Member's PHYSICAL TRAITS (use format on the "Before Applying" page)
Primarily a voiceover actor, although happy to do more on camera.
Voiceover background summary:
Straight reads, character voices, commercials, narration, training simulations (corporate and educational) billboard announcements. Flexible with portrayal of attitudes, whether regular voice or character voices.
Stage actor in high school and college...
Physical traits you can apply: enthusiastic softball player, kayaker, tennis, volleyball. Recreational ability, but I look like I know what I'm doing when I swing, paddle, or set. 3-ball juggler. Photo hobbyist (see below)...
Recent noteworthy acting experience (use the format on the Before Applying page):
Voiceover: Recorded profiles of Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Aretha Franklin, and Woody Guthrie for Radio.
Voiceover: Recorded audio book of "Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game" by Dan Barry for Perkins School For The Blind.
Currently recording audio book "Red Sox Heroes of Yesteryear" by Herb Crehan, also for Perkins School For The Blind.
Voiceover: Management training program for HR Train.
Bar patron for the film "Ted" (Background).
Timekeeper for MMA fight (Background) in Columbia Pictures "Here Comes The Boom."
Voiceover: Recorded audio book "Still Waters: Crime Stories By New England Writers" (anthology) for Perkins School For The Blind.
PBS/WGBH-TV, "God In America" (featured in Hour 1, Rural Evangelicals 1740's).
Film "Ted" (Background: Karaoke Bar patron).
Film "Here Comes The Boom" (Background: MMA fight Timekeeper).
Film "The Fighter" (Background: fight Spectator and then Ringside Photographer).
AGENCY VOICEOVERS (TV V/O's were off-camera)
US Cellular [Radio];
Saint Mary’s Credit Union [Radio];
Marshall's Department Stores [TV];
Summit Mortgage [TV];
State Street Discount [TV];
Trilogy Apartment Complex [Web-based campaign];
State of Maine Office of Securities [Radio];
Museum of Jewish Heritage, NY [Exhibit voiceover];
New England Research Inst. AIDS/HIV video [animation];
Houghton Science education [Website/CD-ROM];
EF Education [audio "textbook"];
CGI (Sales and Promotion for software package) [web-based];
Omnipod (diabetes product) [promotional video];
Worldways Social Marketing [website virtual tour];
Corporate Training [all for Website/CD-ROM]:
Footlocker; IET; Six Red Marbles; Skillsoft;
One2One Interactive; Click2Learn; Vitesse Multimedia.
Night & Fog--Film Narration V/O
[Emerson College translation from French];
A Christmas Carol (public radio edit, WUML-Lowell)
--voiced Jacob Marley and two small roles,
--was Asst. Post Production Engineer;
The Gristmill—episode “The Dark Ride" [lead role "Daryl" in Audio play CD];
Legalized America--segment V/O [independent film].
Recorded as a commercial voice talent while on staff at
Various electronics stores, law firms, concert venues,
furniture stores, colleges, restaurants, ski resorts,
car dealerships. E.g; Tweeter, Jordan's Furniture,
Fleet-Boston Pavilion, The Paradise, Okemo Mt, etc.
Recorded as a commercial voice talent while on staff at
KOTR-FM/San Luis Obispo, CA:
Various restaurants, clubs, surf & sport shops,
clothing stores, concerts of varied genres
and venues from bars to city amphitheatres.
Recorded as a commercial voice talent for
KSBY-TV/San Luis Obispo, CA:
The Network Shopping Mall; Avila Beach Blues Festival;
Allied Auto Service; Tom's Toys.
Training or acting classes (class name, teacher & where):
VO coaching with Wren Ross in Boston, VO seminar with Lau Lapides in Boston.
Other non-acting related work, hobbies or charities (not skills) in which this actor is involved (1 or 2 word descriptions):
Public Radio WUMB (Boston, MA)--on air and production.
Public Radio WUML (Lowell, MA)
UML hockey Studio Producer and sports update anchor;
Studio Engineer, news/sports anchor, features producer
for the late newsmagazine morning program "Sunrise
(wrote, voiced, produced my own features or produced others).
Previous Commercial Radio Experience includes:
- Air Talent (i.e; DJ);
WXRV (92.5 The River)
- Air Talent, Production Voice Talent and engineer, MC,
artist inverviewer (list available by request);
- Air Talent, Production Director, MC, artist interviewer (list available by
Perkins School For The Blind - Watertown, MA
- recording books.
Recording For the Blind & Dyslexic - Cambridge, MA
- reading book segments.
American Diabetes Association - Boston, MA
- media outreach for 2003, '06, and '07 Walk For Diabetes
(recorded audio PSA's for '06 Walk, edited PSA's for '07).
Clay Center For Science & Technology - Brookline, MA
- MC for First Lego League robotics competiton.
VOICE ARTISTS ONLY [you must have a professional demo to upload]: illustrative 1-word descriptions for this actor's voice (e.g. conversational, announcer, warm, etc.):
'Mr. Friendly & Sincere," conversational (non-announcer-ish), casual. Deep & Thoughtful Yet Edgy guy. Professional & straightforward announcer/narrator.
The Food Lover (especially dessert, yum), righteous anger, humorous--flighty or deadpan.
Character voices: British--upper class and working class, Australian, Irish, Russian, French, Dracula, Karloff, Southern, Noo Yawk. Snooty, Mr. Fake & Sleazey.
You give me the attitude, I'll find you the voice.
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Happy New Year Perry,
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