About Robert-Allan Arno
Media Spokesman, Voice-Actor, Teacher, Writer: Robert-Allan Arno is known for his spirit of excellence. From kudos in ADWEEK for his nuanced announcing style, to rave reviews for his authorship of the celebrity memoir FROM HOBO FLATS TO THE 5TH DIMENSION amid other accolades, Robert is an inspirational and 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: Nissan, Blue Cross, Seagram's & the blockbuster INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCE spotlighting his commanding movie trailer vibe.
Arno created Voice-ACTions, the industry-acclaimed method for voice-actors. He's taught stars of TV & stage, Emmy, Grammy & Tony winners, chart-topping singers, newscasters & stand-ups at universities, in Master Classes & via private consultancy for over 2 decades. Robert is featured in neo-Soul singer Nhojj's documentary film ON THE TRACKS, as his coach.
In his humanitarian efforts, from 2017-20 Robert served as American Ambassador for Land of Hope, Nigeria's leading private children's center. In 2022, Mr. Arno founded and is the Executive Director of America to Africa Higher Education Foundation, a 501.C3 public charity, providing tuition for brilliant but otherwise impoverished Nigerian collegiate scholars. Robert received his certification in Trauma Core Skills in '22 to bring greater empathy and understanding to this endeavor. Reflecting his legacy in faith-based media, Robert appeared for 5 seasons as Bible lector on the national telecast of THE SUNDAY MASS, ABC Family (Freeform) Channel. As of 2020, Arno delivers the Call to Worship and Scripture as special guest on the prestigious Madison Avenue Baptist Church online TV broadcast, presided by Rev. Susan Sparks. Currently, Robert's "radio imaging" is featured on the award-winning Inspiration FM, Africa. He's the former drive-time host of the innovative NY radio show GOSPEL GOLD, covered in BILLBOARD. Robert presented shows at St. Malachy's--The Actor's Chapel and Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC.
Mr. Arno is biographer of Pop-Soul royalty The 5th Dimension & co-authored 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 promoting this historic book. As with the classic ULTIMATE 5TH DIMENSION CD, Arno compiled & wrote in-depth liners for Sony's PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF THE 5TH DIMENSION. In 2019 and again in 2021, his articles on the quintet were published at CULTURE SONAR. In 2022 his "Catching Up with The 5th Dimension" was published at SOULTRACKS. Now in its 15th year, Robert's blog-zine tribute FOREVER 5TH DIMENSION on WordPress has garnered a worldwide audience.
A popular MC, Robert hosted Lincoln Center's star-studded tribute to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Laura Nyro--a mid-Manhattan outdoor concert attended by thousands. He was the "Voice of God" announcer at New York City's legendary Beacon Theater for the Voices United event, featuring Linda Eder. Robert also hosted TV shows for PBS, Long Island ("Action Auction") & home-shopping. In 2021, Robert co-hosted the INTERNATIONAL JAZZ (Jazh) PROMOTION COUNTDOWN, monthly on Instagram, along with hosts from Canada and Africa.
Mr. Arno's company, The Soul of The Voice, Ltd. has coordinated & composed ongoing social media and/or Public Relations for Grammy legends Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. and LaMonte McLemore of The Original 5th Dimension, as well as contemporary singers Nhojj, Koamane, & Cleve Douglass. Robert, through The Soul of The Voice, Ltd., produced & narrated a series of globally heralded video newsletters for Land of Hope, W. Africa.
A Pop-Jazz song stylist, Robert anticipates the 2023 release of his CD, COOL CROONIN' featuring his suave n' soulful takes on "Do Nothin' Til You Hear from Me" "Rio De Janeiro Blue," "As Time Goes By.," and "Skylark." He is also working on a cross-cultural anthem titled 'Onyeoma,' with DJ Nexs, uniting American and African sensibilities, to be released early 2023.
"Wherever in the world we have a calling to serve, to give loving kindness, is God's spirit moving through our hearts & souls, bringing a selfless surge to heal others. In doing so, we heal ourselves."