Michael Johnston  Los Angeles, CA, US

Michael Johnston
/ 5 53 Reviews
Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston

Commercial Demo Reel

Highlights

Michael has that genuine, youthful teenage boy voice. Don't settle for an adult's imitation of a teenager when you can have the REAL THING! Click the "Feedback" tab to read testimonials from Michael's contented clients.

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Find me on the web at www.michaeljvo.com or email me at mjohnstonacting@gmail.com.

The Voice
Michael is the boy next door. His natural voice falls anywhere between 14 and 19 years old. He can do crazy character voices. He can sound like an old woman. He can sound like a child. He can sing tenor. He can perform a southern accent. He can even bark like a real dog! Hear his incredibly versatile voice for yourself by clicking the "Demos" tab.

Enthusiastic, energetic, fun, boy next door, goofy, nerdy, friendly, informative, funny, animated, confident, caring, young kid, sarcastic, warm, fresh, natural. These are just some of the words that can describe the read that Michael can deliver for your project.

Experience
Michael has been doing voiceovers for almost 7 years - since the age of 12! He has worked with clients like LEGO, Little Caesars Pizza, Boy Scouts of America, the American Red Cross, Microsoft Studios, the American Cancer Society, Dollywood, and more. He has also trained at The Second City and The Actor's Studio in Chicago.

Michael's industry specialties include, but are not limited to, commercials, cartoons, animations, video games, apps, children's stories, internet, YouTube, and educational voiceovers.

Services
Michael can deliver edited and finished voice tracks and add music & sound effects if necessary. He can match to picture (dubbing). He can take direction over the telephone or Skype, and he can deliver files to you any way you need them.

Fun Fact
I played video games practically all day when I was 12. One day, while playing Mortal Kombat, I unlocked a behind-the-scenes video of a voice actor recording SCREAMS OF DEATH for his character. I thought, "I want to do that for a living!" The rest is history.

Authentic teenage boy voice overs. Contact Michael today and you will hear back in less than 12 hours!

Languages

English (North American), English

Accents

Standard North American Accent and Southern Accent

Ages

Child, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

Michael specializes in Commercial, Cartoon, Videogame, and Educational voice overs. He has worked with clients like LEGO, Little Caesars Pizza, Boy Scouts of America, the American Red Cross, Microsoft Studios, the American Cancer Society, Dollywood, and more.

Credentials

Education

Voices Voicecasting - Meet the Pros Workshop - Collette Sunderman, LA
Voice Actors Network - Animation Intensive - Charlie Adler, LA
Bang Zoom Entertainment - ADR/Dubbing Workshop - Tony Oliver, LA
Lesly Kahn & Company - Comedy Intensive - Lesly Kahn, LA
Acting Studio Chicago - Intermediate Voiceover - Jeff Lupiten, Chicago
Acting Studio Chicago - On Camera I - Doug McDade, Chicago
The Second City - Teen Improv & Acting - Chicago, IL
Personal Lessons - Voiceover Study - Sunday Muse, Toronto
Talent House Academy - Audition Class - Krisha Bullock, LA
Talent House Academy - Scene Study - Scott David, LA
The Voiceover Doctor - Voiceover Study - Charlie Adler, LA
Voice Actors Network - Voiceover Study - Meredith Layne, LA
J Pervis Talent Agency - Audition Class - Joy Pervis, Charlotte, NC
Kat Erangey Casting - Scene Study - K. Erangey, Charlotte, NC

Associations

SAG-AFTRA

Studio

  • Microphone

    Sennheiser MKH-416, Audio-Technica AT4040 Condenser

  • Computer & Software

    MacBook Pro, Dell Studio XPS 8100, Adobe Audition

  • Special Equipment

    Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Shock Mount, Pop Filter, Room Treated with Acoustic Foam, Sennheiser Headphones

  • Delivery Methods

    SurePay, Email, Dropbox, Hightail, Skype

  • Turnaround Time

    24 Hours or Less

Service Description

• Mixing/Editing
• Addition of SFX
• Addition of Music
• Matching to Picture
• Live Direction via Skype
• Live Direction via Phone

Testimonials

I highly recommend Michael Johnston as voice talent for your project. He is incredibly professional and talented. His work went above and beyond, he was dedicated to the project, flexible, creative, and did more than was required to make sure we were happy with the voice work. He had a very quick turnaround time and everything was high-quality: the sound levels and his performance were top notch.

