Having spent part of my life in London, England and the other in North America, I have the ability to swing from British to mid-Atlantic (mid-Western/neutral) when needed. I have the versatility and range to capture European, as well as the regional dialects of the UK. I am adept at straight reads, humorous and dramatic narration, as well as a range of character voice deliveries.
I have over twenty years as a voiceover artist, this has ranged from corporate to business work, such as: internal and explainer videos to training and education projects. My voice has been described as professional in tone, authoritative, friendly, conversation, believable and witty.
On the other end of the scale are commercial, narration, character and gaming projects. This is where I can express my versatility in range, from bold British wizards and kings to the brooding, creepy and mischievous nature of a ghoul or goblin. I am constantly searching for new voice characters, and with each script I encounter, I take the time to think through how this read can be unique and fresh.
English (British), English (Scottish), English (Irish), English
Australian, Belgian, British, Canadian, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - Yorkshire & Humber, French, French (Québécois), German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, New Zealand, North American, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Scottish, Slavic, Spanish, Trans-Atlantic, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US South West (Texas)
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
I began my career as an on air host for the Life Channel Satellite Network. I then went on to specialize in voice work for several television stations and production houses. My voiceover experience ranges from documentary, video gaming, corporate, commercial and public service announcements.
I have had a twenty year relationship with Clare Burt Recording Studio Ltd. in Toronto. During this time, I've worked with producers / directors in recording sessions and workshop scenarios, gaining the necessary insight and experience to better my craft.
Accents & Dialects Masterclasses with Eliza Jane Schneider.
Audiobooks Workshop with Braden Wright.
Audio-Technica AT2020USBPLUS Deluxe USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Computer & Software
Mac / ADOBE Audition
Scarlett 2i2 Amp
I pride myself on being versatile, directable and easy to work with, as well as being able to deliver high quality voiceovers with a fast turnaround.
I work out of a work home studio, but also have access to an offsite studio location that allows for phone patch or Skype.
I also offer copywriting if edits are needed, in order to help scripts flow or be more colloquial. Working in ADOBE Audition I have the ability to do post production, such as adding music or effects when needed.
At the end of the day, it's important to me that my client's product is the very best that it can be.
“I have known and worked with Steven for over 20 years. In that time, I have seen him exercise his range of vocal techniques, be it for straight reads or character-based projects. He is an astute actor, who approaches his craft with the utmost dedication.” Jim Davidson, OwnerClare Burt Recording Ltd.
“Working with Steven is always a pleasure. He is swift to execute, and always aims high in his standards, allowing us to produce the very best possible TV and radio commercials.” Nicole Risse, Executive DirectorOntario Sustainable Energy Association
Voice Over Clients
SimMan ALS (Training Robot for Doctors) / Voiceover 2016
LADA (Video for Awards Submission) / Voiceover 2016
ASTRONAUT – Lost in Mind / Movie Trailer 2016
BestMyTest ESL Learning: 7 Lectures / Voiceover 2016
“Buried Inside” by T. S. Worthington / Audiobook 2016
Scotiatbank AIDS Walk for Life 2015 / Radio Spot 2016
Green Energy Doors Open 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / Radio Spot & Explainer Video 2016
Black Mirror (video game) / Murray the Junkman / Doctor Smith
Lifestyles & Home Show (TV spot) / Voiceover
Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (radio spot) / Voiceover
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (radio spot) / Voiceover
Ask the Experts (radio show) / Host
Guelph Symphony Orchestra (radio spot) / Voiceover
Information Television (TV show) / Host
A.K.A. (TV show) / Host
Vision (TV show) / Newsreader
Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous (TV spoof) / Robin Leach
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