New York, New York, US
Jara is a voice over actor, singer-songwriter, playwright, and producer currently residing in NYC. A graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Theatre, he's also an award-winning solo performance artist, having written, starred in and produced two critically successful one man shows (Ghost on a Stick and King of the Hobos.)
This diverse amount of work has led Jara to be highly sought after for that rare mix - a combination of the Cowardly Lion and Sweeney Todd. Deeply playful, but also capable of intense, heart-stopping power. Having voiced Richard III, redneck child pageant dads, Giusseppe Zangara, pigs, Claudius, Mr. Tumnus, and Admiral Ackbar (to name a few), he delights in the silly and somber.
He believes that authenticity and storytelling are the tools for memorable voice work. No matter the scope or size of a project, he is fueled by the commitment to professionalism and fervent love of this career.
Jara's fluid and flexible voice has been described in a multitude of ways!
Many of the Voice styles you can hear include: warm, friendly, genuine, guy next door, fatherly, soft-spoken, teacher, natural, authentic, smooth, middle aged, corporate, business, educational, knowledgeable, compelling, authoritative, smarmy, announcer, witty, hip, funny, cool, urban, youthful, confident, deep, gritty, manly, masculine, sexy, professorial, authentic, reassuring, animated, conversational, funny, upbeat, enthusiastic, sincere, believable, country, folksy, southern, slow, calm, educational, relatable, sophisticated , high energy, motivational, caring, attitude, smart, tough, gritty, raspy, deep, deadpan, serious, storyteller, alpha male, authentic, enthusiastic, booming, cocky, attitude, angry, confident, dynamic, amusing, cartoon, character, funny and more.
VOICE AGE RANGE
Jara is a very flexible talent currently producing Voice Overs for a range of age requirements- 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s (25-55) and more!
Jara delivers on the following:
Many projects have same day turnaround times, and some within an hour or two depending on client need and availability.
-Clear, precise, professional reads!
-Numerous format choices (i.e.- mp3, .wav, .aiff etc)
Jara's extensive training and professional approach makes it clear that he is a top choice in voice over for commercials, tv, radio, video games, cartoons, explainer videos, promotional videos, Telephone, documentaries, brand videos, pharmaceutical, teacher, company product, eLearning (educational, tutorials, training lessons), audio books, phone prompts (telephone IVR, greetings, on hold), narration (commercial, training, documentary) , Business promos, PSAs, Cartoons, Sales, YouTube videos and more.
English (North American), English, Spanish
British, Mexico (Northern), North American, Russian, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Jara Jones has more than 20 years experience in theatre, film, and improvisation. He is an award winning actor living in NYC who combines theatre, songwriting, and playwriting to make solo performance work in the city. Working Off-Broadway, he performed a two person hour-long version of THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, playing all 8 male roles. Various voice over work for the WB Network, Trident University International, the Queen Mary, and more!
University of Southern California - BA, Theatre
Voice over training with Andy Roth, Shelly Shenoy
SAG-AFTRA and non-union work.
AKG P220 Perception Mic
Computer & Software
Garage Band, Audacity
Scarlett 2I2 Solo, SR Microphone Isolation Shield
Voices.com, Dropbox, Email, Internet
Very Fast! Same day by request.
With his professional home studio, Jara Jones can turn around a high-quality finished product in a fast and efficient manner. Overnight, and even same-day delivery are options if you need your files that quickly. He can also easily accommodate directed sessions via Skype or over the phone. His fee always includes all edits you may need.
Hope you like the audition, and here's to working with you soon!
Jara provided a true character. The audience could see this off-stage character in their minds and it enhanced the play experience. A strong rich, authoritative, regal and yet earthy voice that resonated the spirit of the play.Double Down Productions
Voice Over Clients
The Queen Mary - hotel television advertisements
Trident University International - phone system voiceover
The WB Network - Kids WB Spooky Sleepover
Double Down Productions - theatre voice over work
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