Stephen James
Professional voice actor, award-winning voice coach, director, producer, agent

Master of The King's Speech

"The Coach who coaches the coaches"

Commercials Demo

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Voted "Louisiana's favorite vocal coach" by readers of the national industry publication, Backstage. (May 7th, 2015)

Telephone: (+1) 228-424-0544 /  (+1) 504-355-9673

Email: stephenwordsmith@yahoo.com

AGENTS
Louisiana:
Lisa Fuller, Actors Choice Talent Agency
Mississippi: 
NOVA:The New Orleans Voice-over Agency
Texas: 
TAG Talent Voice-over

Versatility

Stephen James Voice Actor has a rare versatility borne of 45 years' experience, which enables him to fulfill just about any role required. His training has included Standard American English and the combination of that and his native British accent makes his natural voice perfect for commercials, narrations, voice-to-camera, animations, audio-books, and video games.


In addition, Stephen has developed several character voices and performs many British regional accents, including Irish and Scottish; while he also produces standard as well as characterized American accents.


Click on the individual demo tracks on the demo pages Demo Reels and Character Demos to listen to Stephen's range and versatility. An American accent demo reel is currently in production.

NOLA Voice Talent Celebrates 10 years..! 2009 - 2019

The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation - founded by Stephen James in 2009 -  kicked off its 10th year with the release of this superb video highlighting the work of the Foundation and its benefits to the performing community and to youth and the community at large.


Including interviews with Stephen James, Founder and Executive Director of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, and students George Trahanis and Dylan DePaula; as well as featuring excerpts from workshops and rehearsal programs.


Produced by Racquel Ezell, Elodie Photography and Media.

© 2019 The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, Inc.

 

Testimonials

From Claire Coffey, Faculty and PhD Student at University of Cambridge, England, UK:
"I had a voice over coaching session with Stephen James, via Zoom. Stephen James really helped [me] with voice presentation, public speaking techniques, and professional development. I would highly recommend Stephen..."

From Lorrie Crow, student, Slidell, LA:

"TY for the wonderful class! I'm so glad I finally did it! It makes one realize.. It's not as easy as some people may think... Your voice skills are amazing! TY Mr. Stephen.. You even exceeded my expectations! TY!"

From Paul Eubanks, Actor, Voice Actor, and Sports Commentator, Ocean Springs, MS:
"Stephen is my voice coach, voice agent & friend. He has a 5 star teaching system that WORKS !! HIGHLY RECCOMEND HIM."

From Jack Teague from Actor/Screenwriter, Auburn, AL:

"Stephen acted in a short film that I wrote and directed. As a result of an opportunity that came through NOVA, I voice acted in the interactive game Red Dead Redemption II which led to SAG eligibility. NOVA provides a great incubator for people with voiceover aspirations."

From Joey Bennett, pastor and actor, Biloxi, MS:
"Thank you so much for the brilliant combination of clips and SFX... WOW!  you have been most kind and encouraging through the workshops, the radio play(s), private coaching, and now demos. We look forward to you being our agent, too! as you are the BEST! "
From Veleka Gray -  Leading actor and acting coach, New Orleans, LA.
"One of the most prolific leaders in our community, always coming up with kind and creative ways to make members of our industry thrive and be happier."
From Daurice Cummings-Bealer of YOUR OWN PRODUCTION, INC., Baton Rouge, LA:
"I have met Mr. James several times and have seen the way he teaches his students at meetings I have hosted. He has a very friendly yet effective and professional way of teaching his students. I have seen his students be able to use their skills that they learned from his classes to move forward in the world of entertainment. I would proudly endorse Mr. James to anyone who is interested in working in entertainment."

From Marx Rehder, Brunswick Floors, GA.:

"100% professional approach to everyone’s needs."