Jack's voice is naturally relaxing and soothing, but this can belie his extraordinary range which has delightfully surprised many clients. His age range runs from the 20s to the 80s, but most naturally fits between 30 to 65. He has a warm, resonant, sincere baritone voice that connotes a calm, easy going guy that makes everyone comfortable. This conversational, story-telling style makes him believable and trustworthy and his folksy, caring or sentimental sides make a soft sell seem more like a chat with the friendly neighbor.
When the need arises for a romantic, sensual or sexy sound, Jack creates an alluring tone that can border on delightful unease. He can create a rich, sophisticated air of luxury that can escalate to an expensive, snooty tone that imagines the proverbial silver spoon nearby.
Jack’s voice easily adapts to the demands of the spokesperson where a serious, authoritative, convincing even newsy tone may be required. When a more over-the-top, hard sell attitude is required, his enthusiasm and energy are readily displayed.
Jack understands the unique requirements of corporate industrial copy finding the appropriate tone from educational-instructional to straight forward-professional to dramatic. He works to understand the copy and this allows him to vocally frame the outline points and, because he thinks with the listener, effectively convey the salience of the message. His extensive vocabulary allows him to navigate a challenging variety of medical, chemical, technical and electronic terms.
Jack’s varied skills extend to the world of movie trailers and TV promos where he can handle the full spectrum from dramatic to action-adventure to comedic-whimsical. Audio books require many of these same skills when the material is educational or instructional, but Jack’s story-telling skills can bring a dramatic tale to life and his numerous characters are a boon when a book’s characters can be enhanced with appropriate vocal animation.
Jack’s animation characters are just that - characters, not simply funny sounding voices. Ask to speak with any of Jack's characters and they will come to life and seem as real as any of us. It is likely you will tire of the conversation long before the character does. He performs a wide variety of character attitudes like a big announcer parody, NFL Films spokesman (John Facenda ), professor, psychiatrist, sinister, evil villain, super hero, hip, geek, nerd, goofy, jolly, naive, wild, zany, wacky, kooky, nutty, quirky, funny and humorous.
He also does a variety of accents and dialects including British, Cockney, Australian, U.S. Southern (Appalachian and Sophisticated Drawl), New York, Western Cowboy and Crusty Old Miner, Surfer Dude, French, Italian, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and an authentic down home good old boy read (like Sam Elliott). He welcomes direction and the opportunity to explore new characters at a client’s urging where creativity can birth something new and unique.
Jack understands that emotions are seldom singularly felt and deftly manages the elusive chemistry of feelings and attitudes that bring a character and a read to life. He instinctively understands that a direction of "be real" can still have many shadings and works to find that point on the spectrum that seems just right. These shadings can include angry, happy, sad, disappointed, satisfied, relieved, concerned, worried, confused, surprised and more complex emotions such as exasperated, jealous, envious, dejected, hopeful, amazed and astounded. He is also capable of newer, more edgy attitudes such as argumentative, flippant, sarcastic, wry, bored, monotonous, monotone, deadpan and casual. He can also do celebrity impressions and impersonations including Franklin Roosevelt (performed in the play “Annie”), John F. Kennedy, Truman Capote and Billy Crystal’s Fernando.
Jack is a great choice for radio and TV commercials, promos, trailers, corporate industrial narration, documentaries, telephone IVR and on hold, animation and character voices, impressions and impersonations, audio books and books on tape, training videos, internet and podcast presentations. He is extremely conscientious and works hard to make certain his clients are satisfied.
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