"A voice that mesmerizes." – NY Daily News
It has been suggested that if you dropped Orson Welles, Artemus Gordon and the Count of Monte Cristo into a blender, the inevitable result would be Joshua Kane. Raised in an illegal boarding house and obsessed from an early age with books, magic, spoken word, fire-eating and the theatre, Kane was destined for a career on the stage, or as an international spy.
A classically trained actor, Kane has studied with Stella Adler, Bobby Lewis, the National Shakespeare Conservatory & Marcel Marceau. A member of Actors Equity Association, Kane has toured internationally with a series of one-man shows and played limited runs at off-Broadway’s historic Lambs Theatre and the Neighborhood Playhouse. Since 1991 Kane has run his own theatrical production company that exclusively produces events that shamelessly feature Joshua Kane. (For more information on Kane’s theatrical work, visit www.JoshuaKane.com).
Kane’s vocal skills have been used to great effect as a guest artist with symphony orchestras, including narrating such works as Saint Saens “Carnival of the Animals” and Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” His lively voice acting career has included radio drama (he played the lead role of Robert Louis Stevenson in Little People, a radio production conceived and directed by MacArthur Award-winner Jad Abumrad for New York Public Radio’s Radio Lab), animation (from multiple roles in the World of Warcraft video game to headmaster Akahito for the demo of Gene Roddenberry’s feature-length animated film Starpoint Academy), and numerous commercials and promos for clients including Pillsbury, Little Caesars Pizza, City of Hope Hospital, Major League Baseball, the Central Intelligence Agency, Hasbro Toys, Hachette Books, Sony, Suzuki, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and many more.
Joshua Kane has voiced ads that created buzz far beyond their initial release. His was the voice behind the first ever Central Intelligence Agency public recruitment effort, which was the subject of an NPR story; he narrated the tale of Marcel, an adorable pooch seeking the perfect home with the help of Corcoran, which has nearly 1.1 million YouTube views; and The New York Times took notice when Joshua voiced the first ad of the 2013 New York City Mayoral Election.