John Michael Hourigan
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  • Tallahassee, FL
  • United States
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Voice Actor, Copy Writer
Married 15 years, have 4 children, employed as a radiation therapist (administer radiation to cancer patients), recent attendee of Such A Voice Masterclass and just received my demo. Been wanting to do V/O work since the 80's and finally am able to pursue this dream. My home is in Tallahassee, Florida
Recently booked two different gigs for two different computer animated films. One character is a mafioso type thug labeled "THE BIG BOSS", it's a film that is to be shown at Sundance and the other is for a Search Engine Optimizer and can be viewed at I also do local radio commercials and sweepers for the radio show "AIRWAVES" on Star 98.9, in Tallahassee, Fla.
English only
Trusting, unique, deep, honest, dynamic, and I'm told SEXY
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
Working on a few.
Senior Male, Middle Age Male, Young Adult Male
My stuff is a Dell computer, Pro Tools MBox Mini, Sony headphones, and a Studio Projects mic.

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At 12:44am on January 9, 2010, Dan (Daniel Eduardo) Hurst said…
Hi John!

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
At 12:34am on November 16, 2009, Rodney Saulsberry said…
Hey John,

Thanks for watching my video. Please stay in touch.
At 11:08am on September 21, 2009, Barry said…
Hey JMH,

What's up?

Haven't heard from YOU in a while.

The Japan gig is still on. 2 weeks from now. They just ran late.

Hope you and your family are well.

At 6:35pm on August 17, 2009, Linda Bard said…
If you've done any paying gigs (provided they fall into the niche you're trying to establish), you might be able to get copies of the spots and edit them into a short demo along with one or two of your old demo cuts. That's how I started. The field is competitive for sure, which makes you want to pay big bucks to create a demo. But you definitely are still riding the learning curve and you want to have your chops together before you do that. All the production values in the world can't save a bad read or interpretation. :-)
For having just stepped in front of a mic for the first time in February, I was impressed. You'll be a quick learner!
At 1:56pm on August 17, 2009, Linda Bard said…
Hey John -

Got a chance to listen to your demos. I actually liked your narration demo better than your commercial one. Not that your commercial one was bad, but it had a very similar feel throughout. You have a wonderful quality to your voice, but you might want to experiment with bringing out the different shades and tones rather than relying all the time on the smoky, slightly gravelly thing you got goin' on. (I'm speaking here as a fellow smoky, gravelly kinda gal).
You could easily smooth it out and get one sound, then rough it up a bit with a little projection and attitude and get a Chevy truck kinda thing. Try playing around with stuff like that.

Interestingly, your voice works great with narrative copy. I think perhaps it's because you're not "selling" something, you're telling a story. And that's when your natural qualities of honesty and trust get to shine.

Lastly, I will say to you - do something with your website!! You can do a basic web template yourself these days... doesn't have to be anything fancy, but it does have to look like you aren't holding up a cardboard sign. :-)

Hope this helps!
At 9:59am on August 15, 2009, Barry said…
BTW, John.

It might be wise if you set up an account on

There are quite a few VO talents on there, including yours truly, Tom Sheffield, and Trish Basanyi.

Here's my home page there:

There are a number of groups there to interact with.

Keep in touch,

At 9:03am on August 15, 2009, Barry said…

Looks like I will be leaving next weekend.

Got the passport updated, but waiting on them to get the transportation and accomodations down. They had a 7.6 earthquake this week, followed by a typhoon, so it probably wasn't the optimal time to go anyway. Still a sure bet, though.
At 3:26pm on August 1, 2009, Linda Bard said…
Hey, John -
Thanks for swinging by my site and leaving those birthday wishes! Nice to hear you are pursuing your VO dream. Go for it, dude!
P.S. Barry is right. you are squinting in your photo. :-)
At 10:43pm on July 31, 2009, Don Morrow said…
Excellent John! Congrats!
At 6:59pm on July 29, 2009, Barry said…
BTW, you're sqinting in your picture. Use a different picture, dude. Open your f'ing eyes.




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