Binis - Voice Over Artist - Auckland, New Zealand

Mike Binis

Auckland, New Zealand


When it comes to presentation, I have the voice and creative writing ability to make you shine!
When it comes to systems that could work better, I can improve upon just about anything!


Voice Over Artist


Movie trailer voice, infomercial king, credible News presenter with warmth, even Santa... that's ME!

Work History

senior operator

Call Centre

From February 2008

Passed ETITO unit standards training for call centre management. Customers find me helpful and friendly. Consistently winning awards for customer service as well as sales achievement. I am also efficient, winning shortest average call time twice in a row, with 99% accuracy. I am comfortable with evening and weekend shifts which allow me plenty of free time to do my free-lance media work.
6/05 - 0/08 Corporate Cabs, Auckland. Call centre receiver. Excellent phone manner. Ability at computer booking system allowed me to fill-in as dispatcher when needed..

Bar staff

Door Security, Urge Bar on K'Rd

From May 2004

My experience owning and running Shooters Bar & Cafe means I can read bar patrons and prevent trouble before it happens. Bar staff have remarked how I can take an angry drunk and get them to meekly apologize, shake my hand and leave quietly.

News Presenter and interviewer

Triangle/Stratos TV

February 2004 - November 2010

Write/compile regional news scripts.

Commercial TV

From November 2003

ads include Gutter Whiskers, and voice overs for Bowflex, M&M's, Subway, Chrysler/Dodge. Character in TV ads for
National Bank, Export Gold, Toyota, and in TV for overseas and local TV series filmed here.

the design and cut machine

Lexicon Systems

April 2002 - March 2003

contract work. Factory work, first sorting and packing security film for school windows. I was immediately promoted to the design and cut machine. When that contract finished, I was called back for a completely different project: fabricating and assembling ATM surrounds for an Australian Bank. As work trailed off and workers were phased out, I was one of the last to leave because I could perform all of the tasks myself, remaining right to the last day of the contract.
2/98 - 4/02 Owned and operated Shooters Bar & Café. It was an investment and an opportunity to run my own business. It was a chance to work with people face-to-face in hospitality.

Recording Engineer and director

Stebbing Recording Studios

January 1996 - February 1998

This was my ultimate transition from a career in radio to the corporate world. My media work became free-lance from this point, offering me a hobby that allowed me to grow and reaps rewards.
Ongoing: Free-lance voice-overs for North American clients- Chevron Havoline, Kroeger, Discovery Channel TV series host/narrator for shows like FlightPath TV, Corporate voice for new product branding, staff motivational DVDs, male IVR voice system prompts for Zeacom telephony integration systems across North America, and of course Infomercial voice-over star for the likes of Bowflex NZ, Burger King NZ, Subway NZ, TVNZ FairGo ad awards and movie trailer sound-alike voice!
-Commercial Voice Talent
-Film/TV ad talent.
-Creative Writer

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