There are so many great voice-over resources out there, that I can only list a few of my favorites here.
VO Friends & Colleagues
There are many great voice talents out there. I’m privileged to know some of the best! (This is by no means an exhaustive list!) Call me if you’re looking for a particular sound and I’m sure that I can steer you to the right person! These are in alphabetical order ’cause I just love them all!
Sean Caldwell – Yeah, you’ve heard him. Imaging, corporate…oh & he wears the coolest shirts!
Terry Daniel – A wonderful voice over artist, producer and very funny guy!
Chuck Davis – Great at voiceover, and remember to ask him about his motorcycle!
Tom Dheere – Another all-around great talent, actor, writer, & producer!
Peter Drew – Great talent & a great set of articles on the VO biz!
Dan Friedman – Voice talent, audio engineer and author – what can’t Dan do!
Rowell Gormon – (rhymes with “role” ; ) – Mr. Warm & freindy & Creative Characters that come alive!
Mike Harrison – A true pro that can make techno-speak make sense!
Harlan Hogan – Voice talent, author, producer, coach….he does it all!
Jeffrey Kafer – Another pro & awesome audiobook narrator & producer
Jim Kipping – A serious talent with a wicked sense of humor!
Bruce Miles – Deep, melodious with a natural warmth – his voice matches his wonderful personality!
Peter O’Connell – Great voice talent & marketer extraodinaire!
Paul Payton – One of the nicest & most professional talents out there!
Ari Ross – On camera and VO…yep, double threat!
Bob Souer – A great talent, VO blogger extraordinaire, & the 2nd nicest guy in voiceover!
Tom Test – Truly the voice you trust (ask him about his model plane collection!)
Doug Turkel – You know the booming voice-of-God? Yeah, nope, not Doug. Just an awesome Unnouncer!
Brad Venable – A sweetheart of a guy, and an awesome animation voice!
Moe Egan – If my voice isn’t right for your job, call Moe! She’s great!
Foreign VO Talent
As a voice talent who speaks a foreign language, I realize you may need other languages besides French. Here are some great voice talents who also happen to speak another language. Again, this is not an exhaustive list. Call me if you don’t see the language you need listed here.
VO Related Software:
I HIGHLY recommend the following software if you are planning on doing long-form narrations that require separate files
If you are an aspiring Voice talent and are looking for training, here are coaches I can reccomend. I have personally trained with each of these wonderfully talented voiceover coaches. (If you decide to work with any of them, please tell them I sent you along! : )
Nancy Wolfson – Yes, her reputation precedes her. And she’s amazing.
Mary Lynn Wissner – A wonderful coach, and a hoot to work with!
Marice Tobias – An incredibly intuitive coach
Lainie Cooke – A wonderful coach and an amazing Jazz singer!
“Uncle Roy” Yokelson – A true gem of a guy and a talented one at that!
VO Technical Help
These days, if you are a Voice talent you really are the chief cook & bottle washer…or in our case, chief talent, engineer and editor. That means that you’ll be using a lot of equipment. If you need help setting that equipment up, or figuring out why what you have isn’t working right, or setting up your home studio, get in touch with George Whittam aka George The Tech! George is the go-to guy for working voice talent. He can help in person if you are in the Los Angeles area, or remotely via email, phone, Skype, and screen sharing so he can control and see your computer. He really knows it all…and his daughter is the cutest!