71 Reviews

Jack Hicks

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

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Highlights


SAG/AFTRA Voice Talent- Currently Accepting Non-Union

Top 5% Voices.com Voice Actor
Top 5% Income Level
100% Positive Feedback Rating

Clients Include:

Sony, BASF, Portland Trail Blazers , Levi's, 3M, Disney, Estee Lauder, Lily, Roche, GE, Mastercard, Goodyear, Michelob Ultra, Microsoft, Samsung, McDonalds, Sales Force, Pandora, ESPN radio, TD Ameritrade, TurboTax, Afrezza, and many others. PBS: 2019 Bob Ross .

Conversational Friendly Professional .
Guy Next Door Announcer Businessman

A Voice that Speaks for itself.

Jack Hicks has been a professional voice actor for over 20 years. He started his career while still working in radio. Eight years ago he became a full-time professional voice artist. Some have said that he is the best voice artist in the United States.

His conversational and friendly , yet professional style has appeared on some of the top corporate brands in the world.
Clients Include: Sony, BASF, Portland Trail Blazers , Levi's, 3M, Disney, Estee Lauder, Lily, Roche, GE, Mastercard, Goodyear, Michelob Ultra, Microsoft, Samsung, McDonalds, Sales Force, Pandora, ESPN radio, TD Ameritrade, TurboTax, Afrezza, and many others.
2019 PBS narration: Bob Ross .

Jack was an active member of SAG/AFTRA for over 20 years and is currently recording non-union voice overs.

Hear Jack nationally on CNN, Headline News, ESPN, FOX News Channel, MSNBC and others.

Friendly , Professional , Conversational , Smooth , and Warm .

Jack lost his voice to laryngitis in 1993 and then was fired from his radio job at KQRS.
Jack Hicks dedicated his life to learning everything he could about the human voice.

He went from unemployed and broke to recording for the largest brands in the world.

Key words that describe Jack's voice include: Professional, Radio, Educational, Non-announcer, Trust, Movie Trailer , Narration , Narrator , Cartoon , Technical , Friendly , Hip , Deep , Corporate , Upbeat , Conversational , Medical , Strong , Bold , Calm , Confident , Versatile , Authentic , Believable , Warm , Business , Edgy , Guy Next Door , and Average Joe.

Jack has strong acting abilites and is often called on to voice a variety of characters and roles, including: Cowboy , Businessman , Doctor , Comedian , Lawyer , Husband , Father , Grandfather , and many others. His voice lends itself well to corporate narration , Internet Video narration and television narration. Jack Has been the voice of luxury car brands and luxury resorts and hotels. But to sum up Jack Hicks' voice in three words it would be: Conversational , Friendly, and Professional .

Whether it's an internet explainer video for your startup a corporate educational video, or a national television commercial, Jack records the same way: in his state of the art studio, or at your studio in New York or L.A. fully prepared and rehearsed.

Many of Jack's customer's compliment him on the super fast turnaround and quick service. With North American English as his first language and a professional studio equipped with Source Connect Pro, phone-patch capability, Neumann and Sennheiser microphones, JBL monitoring , Ozone mastering and RME preamps, you know that Jack's voice over performance and broadcast-quality sound, compete with the best studios in the world.

Because of Jack's experience as an announcer in major market radio, he offers the style of announcer as well. And after years of recording various narration voice over projects, Jack has mastered the art of medical narration. He has developed a way of rehearsing and preparing that your medical narration script sounds confident and natural. He is in high demand for corporate educational videos.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

North American, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New England (Boston, Providence), US South West (Texas), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US West Coast (California, Portland)

Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Young Adult (18-35)

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

Jack Has been performing voice work since 1985, while on-air at KQRS, Minneapolis. Jack's KQRS Mid-day time slot was the first individual daypart to defeat legendary WCCO-AM 12+ He cut his first demo reel at Voiceworks studio, Minneapolis in 1985, which led to his first voice over job; a television commercial for the Minnesota State Lottery on WCCO-TV. Since then, his warm, friendly, and conversational sound has led him to recording explainer videos, radio and television commercials and extensive video narration. He is often selected for business videos and business commercials as well as corporate and medical narration.

Jack is represented by Wehmann Models & Talent, Inc, Minneapolis, Philadelphia Post, Philadelphia, Talent Group, Pittsburgh and AB2 Talent, Los Angeles.
Jack was an active member of SAG/AFTRA for over 20 years and currently recording non-union voice overs.
Jack puts the same effort, preparation and rehearsal into an internet explainer video voiceover as he does a national commercial.

Credentials

Education

Jack Hicks is a "Student of people."

Jack has studied with the top voice over coaches in Hollywood, including Brad Heller, Craig Spear, Bill Holmes, Elaine Craig, Bill DeWees and many others.

Associates Degree Electronics
Black Sash, Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu
Associate Degree in business and marketing
Broadcast training at Brown Institute, Minneapolis
Former Real Estate Appraiser
20+ years in the Broadcast Industry at some of America's largest stations
Program Director at over 6 radio stations; small market to major market.
Live interviews of: John Kay, Tommy James, James Taylor, Don Felder, Edgar Winter, Billy Gibbons and many others.

Studio

Microphone

Neumann M-49 , Sennheiser MKH-416

Computer & Software

Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Sony Sound Forge, Ozone 8 Advanced software, Sonar Platinum.

Special Equipment

Focusrite Preamp, RME audio interface, JBL Monitors, Sennheiser HD600 headphones.

Delivery Methods

Email, Dropbox, FTP, Source Connect, ISDN

Turnaround Time

Usually within 2 hours.

Service Description

Same day Voice over if ordered before 12 noon central. Often as quick as one hour. Any mistakes made by Jack are fixed quickly with no charge.

