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

An exquisite voice talent with a "flavour" of England

Testimonials

  • "Thanks for today's voice coaching session. I enjoyed meeting and working with you. You gave me tools that I can use, and I learned a lot in a short time. I would like to contin..."
    Randy Roberts
    Movie actor
  • "Thank you so much for working with and encouraging me... Without you and your help I would not have had the capability or opportunity to accomplish and fulfill this hope and dr..."
    Richard Louis
    - Voice-over actor and talent
  • "I enjoyed your session and learned a lot. I had a radio interview by phone today [and] what I learned from you made me better."
    Ron Barnes
    - Author

Recent Client Demos

Paul Eubanks:
Paul Eubanks Demo Oct 2016
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Jwan Jordan:

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Ernest Robertson:

Ernest Robertson Demo November 2014
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Nicole Gruter:
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Angelina Caffey (Junior Voice):
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Brianna Dufrene (Junior Voice):

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Stephen James in video

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Voice-over coach, demos, producer, director


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


Private coaching

As a trained educator, Stephen has established a solid reputation as a highly-professional and informative voice-over coach to selected established professionals and newcomers alike; both for stage and screen actors and for "behind-the-mic" voice talent, including a number of leading broadcasters. Stephen also coaches junior performers on a selective basis.


His method of coaching incorporates humor and practicality mixed with a plethora of information to make learning enjoyable and worthwhile.


Private students can choose to work on an ongoing weekly or occasional basis, minimum two hours per session (juniors 8-14, one hour per session).

Learn by Skype. Long distance a challenge? Not any longer! Now you can learn online with one of the industry's most popular voice-over coaches - no matter where you are in the world.

Stephen's studio/classroom is now equipped with the latest HD 1080p professional web-cam so you can receive private coaching online, right from your home or business.

Contact Stephen now to book your sessions at [email protected]


Voice-over demo production services

Stephen also provides full demo production services and coaching, where clients are coached on performing their demo samples and with a final session in the recording studio. The resultant demo is also edited and produced by Stephen James.


Examples of recent demos can be heard by clicking on the samples at right.


"British English" and accent neutralization

In addition to coaching regular voice-over techniques, Stephen James also offers a coaching series in "British English" for actors and voice-over talent alike. He has even coached major American film actors in voice delivery (and sometimes to ensure their British accents are correct), and helped a number of actors to "neutralize" their southern or other regional accent. 


Stephen has also collaborated with screenwriters, authors, and producers to ensure the use of authentic British vernacular.

Director and Producer

Whether for radio-play performances or for directing actors in-studio or on-set. Stephen is an accomplished director and producer; he has been involved as a consultant on a number of productions, including co-directing the award-winning movie My Choice is Clear alongside David Mills.


Stephen has been co-producer and director of the annual New Orleans benefit radio-play It's a Wonderful Life since 2009 and has produced and directed a number of audio-books. Stephen is also the creator of leading comedy troupe The GooNOLAs, for which he is also producer, director, and performer.


Production Services

Stephen James is adept at producing affordable demos, complete with editing and background music; audio-books, slideshow videos, and radio-plays complete with SFX and background music.


Book your private coaching, demo, or production services now...