Media Spokesman, Author, and Teacher in New York
Media Spokesman, Nationally-known Announcer, Teacher/Coach & Author, ROBERT-ALLAN ARNO is known for his "spirit of excellence." From kudos in ADWEEK for his "fluid" voice-over style, to rave reviews for his authorship of the celeb memoir FROM HOBO FLATS TO THE 5TH DIMENSION amid other accolades, Robert is a respected, engaging & 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 summer blockbuster INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCE spotlighting Arno's booming "in a world of" movie trailer vibe.
Currently, as American Ambassador to Land of Hope, Nigeria, Robert produces & narrates the prestigious orphanage's inspiring video newsletters through his company, The Soul of The Voice, Ltd.--Voice on a Mission.
Reflecting his legacy in faith-based broadcasting, Robert appeared for 5 seasons as a Bible lector on the national telecast of THE SUNDAY MASS, ABC Family channel. He's the former drive-time host of the innovative NY radio show GOSPEL GOLD, and has been part of the lay ministry of NYC's Cathedral of St. John the Divine & St. Malachy's Chapel.
Arno created Voice-ACTions, the industry-acclaimed method for voice-actors, and has 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. Robert directed the #1 neo-Soul singer Nhojj for various global projects & is featured as his coach in the documentary OUT ON THE TRACKS.
Mr. Arno is biographer of Pop-Soul royalty, The 5th Dimension & is the as-told-to author of founding member 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 his writing of this historic book. As with the classic ULTIMATE 5th DIMENSION CD, Arno compiled & wrote in-depth liners for Sony Music's recent PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF THE 5TH DIMENSION. His blog, FOREVER 5th DIMENSION has a world-wide following.
A sought-after 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.