Charles Kahlenberg  Richland, WA, US

Charles Kahlenberg
/ 5 16 Reviews
Charles Kahlenberg

Charles Kahlenberg

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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


English (North American), English


German, English, Irish


Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

Movie Trailers, Documentaries, Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Telephone, Videogames, Jingles, Podcasting, Television, Internet, Music

Experience 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




  • Microphone

    Sennheiser 416, Mojave MA-200 (Mojave Audio Sponsored Artist),

  • Computer & Software

    Mac Pro, Cubase 8.0, WaveLab 8.5, Studio One Professional, Final Cut Pro X, Loads of UA plug-ins and EFX

  • Special Equipment

    Interface: Universal Audio Apollo UAD2 Quad with high end built in pre-amps and in line plug-ins for pre and post production.

  • Delivery Methods

    Box, Dropbox, Skype, or e-mail - depending on file type

  • Turnaround Time

    Short, sometimes same day. Long form depends on project.

Service Description

1. Voiceover
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.

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

Jim Goss, Senior V.P. of Promotions, INSP T.V. Network

How to Change Things When Change Is Hard 
Chip Heath, Dan Heath

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.

Thanks again,

IINSP T.V. Network

Dusty Wakeman, President, Mojave Audio (business partner)
was a consultant or contractor to you
“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.”

Mojave Audio

“Charles is an individual with expert multiple talents including a golden voice and musical talent. I give him 2 thumps up!”
Laura Masseria
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

Client List

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"

Payment Terms

Hire Charles for voice-over work. Payment is made through SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through then download your files from the website.

Watch a video to see how to make a payment

Next Steps

To contact Charles Kahlenberg 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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Industrial_General Narration_Various 281 Listens

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Audiobook-Educational and Informative 6 Listens

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Industrial_Specific Product Narration 26 Listens

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Drama 6 Listens

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WWII Type Broadcast for games and documentaries 22 Listens

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Corporate Branding_Specific 50 Listens

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Branding_Television 95 Listens

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Sacred_Church Branding 53 Listens

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Sacred_Story Telling 114 Listens

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Documentary_Specific Imagery 124 Listens

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DJ House Music Event Trailer 1 w efx 86 Listens

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DJ House Music Event Trailer 2 w efx 52 Listens

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Motion Picture_Comedy Trailer 213 Listens

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Industrial-High Tech w music bed 130 Listens

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Trailer - Danger 96 Listens

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Audiobook-Character-Narration 101 Listens

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Telephone Message 65 Listens

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Audiobook-Christian Book Material 4 Listens

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1 / 5

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
2 / 5

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...

Whit Wales
Dec 5, 2012
3 / 5

John Scott
Aug 16, 2012
4 / 5

Mar 28, 2012
5 / 5

Nov 10, 2011
6 / 5

Wonderful work. Charles' work alone has elevated the status of our project. Many thanks.

Oct 11, 2011
7 / 5

Sep 13, 2011
8 / 5

Wayne O
Sep 7, 2011
9 / 5

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
10 / 5

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!

Matt Adams
Jun 25, 2011
11 / 5

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.

Kyle Glenn
Jun 18, 2011
12 / 5

May 26, 2011
13 / 5

Charles is great to work with. I would definitely recommend him and will keep him in mind for future projects.

Apr 15, 2011
14 / 5


Mar 31, 2011
15 / 5

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
16 / 5

Great job Charles! Thanks for the quick turnaround...

Dec 22, 2010