Dom Magwili, Audio Book Narrator in his recording booth

Dom Magwili, Audiobook Narrator

“The human voice is the organ of the soul.”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Audio Samples

  • Accents: Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, German, French, American Southern
  • Home Studio: Presonus PD70 Microphone, Triton Audio Fethead Phantom Preamp, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Audacity
  • Affiliations: SAG/AFTRA, Actors’ Equity Association
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. ” — Henry David Thoreau

I became an actor in 1974, worked in the classics and contemporary plays.  Got involved with Asian American theater and Asian American Studies in the late 70s.  Started writing and directing stage plays.  Did a load of television and some movies.  I’ve been a SAG/AFTRA/Equity member for over 30 years.

In the early 1980s me, my wife, and our friend toured the country with our Concert of Asian Americana.  Think Peter, Paul, and Mary do Asian American material.  We played places like Harvard, MIT, University of Minnesota, and Tulane University.  I sang the American Songbook and Beatles tunes at General Lee’s supper club before karaoke.

I’ve held other jobs.  Acting teacher since 1976.  Taught on-and-off at UCLA in Asian American Theatre.  In 2006-2008 I got my MFA in Acting.  I became an adjunct lecturer in Asian American Film and Video.  I also spent some years behind the camera as a screenwriter, line producer, and director for Cine Excel Productions.  This gives me an appreciation for deadlines for product deliverables.

I cut my teeth on fantasy tales like Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian.  Sword and Sorcery, humor, and adventure make up my reading appetites.  I’ve written my own novel, The Infernal Promise, that involves all the above.  It is this interest that makes me a perfect storyteller for these genres.

I also learned that books could be funny by reading Max Shulman’s The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.  I’ve stood in line for stand-up on open mic at the Comedy Store.  I’ve studied the comic techniques of Pat Morita, Mort Saul, and Richard Pryor.  I’ve written humorous short stories, films, stage plays, and web videos.  I relish “the funny”.

Now, I want to make a life for myself in audiobook narration.  I’ve been told my voice works for the classics, romance for seniors, fantasy, humor, and self-help.

This is another adventure. Another castle in the air. Thanks very much.