Mike Hanson's voice has been described as perfect to present a reading of the phone book. He makes anything sound attractive, engaging, and fun. Some ask when they hear him speak: "Who's that? God?" He wouldn't say that; it's blasphemous. But some do. (Reckless, right?) But he would use the words of another holy dude "Who am I to judge?"
His trademark "Wiseassery" brings some humor to any script requiring that "little extra". His tonality is deep and mature. He can bring gravitas as well as warmth in the "just right" amounts for a work that needs it.
Hanson is an accomplished veteran Voice Actor who believes in staying relevant and sharp. So he takes classes with the most respected casting directors and coaches in the industry. As highly regarded director, David Goldberg, CEO at Edge Studio. New York City said recently at a full day workshop he led for a professional class in Toronto "Great having you in the workshop Mike - your voice is terrific, your reads are great, your comments are fun. Wish you sat in on all the classes :)".
English (North American), English
North American, US General American (GenAm)
Middle Aged, Senior
Business, Cartoons, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Mike Hanson has performed in thousands of radio, TV and internet commercials for major international clients plus farsighted, brand sensitive local/regional marketers. His client list covers the world. Many campaigns he's been a part of have won major advertising, video and marketing industry awards. More importantly, whatever the market level, they get great results and achieve their marketers' objectives.
He also performs in audio drama, short audio book productions and corporate videos used for almost every imaginable purpose.
BA and MBA credits in Marketing and Industrial Relations, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Dozens of VO seminars and webinars from most of the leading coaches in the business across North America, including in Marice Tobias Pat Fraley, Nancy Wolfson, Harland Hogan, Dan Oday, David Goldberg, Tracey Hoyt, Deb Munro, Elley-Ray Hennessey, Kim Hurdon, Dee Shipley and Jesse Thompson.
Neuman UH7 and Audio-Technica
Computer & Software
Quick access to fully equipped studio facilities
Format of your choice or CD via Pre-paid courier if requested
Auditions within hours of request for proposal receipt. Delivery of finished recordings in format of a client's choice within minutes of the booked session.
Script writing including advice, collaboration or concept from scratch. Ask for details.
"Mike's exceptional talent as a voice actor is only surpassed by his incredible work ethic. I direct actors from all over the world - rarely do I encounter someone who merits as much kudos as Mike."Pirate Radio & Television, Toronto & New York
- Tom Eymundson, CEO & principal director
"Mike is a remarkable talent, gifted with a natural ability to life words off a page, take direction and deliver performances with professionalism, speed and positivity. His versatility and collaborative nature are true attributes that make the working relationship both pleasant and productive. And then there is The Voice - rich, mellifluous and filled with warmth that makes it eminently worth listening to. Plus he's sharp, funny and adds value to the process. One of the best, no doubt."Blade Creative Branding, Inc. Toronto
- Wayne S. Roberts, President & Creative Director
"Mike Hanson is wonderful. He is as nice as he is talented. And he is very, very talented. His voice always cuts through the clutter because it sounds so darn good. And he understands comedy as well or better than any other performer. If you want a stronger reel, hire Mike."Dory Ads, Halifax NS and St. John's NFL
- Donna McCarthy, President & Creative Director
"Mike Hanson is the consummate voice professional. I've worked with him regularly for the past 5 years and it's always a great time.Imprint Music, Toronto ON
He brings to the table what we all want from our voice talent - a great voice, great energy and endless creativity. Add in solid microphone skills coupled with quick wit and it's the perfect v.o. situation.
I should also mention that Mike always "gets it" meaning he intuitively understands the writer's intention, as well as every little subtext in the copy.
In short, working with Mike makes it easy!"
Service Category: Voice Actor
Year first hired: 2008 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
- Tim White, Director
Voice Over Clients
Mike Hanson's client list is a "who's who" from around the world. He's performed thousands of commercials and other narrations for hundreds of clients.
Among his most recent national commercial clients are:
Dr. Pepper, (Canada New Media)
KFC (Canada Radio, TV & Web)
Mike's Hard Lemonade (US TV, Radio & Web)
Park'N Fly (Canada Radio)
Sleep Country (Canada Radio)
President's Choice Garden Products (Canada Radio)
Subway Restaurants (Canada Radio)
The Source Electronics Shops (Canada Radio)
The Weather Network (Canada Radio)
Toyota "Tacoma" Trucks (Web)
Wrigley's ("Skittles" Internet and national TV)
Among his most recent regional commercial clients are:
Brashears American Made Furniture (Radio)
Don Valley North Toyota Group (Radio & TV)
Foodland Grocery Stores (Radio)
Honda Dealers Atlantic Canada (Radio)
Jones Bros Jewellers (Radio)
Nova Vault (Radio & Web)
Shoeless Joe's Sports Bar & Grills (Radio)
Tarragon Theatre (Radio)
Union Hearing Centre (Radio)
Hire Mike 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.
To contact Mike Hanson about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.
Tim Yarosh for Job #110289 "Almighty" Junk my Car Radio :30 Great to work with, thanks!Jul 8, 2014
Jarden MacQueen for Job #80418 The Most Uninteresting Man in the World Fast turn around and high quality files! I look forward to future projects together!Jul 16, 2013
Joe Batty for Job #59008 "Founded on Furniture" Mike Hanson is a voice god. Amazingly range, great recording quality, and fast responses. Was flexible and helpful with the inevitable changes that come along with a video project. He's a pro, through and through. Can't wait to work with him again.Jul 7, 2012
Matthew Acheson for Job #56860 Audiobook Reader for a Sci-Fi / Horror Short Story (3 of 12) Mike is a top notch professional voice talent. His work exceeded my expectations, and I look forward to working with him again on other projects.Jun 1, 2012
Timothy Truett for Job #48474 Amazon Hot Tub Radio 601 Mike,
Great job!! Absolutely perfect! You are a true pro, and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with you again!
TimJan 13, 2012
Jason Magbanua for Job #42667 Narration for a Love Story Video MIke is a pro. In the truest sense of the word. Transaction was swift and revisions under a tight schedule were also granted.
The output was superb. Everybody loved it!
http://jasonmagbanua.com/2011/09/26/id-lie-to-tell-you-a-story-cay-and-melvin/Sep 28, 2011
Marcel Wieder for Job #42774 Public Affairs spot A real pleasure to work with Mike 'gets' what we are looking for and delivers it.Sep 22, 2011
Walt Shinault for Job #39139 Independent business Extremely courteous, professional and timely!Jul 16, 2011
Dino Barletta for Job #34479 Champion of Hope (non-profit) Mike Hanson was PHENOMENAL to work with. A CLASS act - thru and thru. He gave me 3 different AUDITION reads - before he was ever even booked. He helped me up against a very tight deadline - and could not have gone above and beyond anymore than he did. Oh yeah... his voice is OUTSTANDING! Thank You for everything Mike - I look forward to working with you again.Apr 13, 2011
Ed Ouellette for Job #22359 Voiceover, Internet video, How we do Business Mike is easy to work with and does a great job - he's a natural actor and really brings life to the script. Thanks!Aug 23, 2010
Kent Murray for Job #21208 private family project Thanks for the great work, and super quick turnaround time!!May 15, 2010
Eric Madeja for Job #20355 SWS - English Posting First recording right on! Mike is a true professional. Thanks Mike.Apr 19, 2010