Clever, Compassionate, and Genuine – A Savvy Everyman and Reluctant Hero.
I’m Craig Van Ness – a UK-based American / British Voice Actor. I grew-up on the East Coast of the US and have lived most of my adult life here, in the UK, with extended periods in France, Germany, Italy and Spain – to name just a few. I’m know for my light, youthful tone and ‘Mid-Atlantic’ or ‘Trans-Atlantic’ accent.
I’ve worked with both indie and major publishers, recording Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Young Adult, Children’s, Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Historical and Contemporary Fiction, Thrillers, Horror, Spoken Word, and Romance & Erotica.
I started life as a singer, dancer and actor, then, decided to pursue a career in management consulting – living and working in over 75 countries before settling here in the UK – and ‘coming home’ to acting via voiceover and audiobook narration.
Because of my early musical training, language training and well-travelled background, I have a real love of languages, accents and dialects. I’m comfortable narrating in French, German and Italian – as well as both American and British English, of course.
I can also perform in a range of regional American and European accents and enjoy the challenge of creating memorable characters while telling engaging, entertaining stories – no matter the genre.
When not in my studio, you’ll find me wandering the English Countryside, mis-directing tourists in my ‘Slightly-British Mildly-American’ accent.