Media Spokesman, Author, and Teacher in New York
"Wherever in the world we have a calling to serve, to give loving kindness, is God's spirit moving through our hearts & souls, bringing a selfless surge to heal others. In doing so, we heal ourselves." --Robert-Allan Arno, 2020
Media Spokesman, Voice-Actor, Teacher, Writer: Robert-Allan is known for his spirit of excellence. From kudos in ADWEEK for his nuanced announcing style, to rave reviews for his authorship of the celebrity memoir FROM HOBO FLATS TO THE 5TH DIMENSION amid other accolades, Robert is an inspirational, multi-faceted personality.
Arno's warm yet textured, deeply rich sound has been "the voice" of thousands of commercials including the hip national campaigns for Zeebox & BelVita Breakfast Biscuits. Also on Robert's vast roster: Toyota, Seagram's & the blockbuster INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCE spotlighting his commanding movie trailer vibe.
In his humanitarian efforts as American Ambassador for Land of Hope, Nigeria, Robert produces/narrates the prestigious orphanage's video newsletters through his company, The Soul of The Voice, Ltd.
Reflecting his legacy in faith-based broadcasting, Robert appeared for 5 seasons as Bible lector on the national telecast of THE SUNDAY MASS, ABC Freeform Channel. In 2020, he appeared on the prestigious Madison Ave. Baptist Church broadcast delivering the Call to Worship. He's the former drive-time host of the innovative NY radio show GOSPEL GOLD, covered in BILLBOARD.
Arno created Voice-ACTions, the industry-acclaimed method for voice-actors. He's taught stars of TV & stage, Emmy & Tony winners, chart-topping singers, newscasters & stand-ups at universities, in Master Classes & via private consultancy for over 2 decades.
Mr. Arno is biographer of Pop-Soul royalty The 5th Dimension & co-authored LaMonte McLemore's hit memoir FROM HOBO FLATS TO THE 5TH DIMENSION: A LIFE FULFILLED IN BASEBALL, PHOTOGRAPHY & MUSIC, with recommendations by the renown of Johnny Mathis & Nancy Sinatra. Robert made numerous media appearances about this historic book. As with the classic ULTIMATE 5th DIMENSION CD, Arno compiled & wrote in-depth liners for Sony's PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF THE 5TH DIMENSION. In 2019, his articles on the quintet have been published at CULTURE SONAR.
As MC, Robert hosted Lincoln Center's star-studded tribute to prolific songwriter Laura Nyro, an outdoor concert attended by thousands. He also hosted TV shows for PBS & home-shopping.