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John Lano

John Lano

  Hopkins, Minnesota, US

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John Lano
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John Lano

Hopkins, Minnesota, US



Contact John directly at his website at VoiceOverGenie-dot-com or via email to John-at-VoiceOverGenie-dot-com.

John has received ALL 5-Star ratings from each and every one of his clients as well as raving reviews from the numerous clients he has built strong working relationships with outside of

Voice Description: Very Contemporary Millennial, Laid Back, Gen Y, Hip, Authentic, Hipster, Storyteller, and Friendly

His voice has branded projects for well-known, trusted companies like AT&T, Adobe, Red Bull, Sony, DreamWorks, NBC Universal, Chevrolet, and Travel Channel.

John understands that your project is very important to you and that your time is limited. Below, you'll read only the most pertinent and important information. If you are super crunched for time, just read the bold parts.

John's voice is extremely in demand in today's advertising market. He's a young, professional voice actor. His combination of top level skill and genuine 20-something sound is a true rarity in the industry which is what makes his voice so valuable. Internationally recognized and trusted brands like Adobe, AT&T, DreamWorks, Red Bull, NBC Universal, Sony, Intel, and Chevrolet have been absolutely thrilled with how his voice can get their clients to react both emotionally and actively to their projects. That's why they give him 5 star reviews and keep coming back to him again and again. Before you continue...

Please CLICK THE HEART ICON TO FAVORITE John's name and voice to keep it at the top of your list for future projects.

## You can hire him directly and watch his recent work at his website: VoiceOverGenie-dot-com. John is consistently working on projects, so please understand that the sooner you contact him, the sooner he can get to your project. However, every project is a top priority for him which is why he pledges to get it done within 24 hours (within reason, of course).

### You can email him directly at john-at-voiceovergenie-dot-com.

READ THIS NEXT PART, BECAUSE IT AFFECTS YOU. You are the pilot of your project, and John is your co-pilot. You are more invested in your project than anyone else which is why it's important for you to work with top quality, highly qualified, and dependable people. That's why John is here to make your job easier and to assist with whatever you need. Moreover, he has spent hundreds of hours studying, practicing, and breaking down commercial and narration copy (a rarity among other talent) with well-known, top VO coach, casting director, and agent Nancy Wolfson. With that in mind, he is more than capable of flying this thing himself if you are unsure about what you need from the voice over in terms of delivery, style, and other factors.

On top of that, he has meticulously put together an audio engineer approved recording space. He has an isolated, acoustically treated sound booth designed specifically for recording voice overs. He is also capable of producing, editing, formatting, and delivering top quality professional recordings in any file format with his recording software and studio setup.

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If the voice over you need is for your business and personal project, your customers, clients, friends, and family will be extremely impressed with your product after John and you work together. If the voice over is for a client of yours, your client will come back to you again and again because you offer superb quality across the board, especially when it comes to voice over talent. From nationally televised commercials, to online explainer videos, to radio promos, to audiobooks, to long form training videos, and beyond, John can deliver exactly what you need in style, performance, and delivery of your copy.

HEADS UP: John's voice is VERY IN right now. Just ask Nancy Wolfson. Seriously. Ask her. She wants you to to. Find on Twitter @NancyWolfson.

#### Voice description: Very contemporary, millennial, hip, fresh, laid back, generation Y (gen Y), textured, emotional, wry, sarcastic, friendly, believable, 20-something, hipster, and authentic (early 20's to mid 30's)

That sound is perfect for targeting the most coveted target consumer demographic (18 to 35 ). He's also able to really get into the copy because he is targeting his very own peers. His voice is also very in demand for projects targeted at older audiences, like baby boomers, to create that hip and knowing edge

Hidden piece of information

What many people don't know is that John graduated summa cum laude (highest honors possible) and Phi Beta Kappa (honors society) with a 4 year degree in psychology from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN (a perennial top private college in the midwest) and minors in business management and Spanish. Hopefully, this will put you at ease knowing that you are working with someone who works very hard in all aspects of life. John's studies and research in psychology have given him valuable tools to really dig deep and find out what really makes people tick. This helps him to pry open the vault that is your audience's psyche and really get them to react to your script.


