Joel Froomkin, an Earphones Award-Winning narrator, is a UK transplant, growing up with American parents in a British commonwealth. A classically trained actor with an MFA in theatre from USC, he is often cast for his unique ability to deliver native, authentic combinations of American and British sounds. His great range and ability to bring characters to life with honesty, wit and versatility delights producers and listeners alike.
He has over 80 full-length audiobooks to his credit and over 2,000 five star reviews on audible. His narration of JJ McAvoy's Ruthless People was a #1 Romance Best-Seller on audible. His work has been compared to the versatility and vibrancy of PJ Ochlan and Bronson Pinchot. He served as Director of Drama at Manchester University and has been a Theatre Professor at Indiana/Purdue University.
He is a dialect specialist and has taught accents and speech at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts as well as coached accents for major regional theaters, Broadway stalwarts and national tours.
His authors have praised him as “a narrator among narrators, a man whose ability to create different characters rests on the power of his voice and his impeccable delivery,” and a “true delight…" "his professionalism, good humor, and charm make him a dream to work with,” "Anyone else would only be second best”.
Joel also records in the romance genre as ‘Joel Leslie’ and has developed a very strong following. In 2016 three of his titles were voted “Best Audiobook of the Month” in readers’ polls.
Joel has consistent access to his home studio for all production needs. When not in the booth he spends his time chasing after two loquacious wiener dogs.
MFA in Theatre - USC (summa cum laude)
BFA in Performance - USC (summa cum laude)
Paul Ruben - Fiction technique
Sean Allen Pratt - Non-Fiction technique