Bill Ratner

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KNOWN FOR 
Mass Effect 2 (2010) | G.I. Joe (1985-1986) | Community (2014)
AWARDS 
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HEIGHT *
5' 11" (1.80m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 50-65
GUILDS *
AFTRA | AEA | SAG
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian
HAIR *
Grey (Short)
EYES *
Brown
WEIGHT *
210 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Athletic
VOICE TYPE *
Baritone
ATHLETICS *
Baseball | Swimming | Cycling | Tennis | Boxing | Golf  Less
ACCENTS *
Southern | German | Spanish | French | Italian | Russian | Midwest | Irish | British  Less
LANGUAGES *
Spanish | Italian | German | French  Less
INSTRUMENTS *
Harmonica
DANCE *
Ballroom | Club/Freestyle | Swing | Waltz | Disco | Modern | Salsa  Less
WORK HISTORY *
Commercial | Film | Industrial | Internet | Radio | Television | Theater | Voice Over  Less
CITIZENSHIP *
US (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Not willing to work unpaid
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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  • Primary photo for Dead of NightDead of Night (TV Series) Narrator (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1 Released
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Past Film & Video (11 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (31 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
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  • Primary photo for Fantasy HospitalFantasy Hospital (TV Series) Berry King (3 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016 3
  • Primary photo for I (Almost) Got Away with ItI (Almost) Got Away with It (TV Series) Narrator (51 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010–2016 51
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  • Primary photo for Air DisastersAir Disasters (TV Series) Narrator (5 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011–2016 5
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  • Primary photo for Aidan Park: On the F ListAidan Park: On the F List (TV Series) Bill Ratner (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Lincoln's Last DayLincoln's Last Day (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for I (Almost) Got Away with It: What Would Kenda Do?I (Almost) Got Away with It: What Would Kenda Do? (TV Series) Narrator (5 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 5
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  • Primary photo for CommunityCommunity (TV Series) Flint (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Behind Mansion WallsBehind Mansion Walls (TV Series) Narrator (9 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011–2013 9
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  • Primary photo for MaydayMayday (TV Series) Narrator (2 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008–2013 2
  • Primary photo for Spotlight Disney: A Soundsational Season at the Disneyland ResortSpotlight Disney: A Soundsational Season at the Disneyland Resort (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Robot ChickenRobot Chicken (TV Series) Flint / George Henderson / Gomez Addams / Thing's Boss / Game Host / Crime Boss (2 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2009 2
    • PS: Yes, in That Way (Jan 11, 2009) Flint / George Henderson (voice)  Less
    • A Day at the Circus (Oct 29, 2006) Flint / Gomez Addams / Thing's Boss / Game Host / Crime Boss (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Ben 10Ben 10 (TV Series) Narrator / Baddie #2 (2 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2008 2
  • Primary photo for Back to YouBack to You (TV Series) Announcer (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 2
  • Primary photo for Diggs TailwaggerDiggs Tailwagger (TV Movie) Announcer (voice)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Narrator (2 episodes, 2004)  Less 2004–2005 2
  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (TV Series) Flint (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Impact: Stories of SurvivalImpact: Stories of Survival (TV Series) Narrator (9 episodes, 2004)  Less 2004–2005 9
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  • Primary photo for Search for the MothmanSearch for the Mothman (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Secret PassagesSecret Passages (TV Series) Narrator  Less 2002– 
