Pat Duke, Voice Actor
pat@patduke.com

Pat Duke was born to perform, growing up in the music business in Nashville, Tennessee. A successful studio singer, musician, and Emmy Award winning composer, Pat was drawn to the music scene in Chicago where he sang thousands of commercials and performed on stage and in the studio with the likes of Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Gladys Knight, and Josh Groban.

His unique speaking voice caught the ear of a Chicago talent agent. He was immediately signed and subsequently cast as the long-time Voice of Miller Lite. From that point on, his Voice Acting career really took off. Pat has performed on over 10,000 national commercials. Pat has studied acting at Act One, The Actor’s Studio, and with David Lewis of VOX Chicago. He spent two years working and studying in New York before moving to LA. Pat has studied acting in LA with Pat Fraley, Ed Asner, Brad Garrett, Nancy Cartwright, Marice Tobias, Barbara Harris, Ginny McSwain, Cathy Kalmenson, and Carroll Kimble. Pat's work has expanded, from mostly commercial, to now encompass the genres of animation, narration, promo, and gaming.

Credits:
Commercial
AIRING NOW

The voice of Kellogg’s Krave Cereal
The voice of International Trucks
Announcer for current Coors Light Radio Campaign

The Voice of Miller Lite (5 years), “Tastes great, less filling”
The Voice of Coors Beer (5 years), “Original Coors. Brewed a mile high”
The Voice of Bullseye BBQ Sauce (7 years), “The big bold taste of Bullseye tastes the best”
The Voice of KFC (5 years), “Bring back dinner at KFC”
The Voice of NAPA Auto Parts (4 years), “Get the good stuff”
The Voice of Kool-Aid Man (4 years), “OH YEAH!”

Animation and Film
THOR, Frost Giant Sentry
Happy Feet Two, Penguin Voices
A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas, Giant Snowman
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, Cartoon Network Series, The Fart, multiple characters
(2012 Annie Award, 2012 Annecy International Film Festival Award)
Finding Paradiso, Anime, multiple characters
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln", multiple voices

Narration
History Channel, “Swamp People”
Tennis Channel, "The Grand Slam Events"
National Geographic, “Rock Stars”
NatGeo, “Wild Alaska”
ESPN, “NASCAR Memories”
Discovery Channel, “Junkyard Dogs”
CMT, "Prankville"

Gaming
"HALO: Reach", Colonel Urban Holland
"Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic", Captain, multiple characters
"World of Warcraft: Cataclysm", Lord Rhyolith
"Arcania: Gothic 4", Thorus, multiple characters
"Jimmy Johnson Racing", Hank Husky Varner
"Sacred 2: Fallen Angel", The Inquisitor

Other major ad campaigns

Obama 2008, Miller Genuine Draft, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Heinz Ketchup, Keebler, Raisin Bran, Pop Tarts, Apple Jacks, Chex Snack Mix, Cheezits, Sears, B. F. Goodrich, Prell, All State, Radio Shack, Kraft Cheese, Budweiser, Midas, Hefty, Cheer, White Castle, Buick, Burger King, 7 Eleven

What Clients Say About Pat Duke
Brian Catalina
Original Media
Executive Producer of History Channel's 'SWAMP PEOPLE'


Casting the voice-over artist for Swamp People was challenging. We listened to hundreds of reads and then discovered Pat Duke. Pat's reads are so powerful and spot-on, he has become a key "character" in our series and an important reason why Swamp People has become a break-out hit for History Channel. Pat's skills extend beyond the command of his remarkable voice— he is a consummate professional who is easy to work with, breathes life into our words, and makes every session fun. I'm his biggest fan!

Ivo Knezevic
VP/Executive Producer
DraftFCB, Chicago


Pat Duke was the voice of KFC for 5 years. We’d listened to hundreds of voices, but still hadn’t found the perfect fit. Then, we heard Pat. Those great pipes with just a hint of southern cut right through. Combine that will with the ability to massage copy (even when it's moving fast) and the talent to subtly make every word 'taste' good, and you’ve got Pat Duke. Great voice, great attitude, fun to work, with and a total pro. I recommend finding out for yourself.