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Steve Bates

Toronto, Ontario, CA 8:47 AM (EDT) Local Time




About Steve Bates

With nearly two decades of professional experience, Steve Bates has voiced hundreds of T.V and Radio commercials, corporate branding and promotional videos, and even a few movie trailers.

Steve's voiceover style has been described as friendly, conversational, slow-paced, relaxed, booming, believable, confident, smooth, guy next door, authoritative, sincere, corporate, professional, relatable, informative, and educational.

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Vocal Characteristics


English (North American), English

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54)


Canadian, North American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes)

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Voice Over Skills

Movie Trailers Documentaries Elearning Radio Ad Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad

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Turnaround Time

24 hours (often same day)


Sennheiser MKH 416

Computer & Software

Windows 10 PC Desktop, iZotope RX 6 Audio Editor Advanced, iZotope Ozone 8 Advanced.

Special Equipment

Warm Audio WA73-EQ Mic Pre-Amp, Harman DBX 286S Mic Processor

Service Overview

Voice Over

Deep, slow-paced, high-quality voice over recordings for commercials (internet, radio & TV), movie trailers, product videos, documentaries, corporate narrations, etc..

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Voice Over Experience


Brass Rail • Contract Full-time

Aug 2004 - Sep 2020

Strip Club D.J./M.C. - experience in live introductions. I have introduced over 150,000 live shows in 20 years!

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Freelance Voice Over Talent

Steve Bates Voice Overs • Freelance

Apr 2017 - Present

Freelance Voice Over Talent

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

Great to work with, Great Job. Very pleased!

John Van Houdt (Award-Winning Radio and TV Audio Producer)

If you want to hire a pro who is reliable and talented, and fast….look no further. An Absolute pro!

Paul Becker (Director, Actor, Choreographer)

Absolutely fantastic highly recommended

Ian Reed (Film Producer, Actor)



Excellent Quality

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

Ali Habib

Aug 22, 2022

Chris Vaughn

May 20, 2022

Great working with Steve, he is an excellent professional. We will be using him again.

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Aaron Chewning

Sep 30, 2019

Couldn't have had a better experience partnering with Steve. He worked with my tight timeline, the audio quality was top notch and he adjusted for my notes perfectly. A supreme talent and true professional!

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How do I work with Steve Bates?

You can start working with Steve Bates in three simple steps:

  1. Invite Steve to respond to your new or existing project.
  2. Review Steve's proposal, portfolio, and quote after they've replied to your invitation.
  3. Hire Steve Bates.

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How do I pay Steve Bates?

Payment to Steve Bates is managed through our SurePay™ payment protection service in a few simple steps:

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

What voice over skills does Steve Bates perform?

Movie Trailers, Documentaries, Elearning, Radio Ad, Podcasting, Television Ad, Video Narration, Online Ad