Justin Gross | Voice Actor

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Here’s a promo video I did for the City of Lodi…Lodi? Yup, Lodi, California. The video is beautifully shot by Bongo Post in Sacramento. Voice over by Justin Gross.  Hey, if you’re working on a media project and need a male voice over, I’d love to be part of the fun. Voice over is what I do. And I’m using my blog to showcase my work and my passion for the craft. I’ve been a working voice over talent for over 15 years now. Voice over is my day job! And I love it.

Justin Gross Voice Over for Mystic Aquarium

So fun to work with the lovely people at Mystic Aquarium. I love being a teeny, tiny part of the team since they do such wonderful work to promote the health of our oceans and to protect marine life. Amazing stuff.

This was an ad that ran this summer, with yours truly, Justin Gross, providing the voice over.

If you are ever in Mystic, Connecticut, please do yourself a favor and check out the aquarium. I had the honor of visiting last year and it was a fantastic experience.

If you or someone you know is in need of voice over talent, give me a shout! I love what I do and want to voice for YOU!

Voice Over for Lackawana College

Yeah, Lackawana! I love doing spot work for Lackawana College, located in Scranton, PA. Lately, I’ve doing lots of TV and Radio spots for the college, with locations in Towanda, New Milford, Hawley, and now in Sunberry Center.
If you’re in the NE Pennsylvania area and you’re watching TV or listening to radio, surely you’ve heard these spots.
It’s always an honor for me to provide my voice over services to institutions of higher education because these are places where lives are changed. I’m a person that has enjoyed the benefits of a higher education and so I’m always thrilled to lend my voice to promote colleges and universities.
Thank you to Laura from Craft! That’s the agency that hired me for these spots. They do some really cool work!
I’m in love with the main building that houses Lackawana College. It’s beautiful!
I’m just here to give love to Craft and to Lackawana College. Thank you for letting me be a part of your marketing campaign.

If you are in need of younger, cool voice for your media project, reach out to me or my agents. I’m always happy to create a custom demo for you. Voice over is what I do…so let’s talk!

Voice Over Outside of the Media Meccas

Being a voice over actor has brought me so many amazing and fun opportunities. I feel triple blessed to be able to call this line of work my profession. Part of what makes me so thankful is that I can still do my voice over work, even though I’m not physically living in a major media market anymore. In 2012, my spouse and I decided to make a HUGE decision to move back to the town I grew up in: Grass Valley, CA. Leaving Los Angeles was difficult. I actually LOVE living in LA. I love the weather, I love show business, I love to the topography and all that LA has to offer…but I don’t like how crowded it has become. Every time I go to LA to visit or for VO work, I’m always incredibly excited to be there! “I’m back, baby!!!”…and then traffic.

I loathe crowds and sitting in traffic at nearly any hour of the day. It all starts to make sense that we decided to leave LA and set down roots in our little Northern California town. Yes, we miss zipping over to Santa Monica to enjoy 3rd St. Promenade and the beach, We miss Native Foods in Westwood and Veggie Grill in Pasadena. I miss taking my cross country runs through Griffith Park and running to the top of the mountain past the Observatory. I was born in LA and I LOVE LA.

But I also love the town I was raised in. And let’s face it; with technology, one does not have to be in a major media market to make a living in voice over. Yes, my access to really awesome job opportunities has lessened. I no longer have an “LA agent” to snag those juicy paying VO gigs. But I’ve done pretty well working outside of LA since 2012. I have relationships with agencies and studios throughout the country and, I still have ISDN, in addition to Source Connect. With these technologies, location is really not an issue to making a nice living. I always wonder if my VO career would have done amazing things if I just stayed put in LA. But I have to say that the amount of decent work I’ve found being outside of LA has been…well, decent. I can’t complain.

Leaving LA has also allowed my spouse and I to continue to invest in our little real estate projects as price points are not as high here. We’ve been able to own and operate a commercial property and some vacation rental listings via Airbnb. We love these opportunities and I don’t think we would’ve found them in LA. And because it’s a small town, we have deepened our roots here with volunteering for the local food bank and joining our local Kiwanis club that benefits children’s charities.

