In a way, narrators are the flagbearer of a reality series. While so many different actors come and go in a series, the narrator is rarely changed. When it comes to a narrator, many reality series go with the formula, why fix it when it’s not broken. After all, having a constant narrator goes a long way to prove that the series is going according to plan. Pat Duke has been lending his voice to the reality TV series, Swamp People. In fact, he is one of the few permanent cast members of the series who has been around since day one. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Pat Duke.
Pat Duke was born on the 15th of May 1964 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Born and raised in Nashville, little is known about Pat’s early life. As one of the guys who work behind the scenes, Pat is rarely recognized, even by fans of his work. He has not shared any relevant details about his parents and siblings. Pat comes from a musical family and started his musical journey quite early. At the age of 14, Pat started recording voice-overs and performing on stage with renowned singers like Michael Bolton and Celine Dion.
After starting his musical career quite early, Pat moved to Chicago to find better opportunities. It didn’t take long for talent agencies to notice Pat’s talent. He was quickly signed up by the Sharon Wittich talent agency. One of his early projects came in 2007 when Pat was asked to work on the TV series, Parkville. Pat provided voice recordings in six episodes of the series.
Over the years, Pat continued to build up his portfolio and started working on movies and video games. In 2008, Pat worked on video games, and The Inquisitor was one of his first projects. In the same year, Pat was also asked to work as the official narrator of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Pat continued to work with several video games and TV series down the line. Some of his works include League of Legends, Halo: Reach, and World of Warcraft.
And while Pat often worked in short-term projects, he landed a big fish when he signed up with Swamp people. He has been with the series since its first episode in 2010. Over the years, Pat voiced several thousand commercials and also voiced a Frost Giant Sentry in the famous Marvel Superhero Movie, Thor. Pat later moved to Los Angeles and shifted his focus to animation and video games.
As of 2020, Pat has a total net worth of USD 700,000.
Pat has been awarded for his incredible work in voice acting. He was awarded an Annie Award at the Annecy International Film Festival. In 2015, Pat was also the recipient of the Voice Arts Award and Best Narration Demo.
Pat Duke has little to talk about his personal life. The man stays away from the cameras for most of his work and rarely gives interviews to media outlets. As such, little is known about Pat’s married life. While we do know the star is married, there are no details on his wife and children.