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Jim’s voice has a wide range, and can
become just the sound you’re looking for!
When working with Jim, you will get someone who is highly motivated, reliable, and easy to work with. Someone who eagerly takes directions, but is also a self-starter who isn’t afraid to make strong choices. His experience in medicine and education, both as a professor and educational leader, brings a unique background to the Voice Over profession that will serve you well.
Dr. Jim O’Connor has a remarkable history as both a medical professional, and Dean and Professor of higher education. His wide range of life experiences include stage acting and professional commercials. His textured voice will serve clients for commercials, including political commercials, professional narration including medical narration, E-Learning, audio books, and memorable characters.
Jim’s Voice Acting Education was at Voice One, the leading voice over training school in San Francisco. As well, he has received personal coaching from Sally Clawson, Jim Edgar, Jordan Reynolds, Julia Norton, Gavin Harrison, and David Rosenthal.
Jim earned a Bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry at Bowling Green State University, a Masters of Science degree in Adult Counseling from the University of Akron, and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado specializing in learning, instruction and cognition.
He has lived all over the United States including Ohio, Alaska, Colorado, California, Iowa and North Carolina. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
He has been a professor at California State University Bakersfield, The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, the University of Iowa, and Touro University California.
Jim’s hobbies include open-water swimming, scuba diving, travel, musical theatre, reading, cooking, sports, and playing poker.
Courses and Instructors at VoiceOne, San Francisco, CA
“Narration Styles” Sally Clawson
“Home Recording” Jim Edgar
“Narration: Breaking It Down” Sally Clawson
“Commercial Styles” Sally Clawson
“Say Yes to Improv” Laura Derry
“Narration Simple” Pam Lorence
“Creating Characters” Sally Clawson
“Character Playbook” Sally Clawson
“Medical Narration” Julia Norton
“Building Your VO Business” Angeli Fitch
“Character Styles” Sally Clawson
“Narration Nuts and Bolts” Sally Clawson
“Characters in Action” Sally Clawson
“Demystifying Recording” Lisa Costello
“Commercial Confidence” Sally Clawson
“Personal Self Promotion” Sally Clawson
“Commercial Spontaneity” Sally Clawson
“Your Voice Print” Sally Clawson
“Corporate Narration” Cheryl Rosenthal
“The Modern Announcer” Gavin Hammon
“Turn it Up to 11” Melissa Hutchinson
“Commercial Meet and Read” Jordan Reynolds
“Narration Styles” Pam Lorence
“Branding: Making Your Mark” Celia Siegel
“Branding Your VO Website” Celia Siegel
“Source Connect” Jim Edgar
“E-Learning” Angeli Fitch
“Script Analysis” Sally Clawson
“Preparing for a Demo” Sally Clawson
“Post-Production Polishing” Jim Edgar
“Meet and Read” Angeli Bhimani
“In the Booth” X4 Sally Clawson
“Professional Invitational” Liz Atherton
“Pro Meet and Read” Keith Norton
“E-Learning” Angeli Fitch
“Be the Boss” Sally Clawson
“Audition is the Job” Calum Grant
“Basic British” Ian Price
“Using Twisted Wave Daw” Jim Edgar
“Corporate Narration” Anne Ganguzza
“Explainer Video” Anne Ganguzza
“LINKEDIN MARKETING FOR VO”: Angeli Fitch
“INTERNATIONAL WORK: BRIDGING THE VO GAP”: Shelley Avellino
“AUDIO TOURS” : Pam Lorence
“CASTING CONNECTION”: Mary Lou Wissner
“IN THE BOOTH”: Tom Celia
“DEEP DIVE: AUDIO EDITING WORKFLOWS” : Jim Edgar
“AUDITION CLUB” Sally Clawson
“VOICE ONE, AUDIOBOOKS PROGRAM: Ann Richardson, PJ Ochlan, Kimberly Wetherall, Shannon Parks, and Megan Trout
“STYLES DEEP-DIVES: NARRATION” Sally Clawson
“COMMERCIAL CHALLENGES” Zehra Fazal
“DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES” Gavin Hammon
“NAILING THE AUDITION” Tanya Buchanan
VOICE OVER BOOTCAMP” Cal Grant
Bachelor of Science: Bowling Green State University: major biology, minor chemistry
Master of Science: University of Akron: major College and Community Counseling
PhD: University of Northern Colorado: major Cognitive Psychology, specializing in Learning, Instruction and Cognition
Sally Clawson: Voice One: https://sallyclawson.com/
Jim Edgar: Jim Edgar Voices: http://www.jimedgarvoices.com/
Jordan Reynolds: https://www.jordanreynolds.com/
Julia Norton: https://julianorton.com/voiceover/
David Rosenthal: https://www.davidrosenthalonline.com/
Gavin Hammon: https://www.gavinhammon.org/
Valerie Sainte-Agathe: Nationally renowned music director:
People Are Saying...
I wanted to take a moment and let Real Estate Professionals know that Jim O’Connor has done Professional Voice Overs for me in the production of Luxury Home, Videos. His commanding voice adds so much authority and customer interest to the property, that it has added a whole new level of buyer interest to the final product. Whenever Jim does this for me, he is responsive and works to accommodate his clients to deliver a product that includes the specific Realtor’s focus on the attributes of the house. Luxury homes do go under contract faster if Jim’s voice in on the Video.
Among the many compelling qualities Jim O’Connor brings to his voice acting, is his striking presence on the mic. His voice is nostalgic, familiar, generous and credible. He can portray a caring grandfather, sincere CEO, a well-worn friend, and rugged sage. Over the past two years that I’ve had the pleasure of working with him, he has been steadfast, dedicated, and passionate. A collaboration with Jim will take your project from good to exceptional, and I recommend that you experience what an amazing asset he will bring to your company.
In my capacity as a Voice Coach and narration director, I find Jim to be a wonderfully engaged and generous actor who is dedicated to his craft, easy to direct and fun to be around.
“Jim is an articulate and talented voice actor with a rich, textured, and sonorous voice.”
We are very pleased with Jim O’Connor’s narrative recording. He is thoroughly professional and competent. His voice is expressive and inviting. He honors timelines and was responsive to our every suggestion. We look forward to working with him again.