Voice actor David Alan Smith is a long time resident of Chicago with strong verbal and communication skills. In addition to his voice over work, he is currently a teacher of middle school at one of Chicago’s premier Catholic schools and holds a Masters degree in Teacher Leadership, a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and an Associates degree in Architectural Drafting and Design.
David's voice work has grown naturally out of a background strong in both performance and public speaking. While majoring in drafting and design at the College of DuPage, he also studied Theatre Arts and competed at the regional and national level on the College's nationally ranked forensics team. At the same time, he also had roles in several college theatrical productions, including "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," "An Enemy of the People," "Kismet," "The King and I" and "Tartuffe," among others.
Since then, he has directed one-act plays, coached and judged high school forensics meets and is designing speech and reader’s theater lessons for use in middle school. Children’s literature and storytelling are also a strong interest.
David has also studied with Jim Belushi, taking his Improvisation for Actors course, and most recently, Katherine Hart’s course in VoiceOver Acting. As a film extra, David has appeared in "The Fugitive," and "Mo’ Money," and as a stand-in for Joe Morton in USA Network’s "Legacy of Lies."
David’s voice has been characterized as smooth, mellow, jazzy, with whiskey notes and southern flavorings; as well as earnest, believable and scholarly. His versatility makes him an excellent choice for narratives, audio-books, commercials and any project requiring an able voice.