Jim Merkel

Talent Voices Verified

Hilton Head, South Carolina, US 7:08 AM (AST) Local Time



Voice talent for web, internet, radio tv commercials, on hold, IVR, presentations, e-learning, narration, audiobooks, business, documentaries, internet Video, Movie Trailers, video games, and one incredible game show host! Or if you need a Sam Elliott type read. Excellent 5 star customer experience every time!

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Vocal Characteristics


English (North American), English

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Voice Ages

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, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames, Voice Assistant

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Turnaround Time

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

Live Directed Sessions

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


Sennheiser MK416

Computer & Software

Adobe Audition // Twistedwave // iMac // Apollo twin with high end plug ins

Special Equipment

Source connect, phone patch, ipDtl

Service Overview

Voice Over

Superior studio equipment and acoustics featuring Neumann and Sennheiser microphones. Direct digital path to editor. High end tube pre amplifiers. Source Connect, Phone patch and Skype available.

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Voice Over Experience


HBO • Contract Full-time

Apr 1997 - Present

I do voiceover work for HBO Asia for trailers, bumpers, teasers, etc

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Cartoon Network • Contract Full-time

Jan 2020 - Present

All voiceovers, including ads, bumpers, promos, etc.

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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



Adobe Audition, Source-Connect

Skill Overview

Audio Editing

Basic voiceover editing along with production. Ability to add effects, and process audio in a number of ways to enhance the project. Have completed thousands of finished pieces.

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Audio Editing Experience

On air and audio production

3WS Radio • Permanent Full-time

Jun 1979 - Oct 2010

Did a morning show in Pittsburgh for many years, and handled a great deal of audio production for thousands of clients.

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Client List

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Fast Turnaround Time

49 people said Jim provided files faster than they expected.

Very Professional

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

Excellent Quality

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

Great Communicator

8 people said Jim communicated clearly and quickly.

Takes Direction Very Well

8 people said Jim followed directions to deliver the project.


Sep 16, 2021

Always a pleasure to work with Jim!

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Voices.com (Kyle Holder)

Sep 14, 2021

Fantastic work!

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Sep 14, 2021

Another great project with Jim! I always appreciate your response time and great results

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  3. When the work is done, download your files.