Michael Johnston  Los Angeles, California, US

Michael Johnston
/ 5 56 Reviews
Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston

Commercial Demo Reel


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.

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.

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!


English (North American), English


North American, US General American (GenAm), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)


Child, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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


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.



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




  • 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


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

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.

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

American Red Cross
Little Caesars Pizza
Microsoft Studios
American Cancer Society
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 1990 Listens

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Character/Animation Demo Reel 1807 Listens

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Dog Bark & Howl Demo 246 Listens

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Movie Trailer Example 189 Listens

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Radio Commercial Example 113 Listens

Michael Johnston

1 / 5
Sep 16, 2015

Great work Michael! Thanks very much!

Katie Weed
2 / 5
Sep 4, 2015

Amazing Job!

3 / 5
Jul 20, 2015

4 / 5
May 27, 2015

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

5 / 5
Apr 27, 2015

Well done!

6 / 5
Mar 17, 2015

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

7 / 5
Feb 13, 2015

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

8 / 5
Jan 29, 2015


9 / 5
Jan 5, 2015

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

10 / 5
Jan 2, 2015

Fantastic job!

11 / 5
Dec 11, 2014

Phenomenal work, as always!

12 / 5
Oct 21, 2014

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

13 / 5
Sep 24, 2014

Fantastic work!

14 / 5
Sep 15, 2014

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

15 / 5
Sep 10, 2014

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!

16 / 5
Aug 29, 2014

Great work! 5+ stars!

17 / 5
Aug 17, 2014

Natural delivery, experienced and very easy to work with.

18 / 5
Aug 6, 2014

Great voice work!

19 / 5
Jun 13, 2014

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

20 / 5
Apr 10, 2014

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

21 / 5
Mar 25, 2014

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

22 / 5
Mar 24, 2014

23 / 5
Mar 7, 2014

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

24 / 5
Feb 5, 2014

25 / 5
Jan 16, 2014

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

26 / 5
Jan 10, 2014

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.

Ken Greer
27 / 5
Nov 26, 2013

Super Professional. Good Quality. Thanks!

28 / 5
Nov 7, 2013

Very professional, easy to work with, fast turnaround.

C. Tate
29 / 5
Oct 18, 2013

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.

Dick T
30 / 5
Sep 3, 2013

Great for the part, and easy to work with.

David Ray
31 / 5
Aug 30, 2013

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

32 / 5
Aug 28, 2013

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

33 / 5
Jul 23, 2013

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

34 / 5
Jul 5, 2013

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!!!!

35 / 5
May 15, 2013

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.

36 / 5
May 14, 2013

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

37 / 5
May 8, 2013

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

38 / 5
Apr 11, 2013

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.

39 / 5
Mar 21, 2013

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

40 / 5
Mar 5, 2013

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

Paul Wynn
41 / 5
Jan 29, 2013

42 / 5
Jan 16, 2013

Great job!!

43 / 5
Jan 13, 2013

44 / 5
Dec 28, 2012

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!


45 / 5
Nov 29, 2012

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.

46 / 5
Nov 12, 2012

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

47 / 5
Nov 10, 2012

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

48 / 5
Oct 4, 2012

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

49 / 5
Sep 25, 2012

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

50 / 5
Aug 31, 2012

51 / 5
Jul 31, 2012

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

52 / 5
Jul 10, 2012

53 / 5
May 30, 2012

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.

54 / 5
May 10, 2012

55 / 5
Jan 18, 2012

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.

56 / 5
Aug 30, 2011

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