MEET YOUR GOAL WITH JACK DE GOLIA, THE VOICE OF CHARACTER!
Want depth? Warmth? Humor? Character voices? Want a talent that's easy and fast to work with? Jack will give you winning, ahead-of-schedule reads of ads, audiobooks, audio tour guides, cartoons and video games.
With a stage-acting career spanning four decades, Jack brings a seasoned and always fresh approach to voice work. It's been said he has the voice of "every man's man." A veteran of radio broadcasting and a long-time career as a spokesman before microphone and camera, Jack has the voice of comfort, and is the reliable teller of the straight story.
All this makes him a credible, laid-back storyteller, a skilled narrator, capable of dialects (High British, comedic Spanish), characterizations, wry comedy, and a conversational style. He's your average Joe, trustworthy, friendly, ironic, upbeat--your neighbor--and a solid storyteller.
For more, see this website, or go to http://www.jackwestcoast.com/
Jack is a VO talent based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and lives in nearby Henderson, NV.
English, English (North American)
Spanish, High British, New York, California (West Coast) American English, Elf, Crazed Rabbit, Santa Claus, Nerd
Middle Aged, Senior
Cartoons, Documentaries, Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Telephone, Videogames
Jack is adept at taking direction and changing reads to suit the client's need. His voice-over experience includes audiobooks, e-learning, independent film, commercials, internet cartoons, and more. He's acted in professional and community theater, and he's been a coach and acting teacher in community theater settings. Jack trained with voice-over veterans Alice Whitfield and Melissa Moats, both in Las Vegas.
Jack attended Voice2012 and continues to train with Vegas Voicers and online.
Before his voice-over career, Jack was a professional government communicator. He was a park ranger for the National Park Service in Yellowstone, Everglades, and other national parks, explaining park features to the visiting public. He was a public affairs officer for both the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service, working in public and Congressional relations, writing news releases, briefing materials, and planning communications strategy about public-land management issues.
He worked for decades as a public information officer for wildfires and other emergencies. This involved communicating on websites, social media, door to door, at public meetings, and on the phone with a wide variety of people.
BA in Dramatic Art, University of California, Davis
Spokesman: Public Affairs Officer, US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management
Public Speaker: National Park Service, US Forest Service, BLM
Voice Training: Alice Whitfield, Las Vegas; Melissa Moats, Henderson, Nev.
Stage Acting: Community theaters in Montana and at the University of Montana-Western
Voice 2012 Voice-over Convention
OneStopVO Promo training with Joyce Castellanos, 2013
Character Voice Home Study courses, Pat Fraley, 2014
Studio Projects C1 and VO 1A
MacBook Air, Shure X2U signal adapter, TwistedWave, iZotope RX2, Skype, phone patch, and with prior arrangement, ISDN.
Sennheiser HD280 Pro Headphones
email, FTP, Dropbox
24 hours but usually much faster!
Jack offers commercial reads both for radio and TV, video & internet narration, animation voicing, telephone answering message, audiobook & e-learning services and more. Jack can deliver by email, Drop Box, YouSendIt, or FTP. He can produce files in AIFF, WAV, MP3, and many more formats!
Jack's estimated turnaround time is 24 hours depending on the length of the final product, "de-breathed" (if requested), and dry voice only. His rate includes his initial submission of a completed script and one to two revisions, depending on the length of the project. He charges accordingly for subsequent revisions, usually at the rate of 50% of the original job rate.
Jack does ask clients to specify the timing of reads or to specify that no particular time is required.
Jack has the voice of "every man's man."Melissa Moats
Congratulations, Jack. I listened to Orientation and thought the audio narration was excellent--your subtle changes in word and phrase emphasis were right on. Also your narration gave the major characters different voices so it was easy to know who was speaking. Jack deGolia blended into the background and let the characters speak--audiobooks are best when the narrator blends into the background. I've listened to lots of audiobooks and put you right up there with the best!Bill L., Oregon
I hired Jack for my client's audiobook project - a novel by a foreign author. Jack was very attentive to my client's wishes, respected the deadline, worked at a good pace, reported regularly and delivered an excellent product. Moreover, Jack went an extra mile to provide feedback that helped my client to improve the book. I recommend Jack's services to everyone who's looking for a high value professional narration/voiceover.-Camilla Stein, Glagoslav PublicationsGlagoslav Publications
