Dean Hacohen

wry, smart, non-announcery, guy next door

Voice Description

Non-announcery, wry and dry. But with a touch of warmth.
"Real" without affectation. "Presence" without being "artificial." Natural guy who, as many copywriters say, reads VO copy as if he wrote it himself.
Understands the art of subtlety in inflection, as well as the art of "timing."
This voice-over talent detested over-the-top, announcery voices for so long, he started recording his own voice for his award-winning ad agency's own commercials, which kicked off his voice-over career.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

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
• 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

My Home Base

White Plains, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Unknown - Click here to ask Dean Hacohen

My Voice Experience

I introduced the KIA car brand to America in the mid-nineties when the new import's ad agency was looking for a "real guy voice" in his thirties that had a powerful presence. The agency found me by tracking down the voice they'd heard on an award-winning health care spot they'd seen.

From there, it was all referrals. Blue Cross, GMC trucks, Saab, Verizon, Celebrity Cruises, The JFK Museum,, Beringer wines,, Sun Microsystems, and a long list of national and local advertisers.

My Training

I'm an advertising writer by trade. Which is why I "get" how scripts should be read, and how things should sound. The inflections, the pauses, the art of keeping it real-- without sounding dull.
Not all everyday-sounding guys poke through.
That's the trick.

My Studio Equipment

Unknown - Click here to ask Dean Hacohen

Additional Skills

Unknown - Click here to ask Dean Hacohen

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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KIA is Friendly not Saccharine