Mark Oliver

Character Specialist, Wry, Offbeat, Sophisticated

Voice Description

My voice has been described as sexy, sophisticated, witty. It is deep and resonant. I try to make my work seem believable (i.e."non-voiceovery").
I am an excellent "cold-reader".
I specialize in roles that demand warmth and empathy. Extremely vivid character voices are my speciality.

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
• 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

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

ACTRA (Canada) ACTRA (Canada)

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

, British Columbia, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Upper Class English, Cockney, "Northern"(e.g. Manchester), Welsh, Irish, Scots, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Eastern European, Arabic, Australian, Jamaican, African, "Southern" (e.g.Texas,Mississippi, Louisiana), New York City. Bostonian, Chicago, Mid-Western.
Sir Ian Mackellan ("Gandalf"), Jeremy Irons, Hugh Grant, Michael Caine, Richard Burton,
Sir Laurence Olivier, the Beatles, Mick Jagger,Russell Brand,Sean Connery,Paul Lynde,Phil Silvers, Buddy Hackett,Art Carney.

My Voice Experience

Voiceover Resumé

"A KIND OF MAGIC" - (the Prince)Principal
"CARE BEARS"-(Grizzle) Principal
"IRON MAN"- Principal/Marvel Comics
"STORM HAWKS" - (Captain Scabulous/Mr. Moss) Principal /Nerdcorps Prods Inc/2006
GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE-(Dr. Towel Scott) Principal
"FANTASTIC 4"-Principal
"SCARFACE" (Computer game)-(Alejandro Sosa) Principal/Vivendi Entertainment, 2005
"TRANSFORMERS"-(Firecracker) Principal/Voicebox Prods, 2005
"TOM & JERRY"-(Narrarator)Principal Warner Brothers, 2005
"HOT WHEELS"-Lead/Mainframe Entertainment, 2004
"FAIRYTOPIA"-Lead/Mainframe Entertainment, 2004
"DRAGON BOOSTER"-(Word Paynn)Principal/Nerdcorps Prods Inc/Disney, 2004
"KRYPTO"-(Mekanikat) Recur Guest Star/Voicebox Prods, 2004
"CANDYLAND"- (Lord Licorice) Co-Star/BLT Prods, 2004
"MEGAMAN"-Recurring/InterPacific Productions, 2003/04
"GUNDAM SEED" series-(Raww leCreuset) Supporting/Airwaves, 2003
"X-MEN" series-Guest Star/InterPacific Productions, 2003
"MASTER KEATON"-Guest Star/InterPacific Productions, 2003
"HOMEWORLD 2"-Principal/Relic Entertainment, 2003
"RICHMOND AUTO MALL"-Principal Wayne Kozak Audio Prods., 2003
"MAXIMA HOMES"-Principal/Wayne Kozak Audio Prods., 2003
"SHADOW RAIDERS"-(King Cryos) Principal/Mainframe Entertainment
"POCKET DRAGONS"-Actor/Animation City
"GUNDAM WING"-Principal /Westwood Media

My Training

In addition to my voiceover credits in animation and commercial work, I have taught part-time at the Vancouver Film School. I designed a course,"Foreign Accents for the Actor" in order to help make aspiring actors aware of the need for this type of versatility in the motion picture industry. I am a dialect coach and am often contracted to help actors prepare for specific character roles which require complete fluency in a whole host of foreign accents. I have considerable on-screen experience, my latest appearances being in Terry Gilliam's "Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" and the soon-to-be-released Roland Emmerich film, "2012".

My Studio Equipment

I am adept at Protools,both at recording and editing. I use an Apex 460 microphone for voiceover.In addition, I am a skilled music producer and programmer and have the capability of generating original music and sound effects for specific projects. Please feel free to contact me and I will send you some examples.

Additional Skills

Excellent knowledge of television and radio history. Ability to reference "classic" performances in these mediums. Excellent writing skills. Broad awareness of contemporary pop culture, e.g. Hip Hop/Rock music. Athlete, skilled (12 years) yoga practitioner.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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