|Joe Barrett began his acting career at the age of five, in the basement of his family’s home in upstate New York. He has gone on to play many stage roles, both on and off-Broadway, and in regional theaters from Los Angeles to Houston to St. Louis to Washington, D.C. to San Francisco to Portland, Maine. He has appeared in films and television, prime time and late night, and in hundreds of television and radio commercials.
Joe has narrated over 120 audiobooks and is a five time Audie Award finalist and has won nine Earphones Awards from Audiofile Magazine. That magazine said of Joe’s narration of John Irving’s A Prayer For Owen Meany: “This moving book comes across like a concerto in this audio version, with a soloist – Owen’s voice – rising from the background of an orchestral narration.” Publishers Weekly had this to say about Joe’s narration of Richard Ford’s The Lay of the Land: “[Frank Bascombe] must be one of the most difficult fictional characters to bring to audio life [but] Barrett . . . has a voice that . . . catches every nuance from the odd to the tragic.”
Joe is married to actor Andrea Wright. They have four adult offsprings.