I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
Voice Actor, Copy Writer, Creative Director, Voiceover Coach, Linguist
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
Giovanni Noto is a talented and experienced Italian actor, narrator, and voice artist, one of the most heard voices in Italy. Giovanni has more than 20 years of experience and his voice can be heard virtually anywhere: - TV/radio commercials and promos - Documentaries - Trailers - Film dubbing - Radio station IDs - On-hold systems - Audio guides - Narrations - Audio books- - Cartoons - Video games - Corporate/Industrial productions - E-learning and training courses - Language courses - Informative CDs and DVD Giovanni’s voice is in countless national TV and radio commercials for the most renowned and prestigious brands not only in Italy, but also in the UK, USA and most English-speaking countries around the world, where Giovanni’s authentic Italian accent is in high demand. If you live in Italy, chances are you have heard Giovanni’s voice many times on national TV and radio commercials or maybe in a film trailer, a TV promo, a cartoon or a lot of other media and applications. You will certainly recognise Giovanni’s voice on the Vodafone customer services automated phone system! Or if you like video games and cartoons, then you will be very familiar with Giovanni’s voice! Among many others, Giovanni is the voice of Nintendo’s best selling game Wii Fit! If you are one of the millions of Italians who like working out while having fun with their Nintendo Wii, then you will like to know that the soothing, calm, reassuring voice of your Wii Fit personal trainer belongs to Giovanni! And could you guess that the raspy, manly, adrenalin-pumping voice of the Wii Fit boxer trainer is... still Giovanni’s? You will also recognise Giovanni as the announcer (only voice in the video game!) in Pokémon Battle Revolution, another amazing Wii video game based on the renowned Pokémon cartoon series! Giovanni is also the official voice of Nintendo’s game tutorials and feature presentations! Listen to him on Nintendo’s website! Giovanni has voiced hundreds of characters for the best selling video games for all major gaming platforms including PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360, GameCube and Wii. If you live in the UK, you will be familiar with Giovanni's voice as it’s on TV in many commercials and documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, CNN, Discovery and a lot of digital channels, or on the radio on BBC Radio, Virgin Radio, talkSPORT and many more stations! If you live in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, AE or any other countries where English is spoken, then you have heard Giovanni’s on TV and radio commercials for any Italian products and brands or any commercials and documentaries requiring an authentic Italian accent, yet in an English that is smooth, pleasant and easily understood by all English-speaking audiences. In fact, Giovanni’s fluency in English is almost native-like, so he is definitely the best choice for foreign markets, and even more so as he can make his Italian accent lighter or stronger as required. Giovanni is hired all the time for commercials of fine Italian cars, fashion, jewellery, foods and restaurants around the world and to voice many typical Italian stereotype characters e.g. mafia bosses, womanisers, restaurant owners, chefs, opera singers, etc. But Giovanni's talent doesn't end with TV/radio work or character voices! Giovanni is the voice of choice of the most prestigious and globally recognised blue-chip corporate clients who regularly rely on his professional, polished and convincing corporate style to convey their important messages. From Microsoft to Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Canon and IBM, only to mention very few, if they are major global players, they want Giovanni to be their voice! Giovanni is a skilled actor who trained for many years between Rome, Milan and London with the best actors and voice coaches. Alongside an academic degree in linguistics, which established a solid basis for the development of a spotless command and pronunciation of the standard Italian language, he trained extensively in acting, improvisation, voice acting, dubbing and voice over. Giovanni has several years of theatre work under his belt and has worked with acclaimed theatre and film directors in Italy. Over his career he focused particularly on the continuous exploration and development of the voice as the most powerful tool available to the actor. He has been working behind the microphone for over 20 years and is an established and awarded voice talent.
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
Please refer to the partial list of credits below for a more comprehensive overview of Giovanni’s clients and experience. Experience: Giovanni has more than 20 years of professional acting and voicing experience, backed up by an endless list of extremely prestigious credits! Here is a short selection of Giovanni's credits: TV/RADIO/ENTERTAINMENT - RAI (Italian national TV) - BBC - CNN - Channel 4 - ITV - Discovery - Cartoon Network - Boomerang - ESPN Classic - Sky - ABC - Buena Vista International TV - Sony Home Entertainment - Nintendo - SEGA - Konami - EA - Activision CORPORATE - Microsoft - Hewlett-Packard - Intel - Dell - Canon - Epson - IBM - Vodafone - TIM - Sony - Siemens - Xerox - Logitech - Cisco Systems - Western Digital - USRobotics - American Express - VISA - Fujitsu - Shell - Mobil - Nobel BioCare - Bausch & Lomb - Sanofi-Aventis - Karl Storz COMMERCIALS - AXE (LYNX) - Martini - Di Saronno - Johnnie Walker - Heineken - Bertolli - Danone - Adidas (A. C. Milan official T-Shirt) - Coca-Cola - Mentadent P (Signal) - Pantene - Philips - Pronto (Pledge) - Illy - Johnson Wax - Ferrari - Lamborghini - Alfa Romeo - FIAT - BMW - Volvo - Lexus - Expedia - Dunlop - KIA - Huggies - Sketchers VIDEO GAMES - Wii Fit (lead character) - Pokémon Battle Revolution (lead character) - Pocoyo Racing (lead character) - Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 - Wii Music - Medieval II: Total War - Singularity - The Club - Lord Of the Rings: The Return Of The King - Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault - Looney Toons: Back In Action OTHER (On-hold/Navigation/Educational...) - Vodafone - Alitalia - Emirates Airlines - TomTom - AVIS - M&Ms - USRobotics - Zurich - Louvre Museum - British Museum - Gibson - CoPilot ... and many more prestigious names!
Italian (native) English
His voice age range is 15 – 60. He can comfortably adjust his voice and sound like a teen-ager, a young adult, a middle aged and also a senior. The versatility of Giovanni’s voice paired with his strong acting background, plus of course a great deal of personal talent, enable him to provide a multitude of different voicing styles and moods. Giovanni can easily switch from a deep rich voice to friendly, lighter and softer tones. His voice can be soft, warm, smooth, sophisticated, dreamy, intimate, sensual, sexy, breathy, stylish, aristocratic, suggestive, serious, institutional, informative, announcing, matter-of-fact, caring, concerned, friendly, joyful, posh, sincere, easy-going, energetic, excited, authoritative, tough, row, gravelly, raspy, in-your-face, nasty, evil, malicious, upset, enraged, sarcastic, ironic, allusive, middle-class, upper-class, lower-class - or anything else you could imagine! Just name it and Giovanni will work his magic for you!! Artistically born as a character actor, Giovanni can adapt his voice to any requirements, evoking powerful images in the listener’s mind and bringing to life from the funniest cartoon character to the most formal and institutional corporate narrator to the darkest master of the underworld for the latest horror video game!
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
Most Italian regional dialects and foreign accents Giovanni has an impeccable diction and pronunciation, completely free from any regional accents and inflections! A sure bet for a 100% standard Italian pronunciation.
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Senior Male, Middle Age Male, Young Adult Male, Teenage Boy, Child Male
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
ISDN, FTP, AIF, MP3, WAV
Full soundproof high end recording studio