Mark Forrest

Warm, Friendly, Likeable, Honest, Guy Next Door

Voice Description

* Friendly, energetic, likeable, and guy next door for commercials.

* Engaging, mellifluous, and dynamic for narration.

* Upbeat, informative, and professional for presentations.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

* Proper British (Pip pip and all that)
* Cockney British ('Allo Guvna')
* Chicago nasal (Da Bearsss)
* French (Haw haw haw)
* Southern Red neck (You might be a redneck...)
* Southern refined (Frankly, my dear..)
* Brooklyn tough guy (Yo, hey ho)
* Nerd.

My Voice Experience

I have been a professional Voice Over artist for over 10 years and an actor for over 20. Some credits include:

* Voice of Sesame Street's "My First Laptop" - sold in stores nationwide, with Publications International, Chicago, IL. My two sons, ages 6 and 3 love hearing their Dad on an interactive book.

* Voice of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois online tutorial for people turning 65.

* Commercials for Miller Genuine Draft, Indiana Tech University, Owens Corning, Palos Community Hospital, Refined Knowledge,Wisconsin Credit Union, Window Guys.

* Multiple characters for on-line training courses with Cognitive Arts, Evanston, IL. Clients include: USAA, Shell, Bank of America.

* Narration for numerous training videos including: Allstate, Ameritech, Dept. of Defense, Dollar General Store, Firestone, John Deere, National Restaurant Association, Safety Klean, St. John's Healthcare.

My Training

* BA degree in Theatre Performing Arts - 1987
* MFA degree in Acting - 1989
* Studied with Kate McClanahan of Big House Casting.
* Professional actor and singer for over 20 years.

* Performed on stage in over 100 plays and musicals including Chicago's longest running musical "Forever Plaid" in which I performed over 800 shows.

* Currently, I am performing at Tommy Guns Garage, a roaring 20's dinner theatre/speakeasy in Chicago, IL. I play "Vito Calamari", the wise-cracking emcee of the show.

My Studio Equipment

Home computer, Sound Forge editing software, Yeti desktop microphone.

Additional Skills

I'm easy to work with. I have been doing this for many years and am thoroughly confident that I will be an asset to your production. In an industry where you sometimes have to deal with temperamental actors or voice talent, I am extremely easy-going yet professional, humble yet confident, knowledgeable yet willing to learn. In short, I am reliable, dependable and trustworthy. I look forward to working with you.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Palos Community Hosptial

Liftmaster Garage Door Opener

Rogers and Hollands Jewelers

Illinois State University