About Karen Volpe
I co-host the Weekly Podcast "The Movie Guys", a comedy show all about movies! You can listen to it on iTunes and SoundCloud. I am a Second City, Improv Olympic and iO West Alumni with a strong background in comedy. I am also one third of the singing/comedy group called The Boobé Sisters. We perform 60's styled girl group songs with edgy satyrical lyrics and killer three part harmonies. We were on America's Got Talent and The Gong Show! My husband and I built our own private podcasting and voice over studio called The Admiral's Club that is used for actor demo reels, VO sessions and various podcasts. I would describe my voice as friendly, conversational and natural but I have also been hired to do professional, corporate voice over work and voice work for mobile apps and telephone answering services (telephany). Most recently I played Violet in the musical "9 to 5" at the Glendale Centre Theatre and Rhetta in the musical "Pump Boys & Dinettes" at Sierra Repertory Theatre in Northern, CA. Past credits: Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl", Downey Civic Light Opera, LA; Audrey in "Little Shop of Horrors", Glendale Centre Theatre, LA; Gilda Radner in "Bunny, Bunny: Gilda Radner, A Sort of Romantic Comedy, Gilda's Club, WNY; Lady Jacqueline in "Me & My Girl", Glendale Centre Theatre, LA; Voice of "Nessie The Sea Monster" for Navy Pier, Chicago; National Tour of "Schoolhouse Rock Live!"; Tribulation Force & Left Behind Audio Book Series, Chicago. Some of my favorite voices/characters are: Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors - a ditzy blonde with a heart of gold and I can sing in that voice as well. Mrs. Poole - a Minnesotan accent with a lovable quality and Sister Robert Anne - a tough, no nonsense, Hobeken and New York City accent and I can sing in that voice as well.Read More
• 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
Navy Pier, Chicago
Women in Evangelism, Chicago
Sparks Services: Dating Service, Chicago
V-Mail: America's Voice, Chicago
Astound Broadband - "Connecting Communities" (TV commercial - regional - 25+ spots)
All Access Pass - Pilot Presentation
NARRATION & CHARACTERS:
Left Behind & Tribulation Force - Gap Digital, Chicago
Mindsight (Demo CD-ROM)
LCX Industrial (Abbott Laboratories/Second City Communications)
H. Pylori (Abbott Laboratories/Second City Communications)
CityWalk Gotta Sing - Announcements (Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk)
The Movie Guys - Weekly Host/Announcer
The Boobé Sisters Beneath The Music
The Movie Guys
Virtual Real Estate Tour
Astound Broadband, San Francisco
Allstate Insurance Company
Law Offices of Bruce T. Armstrong, Chtd.
Navy Pier, Chicago
Digital Mind Productions, LA
JTC Advertising, Chicago
Payless Shoes, Chicago
T-Bone Film Productions, Omaha
Linklater Creative Services
Chicago Academy of Visual Arts
Creative On Call, Inc.
WMBI Radio Broadcasts, Chicago
Online Marketing International, LLC
BFA Musical Theatre Fredonia State University, AA Jamestown Community College, Chautauqua Theatre Conservatory, Second City Toronto & Chicago Training Centre, Improv Olympic Chicago, iO West, Second City LA, Lesly Kahn & Company, LARead More
Reviews 5.0View All (9)
Great voice over talent. Fantastic with direction and nailed exactly what we needed. Quick turnaround as well and hope to work with her again.
We have used Karen's voice on a number of our projects and we are always pleased with the result. She has a fresh, bright, confident voice that can be both sincere and funny. Clients love to work with her and she takes direction better than anybody we've worked with. I highly recommend working with her if you've ever given the opportunity.Digital Mind Productions
Karen is a real pro. We have used her a number of times for our phone system. We needed a voice that was strong, yet friendly. She has a warmth in her voice that makes clients feel comfortable and that's important when you're working with people who may have never contacted a lawyer before. We will definitely use her again in the future.The Law Offices of Bruce T. Armstrong, Chtd.
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