Donald James

Donald James

Member for 6 years •
"The voice of major brands around the world."

I avoid cliches, and make emotional decisions with where to go with my instrument. I believe the timber and texture of my voice stands clearly apart from what is the norm in the industry today.


I started off in radio and then made my departure for freelance voice-overs where much of my experience was fortunately through practical experience landing commercials, promos, and documentaries. However, in all seriousness, I found that attending a mime school taught me the most about being physical with my reads, which helped immensely with making my reads more real.


Aside from making my living from voice-overs for 30 years, I would say that a testament to my success is the longevity of many campaigns. Wall Street Journal (21 years), PBS/NOVA (now in my 21st consecutive season), Publishers Clearing House (14 years), NBC Universal Asia/SyFy Channel (9 consecutive years as exclusive voice), and Hair Club for Men (6 years) among others. As well as having been the voice of national, continental, and international campaigns for the likes of LEGO, Domino's, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, BBC, FedEx, DHL, and Havoline to name just a few.


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