Successful storyteller and audiobook narrator with a deep and rich, yet velvety toned voice. My voice lends itself very well to calm scenarios.. but I can alter my voice to achieve an animated or comedic feel/tone as well. I am from New York, originally, but spent many summers growing up in the Applalachian mountains of southwestern VA. I have also been living in the Carolinas for 20 years now. I can easily achieve accents from the Northern and Southern US. I am also able to impersonate well known voices such as Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, Sam Elliot, Sylvester Stallone, George Clooney, Lawrence Fishburne, and even Eddie Murphy... among other famous celebrities. If you're looking for impersonations of any of the lower registered celebrity voices, I'd also invite me to your next soundalike project, if I were you. ;)
English (North American), English, Spanish (Latin American), English (British)
Caribbean (Jamaican Patois), Caribbean (Puerto Rican), Italian American, North American, Nuyorican, US African American, US Appalachia, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US New England (Boston, Providence), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US Western, West African, West African (Ghanaian), West African (Liberian)
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
I am a songwriter and composer, as well as a former professional radio announcer, with over 10 years of combined broadcast and internet radio experience. I produced and hosted my own late night radio program, which was popular in Charlotte, NC.
I also have audiobook, film, television, and theatre experience.. with speaking roles in several independent films and theatrical performances.
I have a deep yet smooth radio voice that lends itself well to a wide variety of audio projects, but I can also push my voice to achieve many unique voicings, characters, and accents. I put my heart into all my compositions, and all my readings. I'd love to work on your next project!
Timothy O'Keefe (The Young and the Restless/ Days of Our Lives) Workshop
On-Camera Study/ Commercial Acting/ Monologues
Bluebird Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Computer & Software
Dell Precision M6800 and Adobe Audition III
Tascam DP32sd - 32 channel mixing board and digital processor
Email, Dropbox, or Snail Mail CD's
I can offer a rich and versatile voice, charm and a warm personna, and even musical abilities to your next project! I can also write copy. In addition, I can offer live sessions via skype, patched directly into my soundboard. I narrate and produce audiobook content, and am very familiar with audio submission guidelines for Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
Hire me today!
Voice Over Clients
Duracell, Movidiam Ltd, Midrex Global Logistics
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Al Vero for Job #192749 Multi accent Michael, was a legend! What a great guy to work with. He nailed it on the first take and ever other take until the end. Can certainly recommend to anyone.Jul 10, 2016
Jennifer Kneger for Job #186408 Comedy prank/sketch for radio/youtube-show (pizza delivery) Very good performance! 5 star!Jun 2, 2016