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Michael Rankins

Michael Rankins

  San Francisco, California, US

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Michael Rankins

San Francisco, California, US


I'm known as The Mic Guy for good reason -- behind the microphone, I deliver that friendly, intelligent, engaging voice that speaks directly to you.

A client recently described my sound as \"a smart guy who can talk with smart people about anything.\" That makes perfect sense -- I've won eight games on America's favorite quiz show, JEOPARDY!


English, English (North American)


North American


Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames


When I'm narrating your website video, product explainer, or audio tour, you'll hear genuine warmth and intelligence, as well as an edge of subtle humor than ranges from "wry and dry" to laser-sharp.

In commercials, you might hear me as your amiable neighbor next door, your goofy big brother, your befuddled dad, your blustery boss, your compassionate doctor or pharmacist, or your knowledgeable banker, Realtor, or broker.

In video games, I've played characters ranging from everyday people -- professors, priests, shopkeepers, auto mechanics -- to swashbuckling warriors and fantasy creatures of every description. My work appears in games by such producers as Telltale, Daedalic, and Perfect World.

In addition to my voiceover background, I bring years of public speaking, presentation, and one-on-one training experience to your project.

Thanks to 12 years in health care communications, I'm a quick study with medical and technical terminology.

With over 15 years of experience as a professional copywriter, including 10 years managing my own freelance writing practice, I have a sharp eye and ear for language. If you're struggling with your script, I can offer a suggestion or two that will help get your message across more effectively.



For more than seven years, I've studied voiceover craft and acting at Voicetrax San Francisco, working with some of the finest coaches and directors in the business. My acting training also includes extensive improv work at American Conservatory Theater.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University.


  • Microphone

    Sennheiser MKH 416, Rode NT1A, Studio Projects C1

  • Special Equipment

    VocalBooth Diamond, Platinum Series

  • Delivery Methods

    Email, FTP

  • Turnaround Time

    Within 24 hours on most projects

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 Rankins 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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  • Documentaries
    / 5 Elissa Leif for Job #60808 75th Anniversary Video for Society Michael was totally professional, very prompt, and responsive to the change we needed made. Would definitely recommend him and would use his services again.
    Sep 6, 2012