voice over artist

Robert Sciglimpaglia – Voice Over Legal

Robert has appeared on National Television many times.  He is best known as the DAD on the 2012 Chevy SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL, HAPPY GRAD.  He has appeared several times on Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum”, Discovery ID’s “My Dirty Little Secret”, History Channels “Engineering an Empire”, a Recurring Role on Discovery ID’s “Watching the Detectives” and several others.  He has appeared in a Guest Starring role on “The Perfect Murder” and “I’d Kill for You.” Robert’s very first venture into the acting field was a show called “American Experience: Hijacked!” which aired nationally on PBS-TV and was narrated by Campbell Scott.

Since that time, he has appeared in numerous national projects with many big name stars, both in acting and voice overs such as: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Brad Garrett, Kristen Johnson, Patrick Dempsey, Susan Sarandon, Amy Adams, James Marsden, Denis Leary, Tatum O’Neal, James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Edie Falco, Uma Thurman, Will Smith, Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Chris Noth, his friend Ian Ziering in Sharknado 2, Lance Henriksen, Robert John Burke, Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro and numerous others.

Besides television, he has done many film projects in leading or supporting roles. Most recently he shot a short film called “Within and Without” that he produced as well.  He also shot a Sci/Fi project where he is lead actor called ONE, starring opposite LANCE HENRIKSEN (“Aliens, Close Encounters. Millenium).  Prior to that he shot another film with Lance and ROBERT JOHN BURKE called “BEING” and prior to that he shot a Romantic Comedy called “Get Happy!” in a supporting role, “Robert Robbins.”One of his most notable roles was a film called “Home/Sick” where he played the lead character suffering from agoraphobia.  His portrayal of the character was so real, an actual sufferer of the disorder wrote him to express that to him.  The film finished in the Top 10 out of 400 films for fan favorites in an on-line film competition.

Other roles include films called “The Maltese Murder Mystery” where he played the supporting role of “Tony Figlia”, “A Fine Layer of Darkness” which premiered at the HFC Film Festival, where he played the lead role of “Samuel Halford”, “E:8 Think Tank”, “Mind Morgue” and “Demon of Lataran” produced by Legion Films, and a short film called “Il Portiere (The Janitor)” which won the San Marcos Film Festival, where he played the lead role of “The Janitor.” He has also worked on big names films like “Music and Lyrics”, “Enchanted”, “American Gangster”, “Julie and Julia”, Oscar winning “Man on Wire“ and “Life Before Her Eyes”.

Robert also played the role of Howard Wagner in a recent production of “Death of a Salesman”, as well as leading roles in the off Broadway plays “Tables”, “Downsized” and “Assaulting a Vagina” and “Widow’s Paradise”. 

Robert has done on camera or voice overs for: the LA Dodgers, Dean Koontz’s book, “The Husband”, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Aquafina Water, GlaxoSmithKline, Mountain Dew, the CIA, the US Marines, Reebok, TGIFridays, Zales Jewelers, Doritos, XpressBet.com, Saratoga Raceway, The National Fair Housing Alliance/State Farm, Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Vehicle, AT&T, Avis-Budget Group, Educational Testing Services and many others.

He was the voice of the NBC iPhone “Your City” app, and several NBC News Local Affiliates stations including LA, Chicago, DC and Miami promoting the Iphone app.  He is the current voice of Tesoro Fuel and past voice of Knology Cable. He has also appeared on camera in numerous commercials and industrial videos.  Perhaps his most prominent VO project to date was as the director of the sessions for BIXBY, the voice of the new Samsung Galaxy phones and products.

Robert had the honor of writing a chapter in the fourth edition of the book The Art of Voice Acting, written by James Alburger, which is considered by many to be the bible of the voice over industry.  He is also the author of the book “Voice Over Legal”, which hit NUMBER 1, on the AMAZON BEST SELLER LIST for Entertainment Law Books.  

Recently Robert has taken on the roles of production attorney, Producer and Executive Producer for several projects as well, and he started a full fledged production company called Belair Productions, LLC.  He is frequently invited to speak at various acting and voice over conferences around the country, and has been a frequent guest on many podcasts.

As far as Robert’s personal background, he was born in Stamford, Connecticut and one of three brothers, Robert graduated from Stamford Catholic High School in 1984. After attending Eckerd College in St. Petersberg, Florida on a baseball scholarship, an injury forced him to transfer to the University of Connecticut, where he graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Political Science. Robert then graduated from Pace University School of Law in 1991. He passed the Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania bar exams on his first attempt and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1991. He is currently a practicing attorney, as well as an actor and accomplished voice over artist. Robert hosted a local radio program back in the mid 1990’s called “The Law Show”, and more recently, hosted a radio show called “Ask the Lawyer.”  

Please visit his imdb listing at IMDB, or his youtube channel at YouTube, or become a Facebook Fan at: Facebook Fan Page

Paul Strikwerda: Making Money In Your PJs – Freelancing for voice-overs and other solopreneurs

Making Money In Your PJs is the new book by author and veteran voice actor Paul Strikwerda. Subtitled Freelancing for voice-overs and other solopreneurs, it offers a unique look at what it takes to be and stay in business as a voice actor or other type of creative freelancer.

Voice acting is hot at the moment, and year after year, thousands of hopefuls are led to believe that they can build a lucrative career as a narrator using a cheap microphone, a computer, and an internet connection. Others invest a hefty sum in expensive studio equipment, coaching, and demos, only to get nowhere. Making Money In Your PJs takes a revealing look into this booming industry where many are invited and very few are chosen.

Strikwerda:

“Every day, I see aspiring voice-overs treat their new dream job as a hobby and fail miserably. It’s not as easy as it seems. People need more than pleasant pipes to make a living as a voice actor. They have to have business acumen in order to succeed. It’s the stuff nobody teaches you in voice-over school that can make or break a career. That’s precisely the focus of this book.”

