Mark Donovan

Knowledgeable, informative to whacky character

Voice Description

I have many voices: knowledgeable, smooth and informative for narration; warm and caring for that hospital read; fun and friendly with tons of energy for the young guy read.

I specialize in characters - from believable characters for commercials, to over-the-top cartoon voices, in a multitide of genders, speech impediments, accents, and energy levels. Take a listen to my demos, you'll get the idea!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• Senior 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
• 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


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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production 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

English, Cockney, New York, Southern, Drawl, French, Lisp (Lateral and Lingual), Indian, Russian (Slutvanian, anyone?)...I'm a really quick study, and can usually get a good feel for any accent by listening to your souce material.

Impersonations and characterizations? This is where I live. Pee-Wee Herman, Alf (really?, yes, really), Jimmy Stewart, Julia Child, Ann Landers, Marvin the Martian, sing like Audrey in Little Shop, sing like Nell Carter, Swedish Chef from the Muppets, Elmo from Sesame Street, Scooby name a few!

My Voice Experience

I have been a voiceover artist for about 10 years, off and on. Did some non-union gigs in the beginning for the State Fair of Texas and IVRU for movie promotions.

Did live announce at Universal Studios Backlot, Hollywood for eight years running for the largest charity event on the West Coast at the time, the APLA Summer Party. Good times - raised a lot of money for a good cause.

Left California and the biz behind for a couple of years. But ended up doing industrials for Pharmaceutical companies, and a national commercial for "Moore About Golf" on Fox SportsNet. Also did the narration for the product DVDs.

Back in California, and focusing in on my first love - voiceover. You'll hear me on the radio soon - especially if you hire me!!

My Training

Classically-trained actor, BA in Theatre. Numerous acting workshops, VO classes. Headed rock a cappella group for a time - have done a fair bit of musical theatre and legit stagework.

I am a songwriter, lyricist, and copywriter. I have worked (as a survival job) over the years in many industries, doing marketing and graphic design. I am as comfortable writing a set of lyrics as I am writing ad copy - in fact what about lyrics that ARE ad copy?? Hmmm, just think of the possibilities!

My Studio Equipment

Blue Baby Bottle microphone, Mackie 1604 VLZ Pro w/XDR Preamps; Echo GINA 20-bit soundcard. Cubase SX with numerous plugins. Can output any format to be compatible with your workflow (I'm Mac and PC capable). Have access to a low-cost ISDN studio if that is a requirement for your project, with Telos Zephyr, Sennheiser mics, Protools, etc.


FTP, Usendit, email, CD, DVD.


Additional Skills

I LISTEN. That mean seem like a strange and obvious thing to say, but I have found that it is not. I realy listen to what you need, take direction well, and bring my own intellect to the project.

I have worked in many different fields as a contract emplyoee - everything from construction, to advertising, to legal...and I've picked up a little about each. I listen, I learn. Then, I speak.

I would love to be able to give voice to your project.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Mark Donovan Commercial Demo

Mark Donovan Character Demo

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