  • Primary photo for Mt. Everest: The Fatal ClimbMt. Everest: The Fatal Climb (TV Movie) Narrator, Writer (narration)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Aaahh!!! Real MonstersAaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series) Stu Simmons (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for SilverhawksSilverhawks (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for G.I. JoeG.I. Joe (TV Series) Flint / Strato-Viper / Cobra Trooper #2 / Chuck / Driver / Cobra Officer #1 / Cobra Trooper (45 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985–1986 45
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  • Primary photo for TransformersTransformers (TV Series) Flint / Dashiell R. Faireborn (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
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  • Primary photo for G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise! (TV Movie) Flint (voice)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Turkey CaperThe Turkey Caper (TV Movie) George (voice)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Which Witch Is WhichWhich Witch Is Which (TV Movie) George (voice)  Less 1984
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  • Primary photo for The Christmas Tree TrainThe Christmas Tree Train (TV Movie) George (voice)  Less 1983
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Other (10 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
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  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto VGrand Theft Auto V (Video Game) Republican Space Rangers Announcer (voice)  Less 2013 $265MM
  • Primary photo for Mass Effect 3Mass Effect 3 (Video Game) Donnel Udina (voice)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Mass Effect 2Mass Effect 2 (Video Game) Donnel Udina / Mess Sergeant Rupert Gardner (voice)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay TonyGrand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Video Game) Announcer - The Men's Room / Announcer - Republican Space Rangers (voice)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and DamnedGrand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game) Announcer - Republican Space Rangers / Announcer - The Men's Room (voice)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto IVGrand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) Announcer for The Men's Room, Republican Space Rangers Announcer, Split Sides Announcer / Commercial (voice)  Less 2008 $100MM
  • Primary photo for Mass EffectMass Effect (Video Game) Ambassador Donnel Udina / Hollis Blake / Krogan Patron (voice)  Less 2007 $2.7MM
  • Primary photo for Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate - Dark Alliance IIForgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate - Dark Alliance II (Video Game) Actor (voice)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone TomorrowKing's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (Video Game) Narrator (voice)  Less 1992 $1MM

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TheaterCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • The Moth Storytelling Slams * – 9-time Los Angeles Story Slam Winner TheMoth.org
  • True Life Adventures of Barbie & G.I. Joe * – Writer/Performer Hollywood Fringe Festival
  • Bobbywood * – Writer/Performer-Best of Fringe Extension Winner-Solo Category Hollywood Fringe Festival
  • Los Angeles Storytelling Festival * – Storyteller Improv Olympics West
  • Voices in my Head: A Life * – Writer/Performer-Best of Fringe Extension Winner-Solo Category Hollywood Fringe Festival
  • Three Tellers * – Storyteller Comedy Central Stage: Hudson Theater
  • Share the Fire-Northeast Storytelling Conference 2014 * – Storyteller/Workshop Leader League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling
  • Portland Storytelling Festival * – Storyteller Washington County Libraries
  • Northlands Storytelling Conference 2013 * – Storyteller/Workshop Leader Northlands Storytelling Network
  • Timpanogos Storytelling Conference 2012 * – Storyteller/Workshop Leader Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
  • National Storytelling Conference/Los Angeles * – Storyteller National Storytelling Network
  • Mono-Slam * – Winning Dramatic Monologist Secret Rose Theater, North Hollywood, CA
  • Twin Cities Theater Stories * – Storyteller/Producer Pillsbury House Theatre/Mpls.
  • Fertile Ground Theater Festival/Portland OR * – Playwright/Actor Pulp Stage, Matt Haynes, Producer
  • Romeo & Juliet * – The Prince Downtown Repertory Theater Co., Los Angeles
  • Actors Ark Theater Co. * – Actor Ugo Baldassari, Artistic Dir., San Francisco, CA
  • Improv Live * – Actor Mike Chain's Mice, Crossroads of The World, Hollywood
  • Epic West - Center for the Study of Bertolt Brecht * – Founding Actor R.G. Davis, Artistic Dir., Berkeley, CA
  • Minnesota Ensemble Theater Co. * – Founding Actor Jesse Joe Walsh, Artistic Dir.
ComedyCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Funny People Reading Humorous Essays * – Storyteller Flappers Comedy Club, Burbank - Carlos Kotkin, Producer
  • The Ice House - Pasadena * – Comedian Monday Night Review
  • Stanley Myron Handelman Review * – Comedian Times Mirror Cable TV
  • Gio's Cabaret - Hollywood * – Comedian MIke Chain's Mice
DanceCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • In Plain Sight * – Spoken Word & Movement Carmela Herman/Ally Voye
HostingCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • VO Atlanta 2016 * – Keynote Speaker FilmAtlanta
  • Media Madness * – Keynote Speaker Arrowhead Center for the Arts
PrintCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Parenting For The Digital Age * – Writer Familius Books
  • Archiving an I Love Lucy Bit Part Player * – Author Missouri Review
  • Of This Earth * – Writer The Baltimore Review
  • Primal Screaming * – Writer Blue Lake Review
  • Vodka Season * – Author The Amor Fati Literary Magazine
  • Mistress of Beijing Rooms * – Author Cheng Kung University Fiction & Drama
  • Secrets of Voice-Over Success * – Co-Author Joan Baker/First Sentient Publications
  • Talk With the Painting, Daddy * – Author Coast Magazine
  • Hollywood Trade * – Author TV Marquee Magazine
  • Queen of Cards and Powders * – Author Southern Anthology and Paper Maché Press
  • The Gypsy Cure/Metastasis Anthology * – Writer WolfSinger Press
InternetCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • K-Joy Holiday * – Author Hobo Pancakes
  • Basement Shade * – Author Niteblade.com
  • Happy Hallowen: It's a Bloody Puppet Show * – Author Niteblade.com
Voice OverCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • V-8 * – Announcer National Campaign Y&R/NY
  • Sprint * – Announcer National Campaign Leo Burnett
  • Chips Ahoy * – Announcer National Campaign Martin Agency
  • Rio 2 * – Trailer narrator Blue Sky Studios
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman * – Trailer narrator DreamWorks Animation
  • The Rum Diary * – Trailer announcer GK Films
  • Hyundai * – Announcer National Campaign Hyundai USA
  • Hoodwinked Too * – trailer announcer Weinstein Company
  • Megamind * – trailer announcer DreamWorks
  • Yogi Bear * – trailer announcer Warner Brothers
  • Youth In Revolt * – trailer announcer Dimension Films
  • The Goods * – trailer announcer Gary Sanchez Productions
  • Extract * – trailer announcer Miramax Films
  • Observe and Report * – trailer announcer Warner Brothers
  • Monsters vs. Aliens * – trailer announcer DreamWorks
  • Kung Fu Panda * – trailer announcer DreamWorks
  • The Love Guru * – trailer announcer Paramount Pictures
  • Talladega Nights * – trailer announcer Apatow Productions
  • Cars * – trailer announcer Pixar
  • Ferdinand * – TV Trailer Campaign Announcer Blue Sky/Sony
FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Why Him * – TV trailer announcer 20th Century Fox
  • Hail Caesar * – TV trailer announcer Universal
  • Inside Out * – TV trailer announcer Disney
  • Antman * – TV trailer announcer Marvel
  • Lost River * – Trailer Announcer Phantasma - Ryan Gosling
  • Dr. Awkward * – Professor Daniel Auber
  • Unseen * – Principal/Self Molly Mahar
  • Office Ninja * – Carlin Part Time Movie Guy LLC
  • Sixteen-to-Life * – Storyteller Waterdog Films
  • G.I. Joe - The Movie (Animation) * – Flint Hasbro
  • The Voice Gods of Hollywood * – self Megalomedia
  • Dreamgirls * – TV Anchor DreamWorks/Paramount Picturs
  • Blades of Glory * – TV Reporter DreamWorks/MTV Films
  • Fat Albert - The Movie * – TV Announcer Twentieth Century Fox
  • Lobster Man From Mars * – Gorilla Stanley Sheff Productions
  • Explorers * – Monster Voice Joe Dante
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Hunted * – Promo Announcer CBS-TV
  • Community * – Flint NBC-TV
  • Family Guy * – Flint Fox Broadcasting
  • G.I. Joe * – Flint Hasbro
  • Air Disasters * – Narrator Smithsonian Channel
  • Robot Chicken * – Flint Turner Entertainment
  • I Almost Got Away With It * – Narrator Discovery I.D.
  • Behind Mansion Walls * – Narrator Discovery I.D.
  • Transformers * – Flint Hasbro
  • Serial Killer Earth * – Narrator Pilgrim Films
  • Crazy Land * – Narrator Electric Sky
  • Full Force Nature * – Narrator Weather Channel/Indigo Prods.