“Making Money In Your PJs” covers topics such as:

– Transforming a hobby into a profession

– Successfully promoting a business online and offline

– Turning potential customers into clients

– Pricing services for profit

– Getting paid on time, every time

– What to do when business is slow

– How to stand out from the competition

These are topics that not only voice actors need to address. They apply to practically anyone who is self-employed. Although this book is written from the perspective of a voice-over, any solopreneur will benefit from chapters on freelancing, marketing, handling clients, and money management.

Making Money In Your PJs is neither a get-rich-quick by doing voice-overs guide, nor a step-by-step course that will take the reader from voice-over novice to top talent in three days. Rather, it is a practical, personal, and often humorous account of what life is like behind the mic. It’s written with insight, intelligence, and a healthy dose of realism.

The sheer depth, breadth, and quality of the information on the pages of Making Money in Your PJs makes this book an obligatory resource in your library of voice-over and freelance success-building. More info and free sample chapters at:

http://MakingMoneyIn YourPJs.

Born and educated in The Netherlands, writer, coach and voice-over professional Paul Strikwerda started working the mic for Dutch national  public radio at the age of 17.

After a career in international broadcast journalism (BBC, Radio Netherlands), he became a sought-after media coach. In 1999, Strikwerda moved to the United States where he founded Nethervoice, providing voice-over services in his native Dutch, neutral English, and sometimes even in German.

In his studio in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, Paul records audio books, videos, virtual tours, commercials and documentaries for major clients on all continents. His weekly blog deals with issues facing voice-overs and other solopreneurs, and is read by thousands of people every month.

Previous books include “Building a Vocal Booth on a Budget,” and “Boosting your Business with a Blog.”

For Paul’s blog, audio samples and more, please visit nethervoice.com.

Bill DeWees: How to start and build a 6 figure voice over business

Our special guest is Bill DeWees. author of the book How to Start and Build a 6 Figure Voice Over Business: Set Your VO Career On Fire. Bill has recorded thousands of radio & television commercials, narrations, learning/training programs, & audiobooks for a global audience. Believable is the first word that comes to most client’s minds when describing Bill’s voice. Trustworthy, Sincere, Authoritative, Friendly, Fresh, Powerful, Energetic, and Relatable are also accurate adjectives. Bill DeWees has been in the voice over business for more than 30 years, having recorded thousands of commercials, industrials, narrations, training videos, Internet videos, TV projects, educational scripts, IVR promotions, and other projects. As a voice professional, he wants his clients to think of him as the partner down the hall, that will deliver your voice over the way you want it, because to him, it’s about exceeding your expectations.

If you are looking for a relatable, friendly voice for your next campaign, click the link in Contact information above, explore his profile and you too can have the “voice of the world” for your next campaign. For booking information, email Bill at: Booking@BillDeWees.com , call 815-520-3699 or check out BillDeWees.com.

More helpful links to learn about voice overs:
www.voice-over-training.org,
Visit Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/VoiceOverExpert,
http://www.voiceoverrevolutionevent.com/

Someone once described Bill as ‘the voice of the world.’ While John Cusack was the voice of the Chevrolet brand in America, he was the voice of Chevrolet’s Find New Roads world campaign. Bill has done voice work for some of the largest and best-known brands in the world. From Disney, Coca-Cola, Google, Microsoft and Warner Brother studios, to many of the Fortune 500’s, he is the voice behind the product. Want to hear him in action, check out his Contact Info, there’s a YouTube link. goo.gl/oypthw. From commercials to narration, to explainer and training videos, one of his biggest niche markets is technical voice work. Bill makes the intimidating sound not so intimidating and the technical sound not so technical. His ability to create a trustworthy sound isn’t by accident. Bill has been a college professor, a business consultant, and a business coach. He’s also worked for an Instructional Design firm creating training for Fortune 500 clients.

Bill’s voice over and voice credits include working for the following companies: Disney, Coca-Cola, Google, Microsoft, American Express, DreamWorks, Pizza Hut, Sears, Whirlpool, NBC Universal, Warner Brothers, National Geographic, Pepsi, Frito Lay, Shell, Pitney Bowes, Tiffany & Co., PGA Tour, Adidas, TD Ameritrade, Safeco, Dell, Lowe’s, Exxon Mobil, Motorola, Toro, Oracle, Land O’ Lakes, Butterball, Best Buy, LG, Hitachi, Carlson Hotels, Morgan Stanley, Avaya, Time Warner, Makita, Carnival Cruise Lines, Dagedar Racers, Purina, UBS Financial, Rosetta Stone, Dannon, Volkswagen, Arm & Hammer, Syngenta, Bayer, Elanco, QVC, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Pep Boys, Liberty Mutual, Unilever, Ramada, Nikon, Wells Fargo, Lenovo, Husqvarna, Bosch, Scripps Health, Professional Bullriders Association, HP, Prudential, CSG International, FILA, Hospira, Phillips, Cheesecake Factory, Sony, Eli Lily, FEMA, Walmart, Aramark, AAA, Symantec, McCulloch, Holcim, VMWaren, Accenture, Simon & Schuster, Nokia, BIC, Wahl, SPX, Lawyers.com, Monster.com, Enterprise, U.S. Dept of Education, IBM, Amgen, Tyco, Billy Graham Association, Intuit, Big Lots, SAP, PBS, CDM, Smith Underwriter’s Laboratory, Renault, Perry Ellis, PwC, Circle K, Strayer University, Dominos Pizza, CSX, Highlights for Children, ADT, and Ericsson.

This is by no means a complete list.