Keywords: Conversational, Professional, Corporate, accessible , friendly , genuine , authentic , believable , guy-next-door, high energy , soft sell , hard sell , sincere , cool , hip , corporate , business like , relatable , sophisticated , knowledgeable , promo , urgent , and is consistently cast for a wide range of age requirements . . . male 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50's (25-54) E-learning ( elearning ), Explainer video , (Explainer). Medical.


Ballistic Arts Media Studio:
Jack was great to work with. He listened to direction well and was very prompt in his responses and deliveries. Would highly recommend him for future jobs.

Voices.com (Tyler Smith)
Great work! Thank you Jack!

Jesper Colding
This guy is a pro.
Smooth voice, understands direction, delivers fast and hi quality.
Will certainly use again!

Stewart Harris
This guy us awesome. On time, great feel for copy and when I failed to phonetically spell something, he did it a couple ways so we had what we need.
Hire Him!

Austin Visuals
Jack was quick, professional, and patient. Thank you for your help!

TMA
Jack was perfect for this video. He's got a good range!

RISE SICS Vasteras
Excellent job and professional service. Will definitely work with you again.

TowelTV
Was very good and flexible.

Lingl Inc.
Very professional and extremely fast! Nice conversational and friendly voice over. Thanks!

Testimonials

Definitely has the talent.

Bill Dewees

You have a funny voice.

Brad Heller

You have a good voice.

Per Bristow

You have the right voice for voice overs.

Bill Holmes

You sound intelligent. You don't suck.

Chuck Duran

Rich voice.

Craig Spear

I've had the pleasure of recording Jack on numerous occasions, and he never fails to be a pro on all levels. He's smart, articulate, funny and understands session dynamics very well.

As a VO talent, he has a nice range, is very adaptable at handling the quick changes, alternative inflection suggestions and copy edits that might inundate a less polished voice actor. His sound is smooth, rich and natural and he can add or subtract elements of any of those when asked to do so.

Additionally, since he is also a musician, he brings the ability to understand the rhythm and flow of copy in a way that makes it not feel as if he's simply reading aloud. This is not a particularly easy trait to find, and it makes recording Jack a welcome experience.

Andre Bergeron, Babble-On Recording Studios

Voice Over Clients

IBM, 3M, CITI, Turbo Tax, UPS, Pioneer/Dupont, Samsung, Porsche, GMC, Napa Service Centers, Nissan, Mall of American, Sears, Hampton Inn Hotels, Norm Reeves Honda, L.A., Dickies BBQ, Menards, Green Mill Restaurants, Papa Murphy's Pizza, WCCO-TV, Minnesota State Lottery, Harlem Globetrotters, KQRS, KSTP, KDWB, WLUP-AM, KSD-FM, and a variety of radio stations, explainer videos, YouTube videos and corporate presentation videos. Jack Hicks is currently heard in the Los Angeles, New York, Denver and Minneapolis local markets.

Payment Terms

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Internet Video

First Pillar Studios for Job #340251 30-45 second - American - Middle-age Male - Voice Over for online branding video - American

Fantastic job!

Jun 17, 2019

Business

Adhere Creative for Job #341916 Sunnova Video VO

It was a pleasure working with Jack. I highly recommend Jack for any of your VO projects.

Jun 13, 2019

Internet Video

Voices.com for Job #338298 New Ways to Inspire Video - Jack

Jack did a wonderful job and is very professional

May 28, 2019

Internet Video

Voices.com for Job #333140 Symbient Project - Confident + Friendly Read

Jack did a wonderful job!! His work is professional and fast in order to meet the clients deadline.

May 21, 2019

Animation

Voices.com for Job #333176 English Script - 3 Mins Animation

Amazing job on this work Jack!

May 14, 2019

Business

Leidos for Job #336377 Critical Insight AAA Framework

Thanks, Jack. A pleasant and professional experience. Well done!

May 8, 2019

Internet Video

Voices.com for Job #332059 Brand Video - Male

SUPER JOB!

May 8, 2019

Business

McDermott for Job #323867 McDermott QHSES

Jack was great!

Mar 20, 2019

Educational

dreamm ltd for Job #326349 Internal animation / learning voice over (English only)

Mar 1, 2019

Educational

New World production Group for Job #325492 Health2

Feb 15, 2019

Internet Video

New World production Group for Job #325484 Health VO

Great to work with Easy

Feb 15, 2019

Internet Video

Labtopia Farms LLC for Job #322838 Electrolock Military Battery web video

Great Job, Thanks!
Pete

Feb 15, 2019

Business

Voices.com for Job #316959 TRADE RECONSTRUCTION VIDEO

Feb 11, 2019

Business

Voices.com (Sean Mancuso) for Job #317547 English Male - Conference Intro Video

Great work! Thank you!

Jan 4, 2019

Business

Voices.com for Job #315985 Brand Video - Male

SUPER JOB!

Dec 19, 2018

Educational

Mortex Mfg. Co. Inc. for Job #317248 Solement Training Video(s)

Very customer focused - worked with us on pronunciation, timing, inflection and overall tone. Pleasure to work with and will send more work his way.

Dec 11, 2018

Business

Voices.com for Job #312147 Private Voices.com Invite

Jack was wonderful! Thank you for all of your help :)

Dec 4, 2018

Internet Video

Agora Financial for Job #316754 FINANCIAL BOOK PROMOTION NEEDS MALE VOICE

Dec 4, 2018

Telephone

Voices.com for Job #312067 Voices.com - Jack, your voice is requested! Repeat client

Jack is terrific to work with, thank you for all of your help!!

Nov 12, 2018

Business

Kinetic for Job #308985 Qora Brand Install Video

Nov 9, 2018