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I’ve voiced countless radio ads, TV commercials, explainer videos, animated TV shows. My signature sound for narration, announcing and explainer videos is real, natural, friendly, intelligent, professional. Clients comment that I have a unique mix of sounding youthful yet wise. I’m also very funny – I have a stand-up comedy and improv background. I love ad-libbing, and creating awkward, neurotic, relatable characters, like a lovable business man, dad or neighbour. And I’m an award-winning Senior Copywriter and Screenwriter, so you’re getting an actor and writer in one!
Talent agencies I’m represented by:
AMI (Artist Management Inc.)
Lori Lins Ltd.
Notable voice roles:
• Claymation Dan The Chameleon in a commercial for Hubba Bubba Max that ran in the U.S. and Europe. (The spot was animated by Oscar-winning studio Aardman Animation in England. Years later, I used them for a commercial I wrote and I saw the clay chameleon in their studio. The animator told me the commercial was so much fun to work on because the voice actor was so amazing.)
• Scotsman Birdie Bowers on the animated children’s show Time Warp Trio.
• Parker the Topekan teenager in the video game Wasteland 2.
• The older brother on the CBC TV show Best Laid Plans.
• IMDB page (Internet Movie Database, so you can see my official credits)
Jan 8, 2020: Internal education video for The American Association of Orthodontists Insurance Company (AAOIC). Sample script: “AAOIC’s sole focus is providing malpractice insurance to protect your career… you can trust us to fight for you because our coverage was Created by Orthodontists for Orthodontists. So let’s look at three of the primary advantages of AAOIC Malpractice Insurance.” I got the job through BunnyStudio. You can hear my samples here: https://bunnystudio.com/voice/voice-actor/josh-J2R4F2O/
These were the specs, and the client’s comment on my audition:
The purpose of this piece is to provide a quick, high-level overview of the product. We’re looking for a friendly, optimistic, conversational tone (no “announcer voice”).
New remarks provided by the client:
Dec 8, 2020: Emergency Response Overview for Snapchat employees. 10 pages long. I voiced the training video that tells all Snapchat employees how to handle emergencies. My contact was Blake Lavender | Ripcord Solutions | Director of Training & Design. Ripcord does videos for BUSINESS CONTINUITY • DISASTER RECOVERY • CRISIS MANAGEMENT • CYBER SECURITY and I have voiced their videos for years.
Nov, 2020: Series of videos for Venezuela. I’ll remember to update this with more info.
April 2020: Voiceover for Entrust Datacard Business Continuity Program Exercise. About 6 minute of narration. My contact was Blake Lavender | Ripcord Solutions | Director of Training & Design. Ripcord does videos for BUSINESS CONTINUITY • DISASTER RECOVERY • CRISIS MANAGEMENT • CYBER SECURITY and I have voiced their videos for years.
April 2020: Voice of a hospital tour guide and 3 kids, for 2 short animations for a Dutch Child Hospital. My contact was Boy van Dulmen, at Fourcorners, a Film Production Agency in the Netherlands creating videos and animation (3D/2D) for national and international clients. Booked by auditioning on voices.com
Sep 2019: Change Healthcare Introduction to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. 6-page script for slide presentation, produced by Blake Lavender, Director of Training & Design at Ripcord Solutions.
Oct 2018: Voice of animated spokesperson for lending company Revfin in India, for animator Sameer Aggarwal.
Oct. 17, 2018: Funny game player in 4 ads for Lilith Games in China for developer Fan Yang.
Oct 2018: Role of Tom, 20 y.o. Scrooge’s nephew. Isn’t shown in the game. We play for him. A young cat. Serious, careful. For Ruslan Efimov at Elephant Games in Russia.
Sep 2018: Series of explainer videos for Automox cloud-based automation company for Holly Hamann, Automox’s Chief Marketing Officer.
Sep 2018: Voiceover for city of Windsor.
Sep. 27, 2018: Neverware Enterprise Edition Explainer Video. For Tristan Pelligrino at Motion Video.
