After 16+ years of voiceovers and on camera gigs, I feel I'm in an excellent position to serve you with voice, experience, and expertise. I offer polished skills and a bass voice that have been used to great advantage in broadcast advertising, industrials, radio news, dramatic roles (soaps, documentaries, motion pictures, and television). To bring life to your scripts, I can be one-on-one conversational, compelling, warmly persuasive, playful, and instructional, with a voice range from middle aged to senior.
With commercials too numerous to list here, these are some of my related activities:
MOTION PICTURES: Mystic Pizza, Mermaids.
SOAPS: Another World, Search For Tomorrow, Edge Of Night.
TV DOCUMENTORIES: Murder, A Family Affair.
AUDIOBOOKS: Promises To Keep
OTHER TV: FNN Cable, Miller's Court, Spenser For Hire, Sprague, Kennedy, and The Great American 4th of July (PBS).
INDUSTRIALS: I was cast as either a voiceover, character, or on-camera spokesman for these companies: Foxboro Co, G.E., Union Carbide, Wang Labs, Travelers Insurance, State Mutual Insurance, Raytheon, Pfizer Phamaceudicals, Ocean Spray, New York Hospital, New England Telephone, Learning Systems Inc, John Hancock, Gillette, Factory Mutual, Du Pont De Nemours, Connecticut Mutual Insurance, Child World, AT&T, American Cyanamid, and New England Life.
English (North American), English
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television
My experience is spread over several show-biz components; motion pictures, soaps, TV, industrial films, and audiobooks. In terms of other experience, I wrote & produced an award winning medical training video, was a central character in an Agatha Christie video game, and managed a video studio for a Fortune 100 company for several years. Also, I'm experienced in voice-to-picture TV and was a spokesman at a Detroit auto show. In addition, I wrote/ produced/filmed an award-winning video on Methane Gas Recovery, and conducted training sessions in industrial television.
SPECIAL SKILLS: radio news announcer, sales material writer, technical writer/editor, script writer , In case it’s useful to know, I'm also a musician, playing vibes with an 18 pc. big band and small jazz groups.
I also do great hand shadows on the wall.
Extensive schooling in theater/communications, plus Weist-Barron in NYC. Weist-Barron gets my highest marks… it's a training academy that focuses on moving show-biz aspirants into professional voiceover and on-camera roles in broadcast advertising, industrial films, etc. Other valuable training resources for me starting out were community/dinner theater and radio news.
CAD Recording Studio Microphone (large-diaphragm condenser)
Computer & Software
M-Audio Fast Track Pro Interface. Skype
Email, overnight CD, snail mail.
From one hour to 24 hours depending on script length..
I have my own music beds and sound effects, plus a professional in-home recording studio. Turnaround time is one to 24 hours depending upon complexity. I also offer copywriting, script writing, technical writing/editing, writing of promotional materials, script improvements, and proof reading for clients having any of those needs.
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