dialect COACHING :: accent reduction :: PERFORMANCE coaching 

photo - Jörg Jäger

Here he is speaking Mandarin Chinese in this very popular Honda commercial:               And as the comical French Chef for Burger King:


P.J. also reprised his Burger King role on radio for the company in both their English and Spanish campaigns.
P.J. has worked alongside legends such as Jodie Foster and Al Pacino; under the direction of Clint Eastwood and Garry Marshall; and in the productions of Scott Rudin, Aaron Spelling, Brian Grazer and David E. Kelley.

Behind the scenes P.J. has also produced and directed for film, television, stage and web. On camera he has starred in several critically acclaimed films, in many television shows including four series regular roles, and in a number of new media productions; o
n stage P.J. has appeared on Broadway, performed in Joseph Papp’s historic New York Shakespeare Festival, and served as narrator and emcee for numerous cultural events and performances; and behind the microphone he has been a radio personality for 10 years with programs on several Southern California stations, a voiceover talent, and an audiobook narrator with dozens of fiction and non-fiction titles to his credit.

P.J. speaks English, Mandarin, French, German and Italian.

Member of:
ATAS (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences)
SAG (Screen Actors Guild)
AFTRA (American Federation of Television & Radio Artists)

AEA (Actors Equity Association)

VASTA (Voice & Speech Trainers Association)

For details about the services we offer, please visit the services page.

P.J. Ochlan has been an entertainment industry professional since 1986. His work as a dialect and performance coach is enriched by his extensive and ongoing experience as a successful working actor and host.  Whether it’s on set, behind a microphone or in front of an audience, P.J. knows first-hand what works and how to get you there.

Originally from Long Island, P.J. successfully lost his own New York accent to improve his versatility in the industry, and his keen ear has helped him land countless accented roles. Some of his more challenging highlights  include speaking seven different languages in a row in a critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare; portraying four different accented characters in a recent world premiere play; several audiobooks which each required dozens of different accented characters; and public speaking engagements in China conducted in Mandarin.

about p.j. ochlan