Brad Hyland was born on April 1st, 2016. Well, not really- but that’s what he’ll say is when he really started living! That’s the day he started full-time as a voice actor… after quitting a first career that spanned 35 years. His first formal VO training actually started nearly thirty years ago…working hard on all aspects of business with one-on-one coaching and master classes. He spent two decades dabbling in standup comedy and movie extra work, as well as honing his pipes as front man for a rock & blues band for eight years. That love of performing is now satisfied daily as an actively booking voiceover talent, coach and mentor. Brad works from his home studio near Washington DC, serving customers all over the world. He can tackle just about any assignment with his versatile voice and ability to take direction. Some of his favorite work includes being the voice of Santa for the Elf on the Shelf and booking multiple character voices for video games. The core of his business however, is commercial, corporate & film narration, as well as explainers and voice messaging of all kinds. He is a multiple TIVA DC award winner and a 2020 SOVAS nominee for Best Commercial Demo and Best TV narration. He loves keeping in touch with the voiceover community and has begun to share his expertise by mentoring and coaching others in the industry with his tips for auditioning, booking and connecting.