Lisa Kaplan

Edgy,wry,texture,storyteller,warm,friendly

Voice Description

Warm/ smooth/storyteller for narration and industrials, textured/playful /edgy for dialogue and commercials. Strong and deep for promo.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age 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

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Sexy Russian spy, Middle Eastern mama, raspy Southern Medieval shopkeeper, Monotone big lady New Yorker, Deranged Fairy, Donatella Versace-ish Italian fashion designer,
Non Specific Eastern European model, Empathetic hippie Mom, Midwestern Fairy Godmother (or best friend) GPS voice, Computer Voices, ("Please take thee ticket"), British NPR type reporter, Public Radio Talk Show Host a la Terry Gross of "Fresh Air", Cranky shrill Mrs. Constanza from Seinfeld, Evil Sexy Vampire (Pam from True Blood) Mid Atlantic Matron (Bette Davis), Ditzy matron and all characters from "The Women" (1939). Computer Voice count down....

My Voice Experience

I have been working as a voice actor for over 15 years...the best job on the planet.
I was the voice of Verizon wireless for over 5 years and thru 3 campaigns (1 baby born),
I was the sassy female in the dialogue campaign that ran for 3 years, then I was the Legal announcer (with some sass) for 2 years.
Other clients include: Acura, Ford, Macy's, NASCAR, PetSmart, Kmart, Walmart, Steinmart, San Diego Zoo, Behringer Wine, California Avocados, Oregon Lottery, Kohler, Capitol One, Cedars Sinai, AAA, AARP....Two and a Half Men (GPS voice of Charlie's car), and many dot coms during the 90's.

Animation/Character voices include: Disney TV Animation (Disney's The Weekenders,
Dave the Barbarian), Nickelodeon (El Tigre, The X's) Warner Bros TV Animation (various)
Video Games: An Evil Vapor in Baldur's Gate: The Dark Alliance ....Computer voice Nerf 2.

And more! All booked and recorded in L.A.

My Training

I have a Fine Art degree from UC Santa Cruz. And lived up there for 8 years!
When the town got a little too small for me i came back to my native land.... Los Angeles!

I worked in the Fashion biz while studying improvisational theater and comedy. I am one of the lucky types who met someone on the phone who said... you have a great voice! You should do Voiceover! What?!?!
OKay!
So I jumped in to classes almost 18 years ago and began to study acting as well. My improv background was HUGELY beneficial... and my timing was good! Not everyone in the world knew about v.o.at the time. I was fortunate to get a really good agent right away...
I have studied with lots of great people.
Here's a list:
Charlie Adler & Kris Zimmerman (animation)
Ginny McSwain (animation)
Joyce Castellanos (promo)
Jodi Gottlieb (promo)
Cathy Kalmenson (commercial)
Bill Holmes the Voice Doctor(commercial)
Carroll Kimball (commercial)
Martha Mayakis (commercial)
Phyllis Katz (song improv)
Los Angeles TheatreSports (aka Impro Theatre) (company member and event producer)
Classes at Second City and Groundlings (improv)

I have also played guitar for -- well a very long time! Since I was 14.

My Studio Equipment

I have access to ISDN. As well as several larger studios near my home. Voice Trax West or Talk Shop.
Home studio includes Garage Band on MacBook Pro with a Yeti mic by Blue.

Additional Skills

I know how to "read the room". I can get the job done swiftly and precisely. I take direction well -- I am only interested in helping client find a solution and give them what they want. I love to chat but i know when to stop.

Here are some things about me that have supported my unique and diverse skills in this biz:
All of them required creativity and social skills
Jobs other than acting --painter, picture framer, personnel manager at a big fashion company, design assistant, theater producer and publicist.... guitar player and singer...
all this lead me to...
Voice Over! My most favorite profession.


Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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