A British actor with a long time love of audiobook narrating, Simon lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.
He began his 'vocal' career in the UK as a producer/presenter at one of the BBC's first local radio stations, Radio Brighton. From there he moved to London where he joined the select band of announcers/newsreaders for Radio 4, the BBC's national speech-based network. At that time he 'cut his teeth' as an audiobook narrator by donating time to the Royal National Institute for the Blind's Talking Book Service. In the early '90s he left radio to become a full time actor when he moved to Northern California. It's at this time that he began to record audiobooks commercially.
Within a couple of years, "Library Journal" described Simon as "one of the best narrators in the business"...Show More »
Since then, while recording more than 300 books, Simon has won an Audie award (2006), earned eight Audie nominations, and collected nine Earphone Awards from "AudioFile" magazine.
In the past 15 years he has performed as an actor on a variety of stages in and around the San Francisco Bay Area (winning several Bay Area awards) as well as appearing on TV in a number of episodes of Don Johnson's locally filmed CBS series Nash Bridges and ABC's The Evidence. He also voices commercials and has appeared in many industrial videos.
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