Bonnie Optekman

New York, New York, US • 3:44 PM Local Time

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Bonnie Optekman

Vocal Skills


English (North American), English

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US General American (GenAm), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Young Adult (18-35)


Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

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Turnaround Time

within an hour


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Computer & Software

MacBook Pro; Audacity; Garage Band; Adobe




I'm a professional, non-union voice over artist based in Manhattan with a home studio.

A former VP at NBC News, my favorite gig was being VOG for their Education Nation live three-day event.
NBC News Radio and Dateline have also used my work. I'm the voice of JLTV and have voiced narration for Visitors TV Network and played a role as the teacher in an educational DVD series.

My voice is:
-Authentic and conversational for commercials and live events without a heavy announcer style.
-Dramatic and warm as a narrative storyteller.
-Funny and engaging for character reads.
-Believable and authoritative for testimonials and spokesperson reads.
-Bright and quick for upbeat promos.
-Wry with a touch of schadenfreude for sarcastic promos.

I'm flexible, collaborative, and take direction well.

Thank you,

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Service Description

I know how to find the creative concept of a commercial and deliver it. I know how to impart a story's narrative without over shadowing it. I can promote with enthusiasm and honesty and I can hold an audience's attention at a live event.
I'll want to make you successful because that makes me successful too.
Thank you.

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Some highlights:
The “voice” of NBC News Education Nation 2012
Currently the "voice" of JLTV (Jewish Life TV cable network).
I’ve voiced for Dateline and NBC News Radio (for which I also wrote).
I narrated for Visitors TV Network.
Voiced a role in an educational DVD series.

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I've studied and continue to do coaching work with Marla Kirban Voiceovers, Abacus Entertainment, John McKinney and Amy Marcs.
I'm a member of:

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