Steve Carlson has been a working actor for thirty-eight years. In his varied career he has been a regular on the three TV series; 'General Hospital' (ABC), 'The Young & the Restless' (CBS) and 'A New Day in Eden' (Showtime). He has appeared in scores of others, has provided hundreds of hours of television and starred or co-starred in ten feature films. Lately, he is the narrator of many successful audiobooks.

Steve Carlson personifies the term ‘working actor’. He stared in ten movies, performed hundreds of hours of television, acted in or supplied the voice for over 600 TV and radio commercials, was a screenplay writer, had six books published (fiction and non-fiction) and for the last few years has narrated a growing list of audiobooks.

A few years ago, Steve retired from acting and moved with his wife, Mary Ann, to So. Oregon. His time is now divided between looking after their 2 ½ acres of forest, playing golf and hiding out in his recording studio for weeks at a time recording the latest audiobook.

Customer Review

"Really enjoyed this audio book."

What made the experience of listening to The Spaceship Next Door the most enjoyable?

"Steve Carlson's performance was the best part. I put it up on the same level as Jim Dale and the Harry Potter Series. And let me tell you those are some big shoes to fill!"

What about Steve Carlson's performance did you like?

"The characters where always identifiable. Even without the, said Ed..."

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

"I did find myself sitting in my car waiting for a good spot to stop."

Any additional comments?

"Look out for Steve Carlson, I think he will be a very busy audible book talent!"

ON THE BRINK OF EVERYTHING, Grace, Gravity and getting old

Narrator Steve Carlson's textured voice and thoughtful phrasing punctuated with strategic pauses and authentic emotion make his performance sound totally in sync with 80-year-old Parker Palmer's reflections and insights...


The narrator, Steve Carlson, provides a strong performance while vividly portraying the nature of each character. Carlson also speaks in a clear and concise manner allowing the listener to follow the story closely and accurately. His tonal inflections were spot on!

On March 3rd, The Spaceship Next Door hit #1 on Amazon's list of audiobooks


If you've always wondered if you could narrate audiobooks but didn't know how to start... this is your book


Photography can be restful and beautiful. It can also be lethal if you take the wrong picture.


Ray Johnston was an unemployed construction worker, whose only real claim-to-fame was that hardly a day went by without someone telling him how much he looked like Elvis. He got pretty tired of it.


Phillip Chapman died and went to Heaven... but that was just the beginning.

Making a life and a living as a film actor

The first edition of Hitting Your Mark was subtitled, 'What every actor really needs to know on a Hollywood Set.'
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