited and finished voice tracks and add music & sound effects if necessary. He can dub to previously-rendered video. He can take direction by phone, Skype, or conferencing software of your preference, and he can deliver files to you in the format of your choice!

Genuine, high energy voice overs. Contact River today and you will hear back in less than 12 hours!


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


Australian, British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), French, German, Irish, North American, Russian, Scandinavian, Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Spanish, US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New England (Boston, Providence), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US West Coast (California, Portland)


Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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


Constantly active for over 10 years in various forms of voice over projects across the internet, on sites such as the Voice Acting Alliance, oDesk, YouTube, Steam and more.

I've provided IVR for several company phone systems (Independent Advisor Online, Echo Pacific, etc.), narrated several audiobooks (Core Marketing, The Two and the Many, etc.), pitched products in advertisements (Chiplab, ToonMojo, CertainTeed, etc.) and played a wide variety of characters in games, cartoons and films, of which I find to be my favorite facet of this career!



High School Diploma, 2 years Network Technology training in a vocational school, and 3 years college Theatre Arts training.

I've taken classes under Zach Hanks, Chris Borders, Terry Daniel, Bill Holmes, Charlie Adler, Brian Cummings, Brent Noel and Rick Lippert.


  • Microphone

    Samson Zoom H4n

  • Computer & Software

    Dell XPS Desktop, Dell Inspiron 1501, Raspberry Pi Model B, Adobe Audition CS2,

  • Special Equipment

    Boom Mic Stand, Samson PS01 Pop Filter, Sony MDR-V150 Studio Monitors, 16GB MicroSD Mic Storage, 1TB HD dedicated to voice overs and foley, etc.

  • Delivery Methods

    E-mail, Google Drive, DropBox, NewGrounds File Dump, Skype File Transfer, Voices.com Uploads, FEDEX/UPS

  • Turnaround Time

    30 minutes to 1 week, depending on project length/time of contract start.

Service Description

-High vocal and sound quality, excellent acting, and availability over the internet or in the Los Angeles or Riverside, CA areas.
-Audio Production (Demo Reels, Audio Dramas, Audio Tracks for Video, etc.)
-Music Composition


River is exceptionally reliable and a nice guy to work with. He's probably one of the top 5 Odesk freelancers I've ever worked with and I will certainly use him again. A+!

Mark McDonald

"Quick and fast delivery with lots of variation to choose from. Very professional and a joy to work with. Quality is up there with the pro's. Will use again."
"10 out of 5 stars. Top notch service. A+++++ ... Highly recommended."
"Absolutely perfect the very first time... "
"Great audio and character voices!"
"Absolutely the best voice over on fiverr. Thank you!!!"


River did an exceptional job. He understands characters in multiple situations and recorded several interpretations of each situation. He has a great voice and makes a great character. He will be a valuable asset to any project.

Ken Merrell, CCI

I was sitting here listening to this, and even only hearing one side of the scene, I was laughing... Very skillfully done, sir. Bravo!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HitRECORD

... I found River's voice to be absolutely beautiful and sympathetic, while having the strength I needed.

Dean Dodrill, Humble Hearts LLC

Voice Over Clients

Humble Hearts LLC
ConArtist Games
CertainTeed MFG
S2 Games
Whim Independent Studios
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Crystal Shard Games
HeadUp Games

Payment Terms

Hire River 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 River Kanoff 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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