Derek is an un-stuffy Brit providing distinctive credibility for quality projects. 40+ years as a TV & radio host, news anchor FNN (now CNBC), RBC TV & RBC Radio; spokesman for many blue chip companies. 2 PBS Emmys & 2 Tellys; Voicey Lifetime Achievement Award.
Recent work: Announcer for Disney’s World Premiere of Rogue One, A Star Wars Story.
Audiobooks: “Titanic: The Legacy Remains”, “Money Can’t Lie”.
Feature-length documentaries: “Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave A Damn”, “Leslie Howard and The Mystery of Flight 777” (How Howard’s death saved my life), “Charles Lindbergh’s Life”.
TV: “Star Wars Rebels” (third season), “Magical Egypt” (second hour series), “Betrayal of the American Investor”, Wallet Roulette (ABC); Adventures Abroad, 26-weeks Outdoor Channel
Video: Massey Ferguson Tractors in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Irish;
From Celia Siegel, America’s premier V/O manager: “From each listener who hears him to each client he works with – Derek puts everyone at ease. He takes the quintessential British voice to another level with a down-to-earth sophistication that is as soothing and inviting as it is trustworthy and unforgettable. His rich, smooth and credible sound has a way of pulling you deep into the story, making you want to stay all day. His enunciation, diction, and delivery skills are second to none.”
Thank you for your superb, committed, spellbinding work on our two Leslie Howard documentaries. Everyone who watches is impressed by your first rate work. I could never have brought these projects to life without your on-camera presence and expressive narration, charm, never-failing patience and passion for giving the best possible performance.
-Tom Hamilton, Director-Producer, Repo Films
Your extraordinary speaking voice, enunciation and diction is the perfect example of what I try to achieve with my students. You are an exemplary model and I have always admired your work. -Betty I. Lougaris, Voice-Over Coach
It’s all perfect, AMAZING – AMAZING work! Thanks again for your dedication and professionalism. A pleasure to work with you. (42 technology pages)
-Liam Kennedy, Producer ImageBeam, LA
Clients include: BBC TV, Microsoft, Apple Computers, Intel, ditech.com, Hughes Missiles, McDonnell Douglas, Air France, Lincoln, Mercedes, Jaguar, BMW, Infiniti, Honda, Toyota, Paramount, Walt Disney, United Artists, Mattel, Coca Cola, Ritz Carlton, Getty Oil, Callaway, Kodak Theater, Abbott Pharmaceutical, Philips, The Queen Mary, BP, Her Majesty’s Prison Service, UK Ministry of Defence, Guinness Book of Records, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Gemological Institute of America, Korbel Champagne.