Why Fish Sounds?
And, really… why “Brutally Buttery” Voice Over?
Bright and rich, articulate and authentic… and an authentically big, loud goofball. Unabashedly warm & relentlessly positive — so much so that even heavy levels of snark, sarcasm and silly aren’t alienating. A lifelong character actor, just as comfortable as the leading voice as the metaphorical tambourine.
My voice over work is “Brutally Buttery” because that’s truly who I am — a walking contradiction of “serious play,” of art + business, of gritty positivity at its core — and one of the strongest chameleons out there for whatever your voice over collaboration demands.
An actor/comic by trade and a “human puppy” by nature, I am hard-wired to find and share personal connection wherever I am, whatever I do — which translates into from-the-heart, true-to-script reads for each and every project on which I lay my voice.
All-American and all punk rock — in one, fine-tuned Millennial voice over package.
And for voice over, that means:
- Maximum fun + minimum stress.
There’s nothing I love more than being “a voice acting voice-over man” — acting & comedy are my life’s work, and I get paid to do them every single day. The positivity and joy I bring to my work is genuine — even if we’re renewing brokerage licenses for insurers in Ontario over a 3-hour eLearning course. Trust me, I’ve done it, and it still made my day to do so.
- Time is currency — for me, as for you.
You caught the “punk rock” bit earlier, yeah? I love punk rock in part because at its heart, it’s all about honesty and simplicity. Time is the one resource we all have equally, and every day, there’s just a little bit less. And I have no desire to waste yours.My voice over work comes back to you correctly, and quickly — clean and broadcast ready, and same-day return every possible time. I keep my rates public and as straightforward as possible. And whenever you reach out to me, I reach you back the moment I see your message.
- Telling the truth with full empathy and honesty, equally.
Sometimes I screw up. I don’t like it, but it happens. One time, I sent out a whole bunch of holiday emails, only to realize I sent them all with the salutation, “Hi, _____.” Not cool, Fish Man. But I owned it, and wrote to everyone individually and apologized… and met some great people because I took that step. Following up and owning my mistakes has always lead to far more genuine connections —and who doesn’t want to work with people they genuinely like?That is my standard when I go wrong — if and when I err, I own it, quickly and cleanly, to get the project back on track, on time and on budget.
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In the end, you took a chance by hiring me as your voice, that I’m going to not only be worth the price for voice over, but that I’m going to make you look and sound great. And I will never let you regret hiring me.
That’s how I see my job: to make you look fantastic, by giving you and your end-client a voice over above and beyond what they expect.
Age Range: 26-39. An “Older Millennial” — young enough to sound like I still eat fast food, old enough to give peer-to-peer financial advce, and right in the sweet spot to voice sleepless Dads.
Warm, friendly, conversational, informative, everyman, nerdy, upbeat, articulate, confident, enthusiastic, encouraging, engaging, narrator, guy next door, goofy, silly, aggressive, professional, blue collar, off-beat, direct, clear, bright, youthful, intelligent, welcoming, knowledgeable, presentational, crisp, earnest, dry & wry.