Barbara Kotzin

Character,commercial/industrial, narration

Voice Description

Character voices, (Lily Tomlin, Gilda Radner, etc); elf, witch, carton characters); foreign accents-British (including Cockney), Eastern Indian, Irish, German; American dialects (Southern drawl, New York); children's voices, and imitations are my first loves. I'm equally at ease doing commercial/industrial work, and I'm extremely comfortable sounding smooth, convincing, warm, and sincere. I'm versatile, and feel very much at home whether doing characters or narrations, especially when reading to children. I do speak some Spanish, and I'm comfortable reading it.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

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
• Documentaries
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


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


My Home Base

, Pennsylvania, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British (including Cockney), Eastern Indian, Irish, German; American dialects: Yiddish/Hebrew, Southern drawl, New York.

My Voice Experience

Narratives: PA Commonwealth Libraries Trustee Training Videos
Narration: Introductory video for City Hall, Phila., PA
Ongoing-60 second ad spots-Yellowpages
Character-Southern belle-Paper Mill Playhouse radio spot
Character-"Elf"-N.J. Lottery Radio Spot
Character-"Prospector Woman"-N.J. Lottery Radio Spot
Character-"Roseanne Rosannadanna"-Flanagan's Restaurant Radio Spot
Voicemail greeting and prompts-Visiting Angels Senior and Elder Care.
Voicemail greeting and prompts-Keswick Theatre
Voicemail greeting and prompts-Astra-Zeneca Hope Lodge
Voicemail greeting and prompts-Barrandon&Hollinger Real Estate
Voicemail greeting and prompts-The Parrot Group-Transcription Service
Television Infomercial-"60's Classic Collection"
Documentary-Travel Channel-Mutter Museum
Guide-Philadelphia Open House Tours
Guide-Keswick Theatre
Lecturer-Local History

My Training

M.Ed.-Early Childhood Education
M.A. Speech Pathology and Audiology
B.S.-Speech Pathology and Audiology
Voice-Over Class-Mike Lemon Casting
Acting for the Camera Level 2-Walnut Street Theater School
Improvisation for Voice-Rich Orlow
Cartooning-Marty Vale
Advanced Voice-Over Class-Joanne Joella
Private Coaching-Joanne Joella
35+ years-Speech Therapist-School District of Philadephia

My Studio Equipment

Mic, speakers, headphones,pre-amp.

Additional Skills

As a Speech Therapist, I've had a comprehensive background in speech/language/voice. I'm very articulate, and my background and love of voices has served me well when approaching any voice-over project. I'm able to take direction. I would love to read children's books on tape, and use this skill whenever I get the chance!! I'm the president of the Board of Directors of my library system, serve on several other volunteer boards, and enjoy music, dance, theater, and antiques.

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Commercial and industrial


PA Library Training DVD

Southern Belle Commercial

Intro DVD Phila City Hall

British commercial

British Commercial