Matt Ellis: Active Guy with an Active Voice

By Biggs

When did you get started? I’ve been working in film/tv & theatre since the early 00’s but I was little later on the VO front…I didn’t started doing VO work until 2009. The first job I ever did was actually at Wave! It was a demo recording for 7-11, which I guess doesn’t really count as a spot. The first spot I ever did was also at Wave! A dark, ICBC don’t-text-while-you’re-driving ad.

Other Professional Endeavours? I am a Tennis Canada certified Club Professional 2 tennis coach & I currently coach privately on my own, as well as part-time at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club. I also play guitar & sing songs.

Personal Interests?  I am a major Beatles, Frames, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Ryan Adams, Jeff Buckley, k-os & Eminem freak. I am also a guitar freak. And a cycling freak. And a Federer freak. And a Simpsons freak. And a Wire freak. And a bit of a yoga freak. And sadly, a bit of a Canucks freak.

Family? I have an amazing wife, Amanda, who supports my (crazy) choice of career & together we have 2 amazing boys, Miles & Shea.

Fave spot or session? One of my fave spots was for Okanagan Spring a couple of years ago…it was their first ever TV spot & it was this epic ode to the west coast.

FUN FACT: I once tap-danced with the idea of being a tap dancer.


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