Mark Barbolak

Guy Next Door, Wry, Offbeat, Character Specialist

Voice Description

Hello: I have a warm and sincere delivery that works very well for both commercial work and narration. At the same time, I have a wide range of characters and accents available that can bring a lot of fun to radio and television commercials, podcasts and animation projects and videogames. On the corporate presentation side, I have a lot of professional business and legal experience and can work with you to deliver a top-quality piece.

Thanks for thinking of me, and I look forward to working with you.



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
• English - Other

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
• 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


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, San Francisco, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Southern, Brooklyn, Canadian, Midwestern (Chicago), Mid-Atlantic, New England, British, Scottish, Irish, Australian, German, French, Russian and Caribbean. For characters, I can play almost anything including, upper-class British, redneck, villains, cowboys and junkies. I have a quirky calmness for many of my characters and also a manic intensity for some of the more excited ones. I think you will enjoy meeting them!

My Voice Experience

I have a wide range of professional experience including work in both radio and television commercials, podcasts, videogames and animation projects, character voices for toys (including Thomas the Tank Engine and various characters for LeapFrog products), IVR phone recording and I have also read two audio books for Audio Renaissance. As an added benefit, I take great direction, and I meet all deadlines.

My Training

American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA.

Voicetrax, Sausalito, CA; VoiceOne, San Francisco, CA.

My Studio Equipment

I have a home studio with ProTools and very professional mics.

Additional Skills

With a background in corporate law and business, I can bring a sense of reality both to more "straight" commercial work as well as commercial presentations. I also have an uncanny ability to develop characters for specific copy on any project.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Contact Information

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