Easy to work with and a lot of fun, Karen can give that conversational quality to commercial copy, add a bit of sweetness, or that special bit of funny just before tugging on your heart strings. She's a trained and experienced actress and comedian who's especially good with characters and accents, and can deliver wry sarcasm like nobody's business.
English (North American), English (British), English (Irish), English, English (Australian)
Australian, British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), Irish, Latino, North American, Russian, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota)
Child, Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Various Commercials for Television and Radio - List available on Request
Animated Projects, Video Games, Radio Plays, ADR and Walla, etc.
Karen often plays multiple voices in animated projects and radio plays. Characters range in age from crying babies to one step in the grave... or, well... actually in the grave... as the voice of the villain "Nebulosa" in the animated Feature "Daddy I'm a Zombie!" and the hot and spicy kick butt action heroine "Carmen" in the pitch pilot for "Catching Hell."
She was the Product Research voice for Bratz Dolls - MGA Entertainment.
Has puppeteered for projects like "Jungle Tree House" and "Fretti and Lou" Children's shows.
Anime ADR on projects like "I, My, Me, Strawberry Eggs," and "Adventures of Gamba," "Haibane Renme."
She's known for her children's voices, especially young boys like Young King David in "The Story of Kind David," Johnny in "Vives Les Pigeons," Chris in "Madeline's Mind," and David in "Problem Family."
Performed Improv, Live Theatre, and acted on Camera for Television and film.
Currently performing Standup Comedy at various clubs including the World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood.
B.A. Pepperdine University in Broadcasting and Theatre
ACTING FOR TV & FILM /COLD READING ~ Arlene Golonka (2+years)
ANIMATED VOICES FOR WOMEN ~ Patrick Fraley
ADR WORKSHOPS ~ Barbara Harris and Patrick Fraley
ADR and LOOPING ~ Brad Brock
GENERAL VOICE OVER TECHNIQUES ~ Joni Robbins & MJ Lallo
VO PROMO & VIDEO GAME WORKSHOP ~ Marc Graue
COMMERCIAL VOICE OVER ~ Kalmenson & Kalmenson
COMMERCIAL VOICE OVER ~ Marc Cashman
CHARACTER VOICE OVER ~ Sue Blu & Joni Robbins
IMPROV ~ Kent Skov, Mike Balah and Steve Pinto (L.A. Connection)
ON CAMERA ACTING FOR TV & FILM ~ Kim Darby & Jeanine Luchessi
STUNTS & STAGE FIGHTING ~ Richard Burden
Member Women In Animation
Extensive Film and Video Production and Post Production Experience
Sennheiser ME-80 & MD 421 Microphones
Computer & Software
Cool Edit pro, Garage Band, Audio Master, Soundtrack Pro, or Audacity
Symetrix 528E Voice Processor, Motu Traveler mk3 interface
drop box, e-mail, or snail mail - CD, DVD, DAT, MP3, WAV, AIFF, & more
Depends on project
Voice Over Clients
June Blossom Productions
Sun Woo Entertainment
New Generation Pictures
Flip Your Lid Animation
Shaggy Creatures Productions
(This is a Partial List)
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