Earnest, Buttoned Up, Informed, Wry, BariTenor. Commercial sound ranges from intellectual, informed David Hyde Pierce to warm, hip Jon Hamm.
English (North American), English
British, German, Italian, North American, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
GAP Inc. interactive industrials and educational English language CD-ROMs for Lateral Communications (SF).
Noteworthy on-camera credits: Desperate Housewives (ABC), commercials for Toyota, SONY Playstation, and Fruit of the Loom.
I have over a decade of professional actor training, as well as over 15 years training as a vocalist in opera, musical theatre, choral music, standards, rock and pop.
I coach VO with Tish Hicks of LA's V.O. Dojo.
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance
Northwestern University (magna cum laude)
Improv (Studio ACT, Impro), Meisner Technique (SF Meisner School), Techniques in Naturalism (Berkeley Rep), On Camera Scene Study (Patrick Pankhurst), Shakespeare Scene Study (Studio ACT), On Camera Auditions (Margie Haber Studio), Stage Combat (Berkeley Rep).
I attend voiceover, voice, and actor-related seminars/workshops at The SAG Foundation, AFTRA, and Actors Equity.
MXL VO:1-A Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount
Computer & Software
iMac and MacBook Pro with TwistedWave
CEntrance MicPort Pro 24/96 USB Preamp, 1TB External Hard Drive for Backups, Porta-Booth PRO
FTP, Email, Mail
24 hours (short form copy)
With professional experience in both entertainment and digital marketing, Chris understands how a piece of copy is the final icing on the cake after months of belabored strategy and production. The VO needs to perform or the campaign will fail:
"I've worked in interactive advertising as a Digital Strategist and Account Manager. This requires strategic problem solving all through the lens of a client's brand and its immediate & long term business goals. It's also about weaving in vital narratives that create an emotional hook for their audience. I've collaborated with designers to curate visual designs and I write copy as well. Having been in these trenches is an absolute asset in voice over, where we actors are asked to size up a piece of copy swiftly and deliver an experience that meets brand strategy and tells a story everyone will believe. One part critical thinking, one part actor magic. It's a good recipe."
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