James Herron
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James Herron

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Voice Actor
One of America's premiere voices and heard worldwide.

James is an award winning voice actor heralded for documentary narration for film and television. James is regularly contracted for his DEAD-ON Sam Elliott impersonation.

His work includes narration for national TV and radio ad campaigns, movie trailers, film and PBS programming, e-Learning, WEB commerce.....

James Herron is tall, wiry ordinary American with an extraordinary voice. Herron was born in Cleveland Ohio in 1952 to an elementary school teacher mother and a father who was an aviator. James spent the majority of his childhood and teenage years in Maryland with his family where he graduated from Charles W. Woodward High School. He went on to attend Montgomery College.

James began his professional career as a voice actor 1973 and could be heard on the air at some of the nation's most exciting and successful radio and television stations.

For more than thirty years, his voice and on-air talent has been in demand worldwide. James is a featured voice actor for America's finest recording and production facilities including The Soundtrack Group Boston and New York. James is regularly contracted by some of the nation’s largest advertising agencies, film studios, and direct and worldwide clientele.

James is also an accomplished musician with years of study in music and percussion as a drummer in a jazz quartet and was a member of the Montgomery County Orchestra. He continues his passion for music today as a jazz drummer.

Telly Award ~ The Story of Case Western Reserve. James Herron is a published author, volunteer’s as a mentor and literacy tutor. He contributes to local non-commercial television, is an avid sailor, supports environmentalism.

James is often called to Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. but works primarily out of his state of the art recording studio.
Boston College
Pelican Marsh Golf Resort
Lockheed Martin
Colton's Steak House
Dump Furniture
Apple I - Phone
Smith Pro Rodeo
Lipscomb Chevrolet
UNO Chicago Pizzeria
L3 The Leonardo da Vinci Museum Milan Italy
Entercom Radio
Sincere, Exceptionally Warm, Conversational, Smooth, Assuring.

James offers character voices, accents and impersonations. He is well known for Sam Elliott, Rod Serling, Casey Casem, Sean Connery, Hal 9000 and many others.
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
British, Irish, Scottish, Indian, Russian, Mexican, Bostonian, Southern Gentleman, Red Neck.
Senior Male, Middle Age Male, Young Adult Male
Union Affiliation

James Herron's Blog

Voice Fatigue - BBS Syndrome

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 1:54pm 0 Comments

I had been finding that some days by 11 am my voice was beginning to fatigue. If you rely on your voice as your livelihood as I do, this can be particularly troublesome.

I first noticed this issue about a year ago. What was going on? What the heck was causing this to occur? Was it something serious? Was it environmental?

My thoughts ran wild with everything from voice polyps; cancer, food and drink issues. I imagined everything and anything.

Scheduling voice… Continue

A Proud Tree Hugger

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 12:01pm 2 Comments

Has it really been 39 years since we first celebrated Earth Day?

I am proud to say that I was among the many Americans who participated in the first demonstration.

On April 22 1970 we gathered in Washington D.C. in support of this National Day of Observance of Environmental Problems. Of course, even in this peaceful demonstration we all received criticism for our ideals and concerns. Much like the debate over Global Warming today, Earth Day was seen as a bunch… Continue

The Art of Listening

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 2:31pm 2 Comments

Do you ever get the feeling that your questions, concerns or worries are falling on deaf ears by those of whom could provide a solution?

Many times you feel like you’re beating head against the wall. It can be so frustrating. I’m sure you can think of many examples. Here’s the classic one for me; You call a business with a concern and are placed on hold….. “Your call is important to us….please stay on the line for the next available operator” ....this then goes on and on….sometimes… Continue

Flip the Help Switch

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 10:00am 1 Comment

A few weeks ago I witnessed Brian Williams of NBC reporting that many Americans (and viewers of the NBC Nightly News) were fatiguing on all the bad news heard day in and day out and that viewers wanted to see and hear good news too! Well, NBC took this criticism seriously and began devoting the end of each newscast with a segment entitled “Making a Difference”.

Each evening NBC and Brian feature several stories of “Random Acts of Kindness” from Americans throughout our country.… Continue

Stay “Cool” Boy!

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

1961. West Side Story. This film won ten Academy Awards in its eleven nominated categories, including Best Picture. The amazing genius of Leonard Bernstein with his powerful score along with lyrics from Stephen Sondheim are timeless. You know the story of course.

One particular scene will roll around in my head quite often.

To help set the scene.... start snapping your fingers in rhythm …..now… visualize “The Jets” (ready to rumble) getting antsy...while waiting for “The… Continue

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At 4:31pm on January 22, 2009, Dan (Daniel Eduardo) Hurst said…
Hi James!

I trust the Voiceover Universe experience has been good for you!

Also, I hope you'll check out and join a new group that we just started called MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT. It's a group dedicated to discussing ways we can market ourselves - what works; what doesn't. With your experience, you would be a tremendous resource! The link is: www.voiceoveruniverse.com/group/marketingforfunandprofit

Thanks for your time! I trust our paths will cross soon!

Best to ya!

dan (daniel eduardo) hurst
At 8:29pm on December 14, 2008, James Herron said…
Thanks Frank! ....nice to connect.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
At 6:11pm on December 14, 2008, Frank James Bailey said…
Sam...oppps...I mean James (LOL)

Yep...your Sam Elliot is very good. Other characters are great too.

Thanks for the add.

At 6:24pm on November 28, 2008, joi said…
my pleasure,also please come by new group Newbies Talk
At 9:20am on November 28, 2008, joi said…
it's great to have you here as part of the V-U family.
At 12:24am on November 27, 2008, joi said…
At 10:22am on November 7, 2008, Joe J Thomas said…
Hello James,

Thanks very much for the add!

Have a great weekend,
Joe J Thomas
At 9:58am on November 7, 2008, Amy Cross said…
I don't miss those days or nights cranking up the woodstove! I sure do hope I can make a go of this... I really do audition alot.
I get some positive feedback all I can say is that "positive things happen to positive people"
Thank you for the feedback
Stay warm :)
At 9:49am on November 3, 2008, Shirazi Hunter said…
James, just listened to your demos. Got all inspired again. Thanks. Now I'm off to find Mr. Greg Littlefield to discuss this Maine being the new North Carolina business!
At 10:34pm on October 31, 2008, Greg Littlefield said…
Hi, James! Good to see another Mainah here! Remember, Maine is the new North Carolina!





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