Joel Gelman

MFA in Acting: Average Joe, Character and Accents

Voice Description

Wide range of styles

- Trained Deep rich tone coupled with character variation for books on tape and narration

- Up beat "guy next door" and average working class guy for commercials

-Variety of Accents and Characterization for Video games and Animation work

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• 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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• 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 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 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

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

North American Accents: New York, Boston Mid-westerner,Canadian,Southern(Georgian,Texan, Appalachian) Californian.

European:British(RP, Cockney, Northern England)
Irish, Scottish, Italian, Spanish, German and French.

Eastern European: Romanian,Croatian, Russian.

Others: Pacific Islander,"Yooper"(Upper Peninsula of Michigan).

My Voice Experience

Joel Gelman has worked on a Variety of VO Projects from a PBS Children's TV pilot "The Imagy Nation" to The run away Hit Zombie Video game "Dead Island" to an AP History Text book In the Style of a Ken Burns Documentary

Joel has worked with a variety of production companies including "The Famous Radio Ranch" in Los Angeles and "Static Studios" in Chicago.

While working on a The Game "Dead Island" Joel was complemented on his diverse accent work for which one of the Producers said of his Pacific Islander Dialect " You're one of the only white guys I've met that can do this accent!"

My Training

Joel has an MFA in Acting from the Renowned Actor training program at UCSD San Diego/La Jolla Playhouse and a BA in Theatre from Western Michigan University.

Joel has Worked in regional theatre and Musical theatre all over the Country and He is a series regular in the NBC/ Universal Web Series "In Gayle We Trust".

He Is also a trained singer (Studied 15 year privately) Specializing in Jazz, Classical and Musical Styles.

My Studio Equipment

Joel has a Sound Proofed home studio equipped with a MacBook Pro complete with garage band and a Blue Microphone: The "Yeti" Professional Multi-Pattern device.

Additional Skills

-Voice Longevity for time consuming and wordy projects.
-Knowledge of IPA (the international phonetics alphabet)
-Trained in Linklater vocal production

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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