Yasha Harari

Wide range, bass -> soprano, character specialist.

Voice Description

my voice ranges from a low bass rich in warm deep tones, to a high soprano pitch with vibrant treble. i have a classic "radio announcer's voice" able to reach deep, great for overnight radio. i also belt out a redneck accent that has landed me as an on-camera show host in a television production.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Female
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• Senior Male

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

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other
• French - European
• French - Other
• Hebrew

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• 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 can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

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

My Home Base

, Israel

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

i specialize in ethnic and character impersonations. my accents include: american, canadian, english, queen's english, cockney english, liverpool english, manchester english, welsh, irish, scottish, australian english, hebrew (ashkenazi and sephardi as well as israeli and non-israeli), mexican, indian, native american indian, afro-american, carribbean, jamaican, creole, redneck, hillbilly, sophisticated new yorker, sophisticated londoner, sophisticated parisian, african, arab, egyptian arab, palestinian arab, syrian arab, latin american, spanish, french, belgian-french, other-french, dutch, german, italian, russian, polish, ukranian, japanese, korean.

My Voice Experience

i have been singing, acting, and otherwise using my voice professionally since age 8. i first sang and acted in the metropolitan opera, the nyc opera, in off-broadway productions, as well as in various music projects over the last few decades.

Currently I produce, and do the voiceover work for commercial ads and promotions for a successful company in the gaming entertainment software industry, and a leading company in the online investing and financial services industry.

I am also composing a new music, comedy and magic show. it involves working on a solo production involving an ensemble of artists, a cd, dvd, website, and more.

my latest band was "Jesterhood" (jan. 2006 - april 2009). i sang bass and tenor and played bass. we composed all our own original materials and even released a 5 song "Single" CD. you can see / hear my voice in various clips at the bottom of the page at: jesterhood.com

i have done commercial voiceover work including an advertisement for MoviesPlanet.com, a movie download site, you can see that ad at:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=24452&id=1040635183&ref=nf#/video/video.php?v=28082983221&ref=share

In early 2009, I did voiceover work for a movie trailer. It is a middle ages / fantasy movie, created by some of the leaders in the Real-Time Role Playing Games community. I read the movie trailer script in a dramatic low bass voice in both the American and mock-German versions.

in 2008-2009 I worked on an entertainment review television show, where i was brought on as the on-camera host. the same production company also brought me in for voiceover work as a classic "announcer" voice. the same production company also asked me to be one of their stock voiceover talents.

My Training

Highlights:

in 1976, at age four, while living in London, England, i gave my first public cello performance on the BBC television. i played a piece by Mozart. i have been developing and practicing my artistic talents since then.

In 1980, in New York City, i trained to sing, speak and act on stage at the Metropolitan Opera, while working professionally for their Children's Chorus. Simultaneously I joined the New York City Opera where I joined their Children's Chorus as well.

In 1984, in Manhattan, I was an unpaid extra in a scene shot at the intersection of 62nd Street & Madison Avenue in the movie Ghostbusters.

In 1984 I read for an off-broadway play with Michael York, about a noble Austrian family's drama during wartime. I read for the lead child's role. After many rehearsals, we performed a reading of the script once, to a packed house.

Between 1985 and 1994 while living in suburban Philadelphia, Israel, Europe and Washington, DC, I was involved as an actor and singer in various amateur productions, including Fiddler on the Roof and The Wiz.

I hold a B.A. (Major: Liberal Arts, Minor: Judaic Studies) from The George Washington University (CCAS, 1994).

In 1996, My colleague and I publicly presented a report we produced on behalf of the Association for Interactive Media, a Washington, DC lobby, to the U.S. Congress' Senate Judiciary Committee. Historically, it is also on record as the first committee hearing transmitted by live by webcast over the Internet. That same year, we presented a report about the critical nature of the Internet to a classified committee of experts tasked by the President of the United States.

In my work as an entrepreneur , I have been producing media and been in the media for various television, radio and newspaper/magazine interviews including: CBS 60 Minutes, The New York Times, NPR, and too many to write here.

My Studio Equipment

My studio includes:
* a Zoom H2 digital recorder / microphone - great for vocals and voiceover recordings.
* a behringer eurorack 16-channel mixer for multi-channel recordings.
* a linux computer with editing software and broadband cable internet connection.
* a VOIP phone line with a U.S. number that follows me to my computer anywhere on Earth.
* Musical equipment including guitars, bass guitars, ukelele, effect pedals, amplifiers, microphones, harmonicas, kazoos, various percussion and other noisemaker and soundmaking instruments.
* a samsung video camera using tape.
* a samsung smartphone, the camera and microphone are both very good for creating that "high quality / low-budget" effect.

Additional Skills

My depth of experience in cultures and varied fields, from academic to public service to professional, make me an ideal voiceover talent for a wide body of work.

When you google me, my bona fides should speak for themselves. I operate on-time, and on-budget.

Further references available upon request.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Credit cards
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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