To really reach your audience and get them to react to your project, the best way to reach John is via email to John-at-VoiceOverGenie-dot-com. You can also use the contact submission form on the right side of his website at VoiceOverGenie-dot-com. Head over there now before you forget.

Good luck with all of your projects, and please don't forget to hit the heart icon to favorite John's profile so you can come back to John in the future. Have a wonderful day and happy casting.


English (North American)


North American


Young Adult

Special Skills

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


2+ years as a professional, full-time, non-union voice over actor after intensive voice over performance, business, and script interpretation training with top LA coach, agent, and casting director Nancy Wolfson and Minneapolis based talent and coachTerry Daniel.



-Intensive commercial voice over copy breakdown, training, and mastering with top LA based coach, agent, and casting director Nancy Wolfson
-Yearlong training of the in's and out's of voice over and performance with coach and talent Terry Daniel
-Graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN with a degree in psychology
-15 years experience performing on stage and behind the microphone for musicals, vocal jazz groups, a cappella groups and choirs.


  • Microphone

    Rode NT1-A

  • Computer & Software

    HP PC and Adobe Audition CS5.5

  • Special Equipment

    WhisperRoom Recording Booth lined with Aurelex Acoustic foam for pristine sound, M-Audio BX5 monitors and an M-Audio MobilePreamp

  • Delivery Methods

    Internet (FTP)

  • Turnaround Time

    Prompt and Reliable.

Service Description

John Lano is a highly in demand professional voice over actor with his own studio. Your audience will get goosebumps and react appropriately to whatever script John voices. This comes from years of rigorous voice over performing and training as well as an undergraduate degree in psychology (graduated 4th in his entire class). With those skills, John can get into the minds of your audience members to get them to react just the way you want them to (but only if how you want them to react is good for them). This kind of ability is why they call him the Voice Over Genie. Visit (Website hidden) to get your audience to react the right way.


Narration For Travel Channel National Television Series

I had the pleasure of hiring John Lano to be the narrator of two recent series which ran on The Travel Channel. I recommend John highly for any production looking for a young, energetic, expressive voice talent. He was very willing to give the script several different “reads” and was extremely accepting of coaching to get us the exact style we were looking for. He handled difficult pronunciations exceptionally well, and even with the hardest of foreign names John was spot-on, closely following our pronunciation guide. In addition to his great-sounding voice, John was a consummate professional. He was early for every recording session, stayed as long as it took to get through the scripts, which tended to run long since each program was an hour. John was also very willing to make narration changes on the fly when the producer asked for those and did not hesitate to ask questions when were unclear about our instructions or needs.

As an added bonus, John was able to record pick-up track from his home studio which delivered a very high quality voice over. That saved our company time and money by not having to do those additional recordings in the main studio, and the narration from his home system blended in perfectly with the rest of the recording.

I hope to hire John Lano again in the near future and recommend him to others looking for a professional narrator for either short commercial projects or longer broadcast / web ones.

Beth Pearlman
Senior Producer
Tremendous! Entertainment

Travel Channel National Television Series - Tremendous! Entertainment

Chevrolet Video Voice Over

Working with John was an absolute pleasure! Aside from his fantastic voice, he was fast, professional, and overall great to work with. All our files were recorded perfectly with high clarity and delivered quickly. I would definitely work with him on another project if the opportunity presents itself, and I give him my highest recommendation! Thanks John!

Rina Svet
Video Editor/Motion Graphics Artist

Chevrolet Video

Smart Marketing Group - Online Marketing Explainer Video

John Lano did a great job with our script voiceover. He had the perfect voice and was very willing and able to execute the script exactly as we needed it. He was very professional and delivered the recording quickly. I highly recommend John.

