Born in 1982.

Screen, Voice Acting, and Production Work

  • Worked for Big Fantastic Productions as a Production Assistant and Extra in 2008.
  • Competed in American Ninja Warrior in 2014.
  • Affiliated with Tiffany Talent Agency of Seattle (since 2018).  Clients have included Boeing, Amazon, Elysian Brewing, and Seattle local artists.
  • I’ve been acquiring experience in voiceover since late 2019.  I specialize in medical terminology (10+ years nursing experience in various environments) and am passionate about character-related work.  Currently seeking to grow my resume as voiceover.

Nursing Career Highlights

  • Medical-Telemetry bedside nursing from 2008-2011
  • Emergency Department between 2011-2015.  I acquired my CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse) during that time.
  • Transport – private Air Ambulance, long distance, domestic and international between 2014-2016.
  • Transport – Critical Care (ground/ambulance) for a private company from 2015-2016.
  • 2016 – present – Burn & Pediatric Trauma ICU of a Level 1 Trauma Center (additional ICU overflow from other units including General Trauma ICU, Neuro ICU, and Medical ICU).

Physical Experience

  • In college, I was heavily involved in martial arts and parkour.  I also spent some time learning how to box.
  • Following college, I became heavily involved in Crossfit for a number of years.  I also joined climbing/bouldering gyms and became involved in Parkour again.
  • I completed in Season 6 of American Ninja Warrior in 2014 on behalf of a close friend with terminal brain cancer.
  • Presently, I run to and from work.  When gyms are open, I usually spend my lunch breaks doing simple strength training.
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Video Portfolio

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Explainer Videos - Seattle, WA

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Primary Roles
  • Voice Talent - Male
  • Actor - Male
  • Model
Secondary Roles
  • Production Assistant


  • Audio Booth
  • Handheld Wireless/Wired Mic


5.0 Out of
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Michael Apollo Lira is an excellent voice talent, blogger, and team player. He's frequently part of valuable and helpful conversations about VO in the Global Voiceover Artists Network, and he's a contributor to the community through his excellent and insightful blog at https://www.michaelapollolira.com/blog. Michael is a superstar! And on top of his superhero powers contributing to VO, he's a frontline superhero, battling the coronavirus and any other human plague. I salute him, I appreciate him, and I value him. He'd be a great addition to your project or team!

12 months ago