Jim Cissell

Narration voice over talent, Jim Cissell, "master of the long form," has voiced 1000's of videos and websites--for nearly half the Fortune 500--like GE and FedEx. Many were recorded from Jim's waterfront Seattle studio. Inspiring films, multi screen shows, eLearning videos, powerful motivators, quirky art pieces, fund-raisers, audio books, nostalgic memories--from deep and rich, to young and friendly, to cutting edge, to all-out character--Jim takes the time to create the perfect voice for your project. He can also narrate complex technical & medical scripts--has LOTS of stamina--and delivers thoroughly edited and archived tracks.

Jim CissellVoice Narrator Seattle. Jim Cissell, VoiceGuy.com is one of the premiere narrators and story tellers 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 narrated hundreds of national commercials and political ads, and thousands of films, videos, infomercials, audio books, and websites for nearly half the Fortune 500. Explainer, eLearning, training, medical, technical—you name it. Working with networks and production companies—like Film Garden, 44 Blue, and Tremendous Entertainment—Jim has narrated over 100 national documentaries and movies of the week--for PBS, ABC, Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Time-Warner, and Nat Geo—including the prime-time series Jack Hannah’s Top 10k, Wild National Parks, and Critical Rescues. “Master of the long form," he's done voice over narration for nearly half the Fortune 500.

Jim can cold-read complex technical and medical scripts and has LOTS of stamina. The 100's of pages of pharmaceutical narration he did for Pfizer remains a tribute to human endurance. Try that, you AI Chatbots! Jim is one of the top documentary narrators in the USA. As a Seattle Narrator, 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, Georgia Pacific, GE, Microsoft, 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, Washington Realtors, Kenmore Air, Wilcox Farms, Orca Bay Seafood, and a series of video games as Buzzy the Knowledge Bug.

In addition to being a Narrator 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 Narrator for 30 years, Jim brings his experience, range, believability, direct-ability, and enthusiasm to every voice over narration jobs--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 the 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 Narrator 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.

Voice Over Narration Video

"A network quality voice with local accessibility--it doesn't get any better."

Brian Hartnett--Phoenix Home Life Insurance--Hartford CT