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Jack Hicks

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
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/ 5 15 Reviews

Jack Hicks

  Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Highlights

I think you'll agree with me when I say:

It's REALLY hard to produce your e-learning or explainer video when your voice over is not compelling, engaging and doesn't hold the interest of your audience. Worse, when the voice "artist" doesn't complete your voice over quickly.

I quickly get the tone and emotion you want.

Often a voice artist produces a voice over that doesn't sound nearly as good as their demo. It takes dedication and experience to record a voice over that's genuine, honest and conversational. Just because someone has a good quality microphone and is based in Los Angeles doesn't mean you'll end up with a great voice over.

Here's the deal:

You get a studio quality, radio ready, voice over with 2 completely different reads in the same day. I've studied with the best voice over coaches in Hollywood and I know how to deliver a world class voice over to you quickly. I do it every day for producers all over the world.

Why Does this matter?

Because you get exactly what you want, quickly. I give you 2 different completely different reads. Usually one will fit your project perfectly. If not, send me your comments and direction and I'll cut it again.

The best part?:

I don't charge extra. I work to get you the voice over you want quickly. I want you to hire me again. The best way I can achieve that is to give you the voice over you want. Often the first take works the best. But, if for some reason if it's not what you had in mind, I re-cut it for free. Quickly too. The only time I charge an additional fee is if you completely re-write your copy.

Here' are the steps I go through with you:

1. Send me your copy.
2. I'll read it over several times to get a feel for it and determine the best style.
3. I mark the copy in pencil for flow and rhythm.
4. I rehearse it several more times.
5. Next, I record your voice over, listen back and critique my performance.
6. Record several takes.
7. Record a contrasting take going through the same process.
8. The two best takes, are selected and edited.
9. Your wave or mp3 file is sent to you via voices.com or Dropbox.
This whole process can often be done in less than an hour!

Payment is made through voices.com SurePay...

An escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through voices.com then download your files from the website.

Obviously, extremely long projects are a little different. But, I'm fast with those as well. I just completed a 15,000 word e-learning project which only took 4 days to complete... with revisions!

For most voice over projects, if I get your copy early enough in the day, I can have it to you the same day.
If I get it late in the afternoon or early evening, I'll have it to you the next day.


About Jack Hicks:

Jack has been a voice over artist for many years. Starting out in radio, he quickly worked his way up to the afternoon drive announcer at KDWB-FM, Minneapolis. From there he moved to Middays on KQRS-FM, Minneapolis where his on-air time slot (10-3p) was number one with all listeners in the Minneapolis market.

Jack also appeared on KSTP in Minneapolis, and WLUP-AM, Chicago and KSD, St. Louis.

After losing his radio job to larangytis, he dedicated his life to learning about the human voice. That led to his career as a voice artist.

Some of Jack's clients include: T.D. Ameritrade, Turbo Tax, Pioneer, Dupont, Estee Lauder, Salesforce, McDonalds, 3M, Samsung, Powerball and is heard in the Los Angeles and New York markets.

When Jack isn't recording he helps out beginners to the voice over industry. He is the author of the book 99 Tips to Voice Over Excellence.

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Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

North American, US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US West Coast (California, Portland)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, 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. Jack is represented by Talent Poole in the Minneapolis market and Philadelphia Post in the Philadelphia market. Jack is represented nationally by AB2 Talent, Los Angeles. Jack was an active member of SAG/AFTRA for over 20 years and is currently recording non-union voice overs. Jack puts the same effort into an internet video narration voice over 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 and many others.

Associations

SAG-AFTRA

Studio

  • Microphone

    Neumann U87, Sennheiser 416

  • Computer & Software

    Sonar Platinum, Sony Sound Forge, Adobe Audition, Ozone 5 Mastering software.

  • Special Equipment

    Focusrite Preamp, Black Lion audio interface, JBL Monitors, Sennheiser HD600 headphones.

  • Delivery Methods

    Email, Dropbox, FTP, Source Connect, ISDN

  • Turnaround Time

    In as little as 1 hour.

Service Description

Same day Voice over if your copy is in before 12 noon central. Often turnover is as little as one hour. Same copy re-takes no extra charge.

Keywords: 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 (Website hidden) 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).

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

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

Hire Jack as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

To contact Jack Hicks about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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Television Promos 356

Jack Hicks

  • Business
    / 5 Voices.com (Tyler Smith) for Job #259310 Voices.com - Jack - Your Voice Requested - Fundraising Video Great work! Thank you Jack!
    Nov 27, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 JesperColding for Job #259765 software explainer This guy is a pro.
    Smooth voice, understands direction, delivers fast and hi quality.
    Will certainly use again!

    Thanx, Jesper Colding
    Producer/Animator
    www.jespercolding.dk
    Nov 16, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 Stewart Harris for Job #253327 Association 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!
    Nov 9, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 Austin Visuals for Job #254597 Consure Medical Jack was quick, professional, and patient. Thank you for your help!
    Nov 4, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 Voices.com (Joel Burton) for Job #250375 Voices.com - App/Web - Sincere Narrator
    Oct 23, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 University of Idaho for Job #252266 Celebrating 125 Years of Idaho Agriculture Experiment Station
    Sep 28, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 TMA for Job #239915 Branded Animated Video Jack was perfect for this video. He's got a good range!
    Sep 10, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 RISE SICS Vasteras for Job #248285 Introduction to the "Industrial Software Development" online course Excellent job and professional service. Will definitely work with you again.
    Aug 29, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Maestro for Job #230651 Sage Nurses Week
    May 12, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 Voices.com (Tyler Smith) for Job #227840 Voices.com - Online Video Fantastic job Jack! We look forward to working with you again.
    Apr 26, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Voices.com (Tyler Smith) for Job #219045 Voices.com - Professional, Corporate - Medical Sales Training Video awesome work Jack!
    Feb 22, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Maestro for Job #217131 Sage Brand Video - Male
    Jan 24, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Dave Croyle for Job #190090 Lighting Product Video V/O
    Jul 7, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 TowelTV for Job #175129 Casevideo for FMCG brand Was very good and flexible.
    Mar 8, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Lingl Inc. for Job #164793 Internet video narration Very professional and extremely fast! Nice conversational and friendly voice over. Thanks!
    Nov 24, 2015