Steve Harris began voicing radio and television commercials as a young on-air radio talent. While working in radio as an on-air personality, he began voicing a wide range of commercials, station promos and ID's. This has led to him 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 Steve back home to 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. Steve thrived in this market, booking national television and radio voice-over spots as both a voice actor and on camera talent.
In 1984, Steve Harris began his thirty-five plus years of voice-over instruction at New York's Westwinds Learning Center. In June of 1993, after nine years of instructing voice-over workshops at Westwinds and subsequently the Discovery Learning Center, Steve became an adjunct professor at New York's prestigious School of Visual Arts, where he is a current faculty member.
Some of Steve’s students include highly recognizable professional 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 anime series "SLAYERS"
Veteran New York Actor, Barney Fitzpatrick
Alona Bach, voice talent in "Clifford the Big Red Dog"
" 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
Credits Some of Mr. Harris's voice-over credits for commercials, promos and narrations include:
All State Insurance
Donnelley Talking Yellow Pages
Ken's Steakhouse Dressing
EL AL Airlines
The New York Times
Air Force Reserve
Boys & Girls Club
J. Walter Tompson
The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Shinning Time Station (PBS)
Rock School (PBS)
U.S. Coast Guard
The Vitimin Shoppe
WNET-TV13, New York