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We are proud to report Voice Over U students are getting work and becoming professional voice overs with ever increasing resumes.

If you’re a VOU grad and have news to report about your successes in the business, contact us with all the details at voiceoveru@sherriberger.com.

Who’s Working? Voice Over Grads Are On The Move…

Arlene Kahn has recorded IVR for Frontera Dairy, a New Zealand Dairy Company and two radio spots for Columbia, Missouri Water & Light.  You can reach her through Ambassador Talent in Chicago or arlene.kahn@att.net.

Ken Budka, thevoice@kenbudka.com, recently completed a website video for James E. Arnold & Associates, LPC  www.arnlaw.com, training and instructional programs for Exchange Analytics, Inc., and IVR recordings for Cops Plus and Freedom Personal Development. Currently finishing a professional website, Ken has added a professional profile to eLearningvoices.com.  

Angie Wendt, a 2009 grad who produced a knock out demo with VOU, www.angiewendt.com, recently recorded two radio spots for Northwestern College.

Anthony Gettig, http://gettig.net., after only a few private sessions, Anthony has been booking spots regularly including a big web campaign for Twinlabs.

It’s been a busy 2010 season for Anthony Gettig proving that internet voice over sites are where it’s at.  Hired straight off his demo, Anthony voiced the English voice of Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI for the documentary, Bad Apples, produced by Rome Reports with distribution in Europe. (Now, if ever there was a ‘voice of God’ gig, this would be it.)   

Other work includes narrations for Marathon Oil, Stryker Corporate (one of the largest makers of hospital beds), and a huge e-learning course consisting of roughly 30 modules for Knowledge Extensions/Omnibus Learning. His television work includes direct response  spots for Hoveround (the electric wheelchair) and Feel Free (an adult bladder control diaper). More recently Anthony did voice overs for McDonalds, Ace Hardware, Subway, Sprint, and provided training narration for Dunkin Donuts, Chevron, and Silver Saver.

Lee Crooks, www.leecrooks.com, a Milwaukee resident and professional voice over for the past 16 years is multi-listed with agents both in Milwaukee and Chicago. For those of you who ride the EL in Chicago, you hear his voice everyday…he’s the voice of the CTA EL trains. He recently voiced a Discover Channel documentary, America’s Deadliest Storm: The Galveston Hurricane plus national spots for AllstateGoUsa, Car-X, National PTA and True Value.

Chris Egan, with Lily's Talent, www.lilystalent.com, can be heard on a White Hen radio spot in which he plays a "thirsty carpenter" with a Chicago accent. (In order to listen to talent, type in password, TA talent)

Nancy Veselica, has been working with Griffin Marketing in Chesterton, IN. She recorded a 15 second PSA for Health & Oncology Services, Inc. and a 30 second TV spot for Duneland Chamber of Commerce for the European market.

Bryan Carmody, www.bryancarmody.com, with Voices Unlimited, has really been busy the moment his demo was done.  Here’s what he’s been up to: a national TV spot for CBS Sports/Blackberry, an industrial for Phizer, two local Halloween radio spots with 4 voices for Navy Pier, a national TV/radio for Long John Silvers, and national radio spots for Bayliner Boats and Bally’s Casino.

 More recently, Bryan has added a national TV spot for Gatorade, a national radio for Supercuts, and a webcast for Marlboro.

Diane Tarshis, www.tarshis.net, represented by Lori Lins Ltd., ., barely graduated when she was hired to do radio spots for Star Nissan, Mid-City Nissan, Robert Morris College and two industrials for Siemens.

Ralph Metz, www.ralphmetz.com, represented by Karen Stavins, has been working regularly…many radio spots for Mark Motors; national TV for drug company, Fugisauwa’s product, Protopic; local radio for the University of Ohio; a PSA for Rutledge Youth Foundation; and a national TV spot for Salesgenie.com.

Chip Grogg, just out of the Master’s Class, landed a Grossinger car dealer radio spot. His year in '08 started off right booking three radio spots for Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Chris Blumer, Represented by Shirley Hamilton, Inc, has landed radio spots for Quality Chek'd Dairy and Grossinger car dealership. Plus you can catch her monthly appearance on The Steve Cochran Show as The Winediva on WGN Radio! Thanks to a recent  on camera spot for Greyhound, Chris is now a proud member of  AFTRA. 

Mark Winston, www.markwinston.com, a late 1980’s grad and AFTRA/SAG member, is a very busy working voice over and has worked in the Florida market for the past 20 years. Here’s just a small portion of his recent work: national promos for HBO, Pay-Per-View (Vegas Fights) and Home Shopping Network, regional promos for Sportstime Ohio, national TV/radio for Humana Medicare Prescription Program, regional TV/radio for Circle K Convenience Stores, Melita Coffee, Brown’s Car Stores, Blue Chip Casino, Gwinnett Place Honda, and a TV spot for Sonny’s Bar B Q Restaurants. Narrations include, Outback Steakhouse, Dow Chemical, and Kellogg’s.

2009 commercials include, radio and TV spots for Chevy dealers around the country, a TV PSA for Ronald McDonald House running in many markets nationwide.

Narrations include Northrop Grumman, Harris Corporation, Dow Chemical, Kellogg, Siemens, Raytheon, K-Force and NYC Dept. of Transportation; plus an impressive credit to add to his now accomplished resume of narrating an audio tour called Terra Cotta Warriors for the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC running November 2009 through March 2010.

Tara Betts, who now lives in Brooklyn, NY, has done some very unusual voice over projects. For television, HBO's Def Poetry Jam, SPOKEN on the Black Family Channel Radio Personality and on radio, WNUA's City Voices and WLUW's Hip Hop Project.

Mike Pusateri, www.mikepusateri.com, barely had his new demo out a week when he landed a Grossinger car dealer radio spot. 

Brian Peck, www.brianpeck.net, Brian has done voice work in markets all over the country including Columbus, Detroit and has been working in Chicago since 1992.  Here he has done ads for Gap, Outback Steakhouse, Starbucks and McDonald’s just to name a few.  His voice has also been heard on radio and TV ads in New Jersey, Miami and for Mall of America’s television campaign in Minneapolis.

In addition to voice work, Brian has quite a bit of television experience on camera including co-hosting Cobweb Theatre in Virginia and G-TV, a video countdown show for Fox in Raleigh-Durham.  He has also co-hosted a couple of New Year’s Eve specials for Fox 32 in Chicago.

Bob Thomley, www.bobthomley.com, a 2008 graduate, Bob immediately landed the following: Voicing the multimedia presentation announcing this years' winners of the "Circle of Excellence Awards" at  the Incentive Marketing Association convention at McCormick Place and an audio recording for a Dallas based Museum tour company.

Bob is among the many recent VOU grads who have found work through the various voice over sites and prides himself in working for companies around the country and never having to leave his home to record.  Here’s what he’s been up to recently:  running in movie theatres in Montana, he booked a spot for Billings Clinic Cardiac Care Center through Voice123; a radio ad for Gabridge and Company, a CPA firm based in Grand Rapids; and a couple of Youtube advertising videos for Hart and Cooley, a major US manufacturer of heating and cooling hardware.