Sep. 22, 2018: “Documentary Character, English Male with Chinese Accent” for Sarah Hill, at StoryUP VR, a virtual reality storytelling company.
Sep. 10, 2018: Short, corporate promo video meant to entice development of an innovation corridor within a larger municipality in Jacksonville and North Florida. Artistic Direction: The voice they are looking for needs to sound younger, more energetic, smart, not sales-y (think young tech guy making venture capital pitch).
Sep. 4, 2018: Voice updates to a training video for TIAA Bank, because I voiced a video for another bank that’s been bought up by TIAA.
August 20, 2018: 60-second TV commercial narration for Pacifica Graduate Institute’s M.A./Ph.D. in Mythological Studies Program, pacifica.edu. Producer: John Ziegler
August 15, 2018: YTel video. Producer: Matt Sonnenberg.
July 24, 2018: American Airlines video about their Group and Meeting Travel product.
July 23, 2018: Explainer video for Timbro, a Swedish Thinktank. Editor: Anders Meisner at Timbro.
July 2018: Voice of a Ghost to be used as background sounds for mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. The game’s been nominated for Google Play Fan Favorite Game of 2018!
July 2018: Voice of a Talking Printer for educational video called Personal Security: Secure your IOT (Internet of Things).
Oct. 20, 2017: Voice of a dog in “Dog Days – Heater”, a TV commercial for A & R Plumbing, Heating and Air. That’s me as the dog watching TV. Producer: Todd Tidwell. Ad Agency: Griffin Wink Advertising in Lubbock, Texas.
August 14, 2017: Narrator for internal video for Johnson & Johnson, to sell a program for baby boomers called The Johnson & Johnson Essentials Experience, Powered by OceanX. The production company was in Kansas City and listened in over my iPhone.
August 8, 2017: Various voices for video game Shuyan Saga by Lofty Sky Entertainment – “a graphic novel series where action scenes come alive in 3D combat gameplay.” The game was launched on Aug. 8. See the game’s Facebook Page and their launch announcement on Twitter:
— Shuyan Saga (@ShuyanSaga) August 8, 2017
August 8, 2017: Voice of a warehouse worker, direction: conversational, sincere, talking to a fellow employee. Done for Brad Myers of Alchemy Systems – an Internal Communications agency that promotes health and safety culture through Online Training Modules.
August 7, 2017: The voice of Piperbot Robot, working for Krysta Curtis, from Piper. Piper makes computer kits to teach kids electronics and coding. This is a computer game for 8 to 12 year-old boys and girls. The direction I was given was “Piperbot’s voice should sound like a teenage boy.” They wanted to replace a voice they already had.
August 1, 2017: 10 minute narration for slide presentation about Humana Business Continuity training, produced by Blake Lavender, Director of Training & Design at Ripcord Solutions. I have done several of these voiceovers for Ripcord’s client Humana. (Humana Inc. is a for-profit American health insurance company based in Louisville, Kentucky. As of 2014 Humana has over 13 million customers in the U.S., reported a 2013 revenue of US$41.3 billion, and has 51,600 employees.)
Job finished July 27, 2017: The voice of a horse in a German film student commercial for Black Stallion Beer.
Job finished July 27, 2017: The voice of Makio Sono, a student about 18-19 years old, in a Japanese anime video game about zombies, by Irina Chaban of Universe Music, a Ukrainian studio that produces impressive sound design for video games, animations, promo videos, and trailers.
The voice of Edward, a treacherous villain for a Dorian Gray hidden objects games by DominiGames, directed by Oleg Smolyanskiy.
The voice of Husband, in 2 radio spots for Fulton Homes. Created by Matthew Wilson at Knoodle in Phoeniz, Arizona. I improvised a lot of it, and recording my lines separately from the woman playing my wife. Matthew cut the dialogue together.
Narration for an explainer video about CyberBox security system, by Michael Creative.
Narration for an explainer video about a thalassemia test by SeqIndia, called BillionToOne.com
Announcer for TV ads for the Carolina Panthers NFL team.