Joe is the award-winning author and producer of dozens of audiobooks. He has produced and engineered more than thirty-thousand soundtracks for radio and TV commercials, and is often the talent for many of these productions. Also, Joe is the award-winning author of more than twenty children’s books for home-schooling.
In his high school and college years, he studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse, coached by Agnes Moorehead. Later he was an audio engineer for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Firefall and Air Supply in his Denver recording studio. (Denver was his home base in the ‘70s.) Recording Robert Redford for a documentary about mountain climbing led Joe to pursue voice acting. Joe has taught voice over since the late ‘80s. A 15-year-old Reese Witherspoon was his first student.
By now, with 25+ years in VO, Joe has voiced national ads, cartoons, numerous audiobooks and eLearning projects. He has performed character voices for Disney Channel and PBS KIDS. Joe performs all character voices and storytelling for Dave Ramsey’s Junior’s Adventures. His award-winning audiobooks can be found on Amazon.com, Audible.com, Findaway World, Oasis Audio, Topics Entertainment and NewWayToRead.com.
With Edge Studio, Joe is a private coach, as well as the instructor for our traveling Voice Over Booth Camp. Hardly the stereotypical order-barking drill sergeant, Joe provides gentle guidance for tomorrow's voice-actors. He carved out a fun, fruitful industry niche for himself, and loves to show people how they can do the same. Joe adds humor and understanding to make the process pleasant and fun for the client. He greets each new actor as he would an old friend, to put them at ease and get them into a learning mindset quickly.
But his musical roots are not forgotten. Being based in Nashville, Joe still enjoys singing and playing with his band, The Road Crew, aka “America’s Route 66 Band.” The Road Crew regularly takes its rockabilly beat on tours across America.