Jeff Zinn

Mellow, mature, intelligent, dialects, deep, irony

Voice Description

warm and deep for narrations, sexy and fun for commercials, smooth and professional for presentations, etc. - yeah, all that. I've been acting and directing for more than 30 years. Mainly as Artistic Director of the award winning Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater on Cape Cod. Recently I completed recording the unabridged audiobook version of "A Peoples History of the United States by Howard Zinn (my father) for Harper Audio.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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

• English - British
• 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
• Songs
• 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

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

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Massachusetts, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

educated, non accented North American, authentic southern (grew up in the south) differentiating between twangy Texan, smooth Atlanta and everything in-between. Also good at various New England accents including both Brahmin and working class Boston. New Hampshire and Maine too - ay yup!

My Voice Experience

In my younger days as a NY actor I provided voice for an array of commercial voice overs. Also dubbed some foreign films (often employing French or Italian accents.) Most recently completed recording the unabridged audiobook version of "A Peoples History of the United States by Howard Zinn (my father) for Harper Audio. A massive project - 32 hours of finished product. By the way, my recording partner and I did this on deadline in three weeks! Currently a top ten best seller in the American History category at Audible.

My Training

Jeff Zinn has been active in the performing arts as musician, actor, director and producer for over thirty years. A graduate of Franconia College in New Hampshire where he majored in theater and dance, he made his off-Broadway debut as “Danny” in David Mamet's Sexual Perversity In Chicago; performed as a member of the Boston based improvisational troupe, “The Proposition”; and appeared on Broadway with Derek Jacobi in The Suicide. He earned a Masters in Theater Education from NYU in 1978; and turned to directing full-time in 1983. In the next few years he developed new plays at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The White Barn Theatre, The West Bank Cafe, Theater for the New City, and as a member of the Circle Repertory Company Lab.

In 1988 he joined the directing program at the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, under the leadership of Robert Brustein. That year he also became Artistic Director of Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT). During the next two years, while taking a wide range of courses at Harvard (including filmmaking) he assisted directors André Serban and Liviu Ciulei, co-directed Eric Bogosian’s new play, Suburbia, and directed many of his own projects including the premier of a new play by Thomas Babe and an ambitious production of Ionesco's The Killer.

Under his leadership WHAT has grown to be a nationally recognized professional theater presenting innovative new American plays for a diverse and appreciative regional audience. He has produced and/or directed more than 100 WHAT productions. WHAT has been awarded two prestigious Eliot Norton Awards including one in 2001 for “Establishing a Beachhead For Serious Theatre on Cape Cod.” In 2004 Boston Magazine chose WHAT as “Best Theater” in its annual “Best of Boston” issue. Productions he has directed, Beauty Queen of Leenane (starring Julie Harris), Closer by Patrick Marber, and Proof by David Auburn were named, in their respective years, as part of the top ten theater productions by the Boston Globe.

In 2007 WHAT concluded a six year, $7 million, Capital Campaign with the opening of the Julie Harris Stage. This state-of-the-art 210 seat proscenium venue becomes the focus for full production as the 24 year-old company continues to produce smaller scale productions at its original home, now suitably called the Harbor Stage.

He has guest directed at the Nora Theatre Company and the New Repertory Theatre, and taught courses in acting, dramaturgy and theater literature at Clark College and Wheaton College. He currently holds the post of Visiting Academic Professional of Drama/Theatre and Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

He lives in Orleans with his wife, Crystal, and their children, Georgia and Noah.

My Studio Equipment

State of the art 24 bit 192K recording studio, digital media prep, CD mastering, Sound for film, 5.1 mixing.

Equipment:
Mixing Board: Midas Venice 320
Recording interfaces: RME fire face 800, DBX 386
Compressors: DBX 165, DBX 266 RNC
Microphones, AKG 414s, Sure Beta 57As, ,sm58s, sm57s, Octavia Condensers
Reverbs:, Lexicon Korg
Plugins: An extensive collection of multi-band compressors, sonic enhancers,
Media server: Linux based with 5 tera-bytes of mirrored storage gigabit networking, High speed internet for digital delivery.

Additional Skills

Really nice guy! Easy to work with. Fast turnaround on projects

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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