Steve Bates

Toronto, Ontario, CA 10:57 PM (AST) Local Time


Voice Over



Voice Over


With nearly two decades of professional experience, Steve Bates first voyaged into the world of voice overs in 2002. By 2007, he landed a voice role in the Canadian film, “Prevision”. Since then, Steve has voiced hundreds of T.V and Radio commercials, corporate branding and promotional videos, and even a few movie trailers (including one starring Julia’s brother, Eric Roberts).

Steve Bates is a freelance, non-union voice talent who has proudly voiced projects ranging from family-run businesses, to the top two highest-evaluated corporations on the planet (Saudi Aramco & Apple). Steve provides clients with the style and sound they seek, and is fast, reliable, and above all, professional.

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, sophisticated, 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

Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Television

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Turnaround Time

24 hours (often same day)

Live Directed Sessions



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

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)



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!

Ziiin, Wanami, Hitopic

Aug 26, 2018

Steve has a stunning and charismatic voice. He replied so quickly and precisely matched with our demand… on the first try !

I highly recommand Steve and I will surely work with him again in the future.

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