CJ Ayres

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, US 5:52 AM (CDT) Local Time

 

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About CJ Ayres

I pride myself on being a versatile performer doing promo spot, interactive (gaming), commercial work, and even company explainer video narration. All projects executed with a flair and panache that is the trademark of his brand.

Author of several humorous short memoirs and host of the T with Charles podcast, CJ has done voice work for radio imaging, character voices, promo spots, and foreign language dubbing.

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English, Japanese

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Voice Ages

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

Accents

British, French, French (Standard International), North American, US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western

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Voice Over Skills

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

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Studio

Turnaround Time

24 hours or less, Please contact for RUSH deliveries

Live Directed Sessions

Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

Sennheiser MKH 416 (industry gold standard in the voiceover industry)

Computer & Software

Adobe Audition, TwistedWave

Special Equipment

DBX 286s Preamp Channel Strip, Scarlett Focusrite 2i2

Service Overview

Voice Over

Provide flawless recordings from my home studio . Craft voiceover to client specifications and use editing software (DAW) to edit and polish your narration to perfection. My voiceovers have been described as charismatic, confident, and energetic for certain projects. I can provide a serious and intelligent tone for others. I can even go silly or wacky for character voices! Whatever your project requires, I have the voice for you!

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Voice Over Experience

Radio Assistant Director

FM Sounds • Freelance

Feb 2005 - Feb 2011

Japanese translation, PR work, and presented an on-air segment on what's going on in Tokyo, Japan.

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Background Actor (Extra)

HBO, Showtime, more • Freelance

Apr 2017 - Present

Background actor (extra) on more than 50 Hollywood productions. Featured on shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Perry Mason, The L Word: Generation Q," and "Lucifer."

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Podcast Host

I G. Studios LLC • Self-employed

Jul 2019 - Present

Host the T with Charles podcast in which I discuss current events and other scalding hot topics of our time.

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Self-Published Author

I.G. Studios LLC • Self-employed

Jun 2011 - Present

Wrote humorous memoirs Impossibly Glamourous and San Francisco Daddy. Followed up with a series of books on the gig economy including Beverly Hills Postmate" and "Uber Diva."

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

Charles doesn't just grab your audience's attention, he demands it! Great high-energy VO reads, perfect for promos, kids toy commercials, and excellent inimitable characters. He's got a keen sense of timing in his delivery, and offers valuable input, helping tweak the copy according to the project. Book him! You won't be sorry.

Michael Raffety (Owner), A Plus Voice Overs

Skill Details

Languages

Japanese to English

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Industry Expertise

Entertainment, General, Media

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Skill Overview

Japanese to English Translation

Passed the highest level of the Japanese Proficiency Exam (日本語能力試験一級)and have a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University. I also hold a Master's degree from Sophia University (上智大学)in Tokyo, Japan.

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Translation Experience

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Education

Columbia University

Bachelor of Arts (BA) • East Asian Studies

Sep 1996 - May 2000

Kyoto Consortium of Japanese Studies

Other (Japanese) • Japanese

Sep 1998 - May 1999

Sophia University

Master of Arts (MA) • Asian Studies

Sep 2000 - May 2003

Reviews

5.0

Very Professional

4 people said CJ was a professional from start to finish.

Excellent Quality

1 person said CJ’s final deliverable quality exceeded their expectations.

Guillaume Belhumeur

Aug 18, 2021

Very good job! Thanks Charles!

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LILITH NETWORK HK LIMITED

Dec 11, 2020

LILITH NETWORK HK LIMITED

Nov 25, 2020

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