Jessica Kern

Character Specialist, Broad Range

Voice Description

My voice is as versatile as it gets. I can imitate any accent I hear, and I have a broad range, and have regularly convinced native South Africans that I am from Capetown, even though I grew up in Texas.

I can be anything. I can do anything. I can sound like anything from sexy to soothing to professional, to a character voice (or all of them) for a children's animated series. Thus far I've been a moderator for web seminars, and have done voiceover work for the book "Conversation Transformation," where I played both a middle aged woman, and a 6 year old girl.

I also have done several theater performances over the years, have been in bands for backup and lead vocals, guest recorded on several tracks, and have also laid down the drum tracks! I have cultivated Irish and british accents, but it doesn't stop there. I've played in bands, and it's been said that I have the best natural singing voice of anyone Stephen Zwink has ever heard. He posted it on facebook, so it must be true. And vintage truth, I might add, because that was back in 2004. So you can only imagine that like a fine wine my voice has gotten only better with age. And might I add that I have characters galore that I've created from the depths of my mind. I'm a creative one, I tell you.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Female
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• Senior Male

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

• English - USA and Canada
• English - South African
• Hebrew
• Spanish - Mexican

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 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Massachusetts, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Texan goes South African and beyond! Capetown or Johannesburg! I can also do the thickest authentic OR over the top Southern (Texas and Louisiana are specialties) accent, Surfer dude, Crazy old british lady who is obsessed with being surrounded by pillows at all times (she's brilliant and her name is Esmeralda, and she is a character I have developed), Irish, british, PERFECT imitation of the apes in Spaceballs the movie, Jessica Rabbit's older and far more sophisticated cousin Evangalette (whom I have just invented during the writing of this very sentence), Latina woman speaking in english or spanish (especially fashioned after puerto rican), The white wizard - Lord of the rings, pretty pretty tiny princess voice, scary creepy old lady voice - either comical or just plain creepy, Everyone who lived in camelot, and I'm pretty good at just making crazy sound effects. Michael Winslow was an inspiration.

My Voice Experience

I've been emoting for 32 years and counting. And I've been listening even longer, so you can imagine how good an ear I've got. Just ask my mom - but I have to screen you first so I can let her know you're going to be calling.

I'm adaptable, and if you tell me what you're looking for, you'll know in two takes if I can pick it up, because I most always can.

You'd probably appreciate that I have a lot of stamina, lung capacity, and strong vocal cords. I've had professional voice training since I was young.

Not to be overlooked!

My Training

Heavy Theater and music background. Graduated from Brandeis and began recording with the band Saturday Saints on vocals and drums in 2003, followed by the Jill/Jennifer Sound, and finally Radio Taxi. I've done moderating for web seminars for 2009-present, and did voiceover work for a book called "Conversation Transformation." I've been a guest vocalist on several recordings for local bands because they heard me at Karaoke and said, "wow." I've also written many original songs including lyrics and melodies, as well as the drum tracks, as I play the drums (5+ piece kit) as well.

I have always done something in performing arts, and am a very clear and natural public speaker.

My Studio Equipment

I have an AT2020 USB in a soundproof room, and access to a full recording studio if needs be.

Additional Skills

I am a card carrying adult. If I start a project, I finish it. I'm teachable, and I learn quickly; I also have vast training in communication and interpersonal skills, so I'm able to work with just about anyone, no matter what the personality. I am the voice you're longing for.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards

Contact Information

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