Brian S. Atwood is a New York City-trained, full-time voice-over talent/coach specializing in commercials, narration, character voices and jingles. He is the owner of Brian S. Atwood Voice-Overs, which provides spoken audio for radio, television, internet, and other audio/video projects for studios, production houses and agencies around the world.
Mr. Atwood has proudly represented such internationally recognized clients as the Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Government, Olympic Games, General Electric, Nissan, Walmart, SONOS, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Wikipedia, Yellowstone and Minute Man National Parks, Hewlett Packard, Cisco Systems, GlaxoSmithKline, and Jim Beam Inc., among others. Other major clients have included Lutron Electronics, Sands Casino Resorts, Crayola, Ohio and Florida Lotteries, Just Born Quality Confections, Air Products, DISH Network, Olympus, Tetra Aquarium Products, Josh Early Candies, and DeSales and Kutztown Universities.
Mr. Atwood’s voice-over work has been featured on major History Channel, H2, truTV, American Heroes Channel, and HLN network television programs; national radio/television/internet commercials, promos and jingles; national museum exhibits; large market radio comedy programs; online radio dramas; documentary narration; mobile apps; corporate sales/events videos; audiobook narration; in-store/on-site videos; online corporate training systems, and online collegiate educational lectures. He specializes in celebrity impersonations, including almost two hundred character voices.
An instructor at Pennsylvania’s Northampton Community College, Mr. Atwood teaches courses on voice-over acting and several other subjects. He is also a private voice-over coach, educating students of all ages about voice-over acting and how to pursue a career in voice-overs.
Mr. Atwood began his full-time broadcasting career in 2000 as an award-winning, multi-format music program director and on-air talent for Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City. In addition to his time at Sirius, he also worked in senior management positions at The Philadelphia Orchestra (where he was also a featured host in their weekly radio broadcast series), the New York Philharmonic and New York Public Radio.
Mr. Atwood received a dual degree in communications/public relations and music history/fine arts from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. He is the PR Director of the Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus and the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Vice President of the Valley Forge Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and a member of the American Battlefield Trust. He was previously President and PR Director of the Choral Society of Montgomery County, volunteered for the American Choral Directors Association, and a freelance writer for Stagebill magazine.
Mr. Atwood is a trained singer and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Lincoln Center and the Brooklyn Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. He sings as a soloist with the Lehigh Valley Italian American Band and as a church cantor.
He currently resides in Easton, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.