Full Name
Matthew Parham
Job Title
Voice Actor
Speaker Bio
Matthew “Slim da Reazon” Parham is a voice actor, photographer, poet, and musician from Cincinnati, Ohio. His interest in Black literature, spoken word, rock, hip-hop, and jazz blend to become a language and lifestyle Parham calls AfroGrungeTM. Visually, this edgy style is replicated behind his lens through a photographic portrait approach, which relies heavily on darkness and light, black and white, and most often focuses on Black subjects or like-minded creatives. Duality, double consciousness, and the alternative Black experience are themes Parham explores across genre-blending visuals and performance mediums. Since 2017, Parham has been the MC in a 15-piece jazz hip-hop ensemble called The Urban Renewal Project, with whom he has toured nationally in 100+ shows. Parham is also a sought-after commercial voice actor, nominated for a Society of Voice Art and Sciences Award in 2022, with a client list including Marvel, MTV, MGM, PBS, Nike, and DSW. Matthew is the Director of Operations for the National Association of Voice Actors (NAVA), where his advocacy includes lobbying on Capitol Hill and national panel appearances, while also serving as Community Liaison with the South Los Angeles arts nonprofit SoLA Contemporary. Matthew lives in sunny Los Angeles, California; when he’s not serving the voice-over community with NAVA, voicing projects, performing poetry, or making music, he is pursuing a photography certificate at UCLA.
Matthew Parham