  • Back To You * – Show Announcer Fox Broadcasting
  • Extreme Weather * – Narrator Weather Channel
  • Ben 10 * – Storyteller Cartoon Network Productions
  • Conspiracy Files * – Narrator NBC Productions
  • Secret Passages * – Narrator Jaffe Productions/History Channel
  • Under The Dome * – Promo Announcer CBS-TV
Video GamesCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Mass Effect I, II & III * – Donnel Udina BioWare
  • Kings Quest * – narrator Sierra Entertainment
  • Grand Theft Auto III, IV & V * – car radio announcer RockStar Games
  • Final Fantasy XV * – Character Voice Square Enix

Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • University of California/Riverside * – Masters in Fine Arts 2015 Riverside, CA
  • Vermont College * 1993 Montpelier, VT
  • City College of San Francisco * 1977 San Francisco, CA
  • St. Paul Technical Vocational Institute * 1970 St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Shimer College * 1969 Chicago, Illinois

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Society of Voice Arts and Sciences * – Best Outstanding Body of Voiceover Work 2016
  • Hollywood Fringe Festival * – 2-time Best of Hollywood Fringe Extension Winner 2013
  • Hollywood Fringe Festival * – Best of Hollywood Fringe Extension - Solo Performance 2013
  • Monologue Slam * – Winner - Dramatic Monologue 2011

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

RESUME DETAILS
  • * Bill Ratner is an actor, top Hollywood voiceover, and 9-time winner of The Moth Story Slams. Bill’s spoken word performances can be heard on NPR Stations' Good Food and The Business and KCRW podcast Strangers. He performs on and off-camera, narrating movie trailers for Blue Sky/Sony's Ferdinand, Broad Green Pictures' Just Getting Started, Sony Pictures Animation's The Emoji Movie, 20 Century Fox's Why Him, Coen Brothers' Hail Caesar, Marvel's Antman, Disney's Inside Out, Rio 2, Peabody & Sherman, A Madea Christmas, Rush, The Campaign, MegaMind, Talladega Nights, etc., TV commercials for Hyundai, Sprint, Pizza Hut, V-8, etc., documentary narrations: I Almost Got Away With It, Air Disasters, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, Travel Channel, Weather Channel, Disney World, game voice of Kings Quest, Grand Theft Auto 3, 4 & 5, voice of Donnel Udina on Mass Effect 1, 2 & 3, the voice of Flint on TV cartoons G.I. Joe, Robot Chicken, Community and Family Guy, and TV networks and affiliates. Bill teaches voiceovers for The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, SAG-AFTRA, and storytelling festivals & conferences across the country.
    He is a 2-time winner of The Best of The Hollywood Fringe Festival Extension for Solo Performance, and he performed live at the inaugural National Storytelling Festival Slam, Portland Oregon Storytelling Festival, Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, Northlands Conference, LANES Share the Fire, National Storytelling Network Conference, and in Los Angeles Unified School District classrooms since 1985.
    Bill is the author of the book Parenting For The Digital Age from Familius Press, co-author of Secrets of Voiceover Success from Sentient Press, his personal essays and short stories are published in The Baltimore Review, Blue Lake Review, The Missouri Review, The Coachella Review, WolfSinger Press anthology Metastasis, The Amor Fati, Pleiades, Southern Anthology, Spork, NiteBlade.com, National Cheng Kung Literary, Papier Maché Press, TV Marquee, Coast Magazine, and Hobo Pancakes.
    TIME: "The man made a career out of lending his voice to some of the most aggressive advertising powerhouses around…And his lifetime of work in the industry make his perspective a useful one.”
    HUFFINGTON POST: "More than just the premiere voiceover talent in Hollywood, Ratner writes with the subtlety and texture worthy of a literary fiction master."
    LA WEEKLY: "High-caliber storyteller."
    Bill is a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA from University of California Riverside/Palm Desert, a member of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association, National Storytelling Network, International Storytelling Network, and PEN International.
    Bill is the winner of the 2016 Society of Voiceover Arts and Sciences Award for Best Overall Body of Voiceover Work.
    http://www.billratner.com
    http://www.billratnerauthor.com/
    Twitter @billratner
    Instagram: billratner
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