- CAN RECORD TODAY!
- Current availability:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday , Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- STUDIO PATCH:
Source Connect, Skype
Under 24hr delivery
- AGE RANGE:
Middle aged, Senior
- Accent origin:
US - Alabama, US - California, US - Colorado, US - Florida, US - Georgia, US - Kentucky, US - Montana, US - North Carolina, US - Oklahoma, US - Oregon, US - South Carolina, US - Texas, US - Wyoming
“And they lived happily ever after” begins with “Once upon a time” and someone to give voice to that story. That’s where I come in. Wherever there have been stories to tell, I’ve worked there, whether in person or from my voice booth.
I am a paid subscriber to SourceConnect Standard and I work from a beautifully constructed, double-walled, 1,000-pound isolation booth that allows two-way communication with studios virtually anywhere in the world and the ability to record in real-time. My primary microphone is a 1951 Neumann U 47 that was meticulously rebuilt by Bill Bradley at the Mic Shop in Franklin, Tennessee, and by Siegfried Thiersch in Germany. My AD/DA converter is a PrismSound Lyra II.
I am a professional, voting member of the World-Voices Organization, an international association of voice actors whose members have been meticulously vetted as professional voice actors. I am signed with agents in Los Angeles, Denver, and Atlanta, and I’m listed with select online voice casting services in the U.S. and Europe.
As a voice actor, whether narrating documentaries and corporate presentations or performing commercial voice-overs, my work is a simple, two-step process—finding the beating heart of a script and then inhabiting the words.
From my first serendipitous session on a soundstage in Paris, performing ADR for French and German race car drivers in a documentary for Renault, to my more recent work in LA, New York, Florence, Rome, Stockholm, Tokyo, Zürich, Barcelona, and Berlin, I’ve become adept at my craft. Moreover, I’ve become adept at working with producer-directors to support their vision.
There’s little I haven’t done as an on-camera and voice actor. I’ve voiced projects in virtually every medium including principal motion picture roles, radio and television commercials, documentaries, corporate identity presentations, training, eLearning, medical narratives, explainer videos, live events, movie trailers, electronic games, cartoon animation, telephone answering systems, and automated dialogue replacement. But that’s not all I’ve done.
For seventeen years, I was an award-winning copywriter-producer-director in a small but exceptionally talented ad agency, and I still take on the occasional writing, producing, and directing assignment.
I’ve also appeared in principal motion picture roles, including the Tom Hanks/Imagine Entertainment/HBO series “From the Earth to the Moon,” which won eighteen Emmy Awards.
I co-hosted the groundbreaking Home and Garden Television (HGTV) cooking show “All In Good Taste” and acted in professional theatre.
In short, my career in advertising, marketing, production, and as a voice and on-camera actor means that I almost invariably “get it” when it comes to the creative process and the needs of producer-directors and their clients. That means I also know how to take direction.
While I currently live in Georgia, I was educated in England and have lived in Paris, Athens, Greece, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon, so my natural accent is essentially neutral. My Character Voices and Cowboy Storyteller demos give an idea of my accent flexibility.
If you have a story to tell—doesn’t everyone?—I’d be grateful for the opportunity to make a case for hiring me as your storyteller.
Here are a few more descriptions of my voice from my agents:
Authoritative, Strong, Confident
Conversational Real Person
Cool, Hip, Attitude
Folksy, Rough, Raspy
Friendly, Pleasant, Likable
Honest, Direct, Sincere
Cowboy, Western, Southern
Click here to post a free audition request if you'd like auditions from me or voices similar to mine, and we'll come to you!
|“Find the beating heart of a script, then inhabit it.”, John Drew|
Microphones: A fully-restored, 1951 Neumann U 47; a meticulously custom-crafted AKG C-12 clone; a Sennheiser MKH 416 shotgun. AD/DA Converter: A PrismSound Lyra II. Computer: Mac Mini i7 with two 1 GB, solid-state drives and 8 TB of external storage. Software: 64-bit Reaper with iZotope RX 8 and other signal-processing plugins. Isolation booth: A double-walled voice booth that weighs nearly 1,000 pounds.
A partial list of companies and organizations for which I've performed voice talent. Airlines & Travel: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Holland America Line, Lufthansa, United Airlines. Automotive: Acura of Serramonte (San Francisco), Hella Gutmann TechTeam (Germany), Mercedes Benz (Germany), Nimnicht Chevrolet, Florida, Renault (France). Banking & Financial Service.s Betterment Investing, City Bank of West Texas, Federal Reserve Bank, First Union, Prudential Financial Services, Raymond James Financial, TSYS. Cable Network Promotion: Bone Collector (Outdoor Channel), C News (Trinidad & Tobago), Discovery Channel, Dish Network, Home & Garden Television, Major League Baseball on Fox, Outdoor Channel. Colleges, Universities and Education: Emory University, The Great Courses, University of Alabama, University of Oregon. Energy: ConocoPhillips ,Tri-State Electric (Colorado), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Medical & Hospitals: Hughston Clinic (Georgia), Marshfield Clinic (Wisconsin), Mayo Clinic ,The Med (Memphis) . Nature & Environmental / Non-Profit: Defenders of Wildlife, Florida Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Forestry Commission, Grand Canyon Trust, Honor Flight Golden Isles, Honor Flight St. Louis, Infinity Science Center, Orix Foundation, Texas A&M Forest Service, Tompkins Conservation, Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve. Manufacture / & Communications: AT&T, BCM Illuminazione (Italy), Brandstock (Italy), CSX, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Edgewise Eight Brewing, General Electric, HMS Industrial Networks (Sweden), Honeywell, Kennecott Copper, Knauf Insulation, Kurz Graphics (Germany), Milliken & Company, Minolta, Powerblanket, Quentic (Germany), Sunbeam, Union Carbide, Westinghouse, Whirlpool, William Carter Company, Zirkonzahn (Italy). Government Agencies: FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center), Huntsville, Alabama Police Department, NASA, NOAA, US Army, US Coast Guard, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, US National Park Service, US Treasury Department. Outdoor Sports & Hunting: Bad Boy Buggies, Bear/Jennings Archery, Benelli Shotguns, Blazer High-Performance Boats, Hard Core Brands, Horton Crossbows, Hunter Marine, Hunter Safety Systems, Johnson/Evinrude, Realtree, Thompson/Center Arms, Traditions Firearms. Recreation & Entertainment: Apple Music, NASCAR, PGA Tour, Six Flags – Georgia, Texas, Mid-America, TPA (Tennis Professionals Association), Walt Disney World, WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). Retail: Home Depot, Home Shopping Network. Restaurant & Hospitality: Olive Garden, Smashin’ Crab Seafood, San Antonio