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.
Voice Over Demos/Samples
Audiobook -- Memoir -- "Alzheimer's Daughter" by Jean Lee
Audiobook — Historical Fantasy — "Homegoing" by Michelle Markey Butler
Audiobook — "The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena"
Audiobook -- Classical Literature -- "The Invisible Man"
Audiobook — Autobiography — "Two-Part Invention" by Madeleine L'Engle
Commercial VO Demo
Brand Spot — "Brennan Builders" (VO)
About Karen Merritt
Karen Merritt has a body of work that includes stage, audiobook, commercial voice over, on-camera and print credits. Her stage credits range from the classics, to contemporary new works, to improv comedy. In 2016-17, she was honored to be a part of THE BOLD AND THE SANCTIFIED, an original musical comedy about race relations within the church.
THE LAST ABBOT OF LINN DUACHAILL, by Michelle Markey Butler and Jess Barry, is Karen's latest audiobook released on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. It is a tale that takes place when Viking raids still plagued Ireland's Linn Duachaill. However, Captain Mariel of the longship Seedrache is a trader, not a raider. Will Abbot Coman's greed overcome his mistrust? This audiobook is a story filled with political alliances and betrayals.
Audiobook memoir ALZHEIMER'S DAUGHTER, by Jean Lee, is the true story of her journey alongside her parents who both had Alzheimer's Disease. From suspecting something was amiss, to the Alzheimer's diagnosis, to being with them in their last moments, Jean honestly tells of her experiences in the effort to help other caregivers in similar situations.
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: Lifetime Pro status at VOHeroes (ongoing) and an ACX Master Class graduate.
Home Studio Equipment
Apple MacBook Pro
Audio-Technica AT2020 USB+
Source Connect link via Home Studio:
(Unable to access local ISDN studio during Covid-19.)