Sarasota, Florida, United States
Kim Crow Voice Over
Being a voice over artist and actress since the mid-1970’s has been amazing. I have been most fortunate – the phone has never stopped ringing. As a sole proprietor, I set my own hours and take on only projects that interest me. And, I have a lot of interests! I enjoy a busy career as a working professional actress/writer; director, voice over artist in theatre, broadcast, industrial, educational film, radio and TV commercials and also do e-learning and web site development. I am a lifelong, working professional artist.
I have relationships with clients and students that have continued through the years. The students I have mentored have gone on to do wonderful things. This is one of my greatest joys, as I believe you only get to keep what you give away. Using my talents to bring out the best in my students helps us both to succeed in an enjoyable and creative way.
Here’s just a bit of what we can cover in our PivotPlanet session(s):
• Find your “signature voice”
• Optimize your vocal mechanics
• Tricks of the trade – keeping fresh/consistent
• Styles of delivery
• Analyze copy for performance
• Industry overview
• Various styles of copy delivery: commercial, narration & telephony, on stage and on camera
• Marketing yourself as a voice-over artist/actor
• And anything else you want to ask about the voice over and acting professions.
After graduating with a speech and drama degree from Catholic University’s famed speech and drama department, I started a professional theatre company in Huntsville, AL. While in Huntsville, I was asked to record some test vocabulary at the Marshall Space Flight Center. This led me to becoming “Bitching Betty”, the voice for the National Defense cockpit warning system, and was the beginning of my new career as a voice over artist.
My skills as an accomplished voice over artist have earned me national and international recognition including a 2010 Emmy® nomination for my producer and voice over work for “Echoes from the Holocaust”. On camera, I have been a spokeswoman for clients including AT&T, IBM and an on-camera principal commercial performer for many Fortune 500 companies. In film and television I have been featured with Richard Harris (The Ravagers), Burt Reynolds (Stroker Ace) and James MacArthur (Superboy) and played Lurleen in Life's a Drag (When You're a Man in a Dress), Claire in Drowning, and Susan in the short film, The Couch.
My professional stage credits include, starring in world and regional premieres and classic revivals including playing an incredible 5 productions of Wit, most recently playing Vivian Bearing at the Palladium Theatre for American Stage and Prime Minister Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony drawing standing ovations at Atlanta’s Rialto Performing Arts Center and Florida Studio Theatre. I have directed theatre productions all over the country and off-off West End in London, my most recent being Three Tall Women by Edward Albee for the Players, playing to sold out houses and standing ovations. Currently I am in rehearsal for Becky Shaw for Theatre Conspiracy.