MJ Benz

Mitglied seit 3 Jahren
"Big, gravitas, movie trailer, authorative, genuine & soothing"
MJ Benz

With a voice of trust and authenticity, I am the quintessential American Male Voice-Over Guy, your go-to man. Powerful and descriptive, Excited, Appealing, Throaty, Energetic, Booming, Loud, Emotive, Authoritative, Comic, Serious, Movie trailer big. Good diction. Straight forward. Believable, engaging, clear, bright, mature. A very wide range after many years of doing it all. Deep to middle tones. Over 20yrs of reading and interpreting copy. Local, regional and national radio and television reads of all types and styles. I am in the studio everyday. I can provide you with a custom audition if needed. I am a versatile voice performer who is available 24/7 and offers immediate or same day turnaround.

 Ausbildung

At 18yrs old, a college buddy dared me to call the local rock station & ask for a job due to "the voice". I didn't have a clue about radio or what a 'DJ' did or even that there was such a thing as a "radio voice". With theater as my crutch, headlong into the biz I went. Now, nearly 25yrs later I have read hundreds, even thousands of hours of copy and scripts. Copyrighting is another skill learned and mastered after becoming production director for multi-station conglomerates. You learn quickly how to be effective & compelling with your words but also QUICK! Facing tight deadlines coupled with very heavy commercial loads gave me discipline in the studio as well as an ability to become 'creative' at will. More importantly, understanding the client and the message of the project becomes second nature at the pace you are required to keep at that level. All this - at the very least - gave me tons of 'practice' before making voice-over work my life. I have been very fortunate to work with some of the best producers & coaches around. In short, my training is over two decades of real world experience as well as continuing education courses related to the industry. Training is an everyday activity for someone that had to UN-learn everything he was taught as a "radio guy"

 Erfahrung

20+ years in broadcasting in many rolls,
- including production director at large, corporate station groups for nearly 10yrs
Voice-over client list & work includes:
Ace Hardware
Aqua-Caliente Casinos
ActionTrax
America's Mattress
Big Dog Motorcycles
106.5 Cr
Chipotle
Cosmic Reunion Music/Arts Festival
Disabled American Veterans
Enterprise Rental Cars
Fisher Furniture
Greater Missouri Tourism Board
Harley Davidson Motorcycles
Haralson TirePros
Buick
Caesars Palace
GMC
Lake Havasu Tourism
Hyundai
Ford
Lincoln
IJSBA JetSki National Finals
KSN TV
Hartman Arena
Horizon Community Bank
Jabarra Airport
Kawasaki
Kearns Legal Group
Midwest Blues Festival
MAXTRAX
NAB
Orrick Vacuums
Planet Fitness
Popeyes
Premiere Roofing
Quality Inn Hotels
Concert Promos for:
-BB King
-Rolling Stones
-Keith Urban
-George Clinton/P-Funk All-Stars
-Bruce Springsteen
-Five Finger Death Punch
-Papa Roach
-Bullet For My Valentine
-Steve Miller
-many more
-dozens of music festival commercials
Sea-Doo
Senseney Music
Spirit Mountain Casino
Political ads
Polaris
Wichita Grand Opera
...and many more

***USE ME FOR:

Military guy
Movie Trailer guy
Announcer guy
Sports guy
Big-Voice guy
THAT guy!!

Can do a CHARACTER voice that resembles:
-Morgan Freeman
-Sam Elliott
-David Attenborough
-Steven Wright
-Wolfman Jack
-British
-Irish or Scottish
-Australian
Currently, I do NOT consider these "impressions"

**related experience:
-cohosting telethons (PBS)
-moderating debates
-reading live ads & material for talk show

 Besonderheiten

If you are needing post production, I will make it quick & painless. Fortunate enough to have learned the principles of production when we still sent out reels of tape. I am very proficient with both Adobe Audition & ProTools.