Michael Grant

A voice that inspires trust: clear, articulate, confident yet friendly.

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Michael Grant

Demos

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Recent Work

Connectivity

Source Connect
Skype
Phone Patch

Bio and Credits

Languages
English (North American)
Accents and Dialects
Spanish, French, Scottish, Indian, Australian, British East Africa, British (RCP), Canadian, Cuban, Irish
Voice Age
Young Adult
Middle Aged
Senior
Experience
PROFESSIONAL VOICE ACTOR TRAINING

It is not about the voice! Having a nice, resonant voice might sometimes be a benefit but the essence of a being a great voice over talent, no matter the niche (Commerical, Narration, e-Learning, Medical, Corporate/Industrial, Political, Movie Trailers, Promo, TV and Radio Imaging, Audiobooks, etc.) is all about what the actor DOES with their voice, not the voice, itself. "Voice over" is, at its best, "voice acting" and the better the voice talent can analyze/understand the script and the intent of the writer and then employ acting skills to bring that script to life as the writer intended, the more successful the voice talent will be in serving the script, its writer, and the client. That is my goal: to use my voice and acting skills to make your script come alive as you intended it to!

Learning what to DO with my voice required a great deal of training. I have worked with the following individuals and organizations to develop my skills as a voice over talent:

- Judith Sullivan (Atlanta): Private Coaching
- J. Michael Collins (Washington DC/Luxembourg): Private Coaching and Demo Production
- Nancy Wolfson (Los Angeles): Private Coaching and Coursework
- The Second City (Chicago): Improvisational Acting Training

PAST CLIENTS INCLUDE:

Samsung
Playhouse Productions (Los Angeles)
Danny Corey Productions (Santa Monica)
12Stone Church (Atlanta)
Better Bureau (Atlanta)
Moon Tide Media, Inc. (San Diego)
Kona Deep (Kailua, Kona, Hawaii)
Double Double (Belgium)
S&D Marketing | Advertising (Denver)
Zach Christy Designs (Los Angeles)
Sound Ideas
Special Skills
Audiobook
Commercial
Documentary
Movie and Game Trailer
Other (On-Camera, Informercials, Live Announcers, Spokespersons)
Promo
Training, Business Presentations, Sales and Web Sites
TV Show or Movie
Non-Union
About
VOICE STYLE/TYPE:
Michael's voice over type has been described as authentic, authoritative, trustworthy, charismatic, conversational, relatable, sophisticated, and knowledgeable. He can just as easily play the role of the guy next door, professor, corporate executive, business man, animals, inanimate objects, and even the voice of God. His voice is cast for males (but sometimes females too) aged 30-60 and has been consistently compared to Morgan Freeman, Will Lyman, Sam Elliot, and George Clooney. In fact, a personal friend of Will Lyman's said Michael can sound exactly like him even when making no attempt to add character to his voice--a super compliment.

Michael also offers a wide variety of accents and characterizations: French, Scottish, British, Irish, Australian, US South West (Texas), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), Spanish, Caribbean (Cuban), South African, and even Swahili and Hawaiian--Michael offers these and can custom an accent to your needs. Want a character like a sassy African American female, a snobby, boozy Atlanta Buckhead housewife, a middle aged African American male, a male French Persian cat...even the voice of a 3D printer...or anything in between? Michael offers these and/or can modify them for your project or even create a new character just for you.

PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES:
Believable and motivational are the first words that come to most client’s minds when describing Michael’s voice. Comforting, sincere, warm, powerful, energetic, inspirational and versatile are also accurate just as is humorous, playful, and folksy. He can range from a gritty, gravelly, grizzled cowboy style to blue collar approachable, to reverent, velvety, and warm. He is just as at home recording a corporate or medical narration as he is an inspiring religious piece for a church of any denomination. If your need is a voice over for a commercial, white-board animation, corporate narration, audiobooks, video, e-learning, explainer video, training video, internet video, TV project, educational script, IVR prompts, on-hold message, tutorial, direct response ad (DR), talking toy, GPS, medical narration, technical, legal, mobile app (android or ios), radio imaging, or high powered promo . . . Michael is the one who can make it happen.

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY:
Michael believes in two key things: (1) close partnership with clients based on honesty and promise-keeping, and; (2) an awareness that getting the right voice is often the final "bow" on the package of your project. You want someone who can deliver, who does it on time or, frequently, ahead of schedule, and gives you the voice product that finishes off your project quickly and easily. Michael communicates frequently and promptly--you never have to wonder "how are things going with the voice over?" Small projects are completed in a matter of hours and larger ones within 24-48 hours, depending on project length and complexity. Michael is not satisfied with the product until you are, and he offers a 100% guarantee on his work. If you don't like it and don't use it, you don't pay for it. Not only is Michael's voice trustworthy, so is he!

STUDIO AND AUDIO:
Voice over work is so much more than a great voice and a great read. You expect a high quality, pristine audio recording delivered in the format of your choosing (WAV, mp3, AIFF, etc.) and that is what you will get from Michael. He records using a Neumann TLM49 large diameter condenser microphone in an ultra-quiet fully treated Whisper Room. He offers directive and collaborative capability via Source Connect Now, SKYPE, and phone patch--allowing you the option to direct the session from your location wherever it is in the world.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES:
Michael can perform studio editing and processing services at the level you require and will deliver the rendered audio files to you via Dropbox, email, SoundCloud, etc. depending on the size of the file and your preferences.

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