Karen I. Frank

humorous, mother, teacher, animated characters

Voice Description

Caring, motherly, wifely,sexy, hysterical, sarcastic, matter of fact, happy, angry, irate, annoyed etc. for commericals. Matter of fact, informative, intelligent, articulate for narrations. Animated with several different types of accents and character voices for animation, video games and books on tape. Monotone or neutral, articulate with good diction for voice messages, answering machines, and telephone recordings. Energetic, loud, soft, fast slow, thoughtful with change of character voices for audio books. Articlulate, quick pace for tags and legal disclaimers. Actress who get into character dfwhen doing dialogue and more matter rof factor natural for announcer parts in dialogues or monologues.

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 - Australian
• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• French - European

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


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 deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents: Irish, English(upper class British) and Lower class with a bit of cockney, Australian( generic) good enough to fool teenagers who then what to know where I am really from. Also French, Swedish/Scdanavian, Yiddish, Russian, New York, Queens or Brooklyn,Southern US, a cross between Texas and the deep South, good for angry characters, sexy characters and intially dumb with a twist of intelligence. Italian ( Mafia type). I also can do an Irish leprchaun, a Royal commanding British Queen,a delightful Southern Belle, a haughty or arrogant woman. I am also good at small voices like children or mice or small animals like cats or insects like spiders. Whining neurotic and complaining in New York Brooklyn, Yiddish/Jewish mother Southern and regular Californian. Also very good at Melodrama and the irate dissatisfied customer and a very bossy wife or woman. And very animated and a bit didatic when discussing politics.
I also speak, read and write French semifluently and speak and read some Spanish.

My Voice Experience

I played the part of an English Nanny about age 40 in a audio musical called FLOWERS FOR BETH. I also sang as well. the musical came out in 2010 andis now sold as a DVD audio at Borders and on Amazon. Other voice-over work was done when auditioning scripts for various commericlas, answering machine messages, audo books etc. for jobs list on another voice over website. Most recetly I have beeninvolved in two audio book project , THE COMING, where I had 5 charcter parts with different accents and PALINDROME playing a young woman and a female Chief of Detectives. Other acting experience includes writing my own short one-act palys and performing staged readings of them at FIRSTSTAGE for their Playwright's Express Fundraisers. I also have performed as a singer and actress in various stage shows,open mics and at various retirement homes and assisted living facilities. and as a substitue teacher I have used several types of voices to gain students' attention for various academic activities and to keep students quiet.

My Training

I have a B.A. from UC Berkeley with a major in Social Science and a minor in French. I have a Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Special Education and I have threelifetime teaching credential and I have taught almost every subject in grades k-12 as well as Current Events, Historical Events, Music Apprciation and Memory Enhancement to older adutls And I have taught basic academic skills to both normal and disabled adult and music appreciation to dsiabled adults and children. I have taken several classes in music including songwriting, theory and sightsinging. And I studied singing on and off for about 15 years. I have taken classes in creative writing at UCLA Extension and have written both fiction and non-fiction including articles, one-liners, satires,bumper sticker and button slogans as well as plays and wrote and produced and acted in one full length musical. I have taken on on-camera acting class, a regular acting class and voice-over classes at a studio in Burbank,CA.

My Studio Equipment

Audacity on my laptop computer with a usb microphone and an external hard drive. My roommate has Protools for Mac and a more extensive home studio that I have access to as well. And he is very good at sound editing as well.

Additional Skills

I am highly verbal and have taught people ages 5 to 103. I also have helped out with political campaigns making phone calls etc. I am very persistent and will stick with a project until it is finished and I do not like to do things last minute, so try to prepare ahead whenever I possible. I feel I am a reliable, dependable, responsible and an intelligent person. And when I was a teacher I often was over-prepared. I have good people skills and I am very well- traveled traveled halfway round the world by myself. I am a bit of a workaholic and multitasker which I believe comes form being a teacher and an overachiever in both high school and college. I am very good at research at librairies and on the internet and have good knowledge of medicine and various aspects of the law. And if I need information I either get it from a book or an organization or government agency. as a substitue teacher I often had to improvise lessons when the regular teacher's lesson plans weren't working in a class.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Wire transfers

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