Michael Kirby is a California native, a life-long skateboarder, waterman, and classically trained actor who holds an MFA from The Old Globe Theatre. With a diverse career spanning more than a quarter century, Michael works in film, television, voiceover and theatre, and has been seen on Off-Broadway stages, as well as regional houses, like The Mark Taper Forum, Syracuse Stage, The Old Globe, and many more. He is a member of the prestigious Antaeus Theatre company in Los Angeles. As a father of two, he approaches all things with a patient and nurturing spirit. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Acting and Voice at Cypress College. Michael loves his craft and thrives on storytelling, both fiction and non-fiction.
Michael is having a blast as lead narrator for the Multi-Cast of a new YA Thriller: Fight or Flight: A South Side Story by Joe Durette with Pro Audio Voices directed by Becky Parker Geist
Also narrating with Pro Audio Voices: Journey of a JuBu: How a neurotic Jew found his inner Bu by Blaine Langberg. “A laugh-out-loud fictional account of one man-and his alter-ego’s journey of self-exploration and self-reflection through spirituality.”
The Cleanup Committee by Cordelia Rains A new Thriller. It’s 1978. The drug trade is booming, and law enforcement can’t keep up. Enter the Cleanup Committee. They’ve all lost children to drugs. They’re rich, they’re organized, and they have resources. Will they succeed where the law failed.
An Ocean of Thoughts: One Man’s Journey from Self Destruction to Self Realization by David Jones. A fiction about a man’s struggle with addiction and AA.
Now Available: Dragon’s Blood: A prequel to the Almost a Dragon series by Marissa Brandt. Dragons, Vampires, Humans stuck in the middle, what could possibly go wrong?
“Michael was a joy to work with—professional, great communication, and he did an absolutely outstanding job on Marissa Brandt’s DRAGON’S BLOOD. He delivered an amazing performance for all of the characters—not only Fynn and Ishtar, but Kishar, Rusty, Calvos…they were all great! He really brought the novella to life. I look forward to working with him again in the future.”
Karin Welss, owner, Philtata Press, LLC
“Michael Kirby’s narration absolutely enhances the listening pleasure of this tale. He pushes the pace when necessary, slows it to emphasize the moments, and breathes life into each and every character, regardless of their role. There were afternoons where I sat in my car just a little bit longer, just to listen to him relay the story created by Ms. Rains, inspired by her parents and doubtless tales of their work from that era.”–Audible Listener Jenn Crouse
“Michael Kirby is the narrator on this one & I think he did a magnificent job! I loved how he brought each character to life, portraying them perfectly. His voice is soothing & not at all aggravating as some thriller narrators can be”–Molly Dawn of Page Turners and Sweet Tea
“5 Stars- Just my kind of listen. The story was exceeded by the performance. I did not want it to end.“
“Michael Kirby brings both exceptional talent and professionalism to the production of the Ocean of Storms audiobooks. The demands of this series are prodigious. However, Kirby illuminates an incredibly diverse set of characters from Texan Marines to Bedouin sheiks with great skill. He accurately paints everyone, from the fumbling malapropisms of the ship’s steward to the excruciatingly technical observations of the ship’s doctor.
Authors are protective of their characters, but Kirby adds to them. He lifts them from the page, adding color and dimensions to the text. Michael Kirby has worked through the pages of this series with great care, precision, independent research, and always on schedule.”
Joe Piteo- Author
Investing for Beginners: How to Grow Your Money by Larry Wallace
How to Raise a Superhero by Joe Grutzik
BIOS & MEMOIRS
The Mustang Club, A Personal Memory by Donald aka Azure Dirnberger
- Sean Pratt-Non Fiction Audiobook Program
- Scott Brick-Fiction Narration
- MFA-Old Globe Professional Actor Training Program
- BA-Theatre/Acting California State University at Fullerton
- Antaeus Theatre Company Member-Los Angeles
- London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts: Shakespeare Program
- 2020 Mac Book Pro
- AT 4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
- Focusrite ScarSG3 2×2 Scarlett Solo Audio Interface
- Studiobricks Home Studio