Hi! I'm Joe Smith. Really. I'm a common, hard-working man with an authentic everyman voice and a relentless commitment to uncommonly excellent customer service.
My low, resonant, warm, sincere, trustworthy voice will draw you in and hold you. Producers and clients have described it as liquid gold and compared it to voice talents and actors ranging from Sam Elliot and Mike Rowe to Keith David and Morgan Freeman, but it is a unique instrument that I will use to play your song with perfect pitch.
I range from a reverent voice for God to a hard-working farmer, from the friendly guy next door to the smooth calm of a late night jazz DJ, a southern gentleman to an anxious intellectual, an angry beast to a sweet lost soul, and many points between. If your project requires reverence, sincerity, gravitas, authority, serenity, relaxation, knowledge, intelligence, calm confidence or everyman believability, I'm your man. I thrive on direction and dedicate myself to close collaboration with clients to produce the very best product.
CUSTOMER SERVICE I've worked in customer service for over 30 years. As a consumer, I expect and appreciate great service. As a service provider, I will deliver the great service you deserve. I'm a perfectionist who won't rest until you are perfectly delighted with my work.
EXPERIENCE - I've done everything from movie trailers to corporate training videos and prefer reverent, religious, and not-for-profit work. I'm an accomplished audiobook narrator who has narrated and produced over 60 titles published through Audible since July 2014.
English (North American), English
North American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US Western
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Movie Trailers, Radio, Telephone, Television
- 62 audio books narrated & produced
- 25+ years experience in spoken word and stage performance.
- 20+ years reading books for the visually impaired.
- 30+ years experience providing superior customer service.
- B.A. Comparative Literature & Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- M.A. English Literature, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Edge Studio professional training program
- VO2GoGo Pro student of David H. Lawrence III
Shure SM7B, AKG Perception 120, Audio Technica AT2020
Computer & Software
Mac, industry standard recording software
PreSonus Studio Channel tube preamplifier, PreSonus AudioBox 22VSL, acoustically perfected professional studio
Email, Dropbox, FTP
4 hours or less
My motto: If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing right.
I will work on your worthy job until you know it is right and, if I don't have too many other projects in the queue, I can complete a project in less than a day, often within 2-4 hours.
"Your voice is liquid gold." - Danielle QuisenberryEdge Studio
"I wish other producers made me as happy as you did with this performance. Your voice a weighty impetus maintains. Not often can I hear a performance in one sitting with pleasure."F.L. Light, author of "Grasp Gould!"
"Thanks for your fantastic work! You have a gift. I look forward to working with you more." - Brian GalvinIlluminated Aura Press
"Your narration is pitch perfect. Your titles outsell all my female narrators. I'll give you as much work as you can handle." - Tod WorkQuietly Blessed and Loved Press
"I loved it! I got so caught up in your reading I found myself disappointed when it was over."Donna Ball, author of "Raging Rivers (The Kincaids)
Voice Over Clients
- Blue Merle Publishing
- The University Press of Kentucky
- Gem Communications & Consulting
- Relevant Radio
- Quietly Blessed and Loved Press
- Divinely Inspired Press
- Illuminated Aura Press
- Lethe Press
- F. L. Light
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Hire Joe 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.
To contact Joe Smith about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.