Bill Kates





About Bill Kates

Bill's award-winning voice has been referred to as "ridiculously flexible", and the most common thing he hears from those new to his work is "wait, THAT'S him, too?". With decades of experience in radio imaging, production and sound design for US major market radio, theater and film, from underground FM to Howard Stern's flagship station to years of satellite radio, television and now hit internet games, iPhone/iPad apps and more, his youthful yet classically masculine style is ageless. Bill can fulfill your need for characters, "straight" announcers, jingles, nerdy, goofy, dramatic, or musical pieces. From completely serious to completely off the wall, Bill consistently applies platinum-level professionalism to every job he takes on.

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Vocal Characteristics


English (North American), English

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Voice Ages

Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)


British, North American, US General American (GenAm)

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Movie Trailers Documentaries Radio Ad Telephone Videogames Jingles Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad

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Turnaround Time

2 to 24 hours for most jobs


Audio-Technica, Neumann

Computer & Software


Special Equipment

ProTools 10, vintage Ampeg compressor

Service Overview

Voice Over

With over twenty years of top market broadcast and production experience, Bill is a full service, one man band in the true Renaissance sense of the word. He writes, produces, mixes and masters full length commercial recordings, film and television soundtracks, promos, radio and television jingles, public service announcements, videos, and more. He produces, modifies, enhances and amends all formats and types of audio, with full transfer and conversion capabilities. Professional video editing and production now available. Location and music recording and production also a specialty. Quick turnaround. Expedited services available on request.

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Voice Over Testimonials

What can I say about Bill Kates? Firstly, when I am concocting a new idea that has anything to do with fooling the public's perception, vis-a-vis some audio shenanigans, I call on Bill to bounce my ideas off of. Secondly, I will, more often than not, convince him to join me in said adventure and thirdly, rely on him to help me make it sound great. He has the imagination and experience it takes to pull it off.
-Jack Douglas, Producer, Engineer, and Arranger
John Lennon, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Patti Smith

Grammy Winning Producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Patti Smith etc)

Bill Kates is pretty fearless. That's tough to come by these days, no? Guys who are actually willing to take the time to brainstorm, lay it down, give things a try, and actually succeed in the mission? Think about it - not too many folks like that around anymore. Bill, thankfully, is one of them. Bill's as professional as they come, and his versatility is an absolute strength.
- Paul Bachman
Senior Director, Programming Promotions/On-Air Talent,Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Sirius XM Radio - Paul Bachman, Senior Director, Programming/ Promotions, On-Air Talent

Bill is one of the most versatile and creative voiceover artists working today. His ability to do numerous voices and his sound editing skills are great assets to any production. I've worked on several projects with Bill and I'm always pleased and amazed at what he comes up with.
-Alex Aurichio, Cinematographer
ABC Sports, PeeWee's Playhouse

ABC Sports, PeeWee's Playhouse
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Dec 13, 2011

Bill was a tremendous talent and worked with us to get just the right sound!

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Ezequiel G

Sep 28, 2010

He surprised me and made the project better than I expected. He is very talented and fast too. I am extremely happy with the results.

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Video in Vancouver

Sep 13, 2010

You're the man Bill.

Can you email me so I have your contact information? I am sure I will have future jobs and your read was excellent.

If you don't want to, that's okay. I'll put it on here and invite you.

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More Information

How do I work with Bill Kates?

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  1. Invite Bill to respond to your new or existing project.
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  3. Hire Bill Kates.

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  1. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard, or PayPal directly through Voices.
  2. Voices holds your funds until you're satisfied with Bill's work.
  3. When the work is done, download your files.

What voice over skills does Bill Kates perform?

Animation, Movie Trailers, Documentaries, Radio Ad, Telephone, Videogames, Jingles Podcasting, Television Ad, Video Narration, Online Ad