Dorian Barth

Wry, warm and clear. Lots of characters.

Voice Description

My natural voice is clear, warm and intelligent-sounding.
I have an excellent ear for accents and the characters behind them.
Some of my most successful characters so far are:
Warm, sweet mom or grandma
Snarky wife
Crabby old woman
Midwestern lady
Comic Slavic accent
New York woman
Yiddish grandma
Irish lady
You name it; I'll find the character.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services

My Home Base

New York City, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

United States - midwest, southern, New York, Baltimore
Other countries - British,(all sorts),Irish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, various Slavic accents, Japanese

My Voice Experience

As a professional actress, I have appeared Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and in regional theatres, in both plays and musicals. A few examples of my many radio spots include the future mother-in-law for Mountz Jewelers; the bakery lady in a series of 3 spots for Tastykake; and a grandmother teaching her grandaughter to make a bomb in the kitchen for Playstation. Most recently, I recorded the voice of Ethel Goldschmidt for the notorious ad campaign for Ethel's Brew.

Highlights as a spokesperson include a PSA for the Wellness Community featured on ESPN; a point-of-purchase video for Olivenol, a nutritional product; and radio spots for Capital Health and the Heart Institute.

In addition, I have recorded 3 storytelling phone apps for Disney, and a radio play/phone app for a safety hotline for Appalachian miners.

Because of the warmth and clarity of my voice, I have done many phone hold messages for local businesses.

I am currently represented several New York agents and casting directors: Suzy Friedman, Ginger Dicce, Take One, Eileen Haves, Naomi Kolstein, and Sue Winik, as well as several managers: Ingrid French, Suzanne Schachter and Michael Katz.

My Training

David Zema's Voice of Success program provided most of my training, although I briefly studied with Ruth Franklin. I have a BFA from Stephens College as a Theatre major, and have studied acting, singing and dance with various coaches.

My Studio Equipment

My home studio is very basic--computer and a good microphone. I have easy access to a David Zema's professional studio, as well as his services as a sound engineer.

Additional Skills

My background as an actress has been valuable because actors are taught to take direction and use the words on the page -- to find the character in the copy.

Because I am also singer and recording artist, I can readily find the phrasing in long copy, I have good breath control and am comfortable in any recording facility.

I continue to perform on-camera in commercials and film and of course, on stage.

I have a repertoire of sound effects: growls, gurgles, barks, screeches, yowls, animals, etc.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

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Demos
COMMERCIAL

CHARACTER

INDUSTRIAL

Playstation Commercial

Salon Pas Waitress commercial

Capital Health Radio Spot

Swiss Air radio spot

Heart Institute Radio Spot

Mountz Jewelers ad

Tastykake Radio Spot

Tastykake 2

Tastykake 3

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