Joan Baker is a widely known and very highly regarded talent throughout the voice-over industry, and she enjoys performing in front of the camera as well. Joan is an Oobr Award-winning stage actress, with numerous film, television, and on-camera commercials to her credit.

Joan’s professional voice-over credits include: The Muhammad Ali Center 2004 Olympic TV Campaign, narrating a documentary about the founding of the William Jefferson Clinton Library, now apart of the library’s permanent display, voicing the role of Kathy Brown in a special NBC presentation: The 50th Anniversary of Brown VS Board of Education and was tapped for a marketing campaign promoting the ABC Super Sign in Times Square. Other clients include King World, ESPN, MSNBC, ABC NEWS, WABC, BLOOMBERG TV and radio, SHOWTIME, HBO, NICKELODEON, MTV, NBA Entertainment, COURT TV, Fox 5, Imus in the Morning, American Red Cross, Lens Express, Sony Music, JP Morgan Chase, American Express, Simon & Schuster Audio and others. Joan has lent her voice as the live show announcer for The Vision Awards at the Beverly Hilton, NAMIC’s fall conferences. The Annual Matrix Awards for Women in Cable at New York’s Waldorf Astoria and for the last 7 years to the television industry’s annual PROMAX/ BDA Conference. She has been featured in Interview Magazine, Adweek, Backstage, Television Week, Media Week, Cable World, Multi-Channel News Jet, Broadcast & Cable and Post Magazine. Profiled on television’s Weekend Vibe and SHOWBIZ Today on CNN. 
 
In addition to performing voice-over, Joan has for more than ten years taught speech and voice-over technique at, The Actors Institute (NYC), Acting Management (NYC), The Professional Performing Arts School (NYC) Western Kentucky University (KY) and New York University (NYC). A much sought after educator, she is responsible for training a respectable number of new voice talents entering the voice-over field each year, and provides private voice coaching for corporate executives and other non-entertainment professionals seeking to enhance there public speaking skills for stage and on-camera. Among her list of clients are the late Johnnie Cochran and Court TV’s/ CNN’s Nancy Grace.
 
Joan now is a partner for Manhattan-based advertising firm Push Creative, a company she co-founded in January 2000. Having always been a sort of hired-gun entrepreneur, Joan is right at home juggling her performance career while taking on the new challenges of running a company. And her contributions have not gone unnoticed; in 2003 she won three PROMAX/BDA Awards for two TV Campaigns she co-produced for SPIKE TV. 2004 she won a Gold Promax/BDA and two Excellence in Multi-Cultural Marketing Awards for a PSA spot for co-producing Black History Month PSA’S.

In 2005 came the release of Joan’s book, SECRETS OF VOICEOVER SUCCESS, a practical handbook for anyone seeking a career in voice-over acting. The foreword is written by fellow voice-over actor David Hyde Pierce, and consists of compelling career stories from the top voice-over actors in the industry. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.