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Jack Hicks

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
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Jack Hicks

  Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Highlights

Jack Hicks is one of  the fastest growing voice talent in the U.S! The reason? Well, first of all his sound!  Couple that with fast, professional voice work and responsive customer service and you've got a winning combination. Jack has years of experience as an announcer. Learning a conversational delivery took a lot of work and study. Now, Jack's combination of announcer and conversational is making him one of the most popular internet and business voice over artists on Voices.com


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Jack's Story:

Jack Hicks has gone from major market radio announcer to one of the fastest growing, trusted, voice over talents in the country.

Jack was a radio personality at the largest rock station in the U.S. in the 80's and 90's, KQRS-FM, Minneapolis. At the peak of his career, however, he lost his job due to laryngitis. After a brief period of self pity,  Jack decided to devote his life to learning about the human voice; how to use it, how to protect it and cultivate a sound that is rich and relaxed.


Once he got serious about the voice over profession,  Jack has recorded hundreds of Television commercials, Radio commercials, e-learning projects, explainer video narration projects, training videos, internet videos, educational scripts, public television narration and VO projects of every sort and description.


Voice Style The first word that comes to mind when describing Jack's voice is "friendly." He has been described as sincere and trusted, genuine, authentic and the "guy next door voice."

Jack has been told by producers that his voice is in the sweet spot of demographics and can sound from 30 to 55 depending on the project. He is frequently asked to do voice overs that are targeted to the 25-54 demo.

Jack's unique Friendly voice style is hard to compare to other voice artists, but some have said he sounds like "Jim from the Office" (John Krasinski).

Because of his former radio background, Jack has done his share of hard-sell automotive commercials for local clients around the U.S. But has moved on to more conversational and real guy commercials.



Credits Include: 3M, Turbo Tax 2017, UPS, Pioneer, DuPont, T. D. Ameritrade, Samsung, McDonalds, Hampton Inn Hotels, Mall of America, Dickies Bar-B-Que, WCCO-TV, Powerball Lottery, Harlem Globetrotters, Dreams and Mysteries cable TV, Sears, Green Mill Restaurants, Connecticut Public Broadcasting and local car dealers for: GMC, Buick, Toyota, Caddilac, Mazerati, Mercedes Benz and others.



Performance Capabilities: Friendly Male Voice are the three words used most to describe Jack’s sound. But he also performs styles that are described as trustworthy, sincere, intelligent, professional, natural, conversational and relatable. “Real guy” is another description of Jack’s delivery.
 

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

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

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, 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."

He has studied with Brad Heller, Craig Spear, Bill Homes and many others.

Associations

SAG-AFTRA

Studio

  • Microphone

    Neumann TLM49, 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 take re-takes no extra charge. No extra charge for Source Connect or phone patch sessions.

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

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Next Steps

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  • Business
    / 5 Tyler Smith for Job #219045 Voices.com - Professional, Corporate - Medical Sales Training Video awesome work Jack!
    Feb 22, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Annette Pikaart 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 Stephanie Zee for Job #175129 Casevideo for FMCG brand Was very good and flexible.
    Mar 8, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Judy Jacobs for Job #164793 Internet video narration Very professional and extremely fast! Nice conversational and friendly voice over. Thanks!
    Nov 24, 2015