Darren Eliker – Conversational. Believable. Versatile. Human.
Darren is a professional voiceover talent, conservatory-trained stage actor, and award-winning commercial copy writer with over 28 years in the industry. Aside from being a freelance voice talent and audiobook producer he is also Creative & Production Director at a mid-market radio station.
Awards: Tesla Coil for Best Radio Commercial Large Market; 15 Achievement in Radio Awards including multiple Best Commercial, Best Use of Humor, and Best Individual Performance Awards
Hey man. You rock. Black dahlia ftmfw!
Thanks for the props, Z! Glad you enjoyed it.
I’m about a third of the way through Black Dahlia and have really enjoyed your stint with the COI, though the puzzles in this game are real mind-benders. What did you enjoy most about the production of that game?
Congratulations on your fine performance and all of your other contributions.
Thank you, David for your kind note! (And apologies for the delayed reply. Allowed myself to get sidetracked with summer projects and have been woefully bad at checking in. Please forgive me.)
I think what was most enjoyable was the chance to work on something so large and ambitious for its time, to work with such a large number of very talented people, and to do so before the gaming industry made the move to totally digital characters as technology rendered FMV obsolete. I’m always so glad to hear that people are still discovering, playing, and enjoying the game 20 years later, as my gray hairs attest!
Glad to find you on the Internet, Mr. Eliker! 😊 I searched for your name on Facebook for years but never found it… Like so many others, I would like to congratulate you on your undoubted skill and your great sympathy with which you played Jim Pearson on the now legendary Black Dahlia. 👏 It continues to remain one of my funniest play experiences ever. Thank you so much! If I may, you deserved to appear in many movies! I really consider you an excellent actor. I hope to find you one day on FB. 🤞
Best regards from Italy,
You are too kind, Fabio! Thank you for reaching out and for playing along. It amazes me that after more than 20 years and so much advancement in modern gaming that people still find, play, and enjoy Black Dahlia. I’m very honored.
Ciao! Spero di rivederti presto!
Oh wow it is Darren Eliker from Black Dahlia game! I played that game ummm let’s just say a long time ago but I got confused by some parts while playing it but no worries I finished it all. I was curious if you actually do own that one object from when you met that one guy in the game. I almost wasn’t going to message you as I didn’t want to be a bother.
P.S. love the Easter eggs hidden in the game. :3 Rachel
Hi Rachel! No bother at all. Glad you enjoyed it! We had a lot of fun on that project, Easter eggs included. :-). It’s been a while and I’m trying to remember the object and character in question. But, the answer would be the same as we didn’t get to keep any props, unless it was my lighter from the WWII period. Anyhow, thanks for reaching out!! All the best. – Darren