IN A NUTSHELL
Here's what happened: I was born and raised in Northwest, Indiana. It's like the
Great Northwest only nothing like it at all. And it was there, in that
‘suburb of Chicago,’ where I developed a WILD imagination while playing in
a box. It was a refrigerator box with plenty of air and room to stretch out in,
don’t worry. This ultimately turned into a career in the Arts, which ironically,
includes me working inside a tiny box to this day. Recording in my iso booth
is how I spend a lot of my time. So much so, I was honored in 2018 with a
nomination for OUTSTANDING BODY OF WORK, Best Voiceover,
by the Society of Voice Arts & Sciences.
To get that nomination, yes, I sent in lots of clips of my work from shows like
The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Letterman
and many web-series that you’ve never heard of. I also threw in some
samples from TV/radio ads, apps, educational software, audio books,
toys and cartoons. In 2020, with the advent of this crappy virus,
I created www.virtualtourvoices.com. Designed for realtors and property managers
who want help renting/selling their properties via narrated virtual tours.
2020 wasn't an entire dud for me. I got to play several characters on Robert Smigel's new, Let's Be Real puppet show (FoxTV) and on April 26, 2021, I released my first ever COMEDY ALBUM, (in the form of an audioook) called, Be Coming & Be Going: My 3.5 Years in the White House. It's the memoir Melania Trump hasn't gotten around to writing yet. I wrote and voiced and produced the thing and would be thrilled if you bought a copy and wrote a review, if you're feeling frisky. You can find the satire where fine comedy and jewels are sold online. Namely itunes and gross amazon. I digress.
On-camera, I’ve appeared on big and small shows including: The View in 2018 doing impressions; HGTV and The Discovery Channel back in the '90s doing crafts; And as a presenter at the Mark Twain Prize for Humor.
The show (2013) was taped at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. How’d I get there? The legendary
Carol Burnett asked me to appear on the PBS special! The show, included Tina Fey, Tony Bennet,
Julie Andrews, Martin Short and was in celebration of the icon who is, not just my, but every female comedian’s idol! I am STILL in awe this happened.
If you have time and want to see the workings of a beautiful angel, watch the clips of Carol Burnett on
“CBS, This Morning!” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (below) touting my work. You will ask yourself, "Who does this?!" Well, Carol does. And she did it because she wanted to pay it forward and help an unknown, the way someone had helped her once upon a time. We did not know each other. She also made a call and told SNL to look at my videos. They did and I flew to NY to audition twice, including a third meeting over dinner. I did not get cast, but have been able to pay for my therapist's kids college and that is all that matters.
In 2019, during the early pandemic days, I was asked to co-anchor a pilot episode for The Good News Network, the number 1 news site for good news.
As a jazz/pop singer I’ve appeared on The Queen Latifah Show and have sung at beautiful places like The Bellagio and Paris Hotels in Las Vegas. My 2-year steady gig at a Four Seasons Hotel is where I earned my chops.
I have a BA in Psychology from UCLA and took a few courses towards my master in Ethics and Policy. I have a stellar family and puppy. Hobbies include driving my son all over tarnation, weeding, yelling at my computer and giving a damn.
Carol talks Rosemary
on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!
A SUPER FUN thrill to be part of their first ever LIVE show, before a live audience. I was on set all week to read for Hillary Clinton in VO.
Playing Cher in a Zoom presentation for the N. San Diego Business Chamber's Award Show.
Playing Marge in a presentation for the N. San Diego Business Chamber's Award Show.
The Society of Voice Arts & Sciences 2018 Award Ceremony. I was nominated for Outstanding Body of Work, Best VO.
Nothing like singing with a KILLER big band.
First show one of my originals songs I co-wrote and sing on was used.
Voice Actress from Robert Smigel's Let's Be Real (Fox TV)
With my friends at The Howard Stern Show
From a fabulous live show I created called Vegas '69 Come Swing With Us. My partner, GOLD FINGER.