About Sherri Berger
Sherri Berger originally began her career in acting and voice overs in Kansas
City. Now, with technology affording talent to live most anywhere and work, Sherri decided after 35 years in Chicago, it was time to discover her inner Southern belle and moved to Charleston where she now makes her home.
Before voice overs became a full time career, Sherri
worked in radio, advertising, and film. At the end
of 1985, she took the plunge and became a full-time voice
One of the most respected voice over performers in Chicago, Sherri has accumulated a vast list of high
profile accounts. Among her national campaigns are: Culligan, Coast
Soap, Mr. Clean, McDonalds, Bounty, Mrs. Dash, Rubbermaid, Kelloggs, Kraft
Macaroni and Cheese, Bisquick, Sears, Wrigley Gum, Chrysler, Sprint, Hallmark and many more local and regional spots.
Known as A Berger With Everything, Sherri's wide vocal range,
versatility and ability to do a variety of character voices has afforded
her a career involving almost every aspect of the voiceover business ...
from commercials with humor to hard hitting political ads and serious PSA's;
from corporate narrations, to character voices for animation, video games
and children's programming.
Other interesting voice over jobs include an episodic role on the short-lived
ABC series, Sable, a radio soap opera, and looping voices for
commercials and episodic television. A unique and exciting challenge was
creating two diverse voices for a Soviet animated feature ... that of a
nine year old girl and a 60 year old society matron. She was also chosen
to be the voice for a talking alarm clock and talking doll.
Promos include segments
for the History Channel and WTTW, CBS, HGTV, and movie promos for Lifetime
Television. Most recently, her new focus and passion is narrating audiobooks.
Her advice to beginners? Discover your own uniqueness and create
a niche for yourself. First and foremost, be a savvy business person...learn the business of advertising and realize that while the art of doing voice overs is a craft,
it is a business first. Realize, too, that as a talent, you are an entrepreneur
and the product you're selling is you.
In addition to her successful voice over career, Sherri has parlayed her
many creative talents in two other related businesses. As founder of Voice
Over U, she teaches the ins and outs of the voice over business
through the Lecture/Lab Series.
Sherri also saw an opportunity to help voice over performers with the
need for creative marketing pieces. With her experience in advertising,
she formed The Talent Package,
a service unique in the industry, specializing in creative marketing concepts
and promotional ideas specifically targeted to commercial talent.
Over the years, Sherri has served the film and advertising community of
Chicago in a number of ways. She has served on the SAG Council and the
boards of AFTRA, The Women's Ad Club, Women in Film, and was chairman of
the AFTRA/SAG Conservatory for many years.
Nominated by her peers, Sherri Berger has been named one of the most outstanding
women in America and is listed in Who's Who in American Women.