Mae Marigold – A 100 year old sweet Southern Bell that is an eyewitness to history. Her witty storytelling will keep you giggling all throughout her “TALL TALES”!
Alice – A lively 8 year old British child who is full of sugar & spice & everything nice, when you listen to her…everything is all right with the world.
Margaret Lattimore –An entertaining British Psychic whose prim & proper demeanor will make you hesitate to question her hysterical fortune telling antics.
Harriet the Gnome – A lovely lady indeed that will take you to a whole new world in the woods of your imagination!
Gladys Who? – An imaginary being whether animal or human; she is whoever you want her to be. Her distinct tone can be full of fun, fun, fun or dark & chilling!
Hillbilly Sue – An old soul who will keep you on the edge of your seat telling Folk Tales, Ghost Stories & Legends of Witchery practice in the Appalachian Mountains.
Unique quirky giggles
Chilling to the bone moans
Haunting wind sounds
Off the wall sounds
Alien – After hearing this silly little cartoon creature; you’ll really wonder if Aliens are somewhere out there. Maybe she is closer than you think.
English (North American), English
British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), North American
Child, Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
2010 – 2011 Call-In Personalities for Delta Talk Radio 102.9 FM
2009 – 2010 Public Speaking to Community Organizations, Government Officials, School Assemblies & Church Groups to Create Awareness for Census Bureau Mail Back Campaign
1985 – 1987 Performed My Poetry & Short Stories on USS Cape Cod for 2400 Crewmembers
1984 – 2011 Performed Excerpts from My Book to be published Memoirs from a Fishbowl & Other Random Thoughts
1983 – 1984 Won Several Debate, Impromptu & Humorous Interpretation Competitions
1980 – 1983 Active Member of Speech Club in both High School & College Participated in Local, State & National Speech Competitions
1982 – 1983 Won College Statewide Competition in Dramatic Interpretation
1980 – 1981 Won National Competition in Humorous Interpretation Alice in Wonderland Performed Several Talent Shows throughout Senior Year
2000 - Chapman University - City of Orange, CA
Bachelor - Organizational Leadership
Computer & Software
E-Mail thru MP3 or .WAV or Mail CD
Timelines & Deadlines are 2nd Nature - Very Quick Turnaround Time - All Based on Detail of Job
Unique & Zany Storytelling
Cartoon & Animated Character
Impromptu Comedy Radio Caller
Off the Wall Voices for Commercials
Peppy, Fun Loving Tones
Eerrie, Spine Tingling Tones
Country Down Home Personality
Prudish, Prim & Proper Style
Crazy & Cooky High or Low Pitches
Letter of RecommendationDelta Talk Radio 103.9 FM
DIANE JOHNS, voice talent
Miss Mae Marigold – Mississippi’s Witness to History
Mrs. Margaret Lattimore – Renowned British Psychic
To Whom It May Concern:
In my career – which I’m glad to say includes the tenure of many years in national and large-market television production – I’ve been privileged to work with some of the most able-bodied names in the world. Many of them are recognizable names – names like Ted Koppel, Sam Donaldson, Peter Jennings, Robert Redford, Anthony Perkins, Alan Shepard, and Bob Hope. Others are no less talented, folks who are just as able-bodied, but who chose, for one reason or another, to remain in a less visible role.
I tell you this not to impress you, but to impress upon you—that in my opinion, when it comes to character voices, Diane Johns is one of the most talented people I’ve met—ever. It is my sincerest hope, a hope driven both by friendship and collaborative experience—and frequent astonishment at her innate gift—that you will somehow find a way to look deep into the heart, intent, and talent of Diane Johns and help her find a permanent place in the world of voice performance, particularly that of character roles. She’s a genuine storyteller; I believe she has the chops to go quite far.
I’m the host of a positive-media radio program on the SuperTalk Mississippi radio network. And to be honest, when Diane first approached me about wanting to “work in voiceovers,” I was skeptical. I had, after all, heard this desire on the lips of many over the years. And perhaps rightfully so; from their perspective, I’m sure it held a kind of magical allure and mystique.
But it wasn’t long before that skepticism was vaporized. Diane spoke in the voice of an old woman and within minutes, I knew I wanted to do something – anything – with her on my show. And so, the character of “Miss Mae Marigold” was born. We integrated her into our World Series show as a 100 year-old witness to Babe Ruth’s last home run. Then she returned as the Mississippi inspiration for the Wizard of Oz, then as the woman who welded Santa’s sleigh back together on Christmas Eve and saved Christmas for the whole world. She became a recurring character, Mississippi’s witness to history, all that before inventing a new character with a younger British voice, Mrs. Margaret Lattimore, renowned psychic now living in Mississippi. “Margaret” has been on the show twice now, one time explaining, on Elvis’ birthday, that he was back in the building.
I have no idea what your voice needs might be, but I can tell you this; I’ve hired voice professionals thousands of times, and I’d absolutely have NO problem at all working with Diane again and again. Whatever she lacks in terms of on-air hours and production experience she more than makes up for in natural skill, intuition, diligence and initiative. Candidly, wish I had more work for her right now, but the God’s honest truth is…the WHOLE WORLD needs to hear her, not just northeast Mississippi!
I hope with great passion that you’ll seriously consider working with her soon. Trust me; you’ll be glad you did. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to call me.
Host, DeltaTalk Radio
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