Bill Ratner is one of Hollywood’s premier voiceover artists and author of Familius Publications’ Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth behind Media's Effect on Children and What To Do About It, which is an Indie Excellence Book Award winner, an Eric Hoffer Award finalist, a Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist and which achieved #1 Hot New Release on Amazon.com. Bill narrates movie trailers, documentaries, is the game voice of "Donnel Udina" on Mass Effect 1, 2 & 3, and the cartoon voice of "Flint" on G.I. Joe, Robot Chicken, Community, and Family Guy.
His personal essays and short fiction are published in The Baltimore Review, Blue Lake Review, Southern Anthology, Spork, NiteBlade.com, The Amor Fati, Pleiades, National Cheng Kung Literary, Papier Maché Press, TV Marquee, Coast Magazine, Wolfsinger Press Metastasis anthology, The Missouri Review audio essay, and he is co-author of Secrets of Voiceover Success from Sentient.
Bill is a nine-time winner of The Moth StorySLAMs. His spoken word performances can be heard on National Public Radio stations Good Food, The Business, and KCRW’s Strangers. He has performed live at the National Storytelling Festival Slam and is a two-time winner of The Best of The Hollywood Fringe Festival Extension for solo performance. He has told stories in Los Angeles Unified School District classrooms since 1985.
HUFFINGTON POST: “More than just the premiere voiceover talent in Hollywood, Ratner writes with the subtlety and texture worthy of a literary fiction master.”
He achieves a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from U.C. Riverside/Palm Desert, Dec. 2015, and is a member of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association, and the National Storytelling Network.