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STEVE HARRIS is a veteran New York voice-over talent and master coach. A long-standing member of AFTRA and SAG, Mr. Harris voices many high profile national television and radio commercials, network / station promos and ID's, many of which you've probably heard. In addition to commercials and promos, Mr. Harris voices corporate presentations, educational media, CD roms and audio books.

Over the years, Mr. Harris has shared his passion and extensive knowledge of the voice-over industry, and has trained and produced demos for many aspiring talents, many of whom have attained steady success working in their respective markets, including New York.


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" Being versatile is a good thing, so I can voice anything from Soft to Edgy. Some talents are known for their 'signature' style sound. "

STEVE HARRIS

BIO Steve Harris began voicing radio and television commercials as a young on-air radio talent. While working in radio as an on-air personality, Mr. Harris began voicing a wide range of commercials and station promos and ID's. This has led to his becoming frequently booked by advertising agency as a freelance voice-talent in markets such as Harrisburg, Baltimore and ultimately New York City.

A long tenure contract with WPIX-FM brought Mr. Harris back home to his native New York City in June of 1982 and soon after, he became a talent player in the number one and most competitive working voice over market in the world: New York City. Mr. Harris thrived in this market, booking national television and radio voice over spots as both a voice and on camera talent.

Mr. Harris began his twenty-six year voice over and television instruction career in 1984, at New York's Westwinds Learning Center. In June of 1993, after nine years of instructing voice over workshop at Westwinds and subsequently the Discovery Learning Center, Mr. Harris became an adjunct professor at New York's prestigious School of Visual Arts, where he is a current faculty member.

Mr. Harris has trained numerous high profile performers, such as:

  • Lisa Brescia, principal performer in the Broadway production of "AIDA"
  • "RENT" performers Carla Bianco and Darryl Ordell
  • Broadway performers Camille Brown and Alvin Crawford, both currently appearing in The Broadway production of "THE LION KING"
  • Veteran Motion picture and television actor, Nestor Serrano, of the 2004 motion picture feature release "Day After Tomorrow" and numerous television shows including "Law and Order" & "24"
  • New York actress, Lisa Ortiz, well known for her multiple voice characterizations in the popular Japanimation series "SLAYERS"
  • New York Actor, Barney Fitzpatrick, a commercial veteran television on camera talent
  • Alona Bach, voice talent in "Clifford the Big Red Dog"

Interview with Steve Harris
" I really enjoy teaching this wonderful craft as much as I like doing it. Teaching is a big challenge and also rewarding because I'm passing the voice over craft on to others."

In addition to theatrical performers, on-air broadcasters have greatly benefited from Mr. Harris' instruction. Among the distinct and vast repertoire of televsion and radio talents who have been personally trained by Mr. Harris are:

  • NPR news broadcaster Ann Taylor
  • New York City's WABC-TV Channel 7 morning news financial reporter Joya Dass
  • ABC Radio News Network broadcaster Chet Martin (retired)
  • CD101.9 FM Smooth Jazz New York City radio personality Carolyn Bednarski
  • WQXR/WOR New York City Radio personality Preston Trombley

CREDITS Some of Mr. Harris's voice-over credits for commercials, promos and narrations include:

  • AAMCO
  • ABC Television
  • Air Force Reserve
  • All State Insurance
  • AT&T
  • BBW Advertising, NYC
  • Beyond.com
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Cablevision
  • Cadillac
  • CNBC
  • Coke
  • Diet Centers
  • DisneyWorld
  • Donnelley Talking Yellow Pages
  • EL AL Airlines
  • ESPN
  • Flovent
  • Hotjobs.com
  • International Paper
  • J. Walter Thompson
  • Ken's Steakhouse Salad Dressings
  • KFC
  • Lotus Software
  • Macy's
  • McDonalds
  • Mother Nature.com
  • NBC Television
  • The New York Times
  • PBS Television
  • The Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • Rock School (PBS)
  • Salon.com
  • Shining Time Station (PBS)
  • Six Flags
  • SwissAir
  • UPS
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Open
  • The Vitamin Shoppe
  • WNET-TV13, New York
  • WQCD-FM, New York


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