Doug de Nance
YearRole / TypeName of ProductionCompany
1979 - 2013voice over
CartoonsCommercial, Narration, Animation and more
2010Voice Over ProgramUCLA2010, Voice Over Program
1979Public RelationsMount Royal College1979, Public Relations
Mount Royal College
I own and can operate: Sennheiser MKH 416 mic, Genelec 8030 monitors and 7050B sub, Avalon M5 mic preamp, Professional portable studio, AKG K 340 headphones, M Box Pro, ISDN capable - Source Connect, phone patch, Pro Tools, Custom built voice booth, MAC OS X
Additional SkillsWhen he speaks, it’s an event™
Doug de Nance is a most unique talent with an award winning history in two distinct voice work disciplines. Doug regularly records voice over projects for clients around the world while also performing consistently as a live event announcer - most notably (or notoriously) as the voice of monster truck shows. As a result, Doug provides his clients a skill set not typically found in voice over alone - a thoroughly experienced, well trained voice over professional combined with a live announcer's abilities to quickly adapt and dramatize.
Industry AwardsLive Nation Monster Jam Announcer Award 2007
Referees"I have to say that Doug de Nance is one of the most flexible forms of talent that I have the pleasure of working with. I lead the production team at TELUS and Doug not only brings the right voice, he brings the right mix of charm and professionalism to work. By always coming prepared and ready to voice, Doug helps my people win with our productions."
Nicholas Cartmel, TELUS
"When we had our first real national advertising talent change in five years it was important to find the right feel. Doug can do the spectacle of sound with the best in the biz, but we were looking for a normal guy... professional normal mind you… Doug nailed it with his range.
Brian Carnwath, Taco Time
"Doug is a special breed of voice talent though....I admire incredibly his ability to perform as the voice for Monster Truck Shows for the last 30 years. Doug has the ability to hit the darkest of places like no other....however he can also take us on a friendly journey. He knows how to turn on the ladies with his baritone pipes yet use his acting skills when realism is called for and sound like 'everyday guy'...but believe me, his baritone pipes are worth listening to. He's an incredibly hard worker, crafty and knows exactly what he's doing. It is without hesitation that I recommend Doug deNance.
Debbie Munro, Mic 'n' Me
"Doug developed an audio marketing piece to promote my financial planning practice. From concept to completion, Doug was meticulous in getting it done right. I was very pleased with the end result and the overall experience."
Richard Sheppard, Investors Syndicate
"Doug is an incredibly skilled voice over artist with impeccable skills. With his amazing voice along with his top of the line studio - you know you will always get the very best when you work with him. I highly recommend him for all of your voice over needs."
Michelle Summers, VP, VoiceCasting - Partner, VOplanet
"Doug is that voice that when heard, one immediately thinks "Now that is a special talent!". He definitely takes the job of announcer/commentator that many think of as a pretty easy job- and makes everyone realize that it takes great skill and talent, and that he has that talent. Doug treats every event he is hired for seriously and never 'phones in' his work. Great amounts of effort are dedicated to research, production and proper execution. I certainly hope I never have to go head to head for a job with Doug- I would surely come in second!"
Cory Stem, Loud and Clear Marketing
"I started working with Doug when I was launching my company. Doug is an artist and a true professional. We were looking for a unique branding of our company and Doug surpassed all of our expectations. If you want the best in the industry Doug is your man. His voice is pure magic.
Stephen Rider, CEO - Go-Rider.com
"You nailed it".
Lowell Christensen - SpotWorks Radio Production
UCLA Voiceover program, ICA - Certified Advertising Agency Practioner (CAAP), Columbia School of Broadcasting.
Regularly attend voice workshops and retain private coach (Johnna Gottlieb in NY).
Short description of my voiceBass baritone with a seasoned edge.
Seriously sexy to comfortingly caring to astoundingly energetic for commercials.
Embracing, mature and authoritative for narration.
Tempered enthusiasm and captivating for training and presentations.
Punchy personality for voice tracking.
Subtle shades of storyteller for audiobooks.
Cunningly creative and wildly versatile for characterization.
Attractively aggressive for promo and imaging.
Suspenseful salesman for trailers.
- Accents (North American)
- Canadian, General American
- Years in industry
- 6+ years
- Home Studio
- ISDN Line
- Voice Style
- Angry, Announcer, Arrogant, Authoritative, Concerned, Dangerous, Deep, Energetic, Friendly, Fun, Happy, Informed, Luxurious / Smooth, Natural, Reassuring, Rich, Scary / Intimidating, Sexy, Sophisticated, Versatile, Warm
- Media Specialism
- Audiobooks Cartoons CD Rom Commercials Corporate Documentary Dubbing In-car Navigation Lip Synch / ADR Multimedia Narration NewsReader Radio Telephony systems Video Games
- Native accent