Actor, Teacher, and Writer in New York
Actor/Announcer, Voice-Acting Teacher & Biographer, Robert-Allan Arno will be keeping it fresh for '17 while retaining his "spirit of excellence," an accolade bestowed on him by Grammy-winning legends of The 5th Dimension, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
Robert has been the voice of thousands of commercials including the hip national campaigns for BelVita Breakfast Biscuits & Zeebox, the latter winning kudos for his subtly sardonic style in ADWEEK. Also on Robert's vast roster: Toyota, Seagram's & the summer '16 mega-campaign for "Independence Day Resurgence," featuring Arno's booming "in a world of" movie trailer vibe.
Reflecting his deep faith, Robert appears as a Bible reader on the national telecast of THE SUNDAY MASS, The ABC FreeForm Network. He's part of the Lector Ministry at St. Malachy's--The Actors' Chapel in the heart of Broadway, NY. Attended by thousands, he MC'ed Lincoln Center's star-studded tribute to prolific songwriter Laura Nyro.
Robert's industry-respected method for voice-actors including stars of TV & stage, Emmy & Tony winners, chart-topping singers, newscasters & stand-ups is titled "The Soul of the Voice," taught in Master Classes, via private consultancy & on the university level for over 20 years. Robert directed the #1 neo-Soul singer Nhojj for numerous global projects, appearing as his coach in the documentary "On the Tracks."
Mr. Arno is the biographer of Pop-Soul royalty, The 5th Dimension and co-author of founding member LaMonte McLemore's hit memoir, FROM HOBO FLATS TO THE 5TH DIMENSION: A LIFE FULFILLED IN BASEBALL, PHOTOGRAPHY AND MUSIC. The book debuted worldwide on February 14, 2015 at a celeb & fan attended event in Las Vegas. A consistent 5-star reviewed book recommended by Johnny Mathis & Nancy Sinatra, its on-stage chat/signing tour had stops in LA & New York City, with more media upcoming for the team of "Mac" & Arno.
As with the now classic "The Ultimate 5th Dimension," Robert also compiled tunes & wrote in-depth liners for Sony's "Playlist: The Very Best Of The 5th Dimension," a fan favorite CD. Arno's FOREVER 5th DIMENSION blog has been a popular "info central" for 9 years.
The former DJ/Host of NY drive-time radio's innovative GOSPEL GOLD, Robert was warmly known as "Brother Bob" for his rich bass-baritone delivery as well as his inspiring enthusiasm. He also hosted TV's NOW SHOP & PBS's ACTION AUCTION.
Representation: Stewart Talent; Haves Associates, NYC