Passionate about acting, creativity, and all types of personal expression. What are you passionate about?
I’ve been blessed to finally do what I love for a living. I’ve appeared in commercials, films, print campaigns, as well as hosting and teleprompter projects. I show up on time, hit my mark, take direction well, and I promise not to eat the last Twizzler at the craft service table. I also enjoy voice-over work as I can usually stay in my pajamas. I organized a local voice-over group in my home town of Rochester, NY called Roc-Voices. See my resume section for more information.
There’s music in that script! What do you hear between the lines?
I’ve been playing drums since I was 14 years old when my sister’s boyfriend “casually” asked me if I wanted to jam. I play in some local bands just for the fun of it…and the free food. I try to find the musicality and rhythm in everything in life, not only in my acting. I truly believe if we follow our passions it will lead us down the right path.
“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much” – Hellen Keller
There is nothing more rewarding to me than bringing to life the vision of a project. I value the collaboration and individual creativity each person brings to the table. Let me help your next venture be a success by being a key player in your imagination.
Jim Sidoti graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Minor in Theater Arts. He earned his Screen Actors Guild Membership (SAG) in Los Angeles and has since become a Financial Core Actor (FICORE). Jim has appeared on-camera as a spokesman in several instructional videos. He has appeared as an actor in films both union and non-union. He worked in many student films for schools such as U.C.L.A. and R.I.T. Jim has appeared in over 100 commercials including national campaigns and local commercials airing in cities throughout the United States.
Jim studied acting with The William Esper Studios out of New York City. He has had training in both the Meisner Technique and the Stanislavski’s Method. Some of his other acting coaches have included Jeff Conaway (Taxi/Greece), Susan Gibney (Star Trek/Crossing Jordan), and Frank Rossi (White Men Can’t Jump/Miami Vice).
As a voice actor Jim has written, voiced, and produced successful commercials, industrial videos, and promotional pieces. After attending voice-over conferences throughout the country Jim founded ROC-Voices in Rochester, NY. A local voice-over group dedicated to learning, teaching, and sharing to all skill levels in a social environment.
As an instructor at Cassano Studios in Rochester Jim teaches workshops to students with disabilities including voice acting, improv, and production.
Jim is an on-air personality and production editor for a cluster of radio stations in downtown Rochester operated by The Stephens Media Group. These stations include WARM 101.3, FICKLE 93.3, and 94.1 THE ZONE.
In his spare time Jim enjoys playing drums in local bands and the free food that comes with being in a band.