Gregory Gorton was a staff narrator for Potomac Talking books for twenty four years,from 1992 until 2016. From 2008 through 2013, Greg served as the Director of Narrator Development and Casting, helping new narrators in the audition process and coaching them as audio book narrators. Greg has also narrated for national audio book publishers, among them; Chivers Audio and BBC Audio and Audible Inc. In 2012, Greg completed narration on the five book series of 1940’s detective series, “The Great Merlini”, for Audible and recorded the four book fantasy series “Spell of the Gods” for Audible Frontiers. Greg has worked often with the nationally acclaimed and award winning audio producers, Graphic Audio, performing multiple characters in over forty audio book productions so far. His most recent work with Graphic Audio is a recurring role as “Monty” in the Jill Kismet series, a featured role as “ Badgertail” in the historical novel, “People of the River” and as “The Penguin” in the “BATMAN” series, “No Man’s Land”. Over the entirety of his career he has narrated over six hundred audio books. Greg was honored in 2010 for his outstanding body of work in narration for the blind by the Mississippi Library Commission. He was honored in 2012 by The Old Dominion Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired for his commitment and contribution as a talking book narrator for the National Library Service. In July of 2013, Greg was asked to be the keynote speaker for The American Council of the Blind's National Convention in Columbus, Ohio and in September of 2013, Greg was honored for "Enriching the lives of blind individuals as a talking book narrator and performing at The Alabama Council of the Blind State Convention" in Birmingham, Alabama.
Although Greg has narrated almost every genre of books including medical, technological and children’s literature, Greg’s real forte is multiple character fiction, having voiced as many as fifty-two separate character voices in one book. This has logically led to work on animation projects as well as video games. Greg performed eight voices on the award winning video game “FALLOUT 3”and worked as well on the game "BROKEN STEEL", both produced by Bethesda Softworks.
With a background in stand-up comedy, Greg traveled the United States for twenty years with the musical comedy improvisation troupe, “NOW THIS!” performing for colleges, corporate events and private gigs. “NOW THIS!” was a three time winner of the ISES (International Special Events Society) national award for Outstanding Entertainment and the winner of the international Esprit Award.
Greg has worked on numerous independent films including “Cards” and “The Berserker” and has appeared on the television shows “Unsolved Mysteries”, “America’s Most Wanted” and “Homicide”.
A professional actor for nearly thirty years, he has voiced dozens and dozens of commercials and has narrated for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, NASA, the University of Maryland, Marriot, The IRS, The Department of the Interior and many other federal and local government agencies, including an Emmy winning performance for the Maryland Department of Human Resources PSA, “Daddy’s Home”.
With all of this Greg has been active in the performer’s unions, SAG-AFTRA and ACTOR’S EQUITY, serving as an officer on several occasions, and producing five benefits to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Greg served as the Washington/Baltimore correspondent for the union trade newspaper EQUITY NEWS for twelve years, ending his time there in 2012.
In November 2013, Greg was honoured with a PEER Award for Outstanding Audio Narration-male actor for his work on the video "Morquio-A Syndrome". Click here to view this video. Greg added to his PEER Award collection in 2016, winning for "Outstanding Book Narration" for the audio book, "Why Can't I Get Better", by Dr. Richard Horowitz. This recording was also nominated for a SOVA Award in 2016.
Greg lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland with his wife and their furry children, Nicholas and Frasier.