Bo Barker

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"A Trusted, Distinctive, Powerful branding and narration voice!"
Bo Barker

Bo Barker is an Emmy© and other industry award-winning professional voice 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 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 connected and equipped 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!

 Training

Mentoring from voiceover industry icon Ms. Randy Thomas and private voice over coaching with Peter Rofe (PDR Voice-Over Coaching®), NYC – co-authors of “Voices For Hire”); V/O Workshop with Mike Elmore (Voices For All); years of competitive and extemporaneous public speaking and training; prior involvement in school and community drama.

 Experience

SOME SELECT CLIENTS HAVE INCLUDED*:
Ubisoft®; “Far Cry Primal” national broadcast Commercial Spot; LionsGate®: “Dear White People”® national VOD/DVD/BluRay release trailers; Amtrak®: national corporate video narration; Taco Bell®: national corporate video narration; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles®; SoCalLX Festival® Event Promos (2014 and 2015); as well as work for major clients including: Kyocera®, AMD® (Advanced Micro Processors), McDonald's®, GE Capital®, Kno®, Inc. (Intel Corporation) Harley Davidson®, Climate Corporation® (Monsanto), Horizons Ag®, Winfield United® (Land O'Lakes), Manitowoc Cranes®, QPS Employment Services®, Eskimo® (Ardisam), Ariens®, Modernizing Medicine®, Adlens®, Destination Network®, Iowa State University Athletics; Stony Brook University, Molloy College, Boston College Athletics, Timberwolf® (Swedish Match), Iowa Public Television®, Vitae Foundation, Bedrosian's®

*(Numerous more credits in addition to those noted.)

ACCOLADES :
Emmy® and Iowa Motion Picture Association® award winner for Broadcast Documentary narration; voice of multiple Telly® and EduAdAwards® winners; VO Mastery 2015®: WINK-TV® Promo Competition winning finalist

 Specials

ADDITIONAL CAPABILITIES
editing
copy and script writing
Voiceover mentoring / coaching / casting director / Certified Life Coach & Life Purpose Coach