Julie Boyd

Unique, Smart, Alto, Sexy, Character Specialist

Voice Description

My Natural Voice: Throaty, quirky, playful, sexy, expressive. Age Range: 20-60

Narration: Soothing, professional, corporate yet warm

Commercial: Sexy, quirky, playful, fun, enthusiastic, wide vocal range

Telephony: Smooth, professional, welcoming

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• 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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Characters: Young boy (10-13), Teenage Girl (Goth, Valley, Mean Girl, Nerdy Girl), Grandma, Female Hero/Superhero, Villianess (Wicked Witch, Russian Spy/Assassin, etc), Alien/Exorcist/Scary, Gangster Moll, Surfer/Stoner Chick.

Dialects: North American; "Fargo", Chicago, Southern, Nu Yawk, California like fer sure.

Accents: European; British (Upper class and Cockney), Irish, French, Russian, German. Asian; Hindi.

Impressions: Eartha Kitt, Liza Minelli, Joan Rivers, Estelle Harris (George Costanza's mom). Working on my Sarah Palin.

My Voice Experience

OK, so I come to New York, the Big Apple, Empire City, with MFA in hand and a dream in my heart, right? I'm going to take New York by storm as the next Meryl Streep, the next Gwen Verdon, the toast of Broadway and the next STAR!

One year later, I find myself looking in the mirror and saying, "Oh my God. This is absolutely awful. I don't want to do this!"

So I decided to take a 'break' from acting. My break lasted 10 years.

Over those years, I became a certified dog trainer and ran my own pet care/dog walking/training service, and was (and is) nicely successful. But the dream of acting never left me. I cracked up my friends with different voices, even singing in those voices. I LOVE cartoons, and watched them voraciously, often imitating the voices I heard. My husband marveled at my skills as a mimic. My friends, even my chiropractor, said to me, "Have you ever thought about doing voice overs?"

From my acting days, I heard over and over again, "Voice over? Pfft, don't bother-- they hire the same 5 people all the time. You'll never break in." But I've been paying attention over the years. Animation has exploded. Video games sell more than comic books. Then there was the day I picked up a "talking" greeting card. And I said, "Well, it's obvious MORE than 5 people are doing this! My friends are right-- why AREN'T I doing voice overs???"

So I went to a voice over class here in NYC, one that advertised, "brutal honesty" about one's talent and their chances in the business. I read and recorded. The next day, I got a call from the instructor. "You're one of the strongest prospects we've seen in a long time. We think you have a VERY good shot in this business."

So...here I am. :)

I won't lie, I'm a 'newbie' to voice over, but not to performing. I am a trained singer and actress. I think my demos will speak for themselves. I have a very wide range and can do whatever is thrown at me. I am a consummate professional. You won't be disappointed.

My Training

Edge Studio Career Training, New York, NY
MFA- Acting, Ohio University
BA- Fine Arts, Theater, University of Wisconsin

My Studio Equipment

I can send auditions via email and FTP.

I have a access to a fully-equipped production studio in NYC.

Additional Skills

ABC Certified Dog Trainer (I know training jargon and different training methods), Shakespearean and Classically Trained Actress, Linklater Vocal Training, Diction and Accent Elimination Training

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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