Jerry Buckner

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Atlanta, Georgia, US 6:18 AM (EDT) Local Time

 

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About Jerry Buckner

My specialty is Southern American in Sam Elliot style, Storyteller in Morgan Freeman style, Political, Gritty, and Cowboy styles delivered straight, conversational or Gritty. Credits include: Narrator Big Shimpin series History Channel/John Mellencamp Album Promo/”Sad Clowns & Hillbillies” /Superbowl promo that received the 2015 Eye On Excellence Award by CBS/ Ford F-150 Trucks (my full client list is available upon request). I voice all scripts in the highest quality with a fast turnaround.

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Accents

North American, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

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Voice Over Skills

Documentaries Elearning Radio Ad Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad

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Studio

Turnaround Time

As required by the client

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

Shure SM-7 / Top broadcast quality microphone used throughout the media industry

Computer & Software

Lenovo IdeaCentre PC with Dual Intel Pentium and Celeron Processors / Sound Forge Audio/ Mixcraft 9 Recording Studio/ Sony Video software

Special Equipment

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface/ KRK ROKIT 7 G4 7 inch Powered Studio Monitors

Service Overview

Voice Over

I can voice your script in American Southern, Storyteller, Conversational, Gritty and Cowboy styles. I include Unlimited redos and fixes with each project

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Voice Over Experience

Client List

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54)

Genre

Country, Easy Listening, Gospel, Holiday, Pop, Rock


Studio

Software

Sound Forge Pro, Sony Acid Pro

Skill Overview

Jingles

I have written, produced and performed as an artist on several hit records and projects including: Pac-Man Fever /Buckner & Garcia, Theme song for "Wreck-It Wreck-it Ralph" movie, Theme to WKRP In Cincinnati television show, Waffle House in-store jukebox promotional songs,

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Jingles Experience

Client List

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Jingles Testimonials

The top 40 charts in the early 1980s were packed with oddball pop hits such as Stars on 45’s Beatles medley; “Hooked on Classics,” a mixture of classical songs set to a disco beat; and a top 10 novelty called “Pac-Man Fever,” created at the time by Atlanta jingle writers Jerry Bucker and Gary Garcia.
In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Buckner recalled working at a studio in Marietta with Garcia and going to dinner at Shillings on the Square. While playing a table-top version of Pac-Man, they became addicted like many others. Garcia had an idea: create a silly song, and if it does well, it might boost their jingle career.

Buckner fiddled with the melody, and Garcia massaged the lyrics. They presented the idea to Arnie Geller, producer for such acts as rock band Atlanta Rhythm Section and disco queen Alicia Bridges. Geller liked it and allowed them to record the song in his studio. This is when Garcia came up with the opening line, “I got a pocket full of quarters, and I’m headed to the arcade.”

Rodney Ho writes about entertainment for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution including TV, radio, film, comedy and all things in between.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fabulous Flip Sides – “Pac-Man Fever” 40th Anniversary with Jerry Buckner plus Anne Murray
Jerry Buckner discusses “Pac-Man Fever,” written and performed with his best friend Gary Garcia, early bands, and compositions for Anne Murray, Bertie Higgins and his Disney music connection
Warren Kurtz Jan 24, 2022

Goldmine Magazine

Following Gary Garcia's death in 2011, Jerry Buckner continued on as a songwriter, keyboardist, and arranger. His songs have been recorded by Anne Murray (On and On), Bertie Higgins ("The Wall"), Bobby Vinton ("The Wall"), and Seiko ("So In Love With You"). He has scored original music for television and motion picture soundtracks along with jingles for a variety of commercial clients including Coca-Cola, Papa John’s, DirecTV and Waffle House.

In 2012, Buckner co-produced and performed the title track to the hit Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph, which received numerous awards, including Critics' Choice for “Best Movie”, Annie awards for “Best Movie” and “Best Soundtrack” and was nominated for an Oscar.

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Reviews

4.9

Studio Wildcard

Aug 8, 2018

Voices.com (Kayla Gouthro)

Apr 20, 2017

Thank you!

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Rocky Brands

Feb 8, 2017

Jerry effectively epitomized our brand and nailed it on the first try. Thanks Jerry!

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What voice over skills does Jerry Buckner perform?

Documentaries, Elearning, Radio Ad, Television Ad, Video Narration, Online Ad