IAAS Films

Bottom line: Michael is an incredible actor and voice actor. I have never seen someone at his age with as much versatility in their voice, as much courage and dedication to their craft. There is nothing he can't do. As a coach, I recognize that spark that he has, that 'thing' that only hugely successful people have. I saw it the first time I met him.

Sunday Muse (Voice Actor/Coach, Greatbigvoices.com)

Michael has been my “Go-To” youthful voice for my voice over narration projects. Not only does he take direction well, but he goes beyond what I could even articulate, and communicates the emotion of the script unlike most I have listened to. In addition to having a great voice, the technical quality is immaculate. Microphone quality is great. No background noise, computer noise, echoes, etc. Top quality at every level. Very fast response times and willingness to re-record until it is exactly what I want (even though his first take is usually the last take). I would definitely recommend him.
Caleb Rexius
Owner - Caleb Rexius Productions
www.calebrexius.com

Caleb Rexius Productions

Michael did an awesome job accommodating, interpreting and taking direction for his voice session. He acted and reacted like a seasoned voice talent. Rarely have I seen this type of maturity and ability displayed in such a young talent. We would definitely hire Michael again for our voice work. You should too.
http://vimarketingandbranding.com/

VI Marketing and Branding

Michael is an incredibly talented young man, and a blast to be around. He is very prompt with his work, and strives for excellence in everything he does. He has a bright future ahead of him.

River Kanoff

Client List

LEGO
American Red Cross
Little Caesars Pizza
Microsoft Studios
American Cancer Society
Dollywood
LaCie
Elmcroft Senior Living

And many more...
Full Résumé: http://www.michaeljvo.com/#!resume/c13dn

Payment Terms

Hire Michael 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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Next Steps

To contact Michael Johnston about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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Commercial Demo Reel 1730 Listens

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Character/Animation Demo Reel 1685 Listens

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Dog Bark & Howl Demo 164 Listens

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Movie Trailer Example 122 Listens

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Radio Commercial Example 82 Listens

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1 / 5

Michael does *great* work. He is professional, quick, and takes direction well. Would love to work with him again.

May 27, 2015
2 / 5

Well done!

Apr 27, 2015
3 / 5

Michael is absolutely amazing to work with, he did a wonderful job and the client couldn't be happier!

Mar 17, 2015
4 / 5

Michael's performance was just great! We are happy to work with this talent.

Feb 13, 2015
5 / 5

AWESOME WORK!

Jan 29, 2015
6 / 5

Thanks for all of your hard work- You're a superstar!

Jan 5, 2015
7 / 5

Fantastic job!

Jan 2, 2015
8 / 5

Phenomenal work, as always!

Dec 11, 2014
9 / 5

Fantastic work, Michael! Thank you for your awesome voice and high quality files. We hope to work with you again soon!

Oct 21, 2014
10 / 5

Fantastic work!

Sep 24, 2014
11 / 5

Michael is very good, fast, and professional. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again.

Sep 15, 2014
12 / 5

Michael is a fantastic and talented voice actor! He has the perfect genuine voice for our teenaged boy character and does great work. His turnaround was quick too, which is a big help!

Sep 10, 2014
13 / 5

Great work! 5+ stars!

Aug 29, 2014
14 / 5

Natural delivery, experienced and very easy to work with.

Aug 17, 2014
15 / 5

Great voice work!

Aug 6, 2014
16 / 5

Fast quality work! I will keep Michael in mind for future projects for sure!

Jun 13, 2014
17 / 5

Thank you for your excellent VO! The client was ecstatic at the end result, and we owe it to your quick, on point work!

Apr 10, 2014
18 / 5

Thanks for your help Michael. We will contact you again soon.

