I have a very natural, warm, sound that can go wry, offbeat, edgy or sexy.
I am a very flexible voice actor with a real command of the craft who's game to try anything.
I can add a slight rasp or be clear as a bell.
I can go very young, middle age or character senior.
I can be funny or serious as a heart attack.
I have numerous character and cartoon voices.
I really enjoy doing "couple" voice work.
Along with being a voice talent, I am also an accomplished radio/promo writer/producer [clients include MTV, Nickelodeon, American Express] - I can write copy from scratch, create campaigns or just punch up copy for laughs or for better scanning.
I can easily direct myself and others and get professional performances.
An award-winning independent filmmaker as well, I like to edit complex audio jobs in Final Cut Pro. I have an extensive sound effects library and am known for my ability to subtly layer effects.
English (North American)
British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), French, German, Irish, Italian, North American, Scandinavian, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Spanish, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Child, Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Cartoons, Documentaries, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television
I've recorded approximately 1000 TV and radio spots over the years as well as on-air promos, narration and animation.
Spots I have voiced have won: 2 Clios, 4 Ad Age Awards, 2 International Broadcasting Awards, Cannes, Mercury Award, International Film & TV Festival and the London Awards Festival.
Long-running accounts I have held have been Lifetime, Cinemax, Shell Oil, Orangina, AT & T, Chic Filet and USA Today.
Products include: Dentyne,Ethan Allen, Milduds,
Plantar's Peanuts, Wonder Bread, Tide, American Express, Sears, 7/11, Dominos, Birdseye, Wendy's, McDonalds, Hyundai, Hallmark, Folgers, Arbys, Love's Baby Soft, Columbo Yogurt, CVS, Nivea, Panasonic, Playskool, Fortunoffs, Benjamin Moore, Allerest, Carpet Fresh, Lact-Aid, Roto Rooter, Alpine Lace, Entertainment Tonight, NJ Lottery, Liz Claiborne, Kraft, Crystal Light, Herbal Essence, Bayer, Clinique, Nabisco, Weight Watchers, Promise Margerine, Dannon and many more.
In VO's I've been paired with with Kelsey Grammar, Jason Alexander and have acted with John Turturro, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, John Ventimiglia, Edie Falco and more.
“Jazzplay: Foreign Bodies (NPR) National Public Radio
“Vin Scelsa's Apex Vacuum Radio Hour” Co-headwriter/performer The Bottom Line, NYC
Vin Scelsa’s weekly LIVE on-stage radio show of satire & music. Alan Pepper, Producer
“This Trick’ll Kill You” The Sci-Fi Seeing Ear Theater The Museum of Broadcasting, NYC
“Black Canoes” Tales from The Crypt Sirius Satellite
“A Dry, Quiet War” The Sci-Fi Seeing Ear Theater Sirius Satellite
2009 BA with Honors in "Media Arts" Empire State College at SUNY
2009 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
Computer & Software
Audacity, Final Cut Pro
Email, Online File Folder
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