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David Byrd

David Byrd

  Greater Los Angeles Area, California, US

/ 5 23 Reviews
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David Byrd
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David Byrd

Greater Los Angeles Area, California, US

Highlights

"Hey, I know that voice!" ...is what lots of people say. Could be because David has voiced many hundreds of radio and TV commercials, as well as TV promos, tags and bumpers in his career. A very directable and versatile actor with 20+ years of experience, David Byrd is authoritative, warm, natural and believable, yet cool, modern, conversational, and engaging.

David's friendly everyman tone is solid yet edgy enough to really stand out and cut through in commercials, TV promos and movie trailers. And as needed, he easily provides a fun, upbeat, energetic, excited musical delivery in retail ads that creates interest and urgency.

When called for, Dave can morph into his authentic gritty Sam Elliot type, strong Western cowboy delivery at will, adding a certain genuine charm that warms up commercials, promos, in show narrations and animation.

A skillful, professional voice over talent, David's background in acting, playing music and singing ensures his timing and rhythm are appropriate and effective.

David is based in the greater Los Angeles area.

Languages

English (North American)

Accents

North American, US Cajun (Creole, Bayou), US General American (GenAm), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

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

Experience

David is a highly skilled professional voice actor who has created interest and attracted attention for clients in all forms of media presentations, for 20+ years. Throughout his career, David has provided hundreds of voice overs for just about every purpose, from radio and TV commercials, narrations, promos and imaging, to sizzle reels, product launches, website intros, whiteboard presentations, training sessions, video games, explainer videos and more.

Working closely with a host of advertising agencies, radio and TV stations, and independent producers, David is a master at creating broadcast quality voice from his own professional grade studio, or can go to record at any studio in LA or San Diego. David's also an experienced radio air personality, TV Station Booth Announcer, on-camera commercial spokesperson, and professional musician/entertainer. His background in acting and music ensures his timing and rhythm are appropriate and effective.

One of Dave's proudest achievements is to have provided numerous narrations for The United States Army Europe (USAREUR), voicing many of the Army's command and training videos that welcome and inform our soldiers, their families and our coalition partner forces while deployed in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Credentials

Education

Private Study with Jodi Gottlieb
Los Angeles Broadcasters, Inc. (The LAB) Hollywood, CA.
Staircase Actor's Studio, West Los Angeles, CA.
Private Study with Nancy Wolfson, Braintracks, Brentwood, CA.
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK: Broadcast Communications Major.
Award winning audio engineer

Studio

  • Microphone

    Sennheiser MKH 416 - Neumann TLM103 - RØDE NTK condenser microphones

  • Computer & Software

    Adobe Audition CS6

  • Special Equipment

    Universal Audio 6176 Mic Preamp - Focusrite Platinum Voice Master Pro

  • Delivery Methods

    Per client's request

  • Turnaround Time

    Depending on length and complexity, can be as quick as an hour!

Service Description

Professional, courteous service with quick turn-a-rounds! David can write, voice, record, and add royalty free music and sound effects to your project. You'll receive high quality, broadcast ready voice overs and narrations from Dave's own professional grade digital project studio directly to you with in hours of your request.

Testimonials

"We were working on a very quick turn around job and were desperate for a quality VO before sending to our client. David Byrd went above and beyond to help us bring the project to life under insane time restraints, and with limited guidance. He helped make what could have been a stressful situation much easier, and with a professional and caring demeanor. I would recommend David to anyone in need of a high quality and powerful voice over artist. I intend to work with him much more in the future, and look forward to the opportunity."
Travis T.

Overcoast

"Client is really happy! Fantastic work."
Steven A.

ShouldHill Entertainment

"David, thank you for giving your big-time voice talent to our small town production. Your talents are amazing and I hope we can do more!"
Frank C.

Cann Productions

David was great to work with. He stayed in constant communication and worked hard to make sure he captured the spirit and tone we were looking for. I look forward to working with David again on a future project.
Mike G.

SalesForce

David was so great to work with, and international distance didn't cause even the slightest issue. He was extremely fast, delivered the lines exactly as we'd described, and was incredibly friendly and enthusiastic about the project. Definitely wouldn't have any reservations asking him to bring more characters to life for us in future games! Thanks so much David!
Adam S.

Western Press Video Game

"David was awesome. Very professional with a quick turn around. He was very open to suggestion and direction, and executed multiple styles quite easily."
Grant C.

Private Production Company

"Spot on reads the first time with David. There was no need for revisions. Highly recommended!"
Elements Digital Video Productions

Elements Digital Video Productions

David was quick, efficient and easy to work with for our radio commercial. He knew exactly what kind of voice we wanted and even gave us two choices with different inflections. I highly recommend his work and may use him again for future projects.

