Mark Todd

Comical character voices, puppet character voices

Voice Description

My normal voice is deep and friendly, often described as sincere and sometimes playful.

As I am from a puppet and motion capture background my character voices are extremely varied - from a bomb disposal ostrich to and alien hitch-hiker.

I have frequently been booked for 'off the wall' high energy characters.

Much of my work in the UK was based on referrals from previous directors and talent.

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

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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

British Equity British Equity

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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

My native accent is central England (Midlands) and I can present a number of other dialects including:

English RP (Queen's English)
Northern (Geordie)
Liverpool (Scouse)

Character accents:

My Voice Experience

I have performed on over 20 TV puppet shows in the UK and helped to create imaginative characters for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and other independent producers.

I worked as a puppeteer on two Muppet Movies (Christmas Carol and Treasure Island) but I did not provide voices, although I do a great Fozzy Bear and Kermit.

The characters I helped create were series regulars or lead characters, ranging from talking sofas, aliens, door knockers, ostriches, and host of other fictional beings.

The voices were usually created to match character designs or finished puppets. It's easy to see if the voice matches the character, and I have a knack for that.

Two of my voices appear on the BBC's OZMO English language (ESL) program - created 10 years ago- which is still being sold Worldwide.

My Training

My original training was at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama. I worked/trained with John Blundell at Cannon Hill Puppet Theatre in Birmingham, which is sadly no longer running.

When I began to perform with puppets full time I learned 'on the job' working for companies such as the BBC and GMTV.

I have been mimicking voices since I was a child, and I'm always pleased and a little surprised at people's responses to my characters.

My Studio Equipment

At home we have a small one person sound booth, with a Nady studio microphone and Alesis mixer recording onto a dedicated PC. Recording and post production software is Adobe Audition.

For larger jobs we work with a local sound post production facility and have access to a larger (6 person) sound both and Pro Tools setup.

Additional Skills

I am a writer and can work with clients to produce dialog for most types of project.

My wife (also and VO artist) and I also write and produce a comedy show for the web called 5 Minute TV.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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