Wanaka, Otago, NZ
A seasoned consummate professional with a warm, engaging ,smooth, concise, deep, sexy and versatile voice. Specialising in accents, retail, character, impressions, comedy and singing he has years of experience in promos, narrations, documentaries,video games, ELT or ADR.
English (North American), English
Arabic, Australian, Austrian, Caribbean, Chinese, Dutch, Eastern European, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), England - South West (Cornwall, Devon, West Country), England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie), England - Yorkshire & Humber, French, German, Irish, Israeli, Italian, Jewish, Pakistani, Russian, Scottish, South African, Spanish, US Mid-Atlantic, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), Welsh, West African (Nigerian)
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Jay has voiced numerous promos for the BBC, Al Jazeera, E Channel , Comedy Central ,ITV and Channel 4 among many others. A regular voiceover and impressionist for BBC Newsnight he also provided countless characters for TV news including :South Americans for the cocaine trade special, West Indian Geordies, French and Dutch.
As an impressionist he was a Tony Blair soundalike during 'The Hutton enquiry' and Presidents Bush and Clinton on many occasions over the years..he is now busy with his Donald Trump soundalike.
Documentaries include: 'The Bermuda Triangle', 'Diana the Secret in the tunnel' 'Killer Rats''Egypt's lost Queen' and numerous editions of 'Megastructures' and many more.
Jay has voiced countless commercials for radio and television worldwide including : Mazda 5, Alton Towers, Ford, Sorbent, Brittania, Glasses Direct and Night and day stores NZ.
Cartoons include 'Finley The Fire Engine', 'Big Big World', 'Just So Darwin' and two seasons of 'Power Rangers'.
Jay is starring in the fouthcoming animated musical feature film 'Molly Monster Movie'.
Working in over thirty Video Games providing various characters, projects include 'Haze', 'Jericho', 'Spartan Total Warrior' and 'The Witcher'.
Jay has also provided A.D.R on many blockbuster movies including: 'The Hobbit: The battle of the five armies’ ‘Robin Hood’, 'Defiance’ ‘King Arthur’ and ‘The Bourne identity'
A dedicated professional that will get the job done without the fuss... Jay is also an accomplished singer and impressionist who enjoys performing his own unique brand of comedy satire.
University College of Wales .Drama (B.A. Hons )
Gastown Actors' Centre Vancouver
Computer & Software
Mac Book Pro. Garageband. Focusright Scarlet 816 Daw.
Owns his own home sound insulated voiceover recording booth
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Jay Simon is a British stage and screen actor now residing in New Zealand. He has many years experience as a versatile voiceover artist in cartoons, commercials, promos, video games and documentaries. With a vast repertoire of accents and an infinite supply of impressions he is reliable and relaxed to work with.
I have worked with Jay Simon for many years whilst I was a casting director at the BBC and a production co-ordiantor at various independent production companies.Louise Weston BBC newsnight Producer
Jay has always shown the utmost professionalism and a total dedication to each job. He grasps the essence of any character he’s portraying and demonstrates a clear understanding of each project. There were times when he didn’t see his lines until an hour or so before a recording but always treated these circumstances as professionally as he did when he had a few days to study the script.
He is a pleasure to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him for any job.
We represented Jay Simon as voiceover agents in London for over five years.Yakety Yak Voices London U.K.
In that time he quickly established himself as a versatile and hardworking talent. A popular choice with clients, he always gets the job done well.
A reliable and dedicated artist to his craft, Jay worked continuously on various voiceovers for cartoons, promos, documentaries, ADR, animation, radio trails, corporates and commercials.
His many clients included: Mazda, Sky Sports, BBC Worldwide, Channel 4, Cartoon channel, Nickleodeon, History Channel, ITV, Talksport, Al-Jazeera, CNN, National Geographic, Shell, GMTV, Vodaphone and Comedy Central.
Jay also narrated many documentaries while he was with us including:
‘Megastructures’, ’Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle Revealed’ and ‘Egypt’s Lost Queen.
Jay’s wide range of naturalistic accents and ability to do numerous impressions also makes him a popular choice to work in the Video games industry. He has over thirty video game credits to his name including the popular ‘Haze’, ‘Jericho’ and ‘Spartan Warrior’, often providing many characters for each game.
As an impressionist he provided the voice for the Prime Minister Tony Blair during The Hutton inquiry for the BBC and his gift of being able to do many accents led to many engagements in the current affairs sector of the business. He was a regular contributor to BBC ‘Newsnight’ dubbing for, Clinton, Bush and Gordon Brown among many others .
Jay has also made several contributions to Children’s Television. Most notably providing lead characters on ‘Finley The Fire engine’, ‘Big, Big World’ and ‘Molly Monster’.
In A.D.R and dubbing Jay also excelled. He was hired to work on ‘Robin Hood’,’ The Borgias’, ’The Tudors’ ‘The Bourne Identity’,’ Spygame’ and many other features and TV Series.
Voice Over Clients
Sky TV and Movies
BBC World service
Channel 4 UK
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