Robin Miles began narrating audiobooks at American Foundation for the Blind’s Talking Books Studio in 1994 and now boasts over 200 titles covering many different genres. She is a regular narrator for several different commercial audiobook producers, and in addition to fiction, autobiography, sociology and children’s titles, Robin has recorded an exhibit for the Museum of Natural History in NYC, led sexual harassment training on the Internet, imparted New York’s legal codes for disabled lawyers, and she continues to provide dubbing and dialogue for dozens of feature films and television shows.
One of Robin’s special talents as a narrator and voiceover artist is her chameleon-like ability to recreate accents and speech patterns from all corners of the globe. For her, becoming a narrator was a natural outgrowth of the lessons of her grandfather, a renowned English professor from Jamaica. “My grandfather could recite passages from Shakespeare and The Iliad at a moment’s notice,” says Robin. “He recited poetry and sang folk songs from around the world to me”. In addition, she describes the New Jersey neighborhood where she grew up as a mini-United Nations, exposing her to a range of different cultures and accents. “I grew up around a lot of first-generation immigrants; Jewish, Irish, Cuban, Egyptian, Italian, German, and Vietnamese families all were on my block,” she recalls. “And I enjoyed hanging around the adults, so I got to spend time in their homes, listening to their accents, enjoying their cooking, and learning about their cultures up close and personal.”
Robin’s roles on Broadway and around the country reflect her range and classical background (Shakespeare, Moliere, Shaw, Euripides, and Brecht), and include several premieres and recent contemporary works as well.
Her film & TV credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children and One Life to Live.
Of late, Robin has begun devoting more time to directing audiobooks and teaching her narration using a method she has authored. In coaching and directing, she draws from a varied background, including teaching acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse, ESL at Stanley Kaplan’s International Center, coaching managers for Merrill Lynch, and filling the post of asst. professor in the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theater. She is a member of the Audiobook Publishers Assoc. and VASTA, and holds a B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.