Jan Powell

Classy, elegant, witty. Ethnicities and accents.

Voice Description

Typical casting is for witty, elegant, urban, intelligent, upper-class characters.
Often cast as authority figure: boss, school teacher, Mom, society doyenne, matron.
Accents and ethnicities a specialty.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior 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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

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


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
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Oregon, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Native accent is Northwest American.

Many American and British English dialects (upper, middle, & lower class; urban & rural), including East Texas, Northern Louisiana, California, New York Jewish/Italian/urban professional.

A wide variety of accents and ethnicities, including:
N. America: Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Virginia, Oregon, California, New York, Chicago, Canadian, Native American, Mexican
UK: Upper class British, Cockney, Scots, Irish, Welsh
EUROPEAN ACCENTS: German, Swedish/Norwegian, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
WORLD ACCENTS: Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African, Afrikaans, Brazilian, Chilean, Venezuelan, Colombian

My Voice Experience

Jewish grandmother (Naomi) for a new musical demo: "The Story of Ruth"
Alien royalty (Kahllal) in award-winning radio drama series ("Dry Smoke & Whispers"; "Murder on the Huddleston Ferry")
Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth" for www.speak-the-speech.com
Wide variety of characters for "The Federal Bureau of Alternate Reality" for Willamette Radio Workshop (professional recording studio)

My Training

PhD in theatre arts (theatrical editing of Shakespeare text)
MA, study in theatrical text analysis
BA in Speech/Theatre, acting emphasis, also study in singing, dance
Acting training at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Los Angeles ("Method")
Certificate in Shakespearean Performance, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Intensive acting program, Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA

My Studio Equipment

Unknown - Click here to ask Jan Powell

Additional Skills

Shakespeare specialist. Professional director, writer, voice coach, and public speaking coach. Former artistic director of two Shakespeare theatres. Currently: freelance stage director and actor.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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