Bridger Steel

Voice Over Clients

David is the voice of John Deere Forestry Equipment, of Oklahoma's AdventureRoad.com regional TV, radio and web campaigns, and the new Harley Davidson casino game worldwide.

He recently voiced the Close5 App national TV ads, WestJet Airlines, A2 Milk national TV ads, Stillwaters Tavern, Ford, Time-Warner Cable, Hoss's Steak and Sea House, AgEagle, Higdon Outdoors, Western Press video game, Cisco, Kevlar, Dodge Ram, MTA Baltimore Ravens Football, Kenworth, Octagon Tire, Highway 89 Media, University of Northwestern Ohio, Tin Cup Whiskey, Landleader, Frazier Quarry, Gratuitous Space Battles II video game, Chrysler, Hunter Safety Equipment, United States Army Europe, Spike TV, Charter, Budget, 7-11, Baker's Drive Thru, Moonshine Mixin's, One East Kentucky, Willy's Fuels, Grapevine Christmas Capital of Texas campaign, Vinings Lake Church, and Turner's Outdoorsman - to name a few.

Payment Terms

Hire David 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 David Byrd 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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  • Radio
    / 5 Katie Smith for Job #199751 6025 Metal Panel for Ranchers David was quick, efficient and easy to work with for our radio commercial. He knew exactly what kind of voice we wanted and even gave us two choices with different inflections. I highly recommend his work and may use him again for future projects.
    Sep 1, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Richter Studios for Job #190129 Cobra - JumPack XL Thanks!
    Aug 26, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Michael Birkett for Job #183258 Voices - Marketing Video The client described David's work on this one as 'Perfection'. We couldn't agree more!

    5 +STARS
    Apr 25, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Michael Birkett for Job #178191 Voices - Corporate Promo Video - Movie Trailer Accent David was great to work with on this project. The client needed multiple revisions and David was able to get us everything we need promptly and audio quality was always awesome. A great talent and a true professional.

    5 ++ STARS
    Apr 6, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Michael Di Lullo for Job #151114 VOICES - John Deere Project (28/07/2015) great job!
    Jan 13, 2016
  • Television
    / 5 Brian Bailey for Job #166692 Local TV Restaurant Spot for Sam Elliott Style voice Spot on!
    Jan 13, 2016
  • Podcasting
    / 5 Mike Gerholdt for Job #159507 Salesforce Admin Podcast Intro David was great to work with. He stayed in constant communication and worked hard to make sure he captured the spirit and tone we were looking for. I look forward to working with David again on a future project.
    Oct 17, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Michael Di Lullo for Job #154302 VOICES - John Deere project Fantastic Work David! 5+ STARS
    Oct 14, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Grant Cooper for Job #159715 Short Film Grant Application Pitch Video David never ceases to amaze me. One take wonder over here!
    Oct 9, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 Paul Micsko for Job #156857 Voices- Broadcast - local TV Sam Elliott Excellent work!!
    Sep 24, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Rob Momary for Job #144629 Intros/Outros for Radio Programs I'm so sorry for the delay on this!!!
    Sep 2, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Lisi Hentz for Job #147870 Voices - Internet Farming Product Video Great job!
    Aug 14, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Michael Di Lullo for Job #148836 VOICES - Another john deere project (07/07/2015) Awesome job David, thanks again!
    Jul 29, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Sarah Jamieson for Job #145187 Sam Elliot Soundalike - Corporate Promo Video Fantastic work!
    Jun 8, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 Elements Digital Video Production for Job #135853 Hunter Safety Equipment Commercial Spot on reads the first time. No need for revisions. Highly recommended!
    May 28, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Michael Di Lullo for Job #140057 VOICES - Another John Deere Project (17/04/2015) Great job!
    May 19, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Michael Di Lullo for Job #137828 ForestSight Jobsite Security - John Deere Great job as always!
    May 19, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Rob Momary for Job #134192 Serious V/O for Commercial Great Job!
    Mar 27, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Michael Di Lullo for Job #128701 VOICES - another John Deere script Great work David. Professional and fast turnaround time!
    Feb 23, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Michael Di Lullo for Job #127283 VOICES - John deere video Always a pleasure, David - high quality audio and a quick turnaround!
    Jan 5, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Michael Di Lullo for Job #125324 VOICES - John Deere ForestSight videos Excellent work, David - thank you for the quick turnaround!
    Jan 5, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Michael Di Lullo for Job #123702 VOICES - rugged male voiceover Excellent work, David - thank you!
    Dec 17, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Grant Cooper for Job #124249 The Walking WestJetters & Delays of Our Lives David was awesome. Very professional with a quick turn around. He was very open to suggestion and direction and executed multiple styles quite easily.
    Nov 12, 2014