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.
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.
Most recently I played 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.
English (North American), English
North American, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Middle Aged, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Jingles, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
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
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, LA
CAD GXL 2200 Condenser Microphone & Blue Yeti
Computer & Software
Dual Quad Core Mac Pro Tower & Final Cut Pro & Audacity
MACKIE 1202-VLZ PRO 12-channel mixer
• I will go to any designated studio in my area • I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email • I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP • I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
• 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
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.
Voice Over Clients
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
Hire Karen as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.
To contact Karen Volpe about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.
Commercial Demo - Comedy 146 Listens
Telephone Prompt Demo - Professional 3 Listens
Childen's Audio Book Sample 5 Listens
Jackie Beynaerts for Job #144420 My Premier Awards DownlineJun 8, 2015
Christina Scanlan for Job #135378 VOICES - Casino Game PERFECTIONMar 31, 2015
John Dempsey for Job #110788 My Premier Award Karen is wonderful to work with. Very professional and detail oriented. She wants to get it right. We will definitely use her again.Jun 28, 2014
Brad LeBlanc for Job #101181 FitStatsMay 23, 2014
Stephanie Dickson for Job #98513 Voices: Internal Promo Video - 485 words Thank you for your amazing work!Apr 10, 2014
Bonnie Avey for Job #101033 Voices - Virtual Real Estate Tour Female with slight East Coast accent 5+ stars!Mar 28, 2014
Tomas mendoza for Job #99813 Lenshare Wedding & Mother Excellent work! Spot on what we needed.Mar 5, 2014