Jim Johnson is a tenured Associate Professor of Voice and Dialects at the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance, where he received the Provost's 2007 University Teaching Excellence Award. He works professionally as an actor and as a voice and dialect coach and is a founder of Accent Help. Jim is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, an Associate Editor for the International Dialects of English Archive, and a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association. He received his MFA in Acting from the University of Nebraska--Lincoln. He formerly served on the faculty of The Theatre School of DePaul University and taught at the Audition Studio in Chicago, Illinois. He is currently represented by Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency and is a member of Actors' Equity.
Jim has served as a voice and dialect coach for such actors as Aidan Quinn, Hal Holbrook, Dixie Carter, Mia Dillon, Erin Dilly, Brent Barret, Monique Coleman and Connie Cooper. He has coached productions directed by John Rando, Scott Schwartz, Joe Brancato, Ken Ludwig, Judith Ivey, Paul Barnes, Gregory Boyd, Michael Wilson, Rob Bundy, Teresa Beckers, Brad Dalton, and James Black. In addition to his coaching, Jim works professionally as an actor.Visit www.AccentHelp.com, www.GeneralAmericanAccent.com, and www.AccentJim.com.