Joe Passaro

San Diego, California, US 9:03 PM (MDT) Local Time

Skill

Voice Over

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Skill

Voice Over

About

Joe mostly works on projects calling for a young, friendly, millennial guy next door who's hip, cool, but easy to talk to. Actually, that's pretty much him just being himself.

Although Joe sounds young, he has a wide vocal range that has landed him projects calling for a nerdy teenager, a New York mobster, a blood-thirsty overweight orc, and a weathered cowboy reminiscent of Sam Elliott. He's also fluent in Italian (raised partly in Italy) and has studied over 7 languages (Japanese, Spanish, German, French, Latin, Greek, Arabic), so matching pronunciation and diction for foreign languages is sort of his thing.

Prior to voice acting, Joe was an honest-to-goodness professor of history. But not the stuffy, dry type. The fun, hip, practical kind who are more interested in engaging students than making sure they memorize a bunch of dates. This 10 year career means he's an expert explainer, a professional explicator, and an educated, articulate helper.

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English, Italian

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Voice Ages

Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Accents

British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), Italian American, Italian Southern (Napoletano, Sicilian), Japanese, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US West Coast (California, Portland)

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Voice Over Skills

Animation, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames, Voice Assistant

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Studio

Turnaround Time

12 hours for short-form, 24+ for long-form

Live Directed Sessions

ISDN, Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Phone Patch, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype), ipDTL

Microphone

Sennheiser MKH 416, Townsend Labs Sphere L22

Computer & Software

Reaper, iZotope RX6 Standard

Special Equipment

UA Apollo Twin audio interface, Avalon VT-737sp preamp, VocalBooth 10 Carat Diamond Platinum series booth, Mogami Gold XLR Cables, BeyerDynamic DT-880 headphones, JBL LSR-305 studio monitor speakers

Service Overview

Voice Over

Joe's professional home studio allows him to respond quickly and turn projects around often in a matter of hours. With Source Connect Standard, ipDTL, Skype, Zoom, and Phone Patch capabilities, you can easily listen in and direct Joe's performance to make sure you get exactly what you need. Fortunately, Joe takes direction VERY WELL, because even though he talks for a living he also knows when to listen.

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Voice Over Experience

Adjunct Professor of History

San Diego Mesa College • Contract Part-time

Aug 2015 - Jan 2019

I taught world history and western civilization courses for a highly-rated community college in San Diego. This experience allowed me to develop an understanding for audience, break down topics into manageable and engaging sections, and afforded opportunities for creative performance. I also developed a number of online courses built especially for digital learners.

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Assistant Language Teacher

The Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program(me) • Contract Full-time

Jul 2008 - Jul 2010

I taught English to Japanese elementary and junior high school students under the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program(me), organized by the Japanese government to promote English and cultural learning throughout the country. This experience gave me a strong command of the English language beyond native proficiency as well as a deep understanding of Japanese culture and language.

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

I hired Joe for a software walkthrough demo video. He did a great job keeping high energy for what could have been a boring spot. He was flexible when we had project delays and was a pleasure to work with. I'd hire him again!

Guy Bauer Productions

Mission accomplished! Your voice was a great fit for the tone of our video. Conversational and confident. Thanks so much. It was great working with you!

Beam Suntory

Friendly, flexible and highly responsible, everything is always on time and neatly delivered. I recall one time when we sent him re-records to an old project some months after completion, and he recorded it in the exact same pace and tone as before. We just asked for the new recordings, but he went above and beyond that and delivered the old audio and the new audio combined seamlessly, making our lives much easier. We very strongly recommend Joe for any voice over needs.

Activica
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Reviews

5.0

Fast Turnaround Time

2 people said Joe provided files faster than they expected.

Great Communicator

1 person said Joe communicated clearly and quickly.

Very Professional

1 person said Joe was a professional from start to finish.

Coronation

Jun 3, 2021

We had a great experience with Joe! Would definitely hire again.

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Voices

May 28, 2021

Nim Bis

Jan 26, 2021

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