A voice you can trust with your house keys.

Demos

Dragon Fantasy- Boy how times have changed…
Thriller- This might not turn out well…
Romance- Male/Female- Amish/Pennsylvania Dutch Dialect
YA-Thriller/Suspense- Male/Female- What’s in the water?
How To Raise a SuperheroAll you need is…
Sci-Fi, War on The Hight Seas of The Moon- Male/Female voices … How many dialects can you hear?
Western-Romance- Male/Female voices… Who is more apt to make a fool of themselves?
Fiction, Detective Murder Mystery- 1st Person POV … Where is the toaster?
Non Fiction, Self Help, Meditation… What are you heir to?
Non Fiction, Fatherhood… How hard could it be?
Non Fiction, Business… What does broke mean?
Here to help tell your story.

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.

News:

Currently Narrating:

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.”

Latest Releases:

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.

The Pricing Model Revolution: How Pricing Will Change the Way We Sell and Buy on and Offline by Danilo Zatta from Tantor Audio

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.


Michael’s latest Amish Romance with Penguin Random House Audio, The Gift of Joy by Kristen McKanagh, co-narrated by Andy Garcia Ruse is now available.

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?


Reviews

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
  • Praise for the Cleanup Committee:

    “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.

    -Audible Listener

    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

    Resume

    FICTION

    Fantasy

    Dragon’s Blood by Marissa Brandt
    An Ocean of Thoughts, One Man’s Journey from Self Destruction to Self Realization by David Jones

    Thriller

    The Cleanup Committee by Cordelia Rains

    Romance

    The Gift of Joy by Kristen McKanagh co narrated with Andy Garcia Ruse for Penguin Random House
    Preacher’s Son, Book 1 of the Infamous Amish series by Patricia Johns Co-narrated with
    Aven Shore
    Preacher’s Daughter, Book 2 of the Infamous Amish series by Patricia Johns Co-narrated with Aven Shore
    Loving Lovina, Book 3 of the Infamous Amish series by Patricia Johns co narrated with Aven Shore

    SCIENCE FICTION

    Master and Commander: War on the High Seas of the Moon (Ocean of Storms Book One) by Joe Piteo

    Hunter Killer: War on the High Seas of the Moon (Ocean of Storms Book Two) by Joe Piteo

    Sea Lion: War on the High Seas of the Moon (Ocean of Storms Book 3) by Joe Piteo

    NON-FICTION

    BUSINESS

    The Pricing Model Revolution: How Pricing Will Change the Way We Sell and Buy on and Offline by Danilo Zatta from Tantor Audio

    Investing for Beginners: How to Grow Your Money by Larry Wallace

    SELF DEVELOPMENT

    How to Raise a Superhero by Joe Grutzik

    Mindfulness: The Power of Mindfulness and How to Live in the Moment While Becoming Stress and Worry Free Forever by Donna Hargrave

    BIOS & MEMOIRS


    The Mustang Club, A Personal Memory by Donald aka Azure Dirnberger

    Training

    • 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

    Equipment

    • 2020 Mac Book Pro
    • AT 4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
    • Focusrite ScarSG3 2×2 Scarlett Solo Audio Interface
    • Studiobricks Home Studio

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