P. J. Ochlan

At the tender age of four, P. J. OCHLAN looked at the TV and said aloud, “I wanna do that.” His mother of course responded by pretending not to hear him… for seven years. But on his eleventh birthday, Mom finally relented, and PJ’s never looked back! Decades later and counting, P.J.’s masochistic obsession with the entertainment industry has made him an award-winning actor, director, producer, and coach. His diverse career includes Broadway, the NY Shakespeare Festival under Joseph Papp, critically acclaimed feature films, numerous television guest star and series regular roles, and working alongside countless icons including Jodie Foster, Clint Eastwood, Robin Williams, and Al Pacino. But PJ is best known behind the microphone as a widely acclaimed and record-setting audiobook narrator of more than 500 titles. His work has been recognized with multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, Voice Arts Awards, and the Odyssey Award. So perhaps it’s no surprise P. J. is also one of the industry’s leading dialect and performance coaches, teaching from coast to coast at conferences and universities. And since he’s the official dialect coach for Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, he’s one of the only people on the planet who actually teaches at Hogwarts!

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