Read a review of "White Jade" at Audiofile Magazine: http://alturl.com/qz6vfAudiofile Magazine Review
"WHITE JADE, Alex Lukeman, Read by Jack de Golia
Narrator Jack de Golia takes charge of this thriller and helps listeners weave together an array of plotlines--the search for an immortality drug, an adventure amid ancient ruins, and a possible terror attack on the U.S. In a swift, capable narration, Jack de Golia portrays an international cast that includes Chinese intrigue, a mole in the FBI, and a former American Special Forces operative. He delivers wonderful foreign accents and even does well with female characters. Nick Carter may remind listeners of other tough undercover operatives, but, like the others, he keeps the action flowing. R.F.W. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2013]"
"I'd tell you to hire Jack de Golia if you want a professional and amazing narrator for your audiobooks but I want him all to myself... but once all 47 of my books are made into audiobooks, you can have him!"Armand Rosamilia, author
"Family and friends have been listening to Jack's masterful recording of 'Are But Shadows' in which he exposes the essence of character and takes the listener on a wild ride through mood shifts."Meg Howald, author
"I'm happy to leave a five star rating for you. Your work is professional and timely. I really appreciate working with you. Professionalism and competence is a good combination."Alex Lukeman, author
"Wonderful reader, and so helpful!" Ben hired Jack to read "Another Nice Mess" through Voices.com.Ben Ohmart, publisher BearManor Media
List of Publishers
Charles River Editors
Post Mortem Press
White Feather Press
Straight to Audio Productions
List of Titles
Orientation, by Rick R. Reed
Another Nice Mess Raymond Valinoti, Jr. published by BearManor Media (Ben Ohmart)
Obsessed, by Rick R. Reed
Sin, by Zakhar Prilepin
The Bear with Two Shadows, by Roland Yeomans
White Jade by Alex Lukeman
Are But Shadows by M. Howard
The Black Death of Babylon, by Edward J. McFadden III
Red Sky at Morning, by Steve Wilson
Anywhere But Here, by Edward J. McFadden III
The Seventh Pillar, by Alex Lukeman
The Lance, by Alex Lukeman
Fires Rising, by Michael Laimo
Our Dying Land, by Edward J. McFadden III
Skulls and Bones, by Armand Rosamilia
Divine Intervention (a screenplay) by AudibleScripts (two minor roles)
Kokomo’s Cafe, by Armand Rosamilia
Golden Lion Cafe, by Armand Rosamilia
Day of the Moon, by Bill Pronzini and Jeffrey Wallmann
The River (a screenplay) by AudibleScripts (two minor roles)
Trial and Terror by Adam L. Penenberg
Hunter: Warrior of Doridia by Ronald J. Watkins
JandJ Fitness, by Armand Rosamilia
Gazooks!, by Adele Park (I'm one of 9 cast members. This book is a finalist for the 2015 Audie Award in the Original Works category)
Flagler Fish Company, by Armand Rosamilia
Black Harvest, by Alex Lukeman
The Tesla Secret, by Alex Lukeman
The Nostradamus File, by Alex Lukeman
Alter Ego, by Ronald J. Watkins
Hoaxers, by Edward F. McFadden III
Ajax Protocol, by Alex Lukeman
Assassin’s Breach, by O. Nicholas Cicero
Trauma Junkie #6, Where Angels Fear to Tread, by Tom Hobbs
Nerdz Comics, by Armand Rosamilia
Trauma Junkie #4, Ghosts of Bellvue Past, by Tom Hobbs
Gray Shadows, by Julia Gousseva
Enemy of an Enemy, by Vincent Trigili
The Eye of Shiva, by Alex Lukeman
The Academy, by Vincent Trigili
Robin Williams’ 100 Greatest Jokes, by Anonymous
Seductive Powers, by Rebecca Royce
Change Jar Books, by Armand Rosamilia
Black Rose, by Alex Lukeman
30 Minute Expert Guide to Nir Eyal’s “Hooked," by Novato Press
Mass Capitalism, by Apek Mulay
El Dorado: The Search for the Fabled City of Gold, by Dr. Jesse Harasta & Charles River Editors*
A Disturbance in the Church, by David T. Wolf*
Sight & Sound Services, Pat McAbery
Marathon Petroleum, Joe Brewer
Reify Media, Sarah Glova
Cutter Rig Productions/SBC Global, Doug Picard
Performance Development Group
Digital Ignite, Rachel England
Xperience Detroit, Steve Leslie
Other Voice Work:
Switch Marketing. Hear the work Jack did for them in both 2010 and 2012 at http://www.ironmountain.com/Knowledge-Center/Reference-Library/View-by-Document-Type/Demonstrations-Videos/Campaigns/Meet-Kevin.aspx
Magic Ink Books, Justin Stockton. Children's book reading (Night Before Christmas app)
Patrick Kirkley, student film maker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGgxPVBV2xY&feature=youtubegdataplayer&fb_source=message
Highlights for Children, Chris Retts (Kids Comedy Club Webpage Proposal) http://jeffmohl.com/demos/highlights/jokes/dev/
Harvest Creative Services, Mark Miller (Metro Lansing YMCA radio ad)
Creative Communication & Design, Stephanie Bresnahan (Marshfield Clinic radio ad)
FG Creative, Tina Arnot (The Living Desert Zoo radio ad)
Brad Bower, video game producer (Bunny Predator character in “Heroes of Newerth”)
Vismomedia, Cesar Montoya. (OcuSave internet ad)
Vismomedia, Cesar Montoya. (Visibility internet ad)
The Adato Group, Daisy Adato. (CashCo Pawn Valentine radio ad)
Glacier Medical Associates (corporate video narration)
Hire Jack for voice-over work. 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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