Work with acclaimed all-around voice actor and director Joe Ochman!
This class is all about getting out of your head and diving in to your VO roles. No homework necessary. You'll be reading copy picked for you in the moment based on a genre - any genre - you choose and a challenge you feel you have in your work. You'll "find your easy" - a simpler way to vault past that challenge. Or you may just find out that you don't have that challenge at all! You were just in your head.
Joe Ochman has enjoyed an acting, directing and coaching career that spans over forty years with hundreds of credits. He has worked consistently in all areas of voiceover. He private coaches – both on-camera and voice – beginners through an eclectic celebrity clientele (including Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Dave Bautista). He teaches intermediate and advanced commercial VO at LA’s Voiceover Connection, and is an instructor on Skillshub.life. He is also an award winning stage director.
As a voice actor, animated films include Oscar-nominated Ernest & Celestine and National Film Award winning Delhi Safari, and most recently the Netflix hit Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness. He has appeared on The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse and recurred on Doc McStuffins. He is the current voice of Jiminy Cricket.
In video games, Joe voiced William Price in Life Is Strange and Professor Harold MacDougall in multi-award winning Red Dead Redemption. He voiced roles in Dishonored 2, Fallout 4 (BTVA Award Winner), Kingdom Hearts 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, World of Warcraft, Diablo III and more. Joe voice is all over the anime universe, including Star Wars: Visions, Marvel’s Blade, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Naruto, Gundam, Transformers, Digimon, Pokemon, Wolf’s Rain, Cowboy Beebop and many more.
He has recorded voiceover spots for Home Depot, Wonder Bread, Arco, Sit ‘n Sleep and many, many more. Joe was nominated in 2021 for a Voice Arts Award in the Best VO Commercial Campaign category for his series of Golftec spots.
On camera films include Never Been Kissed, Space Jam, and Saving Lincoln.
On TV, Joe has guest starred on Bones, Best Friends Whenever and Weeds, recurred on CSI, and shown up on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lois & Clark, Seinfeld, Will & Grace, West Wing, NYPD Blue, Desperate Housewives and many others.
His most recent audiobook performance, Life’s Edge, was also nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2021.
Joe brings the breadth of all this experience into his teaching.
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Get one-on-one direction on your reads from Joe Ochman! We'll meet via Zoom on Wednesday, July 27th, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PT!! Reserve your seat today!
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