Kathleen Garrett is an actor, voice-over talent, writer, audition and voice-over coach. Classically trained in New York and London, her range runs the gamut of roles from drama queens in Greek tragedies to slapstick comediennes in sitcoms.
Kathleen’s first love is the theatre. She starred and co-produced William Luce’s one-woman play, “ZELDA: THE LAST FLAPPER” based on the writings of Zelda Fitzgerald to critical acclaim at the Tiffany Theatres in Los Angeles, StageWest in Springfield and The Ensemble Theatre in Santa Barbara.
Kathleen is a recipient of The Drama Critics Circle Award, Garland Award, LA Weekly Award, Robbie Award, and Ovation Nomination. She is one of the few actors to be award the international Clio Award and The Women’s League of Advertising Award for Best Performance in a commercial.
Her extensive voice over work includes the voice of national campaigns; narrations on Discovery Channel’s series, mini-series and documentaries; video games and the movie trailers for “FRIDAY THE 13th”.
FRIDAY THE 13th Trailers Controversay
Kathleen Garrett voice matches the original Mrs. Voorhees so well Paramount Studios was threatened with a lawsuit. Wikipedia writes:
“ Upon release of the trailer, Betsy Palmer (the original Mrs. Voorhees) was notified that the voice sounded like her, yet she had never given permission for the studio to use her voice. Palmer concluded that they had taken an audio sampling of her from the original film. In their defense, Paramount stated that they had used a voice double. Bill Neil has gone on record stating that he was present when Kathleen Garrett was in the recording studio reciting the dialogue from the original film...”
As an acting and voice-over coach, Kathleen’s decades of experience provides the actor with insight into script analysis and techniques specifically for auditions.