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Jack Hicks

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

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Jack Hicks

  Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Highlights

It's really about tone. -Stevie Ray Vaughan
I am fortunate to be the voice of the world’s largest brands. Recent clients include: IBM, Honeywell, CITI, UPS, 3M, Dupont, Monsanto, Samsung, Pioneer, Estee Lauder, ESPN Radio, WBZ-TV, WCCO-TV, KQRS-FM, KSTP-FM, WLUP-AM, KSD-FM, KDWB-FM, Minnesota State Lottery, Mall of America, Hampton Inn Hotels, Green Mill Restaurants, Dickies Bar-B-Que and many others including startup explainer videos and YouTube videos.

I have recorded thousands of commercials, e-learning narration and explainer narration projects for clients all over the world, full-time, in my private, state-of-the-art studio. I'm usually recording from 6am-6pm M-F and 8am-12noon Saturdays. All times are central.

My accent is best described as neutral, Midwest, U.S. English.

The categories that I get frequent requests include: explainer videos, large e-learning projects,  YouTube videos, major market and small market radio commercials, television commercials in all size markets, large telephone answering messages and business videos. I also excel at educational videos and internet videos.

My style is described as 35-49 year old male, friendly, authoritative, confident, conversational and regular guy. I am often hired to play the part of a kind father, guy-next-door and sometimes "clueless super-hero" in video games and cartoons. I'm sometimes referred to as "every man, charismatic and even happy go lucky." I've been hired for projects where the requirement was charismatic and approachable.

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY
My goal, with every voice project I accept is to do such a great job and provide
such great customer service that I develop an ongoing relationship and a repeat
customer for life.  I'm happy to have 5-star ratings on every review I've
received, and I'll continue to do everything I can to keep it like that. 
If for any reason your not happy with anything I've done, please contact me and
I'll take care of it immediately. I'm always a phone call or an email away.  I work in the studio from 6am until 6pm central time, Monday through Friday and 8am until 12noon on Saturday.

STUDIO AND AUDIO
My recordings are on par with the finest recording studios in New York and L.A. 
I have an incredible sounding recording booth and I don't skimp on equipment. 
Neumann U-87, Black Lion A/D converter, Focusrite preamps, JBL Monitors,
Sennheiser Headphones, Mogami Cables.  Nothing left to chance.  My
computer is custom built for me by eCollegePC,
and features solid state hard drives.  I use Drop Box and Source Connect. 
For phone directed sessions I use Blue Tooth.  ISDN is available through
Babel On Studios in Minneapolis.  Software: Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Sony Sound Forge, Izotope Ozone 5 Mastering Software.


ADDITIONAL SERVICES

I've been producing commercials for over 35 years.  Usually I record the
voice and send it to a producer, but I'm available to produce your commercial or
narration audio.  If you require a professional studio
for a live, directed session, I usually use Babel On Studios in Minneapolis. 
They are top of the line in every way.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

North American, US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes),
Fargo.

Ages

Middle Aged, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audio books, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Radio, Telephone,
Television, E-learning, Corporate education, Explainer Video.

Experience

Over 30 years recording commercials, narrations,  for the world's top
brands as well as some of the smallest mom and pop startups.  I provide the
same service to small clients as I do corporate narration.
 

Education

I have an associates degree in marketing, and associates degree in electronics,
I've been through real estate appraisal school and I have a black sash in
southern praying mantis kung fu.  I've played guitar for years and years. 
I have a Les Paul, Stratocaster, Precision Bass, Gibson 175, Esteve Classical
guitar, made in Spain, A Blue Ridge flat-top and a Marshall hand wired 18 watt
combo.  I love playing guitar.

STUDIO

Neumann U-87
Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Sonar Platinum, Sony Sound Forge


Delivery Methods

Source Connect Standard , Drop Box,,  e-mail


Turnaround Time

24 hours (usually the same day)





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

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. 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, Elaine Craig and many others.

Studio

  • Microphone

    Neumann U-87

  • Computer & Software

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

  • 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 ordered before 12 noon central. Often as quick 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).


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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  • Telephone
    / 5 Voices.com for Job #289389 Voices.com - Telephone Voicemail Greeting - Male and Female Talent Thank you Jack!
    Your quick and excellent reads are always very much appreciated and it's such a pleasure getting to work with you this much!
    Jun 15, 2018
  • Educational
    / 5 Wire Buzz for Job #280942 TAILORx Video Amazing and very responsive! Was so helpful giving us our updates and pickups in a timely manner. We would definitely use him again!
    Jun 5, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Voices.com (Jordan Freeman) for Job #288082 Voices - Your voice requested! Internal Video Excellent job!!
    Jun 4, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Voices.com (Sean Mancuso) for Job #287225 Voices: English Male - Product Video SUPER JOB!
    Jun 4, 2018
  • Educational
    / 5 In Tandem Inc. for Job #282671 Long Term Care eLearning Jack was excellent to work with.
    The quality of his voice and quality of the recording were fantastic.
    Very happy to work with him and have more projects in the queue.
    Jun 1, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Voices.com (Sean Mancuso) for Job #282336 Voices: English Male - Software Introduction SUPER JOB!
    May 1, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Voices.com (Stephanie Dickson) for Job #281438 Voices: Internal Presentation Video - 151 words Thank you Jack for your awesome work and being so accommodating of a last minute session.
    It is very much appreciated and I look forward to the next project!
    Apr 26, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 advids.co for Job #282306 My Easy Wellness-2 It was amazing to work with you.
    Thank you for prompt responses, and amazing take on the VO.
    Hope to work with you soon on other projects.
    Apr 20, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Kiewit for Job #281537 Market Overview video
    Apr 13, 2018
  • Telephone
    / 5 Santella Productions Inc. for Job #280335 Inglewood Park Cemetery Jack was awesome to work with. Great voice, took direction instantly and a really nice guy. Just a pleasure to work with!
    Apr 9, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Phone Design for Job #278893 TRACTEL Americain Perfect!!
    Apr 3, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Voices.com (Tyler Smith) for Job #280010 Voices - Online Real Estate Video - Haines Wonderful job! Thank you!
    Apr 3, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Voices.com (Laura Beausaert) for Job #277136 Voices.com - RUSH AUDITIONS For Business Usage Great job Jack!
    Mar 29, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Voices.com (Trevon Buccione) for Job #278503 Voices - Internet - Authentic & Believable AMAZING!!

    Thank you for all your hard work :) Such a pleasure to work with!
    Mar 28, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Niyati Technologies Pvt. Ltd. for Job #275504 Alef Mobitech
    Mar 16, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 87seconds for Job #270650 Catch Charleroi - EN
    Mar 14, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Optimal Health Products for Job #272697 Video Sales Letter - natural health supplement Jack was great to work with - high quality recordings, met all deadlines and was easy to work with. Would definitely recommend!
    Mar 9, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Healthcare Video Edge for Job #274220 Sizzle Reel - Healthcare Video Edge Jack was very gracious and easy to work with - he didn't mind having me on the phone as he did his recording session so that I could give feedback and coaching to get things exactly as I wanted. He did a great job and I will definitely use him again. Highly recommend!
    Mar 8, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Azzi Films for Job #270617 Orphos Jack was really quick and open. Thank you so much!
    Feb 13, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Voices.com (Sean Mancuso) for Job #271538 Your Voice Requested - Event Project SUPER JOB!
    Feb 9, 2018