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I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
Voice Actor, Creative Director, Voiceover Coach
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
I started acting in high school and loved it. At the age of 19 I attended the Goodman School of Drama at Depaul University in Chicago IL. After Goodman I kicked around the Chicago theatre scene doing plays, musicals and improv comedy with various groups, as well as stand-up comedy (Schneider and Holmes w/Lew Schneider and then The Bill and Neil Show w/Neil Flynn) When I realized there wasn't a lot of money in theatre and comedy I decided to get into commercials and industrials. That's when I met the woman that would change my professional life. Linda Jack. Linda took me in and turned me on to the world of voiceovers and I haven't looked back. I worked in Chicago quite successfully but the call to come to LA was too hard to resist. A funny thing happened in LA. My on-camera career took off and I couldn't book a voiceover job for the life of me. I then took a part time job as a freelance director at The Voice Caster in Burbank, CA. That's when people started to notice my voiceover skills again. As I was chatting with agents at the various Christmas or birthday lunches that the Voice Caster hosted, they started asking me why I wasn't doing more voiceover work and the rest as they say, is history. I signed with one of the top agents in LA and started working again. My experience has varied from promos and narration to mostly commercials for radio and TV. Needless to say I'm having a good time. It was at the Voice Caster that I started teaching voiceovers. Bob Lloyd, the owner of the Voice Caster at the time, was kind enough to let us freelancers teach out of the studio upstairs. It has been a nice addition to my life's experience. Over the years I have had some very good teachers who have taken me under their wings and helped me along with my career and I find it very satisfying to pass that along to others who are just starting out in the business. As much as I like acting, I like directing more, so it only made sense for me to open my own facility to produce and direct voiceover sessions and hold classes that the students seem to enjoy. I also run a film production and post production company that has turned out some entertaining and successful films as well.(stumptheband.com) Although directing/producing is now my passion, I still love doing voiceovers. Anytime I can work for a couple of hours and then have the rest of the day open to spend with my family or go grab lunch and/or a margarita or two, well... that's the job for me. If you want to check out some of the stuff we've done over the past few years check out my company's website at: compostproductions.com. At Compost Productions, we make your shit sound good!
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
A whole bunch of radio spots. I'm the king of radio! Oh what I'd give for another TV campaign.
LANGUAGES
English
VOICE DESCRIPTION
Hip, smart ass, stupid guy, regular guy type of stuff.
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Middle Age Male, Young Adult Male
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
ISDN, FTP, AIF, MP3
EQUIPMENT
I own my own studio
WEBSITE
http://compostproductions.com

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The Voiceover Doctor is Heading Back to the "Windy City"!

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments



Bill Holmes “The Voiceover Doctor” is heading back to Chicago again to teach a 1 day voiceover intensive! Bill started his career in Chicago and is happy to be returning to share his knowledge and diagnose what ails you in the audition process. He’ll evaluate your problems and give you the…

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At 5:28pm on June 13, 2010, Bobbin Beam said…
Hey Bill! Great to meet you last week at the VOICE event. I enjoyed the panel. Great job!
At 2:47pm on April 27, 2010, Chuck Burke said…
Aloha Bill!!! Yes Debbie Weiser and I are already chatting about that.What fun.

I'll see you tomorrow at 9:00 am Hawaii time. Noon your time.

Thanks
Chuck
At 2:43am on April 23, 2010, Chuck Burke said…
Aloha Bill!!!

Thank you for your generous time yesterday. You have come highly recommended and I am way looking forward to working with you. Seriously..... no, I mean seriously.......



Ok. so did I mention I was SERIOUSLY looking forward to working with you? I'm Serious.

Chuck Burke
Maui Hawaii.
At 1:29pm on December 14, 2009, Dan (Daniel Eduardo) Hurst said…
Hi Bill!

I know you’ve been a member of Voiceover Universe for some time, but I wanted to introduce one of our groups to you.

I hope you'll check out and join a group called MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT. It's a group dedicated to discussing ways we can market ourselves - what works; what doesn't. You’ll find some very interesting ideas and concepts there! And we would appreciate your input. Click here for the link: MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT!

Thanks for your time! I trust our paths will cross soon!

Best to ya!

dan (daniel eduardo) hurst
www.danhurst.com
At 2:20pm on November 16, 2009, Holly Franklin said…
YEA! We have so many people who want to take your workshop in Dallas! I do have a proposition for you...I'm gonna bring a cuss jar and for every 50 pennies you drop in, i get a free private lesson! Oh yeah!
At 9:40am on October 13, 2009, Connor Carson Heim said…
Bill - you planning a trip to Dallas??? I will soooo be there!
At 9:46pm on October 12, 2009, Fizz said…
i'll take u up on that offer once i get some more cash haha!
At 10:57pm on October 11, 2009, Fizz said…
Thats nice man what are your rates?
At 3:00pm on October 5, 2009, Tess Masters said…
Thanks Bill.
I will take you up on that offer!
Nice to "meet you" here.
At 4:02pm on October 1, 2009, Patrick Sweeney said…
Hey Bill, Looks like you have made a lot of Cruise friends. Hard to believe because you were so quiet all week. Just kidding! Anyways it was a pleasure meeting you and I regret not having the chance to work with you directly, outside of the audition, but maybe we will get you up to Toronto in the future and introduce you to a few Canadians. Thanks again and keep up the singing, you have a great future ahead of you.

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