Talent

BF Helman
Union: SAG/AFTRA | Height: 5' 11" | Hair: Grey | Eyes: Brown
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Voice Over: Commercial

 

Professionally, BF began as a copywriter and radio commercial producer/engineer. Growing tired of being behind the microphone, he stepped in front of the mic and thus began his voice-over career. Besides commercial and industrial work, BF also was a booth announcer for WPWR-TV, Channel 50, and performed many characters, both human and unhuman, for the Audio-Imagers, a group that recorded dramatized series of fables and adaptations of famous short stories. He also volunteered at CRIS Radio and for over a decade was their READER reader as well as co-founder of the Orson Welles Memorial Players with Connie Foster that produced a monthly recorded theatrical drama.


This led to acting on stage with several of the local theater companies including Village Players and Pegasus. Eventually, BF was honored to be selected as a company member of the late, lamented Defiant Theater and worked and performed with that illustrious and industrious band for over a decade.


Following the demise of that company, he has concentrated on voice-overs and voice work, doing scripted radio programs not only for Unshackled!, but also the AFTRA-SAG Radio Players.


Outside of the business of show, BF wrote The Hello Pages, the definitive work of outgoing messages for phone answering machines and was once even selected as the Dial-A-Poem Chicago Poet of the Month.