Bo Barker

Unique, announcer, commanding, distinguished, calm, storyteller, textured, gravitas

Voice Description

Bo Barker is a Emmy and other industry award-winning professional voiceover talent with what has been described as "that familiar voice with a unique tone". He has voiced for some of the most recognized brands in the marketplace, as well as for leading Hollywood movie studios and content producers.

Respected industry leaders have called Bo a distinctive "signature voice" that resonates with the listener... as a result his voice has been found in varied venues around the globe.

He can credibly present the ubiquitous movie trailer or network promo voice. His sound and style provides a rich depth that has been called upon to represent established brands for major market commercial campaigns well as national product and DVD-feature releases. He can offer diverse read styles that conjure up true vocal portraits from varied settings ranging from the "deep south" all the way to a British-flavored performance.

Overall, Bo Barker can can vary from "knowledgeable and warm" for narration, to "cool, smooth and compelling " for professional and corporate presentations. Despite his notable sound, Bo can capably be the "real, normal guy" as well. And he's not afraid to evoke quirky, memorable character voices that remain believable!

Bo Barker also offers an identifiable and influential radio station imaging voice for a wide array of formats from Classic Rock to Classical Music ....from Easy Listening to Today's Country Hits. You may just be convinced that you have heard him somewhere before!

From his studio in the Midwestern USA, Bo has worked hand in hand with known creative forces in the major markets as well as with small business owners looking to bring their own promotional media and marketing goals to fruition.

No matter what your particular project might be, Bo can help sculpt the right approach for you! If you want to bring a unique, effective "voice to your vision", Bo Barker can help make the difference!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
• I have ipDTL in my studio

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

North American English,British, Scottish, Irish, Australian, Southern US (several), East Coast, Various Characterizations (will vary upon request of the customer). From Quirky to Credible, Bo offers a distinctive signature sound that is relate-able and memorable. His particular vocal essence, style and impact is all his own, but is often compared to that of Donald Sutherland, Jeff Bridges, Morgan Freeman, Sam Elliott, Peter Coyote, Hal Douglas, and other distinct VO stalwards.

My Voice Experience

Years of experience: 20+

An extensive professional resume covering advanced responsibilities in sales, marketing, promotions, applied management, training, communications and publicity. Has served as a presenter in both studio and live venues for countless events, causes and organizations. Has worked actively within the broadcast industry ....daily contact with broadcast professionals in management, production, sales, and engineering. Previous have included virtually all station formats, market sizes, demographics, etc. Bo's voice has been heard everywhere from Los Angeles market to the the Upper Midwestern US to the Eastern Shore in Maryland.. Up in Canada and overseas in places as diverse as the United Kingdom and the Unites Arab Emirates!

Bo Barker Voiceovers has completed work for numerous clients around the world, including:

Amtrak, Lionsgate, Fiat Chrysler Group, Taco Bell, Kyocera, Ariens, Manitowoc Cranes, Iowa State University Athletics, Boston College Athletics, Cedar Rapids USHL RoughRiders, Auto Zone, Google, Harley-Davidson, Ubisoft, Tiny Hero, GE Capital, TImberWolf Tobacco (Swedish Match). IPC, Kno Games, Filament Games, Cool Mini or Not, Harper Collins (Thomas Nelson Publishers), Bedrosians.... And Much More!

My Training

A Lifetime of learning how to communicate effectively... one-on-one, in small and large audience settings, in studio and broadcast environments, corporate venues, large convention settings and events, etc...

I have over 25 years in Public and Extemporaneous Speaking, early involvement in Competitive Speech & Drama. I have practical experience in marketing and promotions of large events. I have organized publicity for numerous organizations and non-profit causes. I have also undertaken a great deal of self-study including:

Mentoring by Randy Thomas (Entertainment Tonight, Academy Awards, Tony Award, etc)
VO Mastery 2016 - Master Promo Class with David Lyerly
Sessions with Peter Rofe (PDR Voiceover Coaching), New York, NY
Multiple "Audition Contest" "Top 3" place winner, Edge Studios, New York, NY
Voices For All seminar, Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, Iowa - March 2007

Formal Post-Secondary Education:
Iowa Central Community College, Webster City, Iowa (September 1985 - May 1986)
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (September 1986 – December 1989)
Major: Sciences & Humanities, (Political Science emphasis), Secondary Major: International Studies, Minor: Spanish. Other Studies: Agronomy, International Agriculture

In the end, it isn't a professional diploma, accreditation, or attendance at a voice class that will make the difference for you and your project... it is a practiced ability to listen to you and help "Put Voice to your Vision!"

My Studio Equipment

MP3, CD/DVD .wav, AIFF (will travel to ISDN-equipped area studios

AT-897 Shotgun Condenser, KAM Crystal Large Diaphragm High Output Condenser Mic, Studio Projects C-1 Large Diaphragm Condenser and AT-2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphones, Allen & Heath ZED-10FX console, AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core 255 Processor, 1TB hard drive with 4GB memory. Windows 7 based Studio Workstation, multi-track editors, audio chain isolation

24/7 turn-around available, FTP, Dropbox, Skype, ipDTL, SourceConnect Now, Phone Patch

Primarily “dry reads” provided.
added production (music library, sound effects) available at additional charge

Willing to travel to regional ISDN-equipped studios at customer's expense.

Additional Skills

Unknown - Click here to ask Bo Barker

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

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Contact Information

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Additional Information

• Currently Bo Barker is a Standard subscriber.
• Bo Barker was last active on Voice123 37 days ago

Bo Barker Picture at Voice123
2016 Commercial Compilation

2016 "TrailerEpic" Compilation

2016 Broadcast Narration Compilation

(Prior) Commercial Demo

Radio Promo and Imaging

The EP Remix Collection Show