Ken Simon

Warm, Friendly, Flexible, Character Specialist

Voice Description

Warm
Friendly
Flexible
Energetic
Character Specialist

Over 20 years of acting training and experience

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• 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 offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents: Boston, Southern, Brooklyn, Jewish, Italian, Russian, British (upper-class, cockney, colonialist), German

Impersonations: Bill Clinton, Peter Falk/Columbo, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, William Shatner, Sammy Davis Jr., Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, James Mason, Tom Brokaw, Mary Tyler Moore crying, Katherine Hepburn, Don Corleone/Godfather, Homer J. Simpson, Eric Cartman, Foghorn Leghorn

Laughs: Edith Bunker, Krusty the Clown, Renfield (ie, 1931 Dracula), Mad scientist

My Voice Experience

I come to voiceover with over 20 years of acting training, experience and improvisation. I have studied with Melissa Gray (commercial), Paul Liberti (characterization) and Shelly Shenoy (commerical and animation). Moreover, I am an entertainment sponge, meaning that I can recreate the styles of characters in movies from the 1930s to present in their various genres (ie, gangster, film noir, romance, screwball comedy, sci-fi, etc) as well as stars during these periods. In fact, one of my favorite voiceover projects was recording dialogue for a theatrical film noir piece which was then lip-synced to performance on stage.

My Training

Voiceovers
Voiceover
Melissa Gray (Commercial)
Paul Liberti (Characters)
Shelly Shenoy (Commercial & Animation)

Acting
The Barrow Group, NYC: Eric Paeper
The Acting Studio, NYC: James Price
School of Film and Television, NYC: Richard Omar
Writing & Solo Performance, NYC: Kirsten Ames

Voice and Speech
Camille Weidorn-Mazurek

Improvisation
Tom Carrozza
Lucy Avery Brooke
Robin Selfridge

BA cum laude in English from Brandeis University
MA in English from SUNY at Stony Brook

My Studio Equipment

Logitech Stereo Headset H110

Wavepad Sound Editor Masters Edition (v 5.55)

Audacity 2.0.5

Access to NYC recording studios.

Additional Skills

I have also worked as a medical editor for 16 years and am comfortable with copy inclusive of a wide array of medical terms and names for the purpose of medical narration. Moreover, I directed medical narration as well as worked post-production on this work.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
Ken Simon Animation Demo

Ken Simon Commercial Demo