Jara Jones

Sacramento, California, US 3:32 PM (MDT) Local Time

Skill

Voice Over

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Skill

Voice Over

About

Jara is a voice over actor, singer-songwriter, playwright, and producer . A graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Theatre, he's also an award-winning solo performance artist, having written, starred in and produced two critically successful one man shows (Ghost on a Stick and King of the Hobos.) This diverse amount of work has led Jara to be highly sought after for that rare mix - a combination of the Cowardly Lion and Sweeney Todd. Deeply playful, but also capable of intense, heart-stopping power. Having voiced Richard III, redneck child pageant dads, Giusseppe Zangara, pigs, Claudius, Mr. Tumnus, and Admiral Ackbar (to name a few), he delights in the silly and somber. He believes that authenticity and storytelling are the tools for memorable voice work. No matter the scope or size of a project, he is fueled by the commitment to professionalism and fervent love of this career. VOICE STYLE/TYPE Jara's fluid and flexible voice has been described in a multitude of ways! Many of the Voice styles you can hear include: warm, friendly, genuine, guy next door, fatherly, soft-spoken, teacher, natural, authentic, smooth, middle aged, corporate, business, educational, knowledgeable, compelling, authoritative, smarmy, announcer, witty, hip, funny, cool, urban, youthful, confident, deep, gritty, manly, masculine, sexy, professorial, authentic, reassuring, animated, conversational, funny, upbeat, enthusiastic, sincere, believable, country, folksy, southern, slow, calm, educational, relatable, sophisticated , high energy, motivational, caring, attitude, smart, tough, gritty, raspy, deep, deadpan, serious, storyteller, alpha male, authentic, enthusiastic, booming, cocky, attitude, angry, confident, dynamic, amusing, cartoon, character, funny and more. VOICE AGE RANGE Jara is a very flexible talent currently producing Voice Overs for a range of age requirements- 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s (25-55) and more! Jara delivers on the following: -Expedient turn-around-times. Many projects have same day turnaround times, and some within an hour or two depending on client need and availability. -Clear, precise, professional reads! -Numerous format choices (i.e.- mp3, .wav, .aiff etc) Jara's extensive training and professional approach makes it clear that he is a top choice in voice over for commercials, tv, radio, video games, cartoons, explainer videos, promotional videos, Telephone, documentaries, brand videos, pharmaceutical, teacher, company product, eLearning (educational, tutorials, training lessons), audio books, phone prompts (telephone IVR, greetings, on hold), narration (commercial, training, documentary) , Business promos, PSAs, Cartoons, Sales, YouTube videos and more.

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English, Spanish

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Voice Ages

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

Accents

British, Mexico (Northern), North American, Russian, 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), US Western

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Voice Over Skills

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

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Studio

Turnaround Time

Very Fast! Same day by request.

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

AKG P220 Perception Mic

Computer & Software

Garage Band, Audacity

Special Equipment

Scarlett 2I2 Solo, SR Microphone Isolation Shield

Service Overview

Voice Over

With his professional home studio, Jara Jones can turn around a high-quality finished product in a fast and efficient manner. Overnight, and even same-day delivery are options if you need your files that quickly. He can also easily accommodate directed sessions via Skype or over the phone. His fee always includes all edits you may need. Hope you like the audition, and here's to working with you soon!

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Voice Over Experience

Narrator

Queen Mary • Contract Full-time

Oct 2005 - Nov 2015

Voice over for in-hotel promos for the Queen Mary

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

Jara provided a true character. The audience could see this off-stage character in their minds and it enhanced the play experience. A strong rich, authoritative, regal and yet earthy voice that resonated the spirit of the play. Tony White Director/Producer

Double Down Productions

Reviews

5.0

Bojan Hoover

Sep 29, 2018

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