Peter Jay Fernandez

Nearly a dozen of James Patterson's Alex Cross thrillers feature Peter Jay Fernandez as the voice of Patterson's crime-solving detective turned FBI agent. "I love this guy," Peter told AudioFile magazine. "He's a family man."

Peter knows the characters of the series well—the family and the investigators and cops. He recalls the voices easily, and this serves him well because the Patterson books are often recorded on a tight schedule to coincide with the hardcover book release. 

While Peter has done his share of gritty thrillers, his recordings of Colson Whitehead's John Henry Days and Ralph Ellison's Juneteenth show Peter's skillful vocal portraits and insight into these more literary works. Peter has been particularly busy on stage—appearing on Broadway in Denzel Washington's Julius Caesar and recently on Washington's Arena Stage in Cuttin' Up.

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