Los Angeles, CA
I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
(from bio) Starting as an actor in New York, Paul Pape got his break when he was cast to co-star in "Saturday Night Fever". With nearly 6000 voice-over credits alone in his 34 year career, Paul has been heard in almost every form of media; including commercials, narrations, promos & trailers, animated features, television series, feature films, movies of the week and video games. He is considered one of the leading voices in the ADR field (Automated Dialogue Replacement), having worked on over 120 television series and many of the biggest blockbuster movies of recent years. Video game powerhouse Electronic Arts gave Paul an award for both his voice-over and on-camera performance in "Black", a #1 video game that has sold over two million copies in the U.S. and Britain. Other recent credits include promos for President Obama and the Democratic National Committee, the Starz Channel, Fox Sports Network and HBO, as well as narrations for industrial clients such as Raytheon and the Boeing Corporation. Paul was honored to narrate a video for the Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards when they presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to his best friend, the late Don LaFontaine, at the Kodak Theater. In addition to doing voice-over work, Paul serves on the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Having conceived the idea to build the Don LaFontaine Voice-over Lab, he was joined in the effort by fellow co-founders Joe Cipriano and George Whittam. Located at the Foundation's Actors Center in Los Angeles, the Lab opened in June of 2010.
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
On-Camera & VO co-star for EA Game;s "Black" & "Need for Speed: Undercover", the DNC, AARP, SONY Electronics, Toyota TV, SunTrust Bank, Trailer for "Battlestar Galactica Online", VO for television: "Revolution", "Person of Interest", "NCIS", "CSI NY", "Sons of Anarchy","Nikita","Boss" and "Fringe". VO for recent feature films or cable: "Frozen", "Godzilla" "Argo", "Captain America", "Get Hard","Moneyball", "Ides of March", "Underworld 4", "47 Ronin", "Avatar", "Tangled", "Green Lantern", and "This Means War", among others.
No languages. However, performs languages well with native speaker guidance.
Mid-Baritone range. Warm conversational to heavy action military voices. Solid voice actor often called upon for voice replacements and/or original material. Good trailer, promo, industrial and commercial reads. Known for his all around versatility.
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
Does many dialects or phonetic representations of dialects.
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Senior Male, Middle Age Male
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
ISDN, Source Connect, AIF, MP3, WAV
Home Studio ("The Hole In the Wall") : Telos-Zephyr, Dolby Fax, Eureka Presonus Pre-Amp, Symetrix 528 Voice Processor, Apogee Duet, Mackie 1202 VLZ3 Mixer, M-Studio Bx5a studio monitors, 24" LED Apple Cinema Display, MacBook Pro, Seagate back-up hard drives. Mics: Sennhesier 416PKH, Neuman TLM102, SeeElectronics SE2000A, Langevin CR-3A, SHURE P-42 USB, Sennheiser ew100G2 lav mics (2).
I am so sorry for your loss. No one will ever be able to take away the moments you shared with him or your friendship.
Glad that you are there for his family. Peace, Jessie Gilman
God Bless You!
I'm a bit conflicted - The Thursday evening before Don went to the hospital, I created a video parody for my personal website, featuring Don and his Limo. I sent him an e-mail asking him to view it as I had "borrowed" his limo for my own. He replied late that evening that "I should keep the limo - his gift to me". He has always been my "voiceover hero" as we are both baritones.
Now, I don't know whether to leave the video up or take it down. What I do know - is that it was sincerely kind of him to reply to a little fish like me.
Your best pal was indeed a kind and gentle man and I can only echo David Marc's reply to you.
Thank you for keeping us informed and may Don be granted the peace he so richly deserves.
You are AWESOME and a "minch".
May good luck continue to be your companion!
TGMD, Los Angeles
Thanks for you hard work.
I had the opportunity to listen to the panel you were on at Voice - thanks for taking the time to spend the afternoon sharing your story.
Just wanted to let you know my prayers go out to you as well. It is beyond difficult to watch someone you love and are close to go through such rough times. May God give you the strength, peace, and comfort you need during this most trying time.
By the way,it was obvious to me how much Don thought of you. I had asked him what brought him to Voiceover Universe and he said "I was invited by my best friend Paul Pape". Best friends don't come along too often and they are such a treasure.
All my best,
I'm thinking of you (too)
I want to say hello and send you all my best!