Joe Zieja

Los Angeles Based, Full Performance Actor

Voice Description

The Voice
Joseph presents a wide range of vocal skills, ranging from your friendly guy-next-door to a powerful, serious movie trailer introduction. Whether you need to draw someone into another world with skillful characterization or deliver information quickly and efficiently, Joseph can be that voice for your project. With practical linguistic experience and formal education in Russian, Arabic, and German, Joseph can emulate a wide variety of accents (not limited to those three!) as well as achieve convincing native pronunciation of words in other languages As a matter of fact, his first voiceover job was acting as a cartoon panda bear speaking Arabic to children learning their numbers - how's that for versatility?

Need a southern accent? A tough guy from New York or New Jersey? Mob boss? Marvin the Martian? A smooth, classy British accent? Throw Joseph a curveball and ask for something new and fresh. He loves a challenge and doesn't mind sounding a little ridiculous every once in a while!

In his demos, you'll hear: British, Irish, Smurfs, Animal from the Muppets, Marvin the Martian, JFK, redneck, Russian, southern twang, and more!

With the ability to easily switch between hip young adult and confident, authoritative middle age, Joseph can capture that Generation X or Generation Y sound you're looking for and uniquely adapt it to your movie trailer, video game, commercial, or radio ad. Explainer videos, mobile app advertisements, and e-learning are also a snap - Joseph can absorb technical terms quickly and deliver them like a pro!

The Customer Service
Years of military service has given Joseph a rare sense of respect and professionalism as well as the ability to multi-task and time manage. No matter how many projects he may be juggling at once, yours will always seem like it's the number one priority; you'll receive fast, efficient, and open communication, ample opportunities for direction and feedback, and a polished, finished product in record time. With a turnaround time that's measured in hours instead of days, your project will shoot to the forefront of the ever-closing windows of opportunity.

The Extras (Why They Call Him the Modern Renaissance Man)
Not only can Joseph provide you with a diverse set of voice options, he can also give your project original music to bring it to life! Whether it be a video game soundtrack, a film trailer score, or a catchy ditty that will stick in your customers' heads, Joe can do it all from his studio. Professionally trained on several live instruments and a rising star in the audio engineering world, Joe has received international acclaim for his work at OverClocked Remix, where he goes by the alias XPRTNovice, and high praise from experts in the industry.

As if that wasn't enough, Joseph is also a professionally published fiction author. With works appearing in over a dozen publications online and in print, Joseph is available to skillfully craft dialog, professional copy, compelling narratives, and more! Does your script need tinkering? Translation from technical jargon into layman terms? Joseph has the skill and experience to make it happen.

Contact me at joe@voicesbyjoe.com or visit www.voicesbyjoe.com for more information!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• 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 have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Burbank, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

American, German, Southern, British, Irish, Cartoons, JFK, Redneck, Smurfs, Russian, Arabic, Muppets, Looney Toons, New York, New Jersey, Mafia, Mob, Tough Guy, Impressions,

My Voice Experience

- Over 50 clients on another site in less than six months, all with 5-Star feedback and many return clients
- Official emcee for United States Air Force Academy in Colorado; announced parades, football games, and official ceremonies
- Audiobook acting roles for Dunesteef Audio Fiction
- Musician with strong vocal skills and experience
- Language skills: 3 years living in Germany, college minor in both Russian and Arabic
- Vocal and Music packages for several corporate clients
- Founder, director of USAF Academy jazz band

My Training

Private coaching with J. Michael Collins, leading industry voiceover artist

My Studio Equipment

Vocal chain runs from a MJE-K47H custom modified Oktava microphone (think Neumann U67) into a Focusrite ISA One preamp. Mixed via Rokit 6 monitors or Beyerdynamic DT880 headphones and delivered in high quality MP3 or WAV format.

Music chain consists of 10+ live instruments (guitars, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, flute, and others) running through the same microphones. MIDI controller runs to Cubase and high-quality VST instruments such as Cinebrass, Cinematic Strings, and others.

Additional Skills

Additional services: Custom music compositions, copywriting, editing, and being a nice guy.

My professionally-outfitted studio provides both quality and timeliness, and I have a versatile audio background that can add just the right flavor to any audio recording.

With a client response and project turnaround time that is measured in hours, not days, you’ll be able to keep your production’s momentum without sacrificing quality. Get the right voice for your production with my versatile range of voices and moods. And direction is a snap thanks to my strong working knowledge of grammar, diction, and vocabulary as well as my easy-to-work-with attitude.

As a bonus, if you're looking for original, custom music tracks to fit your needs, my studio is filled to the brim with instruments and high-quality loops and samples for any genre, backed by over 20 years experience as a musician, composer, and arranger. I can provide samples of my music as well, but if you've heard my demos, you've already heard some!

Payment Methods Accepted

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Demos
Explainer, Whiteboard, and Internet Videos

E-Learning, Training, Tutorials

Documentary and Narration

Commercial 2

Video Games

Animation and Cartoons

Promo

Characters and Cartoons

Audiobook Narration

IVR Telephone Recordings

Podcasts

Song Demo

TV Shows and Movies

Radio Imaging