IT WAS 1969 and I was in kindergarten.
Sister Donna Marie, our class's saintly teacher, took us on a trip to WEBR-AM in Buffalo, NY (pictured).
The minute I walked into that radio station control room...BOOM!
Everything changed for me.
I knew instantly my life would always include a microphone.
My 5-year-old self didn't realize it but my broadcasting obsession was genetic. My Dad was State High School Oratory Champion and my Mom had long wanted to work in broadcasting at a time when women didn’t do that.
Thus began my quest!
My junior year, I secured my high school's first-ever radio station internship.
As a college freshman, I got my first radio job at a 50,000-watt radio station in Dayton, OH, ultimately hosting/producing it's #1 rated Saturday night radio show. I was also promoted to Commercial Production Manager, voicing many radio station's spots and promos because advertisers liked my commercial production work.
Because of my humor and improvisational skills, then as now, I'm a popular choice for live event announcing.
All that broadcasting and voiceover work evolved into audio'connell Voiceover Talent, where I voice commercials, narrations and broadcast promos for many clients like IBM, Kraft Foods, Crest Toothpaste, PBS and Duracell Batteries.
Awhile back, we O'Connells packed our Conestoga wagons, hitched up the horses and ventured from our longtime home in Buffalo, NY to our new home: Raleigh, NC.
Turns out, state troopers frown upon horse-drawn wagons on their highways. Who knew?
Clients have been extremely pleased with the broadcast quality sound at my state-of-the-art, Source-Connect-equipped North Carolina studio, about twenty minutes from Research Triangle Park (RTP).
There, I professionally record almost any project requiring the human voice, while helping scores of media producers with great national, regional and local brands.
How can I help you?
I'd be glad to share my decades of professional voiceover experience to enhance your media production.
VOICEOVER RECORDING & PRODUCTION FOR:
* Explainer Videos / White Board Videos
* Character Voices
* Message On Hold
* English and Foreign Voice Talents
* Professional Voice Over Training (www.voworkshop.com)
* Voice Over
* Voice Talent
* Voice Actors
* Voice Over Talent
* International Voice Talents
* Voice Over Workshop
Equipment & Facilities
StudioBricks Recording Booth
Neumann TLM-103 Microphone
Sennheiser 416 Microphone
Buffalo, NY 14214,
Buffalo NY Region
Parent Company: O'Connell Communications, LLC
B2B Marketing Companies
Media Production Companies
Video Production Studios
SOME national and regional voiceover project I've voiced for include:
* Crest Toothpaste
* Metro By T-Mobile
* Kraft Foods
* Massachusetts Lottery
* Papa John's Pizza
* North Carolina State University
* General Electric
* U.S. Army
PETER K. O'CONNELL
Professional Male Voice Over Talent
CREST TOOTHPASTE National “Pro-Active Defense” (Horse Race Announcer)
DURACELL BATTERIES National “Power You Can Trust” (Mature, Cool)
METRO BY T-MOBILE National “Freedom” (Conversational Friendly)
ROCKAUTO.COM National “Delivered Right To You Door” (Conversational Mature)
L.L.BEAN National “Be An Outsider” ("Husband")
KRAFT FOODS National “Kraft Dinner” Mac & Cheese ("Pony" & “Jockey”)
MASSACHUSETTS LOTTERY Regional "Holiday 2019 Campaign" (Energetic Announcer)
PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA Regional “Official Pizza of the Miami Marlins” (Energetic Announcer)
NARRATIONS / DOCUMENTARY / EXPLAINER / E-LEARNING
IBM "The Ugly Truth in Advertising" (Omniscient Narrator)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY "DELTA: Statistical Analysis" (Friendly & Conversational)
GENERAL ELECTRIC "Working Capital Solutions" (Friendly Everyman)
U.S. ARMY "Fort Huachuca: An Enduring National Treasure" (Storyteller)
DELOITTE CANADA "The Future of Productivity" (Omniscient Narrator)
PITNEY-BOWES "Error-free Communications" (Everyman)
RICH PRODUCTS "Speed To Market E-Learning" (Conversational Everyman)
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CPA’s "Conversion" (Conversational Everyman)
Pat Fraley Teaches
Master Class - Character Voice
Master Class - Animation Voice
The Voice Squad
Voice Acting Workshop
The Voice Actor Workshop
Voice Acting Workshop
Multiple national and regional awards for excellence in voiceover performance, commercial production, audio production and community service.
"Peter K. O'Connell provides a unique voice in a sea of voiceover sameness! Just as importantly, he is responsive, providing on-air ready production and Peter is really easy to work with!"
- John Schaefer - Schaefer Media & Marketing, Inc.
"Peter has a great ear and can both direct and produce great audio; I don't hesitate to recommend him as I have found his work to be highly-professional, on-time and on-budget."
- Mari McNeil - M&T Bank
"Your professional performance and team attitude make you a pleasure to work with...thanks Peter!"
- Matt Young - Entercom Communications
"It's hard to forget someone who voiced a register tape machine for you, especially when they did it so well. Certain voice actors have the ability to capture exactly what you're thinking when you write a spot. Peter K. O'Connell does just that. His voice and character range is freakish and he takes direction very well (a skill many actors fail to master). Love working with Peter and look forward to doing so again."
- Greg Bauch - FARM Buffalo
"Peter was amazing! Thanks to his coaching, editing skills, and voice talent, Peter was able to give us an extremely professional production. I highly recommend Peter."
- Adam Pittman - Computerbilities, Inc.
"As owner of an audio post facility I have occasion to cast hundreds of voice talents in a year. During the 20 years of owning my studio I have had nothing but positive experiences with Peter K. O'Connell as a voice actor and announcer. He's always available, has a great attitude, is extremely versatile, and takes direction very well. Highly recommended! A real pro!"
- Shaun M. Mullins - Propellerhead Media
"It's an exceptional pleasure working with Peter. His ability to meet tight deadlines and delivery a quality product are an asset to our projects and essential in the quest for client satisfaction. He is easy to work with, self motivated and takes direction well. He has consistently produced great work on time and on budget."
- Dan T. Hall - Vizmo Films
"Peter, I can always count on your vocal versatility and broadcast-quality audio production!"
- Susan Almon-Pesch, CME - Market 4 Profit
"If you're looking for the consummate pro for your narration or voiceover project look no further. Peter K. O'Connell has the experience and the versatility to get it done fast and get it done right."
- Terry J. Fisher - Full Circle Studios, LLC.
"Peter is our voice guy! Peter was very easy to work with! Our commercials sounded GREAT!"
- Scott Gaddi - Lenahan Dermatology
"The joy of working with Peter is he will give you exactly the read you're looking for...and 2 or 3 different styles of reads from the same script if you ask him -- all with the ease of a hot knife through butter. Make your life easier, hire Peter K. O'Connell as your voice talent."
- Charlie Cooper - Admix Broadcast Services
"Peter K. O'Connell has been an invaluable resource for our video business. Over the years we have been able to call upon him for his own (excellent and timely ) voiceovers as well as relying upon him to find professional voices in a variety of languages for an international client. He is always the best, and always the first on our list."
- Katherine Lucas - Buffalo Video Production
"Working with Peter was a pleasure. The process was easy, and his responsiveness and ability to 'nail it' made my deadlines happy."
- Chris Santucci - Santucci Cinematographer
As a performer, Peter K. O'Connell is certifiable...in a good way.
Media Communications Association - International (MCA-I)
- International Board Member
The Ad Club of Buffalo
- Past Member
Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives
- Past President
Amherst Chamber of Commerce
- Business Resource Council