Jim Cissell

Commercial voice over talent Jim Cissell is one of Seattle's top voice artists. Jim's won over 100 national awards for radio & TV commercials, infomercials, animation and video games. Awards include CLIO’s, Addy’s, Peabody’s, even a Cannes Film Festival Golden Lion! Jim's voice over work has been featured on "The Daily Show," "The World’s Funniest," and "Oprah." Recent national accounts include California Avocados 2009 through 2015 and Alaska USA 2014 to the present. And Jim's been the voice of the  Holiday Food and Gift Shows for 25 years! From political, to character voices, to regional dialects, to warm and fuzzy--Jim's got a voice for you.

Jim CissellVoice-Over Talent Seattle - When it comes to commercial voice-over actors, few names resonate as powerfully as Jim Cissell. Known for his distinctive voice, Cissell has been a pivotal figure in the voice-over industry, lending his talents to countless commercials and projects. Based in Seattle, this seasoned voice actor has a reputation that extends far beyond the Emerald City. Jim Cissell, VoiceGuy.com is one of the premiere voice-over and on-camera talents in the Pacific Northwest and one of the most experienced and trusted storytellers in the world. From his waterfront studio on Puget Sound, Jim has voiced over 100 national documentaries & TV shows (including the prime-time series Jack Hannah’s Top 10 and Critical Rescues), hundreds of national commercials, national political ads, and thousands of films, videos, infomercials, and websites for nearly half the Fortune 500. As a Seattle Voice Over talent, Jim’s won every award in the book – CLIO’s, Addys, Tellys, EFFY’s, Golden CINE, Peabody’s, Hugo’s, Mercury’s, all the major Film Festivals--even a Gold Lion at the Cannes Film Festival. Jim has voiced feature films like War of the Worlds, dozens of movie trailers for Disney and Tribune, hundreds of promos for Time-Warner and STARZ!, and video games for Nintendo, E-A, and Humongous.

Jim's work has been featured on The World’s Funniest, The Daily Show, and Oprah. National clients include Arco, AT&T, Best Buy, Clorox, Dairy Queen, DirecTV, KFC, Nintendo, Panasonic, Time-Warner, and MANY more. He is, literally, the voice of experience. On the West Coast, you’ve almost certainly heard Jim’s ongoing work for NASA, FLIR, McDonalds, Georgia Pacific, Microsoft, Alaska USA, California Avocados, Pet Supplies Plus, Holiday Food & Gift shows, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, UW Huskies football, Washington Realtors, Kenmore Air, Wilcox Farms, Orca Bay Seafood, and the Buzzy the Knowledge Bug video games.

In addition to being a Voiceover Talent in Seattle, Jim also works on-camera as national TV spokesperson for Clorox, National Money Service, and 800-Attorney—and on-camera host of the TV series The Xplorers, the Emmy-Award-winning PBS series The Latest Procedure, and Microsoft's America at Work. Jim has worked around the world – from wing-walking in Hong Kong to a newscaster in Germany, to trade shows and live events all over the US. As a Seattle Voice Talent for 30 years, Jim brings his experience, range, believability, direct-ability, and enthusiasm to every job--including yours. And you get to direct him by phone patch or Source Connect, so you get exactly what you want.

"His home studio is better than 85% of the commercial studios in the US," says audio guru Dan Friedman. Gear includes Neumann TLM 103 and Sennheiser 416 MK8 mics, Avalon VT 737 and Chameleon Labs pre-amps, Waves L2 processor, Soundcraft board, Gentner phone patch, and Pro Tools. The crystal-clear voice tracks are completely edited and uploaded to DropBox or WeTransfer--saving you "half your production time.” Jim is most often complimented for being fast, focused, friendly, fun, great at improv, and dog-gone talented. He also does spot on impersonations of great announcers Ed Grover, Hal Riney, Casey Kasem, Peter Coyote, Will Lyman, Don La Fontaine, and Don Pardo. Jim’s received training from Marice Tobias, Warren Robertson, Glenn Hughes, Steve Salamunovich, Jodi Rothfield, Patti Kalles, and Viola Spolin improv classes with Gary Schwartz.

When you need a Voice Talent in Seattle, you need Jim Cissell to give you the "sizzle” that makes your project stand out from the crowd. Insist on the voice of experience. Call 206-933-8642. Text 206-661-7880. Or email jim@voiceguy.com.

"I engineer and direct voice sessions for a living. Jim makes me look really good at it."
Vince Werner--Clatter & Din--Seattle WA

"Jim's Combat Superbait commercials were the most successful new product introduction ever for Clorox."

Richard Whitson--Clorox Brand Mgr--Oakland CA