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John de Forest's voice has been characterized as genuine, authoritative, dryly humorous with "great timing," the voice of "the uncle you like and trust," and as either folksy or professorial, depending on the need. He is available for commercials, business and educational narration, telephone and internet recordings, documentaries, and audio books.

He can deliver edited dry recordings as mp3 and wav files from his home studio, or he can travel to any other studio in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Commercial demo (1:00)

Documentary demo (2:10)

Business narration demo (1:05)

    New York: Voice study in the Alexander Technique, with Jean McClelland
    San Francisco: Voice-over training at Voice One, with Elaine Clark, Tom Chantler, Bob Wood, Kathy Garver, et al.

Related experience
    Writer and director of many voice-overs for promotional videos at Showtime/The Movie Channel
    Proofreader at a large New York law firm, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

    "You sound like a real person, unlike so many commercial announcers."
    — Muffie Meyer, producer. Middlemarch Films
    "It was really great working with you. I got a lot of compliments on the articles [for Peephole, an iPad magazine] ... and people love the narrations."
    — Hunter Hayden, writer/producer. Academy of Art University

    Middlemarch Films: promo for PBS documentary The Lost Bird Project
    So Rare Productions: off-screen TV newsman, film Dearly Departed
    Behind the Revolution Productions (Kaled Sayed): off-screen translations of interviews for documentary Stories from Tahrir reader of "Reginald Blake, Financier and Cad." Short-Story Collection 043

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Updated May 2014