Daniel Watterson

Adult

Daniel is a highly accomplished theatre, screen, and voice-over actor, with some big-brand VO credits such as Heineken, Anchor, and Power Rangers.

Known for his natural eloquence, warm tone, and perfect diction, Daniel is perfect for videos with a commercial message (take a listen for instance to his Heineken Light campaign here: https://vimeo.com/294525079).

Daniel’s incredible versatility with voice, and his considerable stage experience, mean that he is able to create a truly vast stable of engaging, dramatic, interesting, quirky, and convincing characters – perfect for your animation, gaming, or narration needs: (have a listen here https://vimeo.com/292053376).

An intelligent voice over artist, Dan can easily digest complex information and present it in a clear engaged manner, lifting the key message in dense scripts, perfect for explainer videos. Through his delivery choices, the information seamlessly lands.

Daniel's vocal versatility is a factor of several things: a lifelong love of animation and gaming; growing up in a family of professional musicians and singers; becoming a lawyer and appearing in Courts and tribunals around the world; a national career in theatre specialising in character roles; and a burgeoning international career as an actor portraying Kiwis, Brits, and American's on local and international screens.

Daniel's ability to use his ears to adjust his accent, placement, diction and tone is part training, and part a factor of his experience immigrating to NZ at a young age from the UK.  There is a slight British sound to his natural tone that doesn't initially strike you as an accent, just as someone who possesses great diction, which he mixes and shades to suit the client's brief.   

Animation demo reel available here: https://vimeo.com/292053376

Commercial demo reel available here: https://vimeo.com/454585445

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Accents:

Standard US
Irish
Southern US
Mid-Atlantic

Styles:

commercial
nz commercial division
reassuring
documentary
audio book
dramatic
well spoken
tv promos
automotive
documentary
automotive
animation
smooth
explainer video
authoritative
quirky
character
voice of god
straight
corporate
video games