Jamie Sene
Founder and Owner
Smart Marketing Group

Smart Marketing Group - Online Marketing Explainer Video

Voice Over Clients

NBC Universal
Red Bull
Travel Channel

Payment Terms

Hire John as a voice actor. Payment is made through SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

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  • Internet
    / 5 Francis Rene for Job #199534 Employee's Charitable Campaign english As usual, it's a joy working with John. Really professional and talented. Great work!
    Sep 6, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Lance Lemen for Job #168047 Headphones Product VO Great work, helpful and responsive. Thank you!
    Dec 28, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Sean Mancuso for Job #159209 Your Voice Requested - 2 Internet Spots Fantastic job!
    Nov 2, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Joey Papa for Job #147425 Jockey StayNew (JOCK1503) Thank you so much!
    Jul 23, 2015
  • Educational
    / 5 Melissa Lanier for Job #148697 Mentoring Training Module
    Jul 9, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Emily Campbell for Job #141199 Voices- Male Talent needed for Conversational Style Internet Video Great work!
    Jun 11, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Napkin, Inc. for Job #137649 KlipFo - Explainer Fantastic Read!!!!!!!!
    May 20, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Brian Soika for Job #137633 CU Direct Company Video John was very professional, and worked quickly! He took direction perfectly, and was great about changes. Was a true pleasure to work with him.
    May 1, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Katy Yung for Job #138928 *RUSH* - Live Differently Script - Matt Version
    Apr 28, 2015
  • Educational
    / 5 Emily Campbell for Job #137666 Voices- Energetic and Engaging Male Talent needed for Compliance Training Course John is always a pleasure to work with!
    Apr 10, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Emily Campbell for Job #135924 Voices- Lumosity Audition Request We are very happy with the files!
    Apr 6, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Jen Casson for Job #137988 Asurion Change Order This was our second time working with John. He was awesome and had a quick turn around. When we had some last minute revisions, he had them to us within the hour. We look forward to working with him again!
    Apr 2, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 Chris Weatherly for Job #137981 One Life Commercial This is my second time to work with John. My first experience working with him was so great I had to hire him again. I look forward to working with him more in the future. Super fast turn around and does a great job interpreting the scripts I send him. I highly recommend working with John Lano!
    Mar 31, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Chris Weatherly for Job #137653 Draw Near (private request) Great talent to work with. We went through a couple of revisions and John was very willing to work with my suggestions. I look forward to working with him again in the future!
    Mar 27, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Francis Rene for Job #136755 OPO 2nd video 3rd revision Always a pleasure working with you. Prompt delivery and always topnotch. Thanks a lot!
    Mar 25, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Emily Campbell for Job #130578 Voices- Confident, Mature Sounding Male needed for Internet Video This recording is fantastic!!!!!
    Feb 17, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Francis Rene for Job #132946 OPO 2nd video - 2nd revision Thanks again John for the great work!
    Feb 17, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Rob Mundy for Job #130565 Voices - Conversational and Friendly Fantastic work John, the client was very happy!
    Feb 3, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Francis Rene for Job #129057 OPO 2nd video Thanks again John! It's always a pleasure working with you. Very professional!
    Jan 12, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Fifteen Four for Job #125411 Innovate Here
    Dec 16, 2014
  • Television
    / 5 Cornett IMS for Job #125128 AW Spring Sales Event TV Great voice, very prompt and skilled!
    Nov 25, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Sonja Fernandes for Job #117890 RUSH - Voices - Lumosity Fit Test Video AMAZING, awesome, fantastic, great, wonderful... All words to describe John and his voice!!! Thanks for a job well done - looking forward to the next one!
    Oct 3, 2014
  • Television
    / 5 Sonja Fernandes for Job #113728 Voices - Lumosity - TV & Internet Spots {10 Total} Fantastic work, John. You have a wonderful voice and are so easy to work with. It's always a pleasure to work with you - we are very happy with the results of this project!
    Oct 3, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Sonja Fernandes for Job #117855 RUSH - Voices - Lumosity App Preview Video GREAT work, John! You are such a star. Thanks for your awesome voice and professionalism - we hope to work with you again soon!
