You could say voiceover talent runs in the family.
I never knew my Father, but those who knew of him tell stories of how he was a master voiceover talent. He had an uncanny ability to mimic accents and vocal characteristics.
I have the same gift. I guess that’s why I’ve been a voiceover talent for over 30 years….my brother even longer.
I had a short stint in Radio Broadcasting (about 12 years) but I never aspired to become a celebrity in Broadcasting.
I was always happier behind the scenes, recording commercials and producing programs.
The problem is, if you’re not the Morning Guy or the General Manager, the money sucks and so do the hours.
So, I left the radio business to pursue my dream (and make better money). I decided to build my own studio and establish a career as a freelance voiceover talent.
The Internet made it all possible.
I had my first website up in 1995 and started delivering audio from my home studio in 1998. Back then, there was only about 30 guys listed on Yahoo! as a voiceover talent. None was offering recording services.
That’s my very first logo on the right.
Along the way, I discovered a few skills I never knew I had, including – to my pleasant surprise – Acting. Along with dramatically improving my voiceover talent skills, I found I wasn’t too bad at performing on the stage either. To this day, I remain active in theater.
I also found out that I’m one of very few that has expertise in running a voice-over business. Recording engineering, computer repair, website development, marketing, even some of the skills you’d find that of a General Contractor.
So, I decided to start-up a small sideline of my business – consulting. Since then, I’ve helped about 30 people get their start in the voice over business.
Today, I can honestly say I’ve surpassed the top of my game.
I was the National Network Imaging voice for Global TV in Canada from 2006-2013. This was one of the top 3 TV Imaging gigs in the country.
I have a client base that……well…….let’s just say I’ve had to hire someone to help me with it…LOL! The lifestyle VO affords me is fantastic, to do what you love and work from home – it doesn’t get any better than that.
I often say to people that I’m wealthy, but not monetarily speaking. I’m flush with the most valuable commodity in the world, which is Time.
Time to spend with my family and friends. Time to watch the sunset at the lake.
That said, I still remain humble and ever mindful from whence I came, always willing to help others and share whatever I can, whenever I can and however I can.
This website helps me achieve that goal.
I hope it has helped you in some way.