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Jim Merkel

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Hilton Head, South Carolina, US 2:35 PM (EDT) Local Time




About Jim Merkel

Jim Merkel is a multi award winning voice actor. His renowned reads combined with the experience of voicing thousands of scripts has made him one of the most sought after voice actors globally. His 30+ years of experience provides deep compelling voiceovers for commercials and companies that deliver results. From quiet confidence to powerful reads he is trusted by the largest companies and brands in the world. Read the testimonials and see why he has a 5 star customer experience every time!

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Vocal Characteristics


English (North American), English

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Voice Ages

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


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

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Movie Trailers Documentaries Elearning Radio Ad Telephone Videogames Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad Voice Assistant

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Turnaround Time

Same Day, even same hour if during 9 to 5 weekdays.

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Phone Patch, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype), ipDTL


Sennheiser MK416

Computer & Software

Dual 27 iMac's using Adobe Audition

Special Equipment

UA Apollo X6 using the API channel strip, Manley Voxbox, Teletronix LA-2A plug ins.

Service Overview

Voice Over

Superior studio equipment for pristine audio and a direct digital path for network quality Voiceovers. Voiceover Recordings for Commercial Projects, Documentaries, Corporate Narrations, E-Learning, Video Games, Audio Books, Radio Imaging, Telephony, etc. SourceConnect / Skype / Phone Patch / Zoom / Webex.

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Voice Over Experience

On air

iHeart radio • Permanent Full-time

Jun 1979 - Oct 2010

Commercial production and morning show.

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

Read the comments in my reviews to quickly understand that I strive for a perfect read done as quickly as my clients need it. Anything less than a five star review would be unacceptable to me. Get ready for an exceptional voice over experience.

5 Star reviews



Very Professional

78 people said Jim was a professional from start to finish.

Fast Turnaround Time

72 people said Jim provided files faster than they expected.

Excellent Quality

39 people said Jim’s final deliverable quality exceeded their expectations.

Great Communicator

12 people said Jim communicated clearly and quickly.

Takes Direction Very Well

12 people said Jim followed directions to deliver the project.

The Wilder Agency

Aug 9, 2022

Feel quite lucky to receive his submission -- his voice reminds you of the greats like Don Lafontaine. Definitely an epic level talent. He commits to excellence in his final deliverable. Would definitely work with him again where one of his voice styles are needed.

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Jalen Gifford

Aug 8, 2022

Jim provided a high quality VO and worked with our very tight schedule. Highly recommend!

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Think Media Studios

Aug 8, 2022

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How do I work with Jim Merkel?

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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 Jim's work.
  3. When the work is done, download your files.