Greetings! From the Founder of VoiceOver Universe, Zurek.
I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
I am the founder of Voiceover Universe
The voice of BET and Top Rank Boxing.
Has voiced for ABC, FOX, CBS, Cartoon Networks, ID - Investigation Discovery, Sports Illustrated, HBO PPV Boxing, MUN2, Coca Cola, Outdoor Channel, Chevrolet (GM), DirecTV "The WIRE," American Airlines, Honda, Pine-Sol, Pizza Hut, Acura, SuperPretzel and many others.
authoritative, conservative, cool, urban, smooth, deep, serious, and hip.
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
Denzel Washington, James Earl Jones, Morgan Freeman, President Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson, Reverend Al Sharpton, Joe Pesci, Bill Cosby, Mike Tyson, Chris Rock, Vin Diesal, Old man, Geoffrey holder, Mike Rowe, liev schreiber, Peter Thomas, Ernie Anderson, Elderly, Grandpa, American, English, Latin, Middle Eastern,Cleveland Brown, Rallo, the cleveland show, cleveland jr, German, British, Irish, Middle Age, Senior,Young, Italian, Jewish, African American, African, Jamaican, Black, Urban, New Yorker, Midwestern, Southern, Carribean, haitian,creole, West Indian, Deep, sexy, narrator, smooth, authoritative , real.
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Senior Male, Middle Age Male, Young Adult Male, Teenage Boy, Teenage Girl, Child Male, Voice Actor
Okay, this is very cool for voice over people who:are in (or can get to) Southern Californiaoraren't.You might have heard that Dan O'Day has begunteaching a unique, intimate "improv" workshop forvoice actors. (Dan has a very strong improv background.) It's called IMPROVability.Saturday, April 27Noon - 5PM…See More
ATTENTION ALL VOICE OVER ACTORS:Would YOU like to be featured in our January episode of VO Buzz Weekly? Submit a video asking your voice over related question of top dollar commercial coach, Nancy Wolfson, and you could be selected to join us in our first-ever Interactive Interview! This opportunity of your “voice over lifetime” would normally cost a few hundred dollars in a private consultation with Nancy, but you could get your…See More
Hi Zurek - Would you check out my fresh interview show? I'd like to see if we can get this promoted here... Let me know what you think about that possibility.... Thanks! Today's weekly release: Voiceover Guru & Emmy winner Stevie Vallance interviewed here... 13 min of gold! This is only part one of a great mini-series with Stevie... More gold to come!! http://bit.ly/Jza2mn
Hey Zurek, Just wanted to thank you again for featuring VO Buzz Weekly on your VU. We really appreciate your support and everyone is really digging on the show. If there's anything we can do for you just say the word! Thanks again buddy!
Hey Zurek! Greetings for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from right here in KL, Malaysia.. where I'm spending Xmas and New Year...! Just sitting back with a cold beer enjoying your excellent station sound on CI Channel here..! It's been too long brother will email you real soon... Thanks- Enda :-)
I was wondering in your infinite wisdom and encyclopedic knowledge of all things Joe Cipriano, Do you know where that pop filter on his Sennheiser 416 came from? I've been looking but all I can find is 6"+ filters. A small one would be handy. Any ideas would be welcome
I was strongly referred to join VU directly from Randy Thomas. I am so grateful I did. I really enjoy listening, researching, and finding the "best of the best" in VO. I am more than anxious to become successful. I have finally found my place to become the person I have always had the potential to become. With the help, patience and direction from associating with the "best of the best" I always say; " I fully respect "A Captain of the Ship" like yourself, who arrived there the old fashioned way...by simply earning it." I am looking now for all the help I can get...and I realize a lot of work is ahead. But, I'm willing and it is harder to not let my anxious excitement get ahead of me. Thank you for making this available. I hope to make many friends...My story is yet to be printed, just got to find the time.
Just a note to thank you so much for the note you sent out about the McDonalds ad. You are a star man and I am in awe at what you have done for the VO community with founding this site.
I must tell you, that I still consider myself to be a complete fraud and shake my head in disbelief at the amount of work that pours into my computer every day! I used to be a Financial Director of some small media companies but which included one of the biggest VO studios in London which I financed. 5 years ago I sold up and wondered what to do in life.
I decided to have a go at voice overs as I had produced voices and singers for a long time. It was a wing and a prayer. No training, no coaching, a modicum of computer knowledge to get me recording - and it took off like a rocket. I have considered having some coaching, but decided against it as I don't want to mess with what people like. And that is why I am a fraud....I don't know what the heck I am doing and get totally stunned when a message goes out about something I have done from, for example, a real pro like you.
I know you are successful Zurek. May it long continue for you. Here's to the future.
Not sure whether you or the VU membership heard but apparantly Aflac is launching a nationwide search for a new voice for the Aflac duck! Current voice Gilbert Gottfried apparantly tweeted some stuff about the earthquake/tsunami in Japan that didn't sit well with the company. Another lesson in 'thinking it through'!