I still audition every day. I get up and enjoy my coffee and then I hit my little studio next door to our house. I’m still averaging about a job every work day, which is incredible. It can be done: fabulous voice over career AND life in a really cute small town.

I’m still available 24/7 to provide you with a younger, fun, hip voice for your media project. Feel free to get in touch with me anytime to discuss your project…or just to discuss voice over.

Voice Over Activity

Well it’s been business as usual for me, Justin Gross, in voice over department. I still marvel at how I’m able to work consistently, even though I’m not in LA anymore. I’m very thankful that’s the case because I absolutely love what I do. This work is always a blessing. And I’m always thrilled to be able to lend my voice to people, companies, ideas, charities, etc. I LOVE being part of the creative process for these media projects.
April 2017 was great…I voiced projects for:

Lassen College-Thanks for Bourns Productions for hiring me to voice some videos about the college Health Professions programs and their somewhat famous Gunsmithing courses.

American Zoological Association-I narrated a Kickstarter campaign video to help them do important work for ocean animals.

Delta Dental Rhode Island-I worked on a small series of commercials where I was the “man-on-the-street” interviewer.

Mystic Aquarium-the fine folks at Blue in Philadelphia asked me to do another round of spots with them. Last year it was for the Frogs Exhibit. This year, it’s for their Weird & Wonderful campaign. If you’ve never been to Mystic Aquarium…GO. It’s such a cool place to visit. I was lucky enough to visit last September and I can’t wait to go again.

Fifth Third Bank- The amazing ad agency in San Francisco, Pereira & O’Dell hired me to do some end tags on their radio campaign for 5/3 Bank. These ad folks were so easy and such a joy to work with. Awesome ad agency.

Ohio Lottery-I voice a few spots for their latest campaign.

Lackawana College-I voiced more spots for the Pennsylvania college thanks to the wonderful creative agency Craft. I love doing college spots as I’m a fan of higher education.

Nike-this was an internal project for the folks near Portland that work for the company.

Blue Moon-well, I didn’t record any new spots…but they did renew an old one I did:)

If anyone out there is in need of a younger, male voice over talent, look no further. I’m available anytime from my little home studio next door to my house. I would love to spread the VO love and have my voice on your creative project. So hit me up! Let’s VO together:)

November Voice Over

Well this month was pretty decent. I started off with some work for Major League Soccer. That was a nice boost to the month right off the start. Then I did some spots for Christus Health in Texas and New Mexico. These spots were funny and very topical as they feature (me) a guy trying to talk to his “Siri-like” phone, and of course, she misunderstands just about everything he says…It’s pretty funny…and all too real.
I did more projects for Greater Nevada Credit Union, Mystic Aquarium, First Tech Credit Union, American Family Fitness, Goshen Health, The Hartford, VMWare, and others. I love working for all of these great companies. It’s always an honor to voice projects and to be chosen to provide my voice to, in a small way, represent these great companies. I love it to the core of my being.
I’m about to take a little time away. But even though I’ll be out of my home studio, I always take my microphone and some equipment with me so I can audition and, sometimes, complete jobs while I’m away.
If you’re ever in need of a 24/7 voice…a younger male voice…MY VOICE…let me know. I will pour my heart and love into your project.

Be well and do good things out there.

Political Ads

How I wish I could snag more political ad work. That would be amazing. I know as a consumer of media, I’m no fan of political advertising. But as a voice over talent…I see it as a great opportunity. But…I don’t typically get tons of political ad work. Mostly because I think my voice is younger sounding. Many political ads go for the “older” type voices or more serious, stereotypical announcer voices.  But this is sort of a political advertisement and I’m so happy that the ad agency and client took a chance on a voice like mine. So a big sloppy kiss and a THANK YOU to Stamp Idea Group in Montgomery, Alabama for their awesome creative thinking and work. Thank you for taking a chance on my voice for your spot. I think it turned out great. So if you’re looking for a younger, male voice for your political ad…look my way. I can work anytime, 24/7 since I have my own home studio space. I am at your voice over service.

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