Karen Blood

Rich, witty, fun, character specialist

Voice Description

rich & warm for narrations, documentaries, audiobooks, trailers, etc.
smooth, professional and confident for business presentations, promos, TV.
sexy, wry, & fun for commercials or anything, really.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age 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
• Adult content
• 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 have ISDN in my studio
• 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

new york area, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I grew up in Jersey so i can do "jersey". :} i have a (natural) mid atlantic accent but i can do anything from the shore to the suburbs to the city. I went to college in nashville (for 5 years:) so I can do Tennessee/southern accent quite well. I am a trained actress so I have a lot of range and experience. I've performed in everything from Tennessee Williams to John Patrick Shanley to Shakespeare to Shaw.

My Voice Experience

Hi --
My first V.O. job was in Seoul, Korea. I was working and traveling around Asia and the Pacific Rim at the time. In 1998, I was teaching English in South Korea. (I was working my tail off in Seoul saving $$ to keep travelling.) The company i worked for asked me to record all their teaching workbooks. They loved my voice/accent. This was a big job - they had workbooks for pre-schoolers through adults. I enjoyed doing it and it was eye-opening - what a lot of work and how fun -- as well as showing me the time and energy required to do V.O. well. I imagine my voice/the CDs that accompany the books are still being used to this day.I like thinking of kids now 12 years later learning to pronounce English and speak it with my voice....
I moved back to NYC in 1999 and got back into acting and the theater. I was asked to audition for a Verizon radio spot in 2003. (One of my acting teachers, Kelly Kimball, recommended me.) I booked it. It was my first audition.
I've done a few radio commercials since then and a long, detailed medical presentation for a drug company in NJ. I formally trained in V.O. and recorded my demo with Marla Kirban in 2004. (I've taken a couple classes at Actors' Connection, too.) I had a baby 2 years ago and I married a man with three kids. We moved to the 'burbs and they all live with us now. My life has changed a lot since trekking in Nepal, diving and teaching on Guam, etc, but this new chapter is great too & brings even more life experience for me to bring to the V.O. work. I hope you will consider hiring me.

karen blood

My Training

Vanderbilt University, BS, Dual Theater & Elementary Education Majors
Kelly Kimball Studio, John Osbourne Hughes Workshops, Marla Kirban VoiceOver, HB Studio

My Studio Equipment

I have a home studio & I have access to my friends' professional studio in NYC - everything I could need.


Additional Skills

I was a teacher for 7 years. I am a mom now but have traveled & lived abroad for years before returning to NYC.
I began acting as a kid. I started directing in 2001.
I have worked predominantly in the theatre but I have done some TV and Film as both actor or director.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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