An actress, voice teacher, piano teacher and singer, Emmy® Award-winning writer, and former jazz radio show host, Patricia Shanks is the reigning Ms. Newport Beach Ambassador pageant title holder, and a former TV news arts and entertainment segment host. Her voice and on-camera presentation are intelligent, warm and sincere. Her read ranges from corporate, insightful and serious to playful and sultry - and regularly visits points in-between.
English, English (North American)
North American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US West Coast (California, Portland)
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Radio, Television
Voice for radio (commercials, PSAs, tags, radio drama), TV (commercials, news, host), Internet, audiobooks, documentaries, business presentations, live event emcee, narration, announcer, IVR, telephone systems, educational programs
BS, Business & Management, University of Redlands;
California Standard Designated Subjects Teaching Credential;
Alpha Mu Gamma National Honor Society - German Language Achievement;
Studies in German, French, Italian, Spanish Languages;
Award-winning classical vocalist;
Acting Studies: Charles Conrad Studio, Burbank; Steve Eastin Studio, Burbank (presently); South Coast Repertory, Orange County, CA
Voice Acting: Richard Tatum
Computer & Software
PCs, Adobe Audition, Sony Vegas
Emmy® Award-winning writer of short scripts, PSAs, commercials
Fast! Usually 24-48 hours
Voice-over for commercials and narrations. Short and long-form programs. Music library. I write! Can read and view scripts and files in all standard formats, including Word and Excel.
Patricia Shanks is a defining example of professional voice talent. She is creative, skilled, talented, and has the perfect combination of intense professionalism, while also being warm and personable, with a great sense of humor. She takes direction very well, at a seemingly intuitive level. Patricia always strives for excellence, and she achieves it. She puts her clients' needs at a high priority. She is a pleasure to work with!Sherman Sound Suite
I've worked with Patricia for over six years... She's innovative in her approach to new projects, always bringing a new perspective. She gets the job done.Blitz Mogul
You don't just do something. You do it right!One-to-One, CreeRadio
Patricia is a very capable, talented, effective, voiceover performer. Flexible and easy to work with. Courteous, responsible, and understanding of a client's requirements for the job.Travis Voice Services
Patricia Shanks is a first-rate voice talent expert. Her warm, inviting personality and voice would shine through on any project - technical or otherwise. Most importantly, she makes sure her deliverables are a spot-on match to the project's expectations.Marc Padron (Independent Producer)
Voice Over Clients
Acura, Address Advertising, American Honda, CSU Fullerton, Mitsubishi, Orly Beauty, PacifiCare, Ramada, (Website hidden), Rockwell, Southwestern Bell, Sun Microsystems, UC Irvine Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, United Airlines, Yamaha Music
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