Dennis is a talented voice actor with a warm, rich, sophisticated non-regional British accented voice that is ideal for a wide range of voice over projects including Commercials, Documentaries, eLearning including Medical Narration, Corporate Narration, Audiobooks, Explainer Videos, Announcements, PSA’s Video Games, Animation, Dubbing, and Telephony. The consummate professional voice artist, his enunciation, fast turnaround, perfection, and passion for the spoken word provides seamless integration in the approach, execution, and delivery that each video, television, documentary or audiobook production demands. He is very directable and extremely easy to work with.
With his ability to sound like David Attenborough, Winston Churchill or James Bond, Dennis’ voice acting projects have included commercials and promos for BBC America, narration for Awards Shows nationally and internationally, corporate branding and general advertising. Dennis has an aptitude for “delivering the message” in an inviting manner with his British and South African accents and is recognized for his international global voice and Transatlantic delivery, sometimes leaving his audience guessing where he’s from. Dennis is a four-time Voice Arts Awards nominee.
Dennis was born in Cape Town South Africa and growing up without television (which only began operation in 1976), radio was the only form of broadcast entertainment that was available. This developed a fertile imagination which translated in creating skits and using his voice and acting talents to mimic a variety of accents and dialects entertaining family and friends. Dennis graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Dennis emigrated to the United States in 1980 settling in Los Angeles. Working as a voice actor since 2000, Dennis has many audiobooks, explainer videos, corporate and eLearning projects to his name where his voice has brought warmth, strength and compassionate narrations to many productions, opening up a wide genre of work where he is constantly expanding in new directions.
Dennis was recently interviewed by Voyage LA Magazine – click here to read the article: Voyage LA Article About Dennis Kleinman
Dennis continues working hard at his craft and recently completed a Looping and ADR intensive workshop with LynnAnne Zagar, Dave Fennoy – Voiceover for Video Games, Dave Walsh – Promos, Wolfie Trausch – Looping, Marsha Goodman – Animation, to name a few and attends a regular bi-monthly VO Pro Workshop.
In 2017, an exhibition of Dennis’mother’s artwork was held at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust where her work which was heavily influenced by her German roots and emigration and life in South Africa during the years of apartheid, had a profound impact on her art. This is a documentary film that he made about her life, her work, and her philosophy.