Iona Morris

Textured, trustworthy, humor, Mom to Spokesperson

Voice Description

Medium to deep tones, with a smooth, textured, intelligent, conversational, professional sound for presentations; Sexy and funny, trustworthy for commercials. Deep, steady and calm for narrations. Sultry and seductive for adult materials. A mother's love to a wise, whimsical storyteller. Age range from 30's to 80's. A very good actress and person.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

My American accent can be stretched from the wealthy woman, with airs and class, with an Ivy League education to a Southern Belle or California Valley girl to a straight no accent American speech. An English woman's accent with intelligence and a little British humor.

I'm working on a beautiful French accent which helped me while in the South of France two years ago, for three weeks and a Jamaican/Caribbean accent smelling of plantains and the sea. .

My Voice Experience

People have been wanting to listen to my voice for most of my life. In 1976, working at the famous KHJ rock 'n roll radio station in Los Angeles, California, I would record the Music Director's top 30 hit list. And, our call-ins jumped because of "... that girl's voice!" I went from there to KNX-FM and that's where the phone calls started to really accelerate and the interest in my voice from others raised my interest too. I took a voice over class and it changed - my - life! 2 years later I was dubbing foreign language films from all over the European continent. I wish I'd kept records at that early age, but there is one role that stood out from the rest when I played the role of Claudia in the ROBOTECH cartoon series. It began the fascination with Anime in this country. From there, my voiceover career grew and I worked a lot while living in Los Angeles and also when I lived in New York City/Manhattan.

I was the female daytime and Saturday morning promo voice for CBS from 1986 to 1988, interrupted when I moved to New York. I picked back up after moving back to L.A., in 1993 and continued working at CBS for many years after. I've done promo work and worked on campaigns for ABC daytime "The Sexiest Man", NBC promos and TV-ONE night time programming. Commercials: FORD, McDonald's, Kodak, Susan B. Komen for the cure spokesperson (2 years), Hershey's chocolate, Shell Oil, Chrysler, Western Union Bank, Bell South, American Express, Mrs. Universe Pageant and more. Voicing copy for Radio Stations - smooth jazzy cool, Banks, Hospitals, Live shows, books on tape, narration and the Happy Birthday song for friends.

My Training

1975 to 1977 - Majored in Drama at Pitzer College, Claremont, Calif.
1976 - Won Irene Ryan Award, for Southwestern Region.
1983, 6 months - First Voice Over Workshop (do not remember instructor), L.A.
1984 - BJ Ward Animation Workshop, L.A.
Mid - ' 80's 2 other voice over workshops, L.A.
Late '80's for 1 year - John Lehn's Acting Class, L.A.
1990-1991 - Barbara Batson's Acting Workshop, NYC
1994 to 1996 John Lehn's Acting Class, L.A. (off and on when not working)
2000 - Diana Castle's Acting Workshop, L.A.
2005 - Kalmenson and Kalmenson, Pro Commercial Workshop
2011 (currently involved) - Professional Voice Over Acting Work-out Group, L.A.
2010 (currently involved) - CPJC, California Pop and Jazz Council, L.A., singer

In New York and Los Angeles, I have taken many private voice singing lessons and still do.

I am also a good writer and a poet.

My Studio Equipment

I am working with Protools

M-Audio Firewire 410

Microphone is an AKG Perception 100

I work through my MAC, a studio set up in my home. The sound is great.

Just updated my system.

I can mp3 your spots to you or in any other format requested.

Additional Skills

I've been an entertainer all my life. I've either acted, done voice over work, written, directed, produced theatre, recited my own poetry or sung a jazz song in a show. I've been a muse for many and a mentor to others. This is what I know and I do it well. I love to use my talents to help charities put on a more successful benefit. For my foster care charity, I write, direct and lighting design their main season gala. For my theatre festival charity, I assisted in the organization and promotion of it and also created three workshops for the event, along with participating on a panel regarding the state of theatre. For ANSA, I directed their musical benefit with Taj Mahal, Ericka Baddu and so many others. I have written three one-person shows, winning critical acclaim for one of them. I've traveled with two of them, playing to 300+ audiences. I have workshops to teach others how to create, write and act in solo shows. I use my voice for a charities or a friend's child's college student project, if it helps them with their cause. I am creative. I love it and I live to share it.

In my previous life, I answered phones,
made coffee,
typed,
filed and ran errands,
but I was much younger then...

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Wire transfers

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Demos
Commercial Demo Reel

Promo Reel

Audio Book

Animation