Larry O'Brien

Fargo, North Dakota, US

Skill

Voice Over

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Skill

Voice Over

About

Testimonial: "I am an executive staff producer for O'Briens Agency in Farmington Hills, Michigan. We are a high-end corporate solutions provider serving a wide array of clientele since 1954, the lion's share of which has been spent serving General Motors. I was fortunate enough to receive one of Larry's voiceover demos early in 2004. Since then, he has been my principal voice talent for long form training. Last summer, he was featured in three back-to-back projects: one for Chevrolet Corvette, another for Chevy SSR and yet another instructional DVD for Corvette that ran 87 minutes. Buy a new Corvette, reach into the glovebox and you can have one of your very own. This year, he updated the glovebox video and voiced the new Corvette Z06 Launch DVD. Larry has a unique vocal quality that makes him very easy to listen to, especially for extended periods of time. He has the ability to carry many characteristics into a single delivery: authoritative, warm, casual, persuasive, friendly, never overpowering. His vocal delivery talents, impressive as they are, however, were not the key skill sets that blew me away. I have a very hectic production schedule and one thing I don't have time for is to sit in a voiceover recording session for hours at a time, then pull and assemble best takes in sequence. Larry's services merely require me to e-mail a script, then call and have a five-minute phone conversation on what vibe we are going for. That's it. Usually within a day, he e-mails me a single audio file that I simply drop into my editor's timeline and it's all there! This saves me an enormous amount of headaches and dollars. His interpretation and pacing is pretty much dead on. I don't even know where he records, but the production value is right up there with the finest audio houses in our area. I cannot tell you what an enormous luxury this is. And if I need fixes or a last-minute change based on client input, Larry's right on it. In a nutshell, Larry's professionalism, attitude and execution really set him apart. I've been in this business since 1981 and have only on very rare occasions come across anyone of his caliber." -Oliver Darrow/Director of Motion Media
Larry O'Brien has a voice with these qualities: Authoritative / Professional / Upbeat / Friendly / Guy-next-door / Average Guy / Warm / Casual / Strong / Persuasive / Comical / Personable

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Accents

British, North American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota)

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Voice Over Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

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Studio

Turnaround Time

Same-day; often same hour

Microphone

EV RE-20

Computer & Software

Dell

Special Equipment

Mackie CR-1604 mixer; Adobe Audition software; dbx mic preamp/processor; Stanton dual CD playback deck; E-Works high-speed dubbing unit; Phone interface (phone patch); Sony MDS-JE500 minidisc deck; Tannoy studio monitors

Service Overview

Voice Over

My name is Larry O’Brien, and I’ve voiced projects for an international gallery of clientele doing podcasts, flash narration, station imaging, characterizations and on-hold messaging, as well as in-store voice and multimedia audio. I recently replaced Al Michaels as the play-by-play voice on the Madden NFL ’08 video game from EA Sports. I’ve even developed new voices and characters for specific projects and can do the same for yours. Just ask me for a custom demo.

I work from my broadcast-quality project studio and can deliver your file via most digital formats, often within a few hours, depending on the project. Here’s the bottom line: I like people and I love my work. And that makes every experience tremendous.

Check out my website at (Website hidden). I hope you’ll call me when you need fresh voiceover talent for your next session. Thanks!

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Reviews

5.0

midcontinent communications

Oct 1, 2012

Larry was very easy to work with and has a great voice. Thanks for your help!

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