Extensive experience in multiple venues as an actor. Major motion pictures, Network Television, On-Camera Commercials, Voiceover. National, International, Regional, Local. Many details already available on Google. A good start if you are interested is at my personal website at (Website hidden)
English (North American), English
German, Irish, North American
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Telephone, Television, Videogames
(Website hidden) for lots of VO samples
Representative list of clients: Apple, Coke, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, INSP Television, NBC, CBS, ABC, Universal Pictures, MGM, FOX Pictures, Turner Broadcasting, United Airlines, Delta, International Harvester, Mallinckrodt Chemical, Georgia-Pacific, Captain D's, Hardee's Hamburgers, MacDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Budweiser; numerous financial institutions, real estate companies; most of the top rated Fortune 200 companies.
In addition to being a professional actor, he has been a professional musician since he was eleven years old - way back in the last century! (He played lead trombone in the band for The Ringling Brothers Circus' winter quarter shows in Florida, from (Phone hidden), and sang in various background groups in the mid '70's on "The Grand Old Opry")
He reads copy like it is a piece of music; by dynamic, tempo, "key" - and of course, nuance and mood.
His voice work also includes feature film and television re-voicing, loop group ADR, session singing as a soloist, and group singer.
He has extensive in-studio experience producing numerous projects for clients, including sound design, copywriting, original music, record and demo producing.
He has also read a number of Audiobook titles using his given name, and the pseudonym, "Ira Claffey."
Do a Google search with his real or pseudonym, and you'll end up knowing things about him he has probably forgotten.
B.A. - St. Olaf College - English
M.B.A. - Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business
Sennheiser 416, Mojave MA-200 (Mojave Audio Sponsored Artist),
Computer & Software
Mac Pro, Studio One Professional, iZotope RX Advanced, Loads of UA plug-ins and EFX
Interface: Universal Audio Apollo UAD2 Quad with high end built in pre-amps and in line plug-ins for pre and post production.
Box, Dropbox, Skype, or e-mail - depending on file type
Short, sometimes same day. Long form depends on project.
2. Sound design and/or Efx as required
3. Music Services
I'm happy to wholeheartedly recommend Charles Kahlenberg as a superb voice over artist. I've known Charles for years and have always both enjoyed working with him as a person and been repeatedly blown away by his great talent.Jim Goss, Senior V.P. of Promotions, INSP T.V. Network
Charles recently announced a spot that I created as our premiere launch spot for The Inspiration Network's new branding campaign. Charles hit it out of the park and gave us a great read that took our spot to a whole new level.
Needless to say, Charles is our
SWITCH : How to Change Things When Change Is Hard Chip Heath, Dan HeathFrom audiofilemagazine.com
Read by Charles Kahlenberg
...Charles Kahlenberg is the perfect interpreter for this empowering discussion—he’s serious and intentional but adds enough warmth and optimism to make the message upbeat and accessible. With colorful metaphors and snippets of research, this is practical advice on how to stop blaming ourselves for change failures and start making the changes we really want. T.W. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2010]
Fantastic! These will work beautifully. And as promised, I'll forward a quicktime once the spot is completed.IINSP T.V. Network
Dusty Wakeman, President, Mojave Audio (business partner)Mojave Audio
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“We've been working with Charles as our 'Voice-over' consultant for the past few years. He has gone from being a Mojave user to our go-to guy for all things VO related, from product evaluations to marketing. Aside from being the consummate professional with a great talent, he's a remarkable man who has become a friend and a mentor.”
“Charles is an individual with expert multiple talents including a golden voice and musical talent. I give him 2 thumps up!”Music Clearance, USA & Canada at Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Music Clearance, USA & Canada at Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Chas, I can't tell how impressed I am at your readings! You have incredible talent and I'm fortunate you chose to take project and can't wait to hear it all. This poem is the perfect length and I have some of the images & video already set aside just for it and will buy a clip if needed.Audiobook Client-Blaine Coleman
Voice Over Clients
Generally, too numerous to list, but would include oodles of local, regional, and several Fortune 100, 200, and 500 companies for commercials in television and radio; industrial training videos, and corporate imaging videos.
In addition to my on-screen experience, I've done LOTS of film voice-over for major motion pictures, and many games.
Trivia lovers might like to know that one of those games was the original EA game package, "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault War Chest"
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Trailer - Danger 104
Keri Hayter for Job #173594 Voices-Internet Church Sermon (Narrator) Nice work Charles, thanks again!Feb 24, 2016
Gary Groth for Job #172850 Four Kings TV promo Nailed it first time. Thanks for quick response on a tight deadline.Feb 4, 2016
Jayson Evans for Job #75873 Greater Things It was great working with Charlie on this project. He worked quickly and efficiently, which was perfect, since this project was under a tight deadline.
His voice was exactly what we were looking for, and his reading was almost spot on without any direction at all!
Apr 21, 2013
Whit Wales for Job #67383 Boston College - TIMMS & PIRLS ASSESSMENTS Perceptive, passionate and conscientious in both process and execution of a long form project - Charles was terrific - Very pleased with the results.
Can't imagine anyone feeling otherwise...Dec 5, 2012
John Scott for Job #61310 GHSU/ASUAug 16, 2012
Andy Khelifa for Job #50800 Voice for a Party Trailer/TeaserMar 28, 2012
Morgan Singh for Job #44939 Financial crisisNov 10, 2011
Derek Mungor for Job #43596 Desolation Wilderness - Final Trailer Wonderful work. Charles' work alone has elevated the status of our project. Many thanks.Oct 11, 2011
Michael Scott for Job #41839 Mancini Bio Script ReWorkSep 13, 2011
Wayne Oz for Job #41162 Salvation Army-Atlanta-Re CastSep 7, 2011
Michael Scott for Job #38770 Dr. Mancini Bio Very professional, easy to work with, prompt delivery -- great result. A pleasure to work with, and I would definitely reuse Charles Kahlenberg for future voice talent projects, as well as recommend him for similar projects. Thank you so much!Jul 10, 2011
Matt Adams for Job #38057 Introduction for Magic Show Loved the read! Only thing I might have wanted slightly different would be two separate files, but I'll be able to split it. Can't wait to add this nice intro to my professional magic show! Great work and SUPER fast response!Jun 25, 2011
Kyle Glenn for Job #37718 OMSI 7 second animation voice over Charles Kahlenberg has been a pleasure to work with. His work is of the highest caliber, and I would fully recommend him to anyone looking for voice over talent.Jun 18, 2011
Rival Schools for Job #36662 phone workMay 26, 2011
Cameron Haslett for Job #34164 Leegin Western Belts Charles is great to work with. I would definitely recommend him and will keep him in mind for future projects.Apr 15, 2011
Rival Schools for Job #32534 Racking Solutions ThanksMar 31, 2011
Brian Glazen for Job #29579 ABB LTC Very talented Narrator! Hit the read on the money with very little direction. Very professional and a pleasure to work with. Thank you Charles!Jan 7, 2011
Brian Fuller for Job #29389 Scripture Reading Great job Charles! Thanks for the quick turnaround...Dec 22, 2010