Erik Hoover
Actor & Voiceover Artist

612-440-7970‬
ERIK@ERIKHOOVER.ACTOR

Demos & Reels


A Seasoned Artist...

As a professional actor with decades of training and experience, I bring a high degree of depth and versatility to all of my work regardless of the scope and scale.

Voiceover:

With my warm baritone, I specialize in commercials, explainer videos, Elearning, and narration. I also bring years of IT experience into the booth, allowing me to lend credibility to technical copy.

I maintain my own pro home studio that features a noise floor of -60 db, a Sennheiser 416 mic, and I currently use Twisted Wave as my DAW.

Commercial Demo

Narration Demo

On-Camera:

In addition to appearing in numerous short films and independent features and a featured role in the ABC series In An Instant, I have also worked with clients such as Thomson-Reuters, Indian Motorcycles, MNSure, 3M, Best Buy, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mystic Lake Casino, and the Minnesota Lottery.

Commercial Reel

Narrative Reel

Stage:

I've performed with small companies like Walking Shadow (Compleat Female Stage Beauty), Theatre Novi Most (Oldest Story in the World), Theatre Pro Rata, and Sandbox Theatre as well as larger companies such as the History Theatre (Complicated Fun) and Park Square Theatre. I'm an alumni of Pillsbury House Theater's Breaking Ice company and I've also had the pleasure to direct for Theatre Pro Rata (The Woodsman) and assistant direct for Ten Thousand Things (Vasa Lisa).

On-Camera Resume

Stage Resume

Pics & Clips


  • Voiceover

  • Commercial & Industrial

  • Film & Television

  • Stage

    Charles II, The Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Walking Shadow Theatre).

    Sgt Peterson, The Veteran's Play Project (Wonderlust Productions).

    Evel Knievel, rehearsal for Herocycle (Combustible Company).

    Gilgamesh, The Oldest Story in the World (Theatre Novi Most).

About


I grew up in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul, MN and have been performing pretty much since I could talk. That passion lead me to the University of Minnesota's theatre department and radio station, KUOM. After graduating with my undergraduate degree, I dove headlong into the life of an actor by night and IT support guy by day. I eventually found my way in front of the camera and into the VO booth while still keeping a foot on the stage.

Over the past 20 years, I've worked on hundreds of stage productions, indy short and feature-length films, and commercial and corporate projects. In 2015 I co-founded Combustible Company, a small theatre company that uses actors' physicallity to tell visceral stories. I've performed in most of Combustible Company's productions while also serving as its co-artistic and executive director.

Perhaps as a result of the many hours of playing with Legos during my childhood, I spend my spare time (such as it is) restoring my family's 1890s home on the East Side of St Paul and tinkering with various motorcycles that manage to find their way into our garage. I also enjoy reading indy comic books (particularly anything by Brian K Vaughn), playing board games of all sorts, and never quite managed to kick that Dungeons & Dragons habit.