Steve Lefever

Steve Lefever

Member for 5 years
"A multi-textured voice, ranging from warm to rugged or gravelly."

Steve possess a textured voice, that can play warm and cozy, but also can go stern, dark, rugged or gravelly, ranging in delivery from later middle age to that of an old man. He has played numerous roles ranging from that of a narrator, professor, judge, executive, husband and dad, grandfather, to storyteller, sage, wizard, monster/scary voice, grumpy old man, villian and criminal, general and wacky star-ship captain, detective, doctor/psychiatrist, and a retired super hero.


Training (Classroom and One-on-One Training):
- Sound Advice/Big House Casting -Kate McClanaughan/Jeff Finney (Los Angeles/Chicago) - Commercial VO
- Del Mar Media Arts/Bud and Bunny Barth (Irvine, CA) - Commercial and Narration VO, Teleprompter/On-camera Spokesperson
- David Wright (Disney TV Animation- Glendale, CA)/Del Mar Media Arts (Irvine, CA)- Advanced Animation VO: Character, Animation, ADR
- Ann Ganguzza (Global Voice Acting Acadamy) - Commercial/Industrial Narration
- Robert Gunton/Del Mar Media Arts (Irvine, CA)- Character VO and Film Acting
- Danielle Eskinazi/Danielle Eskinazi Casting (Hollywood, CA) - Commercial Acting
- J. Michael Collins (VoiceoverXtra) - Commercial Narration
- Sean Pratt (VoiceoverXtra) - Non-Fiction Audio Book Narration
- David Rosenthal (GVAA) - Conversational Read VO
- David Leonard (VoiceoverXtra) - Twisted Wave
- Roger Love - Voice Coaching
- David Toback - The VO Business for Older Adults
- Lance Tomashiro/Bill DeWees - VO Success Formula
- George Whittam/Edge Studios - Twisted Wave 101

Training (Webinars and Internet-based Training)
- Global Voice Acting Academy
- Edge Studios
- Gravy-for-the-Brain
- Bill DeWees/Voice-over Revolution/Dave Fennoy
- VoiceoverXtra

- California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (B.S. - Urban and Regional Planning)
- Orange Coast Community College, Costa Mesa, CA (Math and Cultural Anthropology)


Steve has worked on a wide variety of projects, in several mediums within the corporate and entertainment industries, with clients ranging from large international and national corporations, local and regional government agencies, to religious/church organizations, documentary promos, commercials, animated shorts, museum tour audios, to that of film voice-over roles. Tangentially related to voice-over, Steve also hosted a local radio show and was certifide as a hypnotist. In addition, Steve has served as Master of Ceremonies and event host for several beauty contests and fund raisers, played Santa Claus on numerous occasions, for community groups, and spoken throughout the State of California, on behalf of local and regional government organizations and regional/State-wide non-profits, on Sustainability, infrastructure development and Economic Development. Over his career, Steve has also served on a variety of committees and commissions, serving as chairperson or co-chair on several, ranging in topics from major infrastructure environmental reviews, electric power plant entitlements, rail system/station designs, shopping centers, freeway designs, river issues, sustainability, economic development, to professional associations/networking groups, etc. Further, he has appeared on-camera in 6 films roles, one TV show and a several corporate/industrial related videos. He has also modeled in corporate/commercial print/photo shoots, as well. A short list of his clients includes Samsung, the Istanbul Museum, NewSpring Church, Sun & Sand Sports, among others.


Steve maintains a professional home recording studio. He has also appeared on-camera in several roles (film and corporate), spoken publicly on numerous occasions (in numerous city council meetings, conference venues, and large auditoriums, before groups, large and small, hostile and friendly), hosted community events, and modeled in corporate print shoots.