Mark Jacobson

Natural, Comedic, Everyman, Genuine, Character

Voice Description

Clear, innocent, and honest in narrations. Comedic specialist for characters or punching up narration. Excellent with difficult/challenging dialogue. Skilled in wry and sarcastic delivery. Fun, lively personality for commercials and professional sensibility for straightforward projects.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Louis Armstrong impression, Kermit the Frog impression, French accent, Eastern European Accent, American Southern Accent, Standard American Dialect, British - RP Dialect, British - BBC Dialect, British - Cockney Dialect, British - London Dialect, British - South Country Dialect, Scottish Accent, New York - Bronx Dialect, New York - Brooklyn Dialect, New York - Jewish Dialect

My Voice Experience

I began my Voice Over career at the tender age of 13, auditioning for Pearson Digital Learning's educational software campaign with a Character-spanning reading of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. That audition landed me the coveted position as the Voice of KnowledgeBox Educational Software. Over the next 4 years, I recorded scripts for Social Studies, Math, Science and other classes for 1st through 8th graders. Additional VO projects include the morally misguided youth for a series of Alliance Defense Funds radio spots, and a reading of two legendary poems for national classroom distribution by the National Endowment for the Arts (Poetry Out Loud! Program).

My Training

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, University of Southern California '11
Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism, University of Southern California '11
Studied under Vicki Lewis (Batman: The Animated Series, News Radio, Damn Yankees/Chicago/others on Broadway) and Phil Allen (Resident Sound Designer for Reprise Theatre Company, Los Angeles).
In Phoenix, studied under Marla Finn (Voice of Velma, Scooby Doo), and Gay Gilbert (one of the Southwest's largest radio producers).
Extensive Musical Theatre experience, mentored by John Rubinstein (Broadway's original Pippin, Tony Award Winner for Children of a Lesser God), as well as Robert Kolby Harper (Associate Artistic Director, Phoenix Theatre), Alby Potts, and Parmer Fuller.
Double Majored in Broadcast Journalism at the prestigious Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC. Trained extensively under professionals in the field and wrote, filmed, edited, and recorded over 15 packages (samples available by request).

My Studio Equipment

Easy access to professional VO Studio. Equipment to be listed TBA, but Demos all recorded in this studio, for quality verification. Voice Editing conducted using Audacity and Garage Band Pro.

Additional Skills

I have a strong background in improvisational comedy and can perform using only a loosely structured script.
I am an excellent journalistic copy-writer. Through journalism, I have extensive experience in presenting difficult information and verbiage with clarity. Having recorded VO for poetry, I am skilled at bringing out the imagery written into texts.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency

Contact Information

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• Mark Jacobson was last active on Voice123 125 days ago

Demos
Mark Jacobson Narration Reel

Mark Jacobson Animation Reel