Bo Barker

The BOnafide Vox™. Emmy®, Voice Arts® & multiple other Award-Winning & Nominated Voice Actor.

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Bo Barker


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Bo Barker - TV & Film Documentary Demo - (short teaser)
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Political Work Reel (Republican - Conservative)
"Ziebart Knight :30" - National Spot
Recent Work


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Bio and Credits

English (North American)
Accents and Dialects
North American English,British, Scottish, Irish, Australian, Southern US (several), East Coast, Various Characterizations (will vary upon request of the customer).
Voice Age
Young Adult
Middle Aged
Bo Barker Voiceovers was officially launched in earnest in 2007. However Bo's studio, recording, Voiceover and speaking background dates back nearly 40 years. Success in competitive speaking competitions, and considerable experience speaking before sizable crowds helped hone his skills early on. His professional background in management, marketing, sales, promotions, and customer service comes to the fore every day as he works with clients and creatives. Bo has been lauded by the industry for his work, with varied industry recognition such as:

* Emmy® Winner (Broadcast Documentary Narration) (2015)
* SOVAS Voice Arts Awards® Winner: Outstanding Spoken Word Or Storytelling – Best Performance (2023)

* SOVAS Voice Arts Awards® Nominee: 2021 Outstanding Narration, E-Learning - Best Voiceover (1 of 6 nominees); 2023 Outstanding Commercial Campaign – TV Or Streaming – Best Voiceover (1 of 5 finalists); 2023 Outstanding Spoken Word Or Storytelling – Best Performance (1 of 5 finalists);

* Ten-time One Voice Awards® Nominee: 2018 Best International Voiceover Performance (One Voice UK) (1 of 8 global nominees); 2019 Best International Voiceover Performance (male) (One Voice UK) (1 of 6 global nominees): 2021 Best International Voiceover Performance (male) (One Voice UK) (1 of 6 global nominees); 2021 - Gaming: Best Voiceover Performance (male) (One Voice USA); (1 of 7 nominees); 2021 - Political: Best Voiceover Performance (male) (One Voice USA); (1 of 6 nominees); 2022 - Voiceover Artist Of The Year (male) (One Voice USA); (1 of 10 nominees); 2022 - Outstanding Live Event Announcer / (Voice of God) (One Voice USA); (1 of 6 nominees); 2022 - Corporate / Explainer: Best Performance (male) (One Voice USA); 1 of 7 nominees); 2023 - Voiceover Artist Of The Year (male) (One Voice USA) - (repeat nomination - 1 of 10 nominees); 2023 - Television / Web – Commercials – Best Performance – Male (1 of 10 finalists)

* Multiple IMPA® Award of Excellence / Award of Achievement nominee & winner (5X) for Voiceover Narration (inc. Broadcast Documentary and Web Series narration efforts) (2015/2019/2020/2021/2022)

* Voice of multiple Telly Award® winners (2012)

* Voice of ROAM Award® winner. (2019)

* Voice of EduAdAwards® Gold & Silver award winners (2017)

* VO Mastery®: WINK-TV® Promo Competition winning finalist; Audiobook Narration Honorable Mention (2015)

* That's Voiceover®: CBS2LA® Promo Audition Spotlight competition Top 6 Finalist (2023) - finals round contestant

* That's Voiceover®: CBS2LA® Promo Audition Spotlight competition Top 40 (2020 / 2021 / 2022)

* Voice of multiple film festival circuit official selections / semi-finalists / finalists
Special Skills
Cartoon / Animation
IVR, Voicemail, Phone Systems or On-Hold Message
Movie and Game Trailer
Other (On-Camera, Informercials, Live Announcers, Spokespersons)
Training, Business Presentations, Sales and Web Sites
TV Show or Movie
Bo Barker is an Emmy®, Voice Arts® and other industry award-winner; a 10-time One Voice Awards® nominated voice actor (incl. 2x nominated for Voiceover Artist of the Year (male), 3x nominee for Best International Voiceover Performance and various other Best Voiceover Performance categories) and a 3x SOVAS Voice Arts Awards® nominee as well. He provides a “trusted, distinctive, 'BOnafide' Signature Voice For Your Vision” and is a professional full-time voice talent with what has been described as "a familiar voice with an undeniable and compelling tone". Barker's voice has been selected to lend a distinct flavor to nationwide product launches and he has voiced industry award-winning commercial work. "BO"-nafide Experience Speaks!

Barker has been heard in major studio Video-on-Demand/BluRay/DVD and online film release trailers; award-winning documentary and narration projects with established producers in major regional and national markets; radio station imaging in both the US and abroad; various event promotions and corporate projects, and has served as both a Live & pre-recorded announcer/”Voice Of God”/emcee of numerous regional competitive events, national corporate conferences and regional expos. Barker has also lent his voice to worthy charitable and non-profit causes in the past. Bo Barker operates daily from his modern, equipped, and digitally-connected professional studio within a historic Iowa farmhouse in the Midwestern USA

He has voiced for some of the most recognized brands in the marketplace, as well as for major advertising agency projects and leading content producers.

When not on the microphone, Bo enjoys working with select individuals and businesses as a recognized vetted Intuitive Consultant and Life Coach. He also has mentored and advised several aspiring, emerging and working Voice Actors on aspects related to their own success in the Voiceover industry.

Bo raised, trained and exhibited registered American Quarter horses and American Paint horses for many years, but his present menagerie is limited to two "studio cats" and vigilant Rat Terrier and Boxer-mix canines who keep the remote farmstead known as RedStone Farms secure.

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