Jean-Claude Van Itallie

Versatile, distinguished and character voices

Voice Description

I am a trained actor (and well-known playwright), have performed one person shows in New York City.
My voice is clear and distinguished. I can do some accents (French, German, Southern American, British, etc) and funny voices of many varieties (baby, monster, animal, etc.).
I am a native speaker of both French and English.

Try me, you'll like me.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada
• French - European

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
• 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Southern American
Fantasy characters like Alice in Wonderland caterpillar and dormouse.
Any number of funny and extreme voices.

My Voice Experience

I have much experience as actor, playwright, and director in the theater for many decades. I am a translator of Chekhov's major plays ("Chekhov, the Major Plays") and have participated in many readings of Chekhov and of other plays.
My latest one man show (2012), "Confessions and Conversation" was at La MaMa, NYC.
I have been reading aloud all of my life.

My Training

Harvard, bachelor of Arts
Kent State, doctor of philosophy (honorary)
Neighborhood Playhouse, acting classes
Carol Fox Prescott, acting classes
Open Theatre, actor, writer, director
La MaMa, performer, playwright, director
Princeton, teacher of playwriting (I am author: "The Playwright's Workbook)
Yale School of Drama, teacher of play writing
Omega, Esalen, Shantigar -- teacher of performance workshops

My Studio Equipment

Easy access to studios near my homes in NYC and in Western Massachusetts

Additional Skills

I am a playwright and a teacher of performance and writing, I am an author of novels and how-to-live books. I am artistic director of Shantigar Foundation for Theatre, Meditation, and Healing.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Gift Planning

French Demo

Childrens Story Demo