Smooth and professional for corporate clients, natural and edgier for contemporary or that classic "man" sound. Classically trained baritone, Broadway and TV veteran, comfortable with difficult text and fluid language. Approachable, friendly, able to instill gravity and a sense of authority without alienating the listener. Radio and announcer experience. Versatile character creation and improv. Enjoys collaborative creation. Fast turn around times (24-48 hours). Accessible, Friendly, Voice of Doom/God, Masculine, Cultivated, Radio Announcer, Villains, Gruff, Charming, Approachable, Warm, Regular Guy.
English (North American), English, English (British), English (Irish), English (Scottish)
British, German, Irish, North American, Scottish, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Middle Aged, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
I've recorded hundreds of commercials ranging from pharmaceuticals/Health Care (Blue Cross Blue Shield) to other major consumer brands (Bass, Lipton Ice Tea, Blue Diamond Almonds and more), been the "voice of friendly authority" for in-house training videos and industrials for companies (such as SAP), hosted a podcast series, and done lots of local radio announcer spots. I love audio books, especially with multiple characters. I've also done voiceover for anime and cartoons. I've performed on Broadway and off, in leading man roles and character roles from villains to clowns. I've created numerous characters, and performed for major producers and tour organizations. Performed on stages around the world in material ranging from golden age musicals to operas to rock concerts.
Graduate of the Manhattan School of Music - vocal performance studies
Certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
MFA from the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at NYU-Tisch
Vocal training and coaching with Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Bardy Thomas, David Owens, Gait Sirguey, Tom Muraco, and Joan Caplan, dialects with Kathryn LaBouff.
Voiceover consultation with Linda Weaver of Access Talent, Julien Rebolledo of Shut Up And Talk/Hyperbolic Audio, and Kristin Price of Edge Studios, NYC.
Sennheiser MK 4, and MXL 990, Audio Technica AT2020 for portable
Computer & Software
I prefer Logic, but I run both Logic Pro 9 and Pro Tools; Mac 10.8.4
Dropbox (preferred), FTP, Email
Offer fully produced and directed copy for radio, tv, audiobooks, podcasts, training videos, telephony, and more. Can create copy and do post production. Fast turnarounds.
"Mr. Sasser brought to life Dawson, Jared and Benji. He gave them each their own distinct voice, and it was immediately obvious that he understood the character and their motivation. An example would be Jared’s Voice; as you read the story, you learn that Jared has had to endure a lot of pain for his craft, but I knew that from the minute Jared first talked to Dawson. You could hear it in his voice. If a narrator is good, you, as the listener, will become part of the story. You will share in the pain... And that, my friends, that is why you buy the audio version of this book. Mr. Sasser doesn’t just tell us the story, he brings us with him on the journey.”Audiobook Review on Amazon
I also would like to add that [James Sasser] did an excellent job of narrating. His voice characterizations match the characters perfectly... Both the audio and the story were well done, and I would give it a high recommendation to those who love cowboys. I’m keeping my eyes open... any future audios that [James Sasser] chooses to narrate."Audiobook Review on The Novel Approach
“Great candidate; Willing to work with our client's edits in a timely fashion. Would consider for future projects!” - FacetagsInsurance Commercial Voiceover
“Great professional, I strongly recommend him.” - Steka-SantaCorporate Training Video
“Perfect first time, will be hiring again.” -SpectreSamSoftware Tutorial
"Thank you for a quick and great job!” - NoamMoaz (International Client)Startup Animated Intro Video
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