Voice Talent Featured Actor Chad
How long have you been a Voice Actor?
I’d say circa 1997. My first paid VO gig was for a small role in a video game called Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete.
How did you get into the business?
A friend introduced me to the video game directer and I landed that first role. Then I got into radio and did that on and off for about 17 years. I started to take voice over seriously and focusing on my chops in 2009. And a fun fact: the friend that introduced me to the video game directer was Ashley Parker Angel that later became a member of O-Town on the reality TV show “Making the Band”.
What are some of your favorite projects?
The answer changes every day but my favorite projects typically fall into 2 categories: the ones I see on TV all the time, or the ones with really fun and creative people on the sessions.
Do you have a Voice Coach and why?
I absolutely have voice coaches (plural). If the best athletes in the world have multiple coaches, so can I as a voice actor. It’s the best way I know of to push myself to grow and be better, but also to stay current with trends in voice over in general.
What kind of equipment do you have in your studio?
I’m on a Sennheiser 416 about 90% of the time. I also have a Neumann 103. I use an Avalon AD 2022 preamp, an Allen and Heath mixer and Pro Tools.
How do you feel about sound quality?
Sound quality can be the difference between booking a gig and not booking it. That being said though, I’ve been know to obsess over it and hear every tiny imperfection. Obsession is bad. Being conscientious is good. I try to give myself every advantage I can with equipment and editing to make sure my files are clean, crisp and full.
What else should we know about Chad?
I am in the final stages of restoring a 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo that I bought at age 18 and drove through high school and college. I’m a fan of solar panels and electric cars (I drive a Volt, too). I love playing pinball, and I’m a HUGE Laker fan, even when they play awful.
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