ARTIST PROFILE

Joe Murray's been a free-lance voice actor since 2002. Serving clients globally, he operates out of both Singapore and the US, and is considered one of Asia's more versatile English-speaking voice talents. The texture of Joe's voice has been described by renowned Hollywood TV director/voicing coach, Marice Tobias, as "dark honey." Versatility and range are Joe trademarks. They allow him to comfortably tackle productions in multiple genres.

Starting with on-air promos for the Asia Disney Channel, Joe progressed to long-term engagements with both MGM Channel and Nickelodeon. Today, Joe is the regional voice for Warner TV and History Channel. He's is also featured regularly in network promos for SingTel TV and boutique movie channel, Cinema World; as well as in billboards and TVCs produced by CNBC ad-sales teams.

Joe's voice is behind countless radio, TV spots and corporate videos, including a number of industry award winners. In 2013 alone Joe contributed to four global awards: a Cannes Lions Silver Award, a Gold Effie and Gold & Silver Awards at the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity.

Among his documentary credits are: Discovery Channel's 2012 Asian TV Award-winning best documentary Taiwan Revealed - The Presidential Office, and National Geographic's 2006 Asian TV Award winning Mega Structures episode, Singapore: The World's Busiest Port. For TMS Japan/UNESCO, he re-scripted, voiced & vocal directed the 25-episode series "The World Heritage". Discovery Science’s DNA: The Next Wave won recognition at the 2014 New York World’s Best Film Festival. Recent programs include: a new Discovery episode in the Taiwan Revealed series: Taiwan Revealed, Dr. Wei Fu-quan; and “A World Icon: Singapore Botanic Garden,” a documentary special produced for Turner’s new World Heritage Channel.

Joe also wrote, narrated & produced Past Is Prologue: Jersey City 1949, and its sequel, Jersey City’s False Dawn, documentary films on the demise of the political machine of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague.  These projects are the result of Joe’s continuing research on Bossism and Machine Politics in Jersey City.

Joe's extensive experience with character voices includes lead parts in several Japanese anime series dubbed into English, such as Detective Conan, One Piece and Zipang. For PorchLight Entertainment's 2008 re-version of hit US series Adventures From the Book of Virtues, he voiced three main characters and numerous guest roles, while supervising completion of the entire dubbing project.

Joe’s supported original animation projects, too, performing multiple lead & guest parts in such TV series as the New Adventures of Nanoboy and Bubble Town Club. Both shows aired in the US. His character voices bring life to pre-school programs such as Shapes, Olive & The Rhyme Rescue Crew and a new series called Leo The Wildlife Ranger. Joe can also be heard in animated feature films produced by MSV Pictures of Indonesia, and in many a video game, e-Book, and download app.

Originally from the US, Joe was a media arts student in college, studying radio broadcasting/production under Vince Scelsa radio host from New York rock station WNEW-FM. Ultimately, Joe earned a dual major BA, graduating with honors in both English Literature and History. He also holds an MA in European History from New York University, plus academic certificates from George Washington University and Wharton Business School.

Joe’s lived in Asia for over 25 years. As a member of the Singapore Stage Club he appeared in 2007 production of Shakespeare's Macbeth and 2011 production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. He also appeared in Hong Kong Stage Club’s 1988 production of Hamlet.

College Radio Disc Jockey in
New Jersey, 1976
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