Mark Kalita

Presenter, character specialist, impressionist

Voice Description

My regular voice is medium range, male adult. I am also capable of a variety of informative deliveries for professional narrations or presentations as well as multiple voice variations for character shifts in audio books. I range from "normal" characters to sexy, dangerous, excitable, foreign, heroic, alien or comical archetypes.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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

• English - British
• 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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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 deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Most British dialects, as well as German, French, Spanish, Italian, Irish, Scottish, Russian, Australian, Greek, assorted American(Southern/Midwest/New England)and pseudo-Asian accents.

I have played a variety of action heroes in sci-fi and old time pulp radio settings and am noted for impersonations of Roddy McDowell, John Huston, Jack Nicholson, Sean Connery, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christopher Lee, Patrick Stewart, Brian Blessed, John Rhys Davies, Ewan MacGregor (as Alec Guinness), Tom Baker & Kurt Russell.

My characters include *but are not limited to* Italian/American gangsters, noir detectives, snooty Englishmen, various fantasy characters (sorcerers, barbarians, etc.), surfer dudes, anime characters, action heroes, grizzled ex-soldiers, regular Joes, cowboys, fanboys, mysterious enigmatic characters, punk rockers, small town sheriffs, assorted aliens and supernatural creatures.

My Voice Experience

I was a teacher and corporate trainer for a few years early in my career, which is where my public speaking skills came into play. But most of my voice work has been for a number of popular podcast audio groups, such as: BrokenSea Audio Productions, Darker Projects, Circus-13 Productions, Phantom Frame/Westlake Films (UK), Imagination Lane and GypsyAudio.com. I typically play characters in assorted genres of audio drama but have also performed dramatic readings of classic authors like H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard and Edgar Allen Poe.

Several of the original shows I've starred or co-starred in (Jake Sampson: Monster Hunter, Feedback -- A Hero's Calling, Maudelayne and Ulysses: Intergalactic Guides and Bounties Inc.) have won runner-up status at the annual Parsec Awards held at the DragonCon convention over the past two years. My current portrayal of iconic British sci-fi hero, Doctor Who, has received rave reviews and regularly attracts thousands of downloads via website and iTunes each month. One of my largest roles was as working-class Englishman Carl Henshawe in the audio adaptation of Robert Moody's zombie novel, Autumn (slated for release in June 2009 as a motion picture co-starring David Carradine). In 2011, my portrayal of Dr. Who in a fan-fiction audio show by BrokenSea Audio Productions helped land the prestigious Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Fan Production.

A play I wrote called Black List was produced by Darker Projects and played on Sirius/XM radio via Colonial Radio Theater, with whom I also have affiliations. I also partnered with noted author Norman Spinrad to produce a short play of his called Voice Over, in which I also starred as a radio show host.

I recently completed my first professional audio book (Kolchak: The Night Stalker - A Black & Evil Truth) for noted comic book publisher, Moonstone Books and am awaiting word about its launch date.

The following is a chronological list of my roles over the past seven years. Some shows are recurring and others were simply one-shots:

(Darker Projects.com)

Star Trek: Defiant & The Section 31 Files – Commander Takila Mak
Dr. Who Time Tales - The Doctor
Night Terrors
· "The Man in the Chair" - Interrogator 1
· "Love & Murder" – Jim
· “They” (The Man in the Machine) – Pederson
· "And God Looked" - Sheriff Legrasse
Babylon 5 Crusade - Alfred Bester
The Falcon Banner (Book 1) - Kendrick Leighton
Alive Inside - Lyle
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Prince Adam/He-Man
Dark Matter
· “The Specimen” - Bishop Colonel Altrum
The Byron Chronicles – Michael Cord
Autumn - Carl Henshawe
Far Horizons – Artimus Kane
Star Trek: The Lost Frontier - Jezek/Takila Mak
Gothik - Det. Jack Talbot & Spiro Metaxas
Quantum Retribution - Vaughn Rickard


(BrokenSea.com)

The Saga of the Grog & Gryphon - Bane Renbourne
Planet of the Apes - Cornelius & The Lawgiver
Jake Sampson: Monster Hunter - Jake Sampson
Logan's Run – The Old Man
Feedback: A Hero's Calling – John Blackthorn
Sounding Board – Himself & The Deep One
Mutant Monkey Master vs. The Robot with a Human Brain – Morgan
Ulysses: Intergalactic Guides & Bounty Hunters Inc. – Eye Ching & Arsebiscuits
Bodyslam Alley – Jobber
Jonny Quest – Inspector Dupris
The Hunt – Lord Markham
Norman Spinrad’s “Voice Over” – Bobby Edwards
Literary reading of E.A. Poe’s “The Raven”
Literary reading of “Conan: Red Nails” (*Contest winner at SFFaudio.com)
Dr. Who – The Doctor & Omega
Maudelayne – Percy Atherton
Feedback: Beta Flight – John Blackthorn
Conan: Queen of the Black Coast – Murga & N’Yaga
Assorted literary readings of H.P. Lovecraft
Zombie Cheerleaders – “Wes” Craven
The Prisoner – Number Two (Leo McKern voice)
Escape from New York – Bob Hauk
Battlestar Galactica – Lt. Starbuck
X-Files - Deputy Dandon
Beneath the Planet of the Apes – Cornelius, The Lawgiver, Young Caesar (Roddy McDowell & John Huston impressions)
Mad Max – Master
Gaia’s Voyages – Armarok
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" - Scrooge


(Pirates Cove Audio)

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Demetrius



(Dial P for Pulp)

Gangster Flash (Ep.1) – Show #4, Dec. 2007



(Misfitsaudio.com)

Leela ― The 4th Doctor (Tom Baker)
Sir Philip de Barry – Robert de Barry



(GypsyAudio.com)

TamLynn PI – Liam Darkmoor
The Importance of Being Ernest - Algy Montcrieff
Assorted Shows - Don the Cameraman (working class British)



(Circus 13 Productions)

X-men Series – Prof. Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart)
The Wolfman Journals -- The Hunter



(Phantom Frame Productions)

Agents of Psyence
· “Bloodlines” - UN Security Guard
· "Lucifer's Sentinel" - Cazador
Monsters Anthology – Narrator, "Monsters Inn"



(Doctor Who: The Crossover Adventures) - Aron Toman's
A Time Lord in Prince Henry's Court - Prince Henry


My Training

I received a bachelor's degree in English literature from John Carroll University in Ohio in 1990 and followed it in 1992 with a master's degree in writing from DePaul University in Chicago. Prior to my years doing "stand-up teaching & training" most of my acting had been limited to school plays. However, my years performing numerous roles for podcast has given me tremendous amounts of practice performing various characters, and even a fair number of (dare I say?) fan mail.

My Studio Equipment

Typically my colleagues at the various audio groups with whom I work handle post-production. I typically just e-mail them my lines.

Additional Skills

I am told there are two things I am very good at: writing and voice work, and I am passionate about both. However, these days it is becoming increasingly difficult to find steady work as an on-staff writer in the corporate world. Thus I have decided to take the advice many friends and colleagues and try to reinvent myself as a professional voice actor. I would love to one day perform voice overs for commercials, documentaries or animated films and TV shows, but I wouldn't say no to recording audiobooks or descriptive film tracks for the blind either.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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