Michael Johnston  Los Angeles, California, US

Michael Johnston
/ 5 57 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

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

Ages

Child, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

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

Voice Over Clients

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 2019 Listens

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Character/Animation Demo Reel 1821 Listens

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Dog Bark & Howl Demo 256 Listens

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Movie Trailer Example 195 Listens

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Radio Commercial Example 118 Listens

Michael Johnston

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    From Lisa Kellner To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #195125) great work!
    Aug 24, 2016
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    From Katie Weed To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #153956) Great work Michael! Thanks very much!
    Sep 16, 2015
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    From Blair Frayer To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #153115) Amazing Job!
    Sep 4, 2015
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    From Ben Greenhoe To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #143793)
    Jul 20, 2015
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    From Tim DeRoche To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #144245) Michael does *great* work. He is professional, quick, and takes direction well. Would love to work with him again.
    May 27, 2015
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    From Daria Rosyuk To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #117230) Well done!
    Apr 27, 2015
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    From Blair Frayer To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #130984) Michael is absolutely amazing to work with, he did a wonderful job and the client couldn't be happier!
    Mar 17, 2015
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #132275) Michael's performance was just great! We are happy to work with this talent.
    Feb 13, 2015
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    From Christina Scanlan To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #129753) AWESOME WORK!
    Jan 29, 2015
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    From Christina Scanlan To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #126441) Thanks for all of your hard work- You're a superstar!
    Jan 5, 2015
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    From Emily Campbell To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #127017) Fantastic job!
    Jan 2, 2015
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    From Julianna Lantz To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #121384) Phenomenal work, as always!
    Dec 11, 2014
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    From Bonnie Avey To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #120373) Fantastic work, Michael! Thank you for your awesome voice and high quality files. We hope to work with you again soon!
    Oct 21, 2014
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    From Blair Frayer To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #117587) Fantastic work!
    Sep 24, 2014
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    From Matt Barclay To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #118138) Michael is very good, fast, and professional. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again.
    Sep 15, 2014
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    From Spencer Striker To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #116723) 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
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    From Blair Frayer To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #114974) Great work! 5+ stars!
    Aug 29, 2014
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    From Daniel Smith To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #113859) Natural delivery, experienced and very easy to work with.
    Aug 17, 2014
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    From Blair Frayer To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #113346) Great voice work!
    Aug 6, 2014
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    From Bryan Headley To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #109403) Fast quality work! I will keep Michael in mind for future projects for sure!
    Jun 13, 2014
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    From Sara Williamson To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #101900) 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
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    From Jeff Dotson To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #101816) Thanks for your help Michael. We will contact you again soon.
    Mar 25, 2014
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    From Anne Talley To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #99871)
    Mar 24, 2014
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    From Jeff Dotson To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #99894) Very well done, Look forward to working with Michael Again soon.
    Mar 7, 2014
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #96522)
    Feb 5, 2014
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    From Kevin Miller To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #93941) 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
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    From Ken Greer To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #93945) 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.
    Jan 10, 2014
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    From Andrew Welker To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #91522) Super Professional. Good Quality. Thanks!
    Nov 26, 2013
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    From C. Tate To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #89856) Very professional, easy to work with, fast turnaround.
    Nov 7, 2013
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    From Dick T To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #84732) 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.
    Oct 18, 2013
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    From David Ray To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #83451) Great for the part, and easy to work with.
    Sep 3, 2013
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    From Joshua Glazer To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #84350) Working with Michael was great- sorry it took so long to approve, I didn't realize there were so many steps!!
    Aug 30, 2013
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    From Andrew Glaser To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #84207) Michael is a pleasure to work with; he gave us a perfect read on the first take. Highly recommended.
    Aug 28, 2013
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    From Andre van Heerden To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #81506) Super talented actor with great control of his voice. Wonderful to direct and work with.
    Jul 23, 2013
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    From Shailey Murphy To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #80072) 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
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    From craig saxby To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #77182) 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
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    From craig saxby To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #76924) 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
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    From Natalya Popova To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #76275) Michael, thank you so much. It's perfect job! Always pleasure to work with you! Hope to the future collaboration.
    May 8, 2013
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    From Caleb Rexius To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #75302) 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
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    From Natalya Popova To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #73498) As usual good job! Quick and professional! Thank you!
    Mar 21, 2013
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    From Paul Wynn To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #72858) Micheal was great to work with and turned the project around in record time.
    Mar 5, 2013
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    From Andrew Prasse To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #69077)
    Jan 29, 2013
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    From PulseLearning Ltd Human Resources To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #69604) Great job!!
    Jan 16, 2013
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    From Amber Cicardo To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #68807)
    Jan 13, 2013
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    From Allison Schneider To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #68786) 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
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    From Aleksei Gilenko To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #67393) 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
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    From Andy Sproule To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #66242) Excellent to work with, exactly what we were looking for.
    Nov 12, 2012
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    From Natalya Popova To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #66367) It's plesure to work with Michael. Many thanks! Good job!
    Nov 10, 2012
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    From Kate Kaynak To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #64120) Perfect performance, and a true professional--highly recommended!
    Oct 4, 2012
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    From Caleb Rexius To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #63750) Great work as always. Michael is my go to guy for a youthful voice.
    Sep 25, 2012
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    From Jeremy Eichler To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #60319)
    Aug 31, 2012
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    From Natalya Popova To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #60250) Michael, thanks a lot for a good and quick work.
    Jul 31, 2012
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    From Michael Curtis To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #58907)
    Jul 10, 2012
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    From craig saxby To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #56352) 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
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    From Clay Miller To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #55837)
    May 10, 2012
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    From Caleb Rexius To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #48885) 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
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    From Caleb Rexius To Michael Johnston (Re: Job #41393) Well done. Very nice. Exactly what I wanted. Fast, easy.
    Aug 30, 2011