Robert's distinctive, distinguished voice is heard in radio imaging in Australia, England, Canada, Ireland, Chile and the US.
His is the web voice for such international causes as SOS Children, and he has voiced both villains and good guys in dozens of video and computer games. He is currently winning new fans as the dastardly Ganondorf in the popular Zelda games.
Robert came by his love of drama naturally: his father starred with the Bletchley (England) Players and other troupes for over fifty years, and sister Suzanne Dance is a well-known part of the Edinburgh (Scotland) acting community. At the age of twelve, Robert made his first screen appearances as co-host of a weekly show for tweens. While his portfolio now includes movie and television credits, some of which are listed at www.imdb.com, Robert's love of live theatre is reflected by his continuing commitment to community theatre and the 'Acting It Out' initiative.
Diane Havens has long been involved in both theatrical and literary pursuits. She worked as a graduate teaching assistant at Northern Illinois University and studied with and directed some fine actors, one of which was film star Joan Allen. She has also studied voice and was a part of the Light Opera Company of Manhattan doing Gilbert and Sullivan in repertory. An educator as well, she taught English, Theater Arts and Media in the New Jersey public schools for many years, and was recipient of the first NJ Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award. Now, she works full time as a voice actor, specializing in narration.
She has done industrial/educational videos, audio books, museum audio tours, and tourism audio tours, but her true passion for voice acting and classic literature is best put to use here in the “Acting It Out” podcasts.
Philip Bernardi has been a high school teacher of Theater, Speech, Video Production, Journalism, and English for the Pascack Valley Regional High School District in Montvale, New Jersey, for the past thirty-eight years. During that time, he has directed over fifty dramatic, comedic, and musical productions. He holds a Master's Degree in Theater from Montclair State College (now University).
His book Improvisation Starters has been a best-selling guidebook on improvisation for the theater since 1992.
He is also an accomplished singer/guitarist, and performs regularly in restaurants and pubs throughout northern New Jersey.