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Kent Shocknek

Kent Shocknek

Portland, Oregon, US
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Kent Shocknek

Kent Shocknek

  Portland, Oregon, US


Conversational, friendly, and believable. Kent Shocknek is confident and authoritative, while staying authentic and warm. Captivate listeners with a voice that is sincere and engaging, Equally at home, being playful, humorous, ironic, and skeptical.

Whether commercial, educational, corporate, narration, or dubbing, Shocknek is well-suited for the role, with decades of national experience: scripted and improvisational. (See demo reels, this site.)


English (North American), English


US General American (GenAm), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western


Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Television, Videogames


One of the most-heard voices on television and radio. As a decades-long broadcaster for CBS & NBC Television in Los Angeles, and CBS News Radio, Kent Shocknek's authoritative, yet approachable and sincere voice has been heard in millions of homes. Not an announcer: a story teller.

Shocknek's professional background results in easy fluency with even the most difficult names and places; plus expert copy rewriting and editing for conversational tone. Also, match-dubbing for English translations of foreign productions.

For television & radio commercials, video game characters, industrials, and audio books, see additional demo reels, this site.



CBS-TV, NBC-TV, CBS News Radio
Kalmenson & Kalmenson Voice Over Casting
University of Southern California Communications




  • Microphone

    Audio Technica AT2020.

  • Computer & Software

    Apple Mac, latest versions.

  • Special Equipment

    Sound-baffled vault studio.

  • Delivery Methods

    wav., mp3 files via DropBox, direct email (file size-dependent).

  • Turnaround Time

    Within 24 hours; frequently sooner. (Additional time required for audio books.)

Service Description

1) Client-oriented, national-level talent: get more than you expect, reliably.
2) Professionalism, based on decades of experience. All direction taken seriously.
3) Copy rewriting and editing for more polished, conversational tone available for additional fee.
4) No-stress, fast handling on this project, and the next one.


Kent is our go-to narrator for most of Juris Productions' dozens of videos of the past 15 years. His voice is instantly recognizable and inviting. Clients ask for him by name. He is equally professional as a narrator and a business person.
Rob Feldman, founder

Juris Productions

I first hired Kent Shocknek for Princess Cruise Lines. Now, as president of a high-end design company, I use his unique talents for all projects that call for an appealing and attractive presence, conveying the image clients expect of Brenda Houston Designs.
Brenda Houston, president

Brenda Houston Designs

Kent is a professional. His experience shows every day.

Kalmenson & Kalmenson

Some people have it; some people don't. Kent definitely has it.

Adam McKay, director, "Anchorman"

Voice Over Clients

Too extensive to list. See demo reels, this site, for national and regional samples. Also: City of Los Angeles, City of Pasadena (CA), University of Southern California, Lorraine Theatre.

Payment Terms

Hire Kent as a voice actor. Payment is made through SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

To contact Kent Shocknek about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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Kent Shocknek


Kent Shocknek


Kent Shocknek


Kent Shocknek

  • Hire Kent Shocknek as a voice actor. Working with Kent Shocknek is fast and easy. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step.
    Request a quote for your project today.