Bill Ratner is one of Hollywood’s premier voiceover artists and a published author, narrating movie trailers for 20th Century Fox’s Why Him, Coen brothers’ Hail Caesar, Pixar’s Inside-Out, Marvel’s Ant-Man, Will Ferrell's The Campaign, MegaMind, Talladega Nights, etc., commercials for Hyundai, Sprint, Pizza Hut, etc., promos for CBS-TV’s Hunted, documentary narrations for Discovery, History Channel, Smithsonian Channel, Disney World, and is the game voice of "Donnel Udina" on Mass Effect 1, 2 & 3, and the voice of "Flint" on G.I. Joe, Robot Chicken, Community, and Family Guy.
His book from Familius Publications, Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth behind Media's Effect on Children and What To Do About It, is a 2016 National Indie Excellence Award Winner, a 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist and a 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist. His personal essays and short fiction are published in The Baltimore Review, Blue Lake Review, The Coachella Review, The Amor Fati, Pleiades, Southern Anthology, Spork, NiteBlade.com, National Cheng Kung Literary, Papier Maché Press, TV Marquee, Coast Magazine, Feminine Collective, Wolfsinger Press,The Missouri Review, and he is contributing author of Secrets of Voiceover Success from Sentient Press.
One of America’s leading storytellers, Bill’s spoken word performances can be heard on National Public Radio stations’ Good Food, The Business, and KCRW’s Strangers. He is a nine-time winner of The Moth Story Slams and a two-time winner of The Best of The Hollywood Fringe Festival Extension for solo performance. He has told stories at Comedy Central Stage, National Storytelling Festival Slam, Hasbro G.I. Joe Con, Long Beach Comic Con, Portland Storytelling Festival, Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, Northlands Conference, LANES Share the Fire, National Storytelling Network Conference, and 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.”
Bill teaches Voiceovers for Storytellers® for The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, SAG-AFTRA, and at storytelling festivals and conferences across the country. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from U.C. Riverside/Palm Desert and is a member of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association, and the National Storytelling Network.