Karen Merritt is a Pittsburgh-based actor, voice over artist, and producer with a wide range of experience on stage and behind the microphone.  Her warm, welcoming and straightforward voice has been heard on various commercials, training/industrial videos, and online video games.  Her latest work includes narrating and producing fiction and non-fiction audioboooks.

Karen Merritt

Voice Over Demos/Samples

Commercial VO Demo


Audiobook — Historical Fantasy — "Homegoing" by Michelle Markey Butler


Audiobook — Classic Literature — "The Invisible Man" by H. G. Wells


Audiobook — Classic Religious Text — "The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena"


Audiobook — Autobiography — "Two-Part Invention" by Madeleine L'Engle


Brand Spot — "Brennan Builders" (VO)


Audiobook — Non-Fiction — "Coaching Standardized Patients" by Peggy Wallace

About Karen Merritt

Karen Merritt has a body of work that includes extensive stage credits and various voice over, on-camera and print credits.  Her stage credits range from the classics, to contemporary new works, to improv comedy.   Select stage productions include: THE WINTER'S TALE, THREE SISTERS, OUR TOWN, THE ROYAL FAMILY, COMEDY OF ERRORS, BORN YESTERDAY, SHREW!, THE BOOK OF RUTH, ROMEO AND JULIET, A WRINKLE IN TIME, ON THE VERGE, and the improv group REALITY OPTIONAL.  Most recently, she had the privilege of being part of an original musical comedy about racial reconciliation within the church called THE BOLD AND THE SANCTIFIED.  Karen's current voice over work includes narrating and producing audiobooks.  Just released on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes: HOMEGOING: THE TALL SHIPS OF SARADENA, BOOK 1.  Also available:  THE DIALOGUE OF ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA.  

Training: Karen received her M. F. A. in acting from Carnegie Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theater Institute in Russia.   She has a B. A. in theatre arts from Penn State University.  Voice over training:  Pro Emeritus of VO2GoGo (ongoing) and ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) Master Class graduate. 


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Contact Karen

Email Karen at karen@karenmerritt.com
Call Karen at 412-527-5761
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Docherty Agency
109 Market Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Karen on ACX
Karen on Voices123
Karen on Now Casting
Karen on Actors Access

Union Status: Non-Union
SAG/AFTRA eligible
Actors' Equity (EMC)

Home Studio Equipment

Apple MacBook Pro
Audio-Technica AT2020 USB+
Auralex Roominators
Audacity/Phone Patch
Izotope RX7

Quick access to local SourceConnect/ISDN studios.

the classic vintage silver microphone