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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)
Aug 7, 2021: HelloCampus explainer video. I was chosen on BunnyStudio.
July 26, 2021: Math training video for teens. Booked on BunnyStudio.com
July 26, 2021: Walk the Line – Routine Operations. A training video for Marathon Refining. 1300 words. Producer: Cris Glenn. He booked me on Voices.com – He says his client specifically keeps requesting me, based on a previous job.
July 19, 2021: Role of Joey Jester, a killer monkey clown, for a video game by Wang Zhuo Kun from Tap4fun Co. in China. I have voiced games for him before and he emailed me directly about the role. I did some clown sounds, he sent me a video, and I volunteered to do extra sounds to go with the video. Production company: Tap4fun Co., Ltd., 3rd floor, Building A3, Tianfu Software Park, Hi-Tech District, Chengdu, SICHUAN 610041
July 14, 2021: Drawn: The Painted Tower Trilogy. Character of Fireplace – A wooden head. See what it looks like here. This is part one of a 3-part game/trilogy called ‘Drawn’ by Bigfish Games. I was chosen on Bunny Studio without an audition.
June 25, 2021: 3 x 15-second radio spots for Battleface travel insurance. I was picked on voices.com without an audition.
June 25, 2021: For client Marathon Petroleum Company. 2 training videos about “Marathon’s Commitment to Advancing Process Safety: Walk the Line (WTL)”. The first was 3 minutes, the second was 6 minutes. I was hired through voices.com without an audition. The message said: “Looking for a crisp, friendly read. Actual project will have two scripts to read (for a total of approx. 1800 words)… I will attach the second script to the job once the Files section opens. My client asked for you by name!”
June 25, 2021: NIKE Fusion for Business Continuity Professionals. A 10-minute VoiceOver for a slide presentation to train NIKE employees. 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.
June 14, 2021: E-learning follow up booking for Module 1. Introduction to Strategic Trade Controls, from InterVoiceOver.com
April 9, 2021: IC – EEO Statement, Interview Flow (Male) – I did the voice of 3 men. Was hired through BunnyStudio. 5 star review with comment: “Great job with our multiple voice request.” Job instructions were: IMPORTANT NOTES We will need 3 different male (young adult) voices for the job. This is a voiceover for an online learning course on interviewing. All three voices are restaurant managers conducting employment interviews. Each Manager voice should be different, but all three should be upbeat and positive, with a confident tone. Please use the same tone, style, etc. as in the sample for which we indicated a preference.
April 7, 2021: Dubbing project for 3D Agora through BunnyStudio. I had to time my voiceover to match an on-camera actor in German. SCRIPT: Are you struggling with sales and maintaining a continuous stream of income as a 3D artist? Are you sick of the messy and poor information flow from clients? Do you have a hard time collecting well-deserved payment for work you have already completed? … Well, guess what? You’re not the only one! Luckily there is now a system called 3D Agora, which provides a solution for these issues! In return for a free registration as a 3D artist, you’ll receive benefits like: Access to plenty of architectural visualization projects worldwide. Apply or get invited for available projects at any time. Clear and consistent information flow with the help of the 3D Agora collaboration board. And last but not least, total payment safety. Clients will deposit the full project fee, which will be released to you as soon as the final renderings are accepted. So if you want to… Target clients who are ready to hire you NOW Bid on HOT leads effortlessly with all the sales and marketing done FOR YOU Receive all feedback, so well structured, that no information ever gets lost While also Getting paid immediately after every approved delivery All you have to do is SIGN UP with Agora for FREE TODAY and start creating your magic! and…. Let Agora take care of the rest!
