Raised in Kansas, educated in Colorado and now living in New Jersey; throughout it all I've never lost my passion for acting and all things dramatic. Summer workshops and classes keep me sharp so I am able to act, sing, speak with accents and on occasion demonstrate my blood-curdling scream to 7th grade theatre students. (They love it.)
English, English (North American), English (British), English (Irish), Spanish
British, French, Irish, North American, Russian, Spanish, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas)
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
During 30 years in community theatre, many roles have come my way; favorites include Linda from "Death of a Salesman" for which I received the 2007 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Drama; Gertie in "Fuddy Meers;" a particularly difficult role done in stroke talk; Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf," and productions of "The Cripple of Inishmann," "Fools, "Picasso at the Lapine Agile," "Breath of Spring," "bare, a Pop Opera," and others. I have also directed, produced and stage managed productions.
I moved into voice-overs as a fulfillment of my continuing search for other creative outlets. My most memorable voice-over was that of a phantom, witch-like character for a video game, and the most touching was for the Carrier Clinic, voicing the role of a woman, helped by Carrier, who ultimately requested that her ashes be scattered on the grounds of the clinic.
Here's a list of the clients for which I have worked:
Ghost Ship Studios, Security Cam Depot, Jersey Greens, Interface Tile, Roseland Republican Party, Fashion Bug, U.S. Ski Association, Denver Chamber of Commerce, Ebru-TV, Wats on Productions and Carrier Clinic.
BA in Liberal Arts
Certified Teacher of Theatre & Language Arts
Acting for Film with Joe Ross
Scene Studies with Joe Ross (2 sessions)
So You Want To Be On Radio Seminar
Such a Voice Master Class
Neumann TLM 102, Rode NT 1A
Computer & Software
I-Mac, Adobe Audition, iZotope RX5, Waves De-Breather
PreSonus AudioBox One
Email, FTP, Regular Mail, Phone patch, Skype
Track edit and breath edits
Add royalty free music and sound effects.
Travel to recording studios in NY-NJ-PA area.
Script writing and editing.
Very professional, and quick response.Romeal Watson
Jean did a great job getting our voice over. We would definitely work with her again.Carl Puccio
Fantastic voice actress who does her job well. Good communication and excellent delivery.Brad Bower
A great pleasure to work withBeth Cummins
Thank you so much for everything! You're a joy to work with and I love the way you narrated BINGOED.Patricia Rockwell - Author, Bingoed and Sounds of Murder
Thank you so much for your hard work and professionalism. I couldn't ask for better work!Marie McGaha - Author, Christmas Bells, Christmas Tales
Thanks again for your great narration!Elizabeth Spann Craig - Author, A Dyeing Shame
Voice Over Clients
CLM Marketing & Advertising
Denver Chamber of Commerce
Elephant Games Ltd.
First Looks Advertising
Ghost Ship Studios
Power Web Videos
NJ Roseland Republican Party
S 2 Games
Security Camera Depot
U.S. Ski Association
Wats on Productions
A Dyeing Shame (A Myrtle Clover Mystery) by Elizabeth Spann Craig
And a Silver Six Pence in Her Shoe (Anthology) by Lorna Collins, Sherry Der-Wille, Cheryl Gardarian, Luanna Rugh (in production)
Bingoed by Patricia Rockwell
Christmas Bells, Christmas Tales by Marie McGaha
Flight of the Godkin Griffin (The Godkindred) Book 1 by M.C.A. Hogarth
The Godson's Triumph (The Godkindred Saga) Book 2 by M.C.A. Hogarth
Ghost Writer - Lorna Collins
Living Off the Grid With Organic Gardening by Doris Walker
Second by M.C.A. Hogarth
Sounds of Murder by Patricia Rockwell
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Tod Cole for Job #204630 Esther Jean had the files to us next day and was just what we were looking for. Excellent communication and OH What A Voice!Oct 31, 2016
Joseph Nassar for Job #185967 The Giving Tree What a great job! The process was as smooth and quick as possible, and the final product was exactly what I wanted. Thank you for being so professional.May 18, 2016
Anne Talley for Job #183824 7951 Mark Stavish Nursing excellence videoMay 9, 2016
Rejean Ducas for Job #159855 Better Homes Assisted Living Jean provided the perfect read for our scripts. Thank You.Oct 12, 2015
Christian Stoehr for Job #156280 MMC-225 Primary Care Spot - GrandmaSep 23, 2015
Todd Hampson for Job #150356 SRT Pilot Episode Great job! Super quick turnaround to get us out of a pinch. Highly recommended!Jul 21, 2015
Khadija Newkirk for Job #141888 Investment Prioritization and PlanningMay 22, 2015
Grant Thomas for Job #125225 Voices - Audiobook (Female Southern / Carolinian Lilt) Jean is absolutely wonderful to work with. She is very passionate about her role in making the clients vision come to life. We would not hesitate to work with her again!Dec 18, 2014
Beth Cummins for Job #51940 Betty White Sound-Alike A great pleasure to work withMar 9, 2012
Ruslan Efimov for Job #51228 GT 3 (Old Woman) Jean, thank you so much! The lines are just like we needed it. Great job!Mar 1, 2012
Frostburn Studios for Job #46276 Fallen Valkyrie Fantastic voice actress who does her job well. Good communication and excellent delivery.Nov 26, 2011
Romeal Watson for Job #36986 Reclamation - Mellow grandmother voice Very professional, and quick response.Jun 7, 2011
Joel Bartron for Job #34233 Health & WelfareApr 13, 2011
Carl Puccio for Job #30541 Grandma Voice Jean did a great job getting our voice over. We would definitely work with her again.Jan 25, 2011