Hi, I'm John Knapko,
a professionally-trained voice actor/talent and . . .

Your Other Voice

From characters to commercials to narrations, I will help you captivate and engage your audience by bringing your words to life and giving them true meaning.

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Demos & Services

Please Note: ALL of my voice overs are "MY" real voice, guaranteed! I DO NOT use or get involved with (AI) Artificial Intelligence in the production of your projects, regardless of the venue you are hiring me from.

Also Note: I DO NOT give any party permission to use any part of my Voice Over for AI work, including but not limited to: synthetic voice creation, voice doubling, machine learning, or give/sell it to anyone who would use it for those purposes.

Character Voices

Bring your characters to life with unique voices and personalities. Whether it's for animations, youtube, video games, or commercials, character voicing adds depth and authenticity to your project.

Video Game / Animation Characters demo #1
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https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/ha4ntv3777c9j8l9jfaxa/Video-Game-Animation-Demo-01.mp3?rlkey=w5ud2sk5axgzvep7dnccmoqw1&raw=1
Video Game / Animation Characters demo #2
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https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/gce4xjnj3fm2gcgwp3glf/Video-Game-Animation-Demo-02.wav?rlkey=9a1mivg27ryta5aya6eym1qx8&raw=1
Mobsters Tough Guys & Thugs demo
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https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/a77reo9nv2s5s519f20on/Mobsters_Tough-Guys-Demo01.mp3?rlkey=rdygs9bli0s7wh4us8omz58oe&raw=1
Animation/Video Game - Dark Sinister Style Voices
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https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/rwk6o23bgy5s61ju78xu6/VideoGame-Dark-Sinister-Style-Voices-demo.mp3?rlkey=ajb91sh62qy6hws0j5zk9my09&raw=1
Demons & Wizards demo
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/z1a3sqs0r5n8kpg/Demons%20%26%20Wizards%2001.mp3?raw=1
Old Timers Voices demo
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/uo26da783wjgu0t/Old%20Timers%20demo%2001.mp3?raw=1
My Dr. Eggman compilation (90's Sonic series)
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https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/4bo3u9is3shctvkridi4g/Dr-Eggman-compilation.mp3?rlkey=u6ae06sdyka4pymrdkyrois7p&raw=1
eLearning

Enhance educational materials and online courses with a professional voice-over. A clear and concise delivery helps learners absorb information effectively and stay engaged throughout the learning process.

eLearning Demo 01
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/2qjaol61c3ye2gw/ELEARNING%20demo%20july_01.mp3?raw=1
eLearning Demo 02
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/lmg11zvv0130sgm/ELEARNING%20demo%20july_03.mp3?raw=1
Narration

Guide your audience through documentaries, video game narratives, children's stories, trailers, or instructional videos with a clear and engaging narration. A versatile voice can effectively convey information, evoke emotions, and maintain audience interest.

Narration Demo 1
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/h551zgr0xv54s3r/Narration%20Demo%2001.mp3?raw=1
IVR & Phone Messaging

It's important for callers to feel heard even when you can't answer their calls, a clunky IVR or message system can send them running. I utilize a blend of articulate IVR prompts and engaging phone messages, designed to guide callers to what option(s) would help them most.

IVR Phone demo 01
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https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/9bkv38kqe7t977ktpemie/IVR-Phone-demo_01.mp3?rlkey=btak88phtdekqs9t5z1vn0baa&raw=1
IVR Phone Demi 02
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https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/cgquymvqjetxjyr5ja6ru/IVR-Phone-demo_02.mp3?rlkey=bf5dnb01ttpfct0s1o6hdf7kq&raw=1
Commercials

Captivate your audience and promote your brand with engaging and persuasive commercial voice-overs. From TV, Youtube, radio or advertisements, a compelling voice can leave a lasting impression on your target market.
Local, Regional or National spots.

Commercial Demo 01
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/ngonq93kakuk6jp/Commercial%20demos%206-27_01.mp3?raw=1
Commercial Demo 02
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/ys4lqwnfpfp6cay/Commercial%20demos%206-27_02.mp3?raw=1
Commercial Demo 03
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/dauk8p7q2vf5p2o/Commercial%20demos%206-27_03.mp3?raw=1
Promos

Make your promotional materials and projects stand out with a professional and persuasive voice-over. A confident voice can grab attention and generate excitement for upcoming shows, news events, product launches and more!

Promo Demo 1
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/j0bm4zhpnggpd9e/PROMO%20demo01.mp3?raw=1
Podcast Intro/Outros

Set the tone for your podcast episodes with captivating intros and outros. A well-crafted voice-over can create anticipation, establish your brand, and leave a memorable impact on your listeners.

Podcast Intro/Outro Demo 1
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/cuc3cnsu513a6i3/W_Podcast%20demo%2001.mp3?raw=1

I have a wide vocal range and a large number of tones. From young to senior, from deep to higher pitch, middle age, warm, serious, sympathetic, casual, friendly, relatable, guy-next-door, funny, silly, gritty, grizzled, authentic, rugged, soft-spoken, deep villainous voices, and the list goes on.

Languages: American English

Accents/Dialects: General North American, Appalachian, Southern (general), Hillbilly, Old Western (cowboy), NY Mobster.

My goal is to always provide exceptional quality, great communication and as quick a turnaround as possible for my clients.

I want you to be able to say “That went really well. I’m looking forward to working with John again on future projects”.

Interested in working together on a Voice Over project?

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My Studio

  • Sennheiser MKH 416-P48 Shotgun Mic
  • Audio Technica AT2020 Mic (editing station)
  • Presonus Revelator IO24 audio interface
  • Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones
  • 4’x4’ heavily treated Recording Booth
  • CR4-XBT 4” Audio Monitors
  • Adobe Audition w/ iZotope RX 10 standard
  • (2) Logitech C920e 1080p HD Webcams (1 in booth)
  • Live Directed Sessions available via:
    ZOOM, Google Meet, or Phone call
Studio set up with two monitors, a microphone, keyboard and headphones on desk
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About Me

Hi!  My name is John Knapko (pronounced "Nap-ko") and I am a professionally trained voice over actor/voice talent living in Bradenton, FL (near Sarasota) with my wife, and our bulldog.  I've been told my whole life that I have an upbeat, casual, humorous side, with a touch of storyteller, which is always available in a moments notice. And don’t get me started on my wild character voices side!  My mind is jam packed with all sorts of characters (the voices in my head) such as mobsters, villains, video game type characters, silly guys, southern & country stereotypes, young kids, wizards, scary game bosses, and lots more.

I’m at my best when I’m talking to my mic in my small padded booth. My doctor (shaking his head) seems to think that’s where I should stay....

This is great news for you though! Since my booth is where the magic comes alive, you will get my finest voice work while delivering a spectacular, professional, and articulate voice over for your project!

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Other than working in Voice Over, I have a BFA in Computer Animation where I later realized the character designing process, numerous critique sessions, acting classes, and thesis were all extremely helpful in my voice over career as well!

When I do find time to escape my recording booth, I enjoy hiking in our Florida wetlands areas, watching NFL football, tinkering with old hot rods, and sometimes just sitting outside and doing nothing but watching the world and gaining inspiration.

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