Mar 25, 2014
19 / 5

Mar 24, 2014
20 / 5

Very well done, Look forward to working with Michael Again soon.

Mar 7, 2014
21 / 5

Feb 5, 2014
22 / 5

Michael did great work plus he took any notes we threw his way. Very fast turnaround as well, which is perfect. Great work.

Jan 16, 2014
23 / 5

We produced video promo for a mobile app for kids, Michael provided just what we needed: natural enthusiasm that sounded like a real kid. Got it right on the first read. Excellent talent.

From
Ken Greer
Jan 10, 2014
24 / 5

Super Professional. Good Quality. Thanks!

Nov 26, 2013
25 / 5

Very professional, easy to work with, fast turnaround.

From
C. Tate
Nov 7, 2013
26 / 5

I don't normally encourage actors to "riff" on a script I've written, but Michael (first) gave me what I asked for then gave me some takes I didn't expect--and did them very well.

From
Dick T
Oct 18, 2013
27 / 5

Great for the part, and easy to work with.

From
David Ray
Sep 3, 2013
28 / 5

Working with Michael was great- sorry it took so long to approve, I didn't realize there were so many steps!!

Aug 30, 2013
29 / 5

Michael is a pleasure to work with; he gave us a perfect read on the first take. Highly recommended.

Aug 28, 2013
30 / 5

Super talented actor with great control of his voice. Wonderful to direct and work with.

Jul 23, 2013
31 / 5

Michael is one of the most professional and talented artists we have used on Voices.com. He did AMAZING and was so quick and easy to communicate with. He will absolutely book more jobs with us, and I'm sure many others!!! Thanks so much Michael - for your flexibility, energy and great attitude and product!!!!

Jul 5, 2013
32 / 5

Michael did an awesome job again, I am always very impressed with the quality of work he delivers. This is the third time I have used Michael for projects and I would definitely use him again.

May 15, 2013
33 / 5

Michael did an amazing job again. Always professional and very fast turnaround.
I highly recommend Michael to anyone who needs a young energetic voice.

May 14, 2013
34 / 5

Michael, thank you so much. It's perfect job! Always pleasure to work with you! Hope to the future collaboration.

May 8, 2013
35 / 5

Mike is the man. We have been working together for years, and he has always given me better results than I expected. What a talent. He has a bright future.

Apr 11, 2013
36 / 5

As usual good job! Quick and professional! Thank you!

Mar 21, 2013
37 / 5

Micheal was great to work with and turned the project around in record time.

From
Paul Wynn
Mar 5, 2013
38 / 5

Jan 29, 2013
39 / 5

Great job!!

Jan 16, 2013
40 / 5

Jan 13, 2013
41 / 5

Michael was a joy to work with. He needed minimal direction, read at the perfect pace and completed the job in a timely manner despite the holidays!

I certainly look forward to working with him again!

Teresa

Dec 28, 2012
42 / 5

I liked working with Michael. He took extra efforts in finding out what is expected of him regarding his character's voice, and performed well.

Nov 29, 2012
43 / 5

Excellent to work with, exactly what we were looking for.

Nov 12, 2012
44 / 5

It's plesure to work with Michael. Many thanks! Good job!

Nov 10, 2012
45 / 5

Perfect performance, and a true professional--highly recommended!

Oct 4, 2012
46 / 5

Great work as always. Michael is my go to guy for a youthful voice.

Sep 25, 2012
47 / 5

Aug 31, 2012
48 / 5

Michael, thanks a lot for a good and quick work.

Jul 31, 2012
49 / 5

Jul 10, 2012
50 / 5

Michael did an amazing job. I am very impressed with the quality of the audio file, and everything was delivered on time.I would definitely hire Michael again. Awesome voice Michael.

May 30, 2012
51 / 5

May 10, 2012
52 / 5

Michael is the man. This is my 3rd project with him, and he just delivers perfectly every time. He just gets it. Quality audio. No doubt he has an acting career in front of him. great work.

Jan 18, 2012
53 / 5

Well done. Very nice. Exactly what I wanted. Fast, easy.

Aug 30, 2011