"The work of dialect coach Joel Goldes, I'm happy to report, is superb."

-- The Orange County Register, 'The Drawer Boy'


Joel Goldes, Dialect coach

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Master of Fine Arts,

UC Irvine 1990

Office (818) 879-1896

Agent:  Diane Kamp

Big Timber Management 

Office (406) 932-5165

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Editor-at-Large,                         Inter'l Dialects of English Archive   

Member, Voice and Speech Trainers Association

Fox Searchlight


Focus Features//Warner




20th Century Fox


Minim Prod./F/X


Paper Street Films


20th Century Fox/CBS






Columbia Pictures


Warner Bros. TV/Fox


Anonymous Content

The Birth of the Nation


Fifty Shades of Grey


The 9th Life of Louis Drax


Second Chance



The Runner


The Crazy Ones


The Night Shift


True Blood






The End of the Tour

Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, cast


Jamie Dornan (N. Irish): American


Jamie Dornan (N. Irish): American


Rob Kazinsky, Adhir Kalyan (Brit.): American

Sergio Peris-Mencheta: Mexican


Nicolas Cage


Robin Williams


Eoin Macken


Alexander Skårsgard, Rob Kazinsky


Shia LaBeouf


Jada Pinkett Smith


Jason Segel

Disney Interactive It's A Small World Dutch, Spanish, New Zealand, Chinese, Japanese, Fr. Canadian, Zulu, Swedish, Samoan, Scots, Hawaiian, Tahitian, etc

HBO Boardwalk Empire Eric Ladin, Mid-Atlantic (J. Edgar Hoover
Columbia/Overbrook After Earth Will & Jaden Smith, Sophie Okonedo, cast
Original, invented “Nova Prime” accent


The Nymphomaniac Shia LaBeouf: London Estuary
Branded Pictures Lucky Stiff Dennis Farina:Ital., Kate Shindle: Fren.
Thinkfactory/Tig Films Hatfields & McCoys Kevin Costner: West Virginia accent
Bad Robot Mission Impossible 4 Anil Kapoor
CBS Rob (5 episodes) American/Mexican accents
NBC/Universal Outsourced (10 episodes) Mumbai Indian dialects, Spanish language
NBC/20th Century Fox Awake Jason Isaacs (English): American accent
Wilmer Valderrama (Venezuelan): Mex-Am
Company Men Prod. The Company Men Kevin Costner: Boston accent

NCIS: Los Angeles

(2 episodes)

Eric C. Olsen: Contemporary English accent

Todd Smith (LL Cool J): Nigerian accent

20th Century Fox 24 (20 episodes) Anil Kapoor: “Kamistan”; Callum  Rennie, Tony Curran, Joel Bissonette: Russian
Universal Pictures So Undercover Kelly Osbourne: Long Island (English)
Smokehouse/Warner Memphis Beat (6 episodes) Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard, cast; Memphis
Alliance Atlantis/CBS CSI: NY (3 episodes) Julia Ormond (English): American accent
CBS Criminal Minds Serbian Language
Lifetime/Woodridge The Wronged Man Julia Ormond (English): Louisiana accent
Paramount    Curious Case of Benj. Button Julia Ormond (English): American (ADR)
Laura Bickford/IFC Che Part 2: The Guerilla Julia Ormond (English): Mid-Atlantic (ADR)
Saturn Films    Salvador Dali Nicolas Cage: Spanish accent
Warner Bros. The Hangover     Ken Jeong: Mandarin accent
Envision Media Chained Julia Ormond (English): American (ADR)
HBO Films Kitt Kittredge Julia Ormond (English): Amer. (ADR)
Arc Enter./CBS CSI Roger Daltrey (English): Southern, NY, Spanish language/accent, Afr.-Amer. woman
CBS/Paramount TV Numb3rs Shawn Doyle: Pakistani accent
Mr. Mudd Art School Confidential Jim Broadbent, Max Minghella, Sophia
Myles (English): American accents
Showtime     Sleeper Cell     Luis Chaves (Mexican): Afghan Pashtun accent
Nine Lives Nine Lives Jason Isaacs  (English): American accent
HBO Films Lackawanna Blues Carmen Ejogo  (English): African-Am. accent
DreamWorks/Paramount War of the Worlds Justin Chatwin (Canadian):American accent

Next Turn Productions Jolene Jessica Chastain: South Carolina accent
Rupert Friend (English): New Orleans accent


Contact Me

My past acting and directing experience uniquely qualifies me as a dialect coach: not only can I guide you in the subtleties of a new accent, I can also help you explore that accent within your character's given circumstances.

I look forward to working with you.

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