    Oct 3, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Scott Butcher for Job #119494 OPO - Round Three
    Sep 30, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Stephanie Ciccarelli for Job #118181 App Preview promotional videos - iOS apps John was amazing to work with. His audition audio was the perfect read and we were able to move ahead quickly, completing our project ahead of schedule. Thanks, John!
    Sep 15, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Joe Flood for Job #117430 2 Internet Audio Ads for Porsche One of the best young voice talents I've worked with in a long time. John knows how to really capture those subtle nuances that transcend a good performance into a great one.
    Sep 10, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Scott Butcher for Job #117295 OPO Video thanks for your fast work on this!
    Sep 4, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Jen Casson for Job #114151 Web Video - Soluto John was great to work with! Quick turnaround on files and took feedback very well.
    Aug 27, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Zhanna Nikonova for Job #113106 20th anniversary VT Holding Group
    Aug 20, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Dawn Wentworth for Job #114117 Ignite the Future
    Aug 11, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Karam Al-Ghossein for Job #113409 Red Bull BP - Treasure Hunt Thanks John,
    Great Talent, appreciate your fast response and the smooth workflow.
    Aug 5, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Scott Butcher for Job #112852 The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman Thank you for your professional services. We are pleased with the results.
    Jul 29, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Alec Sprinkle for Job #109760 Opening Ceremonies 2014 Fantastic work. Very easy to work with and very quick turn around.
    Jun 21, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Kirsty Stark for Job #105716 Voices - Internal Company Presentation Wonderful working with you, as always! We cannot tell you enough how much we appreciated your dedication to a perfect product!
    Jun 4, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #95255 Young Adult Needed for web commercial (repost from 95250) Thank you for your excellent work!
    Feb 3, 2014
  • Radio
    / 5 Andrew Welker for Job #94842 Local Commercial
    Jan 16, 2014
  • Television
    / 5 Leonel Macias for Job #89834 Stories from the Dominican Republic First of all, John Lano's voice is excellent for the work we do. His turnaround time is excellent and he is quick to respond to feedback. Would and will use him again.
    Nov 4, 2013
  • Internet
    / 5 Rebecca Vanderwerf for Job #75299 Vo for Motion Graphic Excellent to work with - great turnaround time! Client loved the end result :)
    May 15, 2013
  • Business
    / 5 Tal Shuv for Job #73338 Scotch PACT John is a great talent. He boosted the level of our project by bringing the right attitude and energy. He was extremely professional and responsive throughout the entire process. We enjoyed working with him a lot, which makes the wonderful final result even more satisfying.
    Apr 11, 2013
  • Internet
    / 5 Matt Faulk for Job #68200 Travel Launch Video
    Jan 28, 2013
  • Telephone
    / 5 Adrian Dewey for Job #66875 Telephone system Prompt and professional.
    Nov 16, 2012
  • Internet
    / 5 Stephanie Ciccarelli for Job #54927 iPhone App promotional videos John was wonderful to work with. He instinctively knew how to deliver the read we were looking for to introduce and promote the iPhone app. We were able to use his audition as the final product! John takes direction very well and we would work with him again.
    Apr 26, 2012
  • Business
    / 5 Tane DV for Job #54074 Chevy Cannes Award Video Working with John was an absolute pleasure! Aside from his fantastic voice, he was fast, professional, and overall great to work with. All our files were recorded perfectly with high clarity and delivered quickly. I would definitely work with him on another project if the opportunity presents itself, and I give him my highest recommendation! Thanks John!
    Apr 24, 2012
  • Audiobooks
    / 5 woody sears for Job #52943 The Pirates! Band of Misfits Move Storybook Fast turnaround, very professional. Highly recommended.
    Apr 12, 2012
  • Business
    / 5 Professional services for Job #51324 *Rush project* - Tradeshow read John was great to work with and provided a wonderful recording for our project!
    Mar 30, 2012
  • Television
    / 5 Okay Yellow for Job #51008 Guaranteed Trade in Event Great job! Friendly, professional, and great to work with. Thanks!
    Feb 24, 2012
  • Business
    / 5 Jamie Sene for Job #50201 A video is worth ten thousand words John did a wonderful job. Very fast, very professional. I highly recommend him.
    Feb 11, 2012