INSTRUCTIONS: Hi, josh! We want this narration to sound dynamic and enthusiastic. The actor is using the system that changed him from a struggling freelancer to a successful entrepreneur so his enthusiasm towards 3D agora should be reflected in his voice. Please use a minimal eastern european accent. Video to Sync: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ayh9v93to23npif/3D%20Agora%20DEMO%20V6.mp4?dl=0
April 5, 2021: BTAW_8_Jeff_SE. Voice for a video game through BunnyStudio. Game is called Bridge To Another World 8, a casual hidden object puzzle adventure game HOPA by Friendly Fox. INSTRUCTIONS: This is a video game character from Bridge To Another World 8. Young Lilliputian in his early thirties, who was rescued by our protagonist from under the giant wristwatch that fell on him. SCRIPT: [The player released the Lilliputian from under the fallen wristwatch.] [Gratefully, still a bit scared] Thank you! I thought I’d never get out from under that thing. [surprised] But why did you help me? You’re a giant, and everyone says giants are our enemies. [calmed down] This watch belonged to one of your kind. I saw him arrive and get caught by the soldiers before I was pulled over. [regretfully] Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to find him. All the giants the Governor catches disappear without a trace. [interested] It looks like there was a shrinking potion in the bottle. [1 second pause] [explaining] Yes, we Lilliputians know all about it. [cheerfully] If you can find something to collect what’s left of it, I’ll help you. [The player takes shrinking potion and become a Lilliputian too] [cheerfully] Great, now you’re one of us! [firmly] It’s time we get out of here, but we can’t do anything without the map. Did you happen to see it? [Player with Jeff completes dangerous travel to the Lilliput capital] [joyfully] We’re here! The city behind me is our capital. Now that you’re a Lilliputian, you should be able to get across the bridge. [a bit sad] This is where we part ways. [friendly] Take care of yourself!
April 1, 2021. Job called Kayla for BunnyStudio. Support told me: “It looks like they are a marketing research company and this is for one of their clients.” INSTRUCTIONS: A text response to being asked how egg rolls tasted after making them in the oven. SCRIPT: The extra work to make them in the oven was worth it because they did taste a million times better.
March 25, 2021: Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee, through BunnyStudio. INSTRUCTIONS: The purpose of this project is the publication of a technical note on a orthopedics scientific journal. No words need to be spelled. SCRIPT: This video presents the Pearls and Pitfalls of Anatomical Reduction and Secure Fixation in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee After anterolateral and anteromedial portals are established, diagnostic arthroscopy is performed. The lesion is identified based on the arthroscopic appearance of the cartilage, and its stability is tested with an arthroscopic hook. Once the lesion is delineated, the lesion is hinged open with a Smillie meniscotome, leaving one side attached to avoid losing the fragment in the joint. The hinged lesion is then detached using a blunt instrument. The subchondral bone isexposed, and all the sclerotic tissue is debrided and removed using a motorized burr and a curette. The backside of the fragment is also debrided of sclerosis. After the subchondral bed is prepared, microfractures are created to increase vascularity to the OCD fragment and promote bone healing. After the debridement and microfracture steps, the fragment is reduced, and any overlapping cartilage that prohibited anatomical reduction of the fragment has to be trimmed. The chondral fragment and subsequent subchondral bone are then drilled with a 2.4 mm arthroscopic drill, a bioabsorbable nail is inserted, the nail is buried in the cartilage to prevent opposing cartilage wear, 3 other bioabsorbable nails were inserted in this case to provide compression and rotational stability. Finally, the fixation status is checked to ensure that nails are not protruding, which can cause cartilage wear.
Feb 21, 2020: Training video #3 (Strategize) for Nike. 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.
Feb 7, 2021: Got paid for a voiceover for AAOIC American Association of Orthodontists Insurance. Got job through BunnyStudio: https://bunnystudio.com/voice/projects/#/timeline/7379770976A314171301?version=default
This was my audition 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.
Additional instructions: This is a script for a video presentation about malpractice insurance offered to orthodontists by the American Association of Orthodontists Insurance Company, or AAOIC. The AAOIC acronym should be spoken with each letter pronounced individually. 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 on my audition: Great sample, sounds good. Tone/vibe are spot on.
Feb 5, 2021 QTC Suicide Awareness and Prevention slide presentation. 5 pages, 16 slides. 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.
Feb 4, 2021: Voiceover approved today for a video game by Lilith Games. I got the job through Voices.com. They used my original audition! Project: ROK UA _ Build a bridge for Win-Win for Lucien Luo at LILITH TECHNOLOGY HONG KONG LIMITED HongKong, HK.
January 27, 2021: FH Conversations Service Animals – Male Resident, though BunnyStudio. Instructions: animated training video- guy calls office irritated SCRIPT, one slide example: Hello, I live in Apartment #108 and my upstairs neighbor just got a new dog. He mentioned his dog is a service animal and therefore did not have to pay any pet fees. I don’t see any disability. My neighbor is always on the treadmill in the gym and swimming in the pool and I highly doubt my neighbor has any disability whatsoever. Can you tell me why they need a dog?
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:
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.