Mark Kovar  Los Angeles, US

Mark Kovar
/ 5 37 Reviews
Mark Kovar

Mark Kovar

Kovar's Giant Mega Minute of VO

Highlights

Mark Brings over 5 years of voice over experience in front of the mic and 20 years behind the console. Mark's wide vocal range includes announcer style VO, regular guy type, characters and characterizations, singing and composing tunes/jingles. Mark has been with voices.com for less than a year, and has already received over 30 5-star ratings! Click on the "Feedback" tab to read reviews from Mark's clients. THE WEST COAST ATTITUDE DUDE After many years behind the mixing console working with some of the best talent on the planet, Mark is in front of the mic, bringing a fresh new sound with a raw style all his own. If you're looking for a voice with the California vibe, look no further! If your SIZZLE reel needs a personal touch, Mark can find a balance between "announcer" and "friendly guy" that will work for your piece. If your explainer video needs some pizzazz, he won't let a technical script put anyone to sleep! Mark currently has commercials running for Taco Bueno, Life Fitness, and Powerdent(Brad Beth/Bad Breath). Mark has also been the voice for many e-learning, technical, inspirational/motivational videos, cellphone apps and more. If you like what you hear, CLICK THE HEART ICON to add me to your favorites! MARK IS COMMITTED TO SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE 1. I need to get it perfect. Someone might be listening. 2. Rewrites and fixes are part of the deal. see #1 3. My highest priority is client satisfaction, not the release of payment. 4. I'm accessible, harmonious, professional, and fun to work with. 5. see #1 A VOICE WITH POWER, PUNCH and ATTITUDE Mark's voice has a range of ages and styles. Whether you are producing an internet video, a commercial, a corporate video, a cartoon or videogame, or something else, Mark will deliver a superior, well recorded voice track custom for your needs. DEMO PRODUCTION If you want to update your demo, or produce one from scratch, send Mark a message and you will receive a quote shortly. Be sure to click the HEART ICON to add Mark to your Favorites!

Languages

English (North American), English, Spanish

Accents

Authentic CALIFORNIAN surfer skater, which means I also speak Spanish. SOUTHERN: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Virginia. MIDWEST: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Canada. HISPANIC: Cuba, Panama, Mexico, Spain, El Salvador. COMICALLY: Hindi, British, Hungarian, Russian and Italian accents. My voice is versatile, pliable, and dynamic.

Ages

Young Adult, Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

Cartoons, Movie Trailers, Documentaries, Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Radio, Telephone, Videogames, Jingles, Podcasting, Television, Internet, Music

Experience

A NEW TALENT ON THE MOVE
Most of Mark's voice over experience has been behind the mixing console. He has worked with many actors, including some big names like Ben Kingsley, Gary Owens, Patrick Stewart, and Don LaFontaine. Working with the best of the best inspired Mark to go for it.
NOW, Mark is in front of the mic! He brings a raw style all his own, somewhere between surfer dude, tough guy, and brainiac. ATTITUDE w INTELLIGENCE!
Some of Mark's happy clients include: Taco Bueno, Life Fitness, POC Optics, Powerdent (Brad Beth/Bad Breath), JeeVaWay, Latino Leaders Awards, Capn's Lawg (Capt. Kirk/ ENS. Picard). Mark has also been the voice for many e-learning, technical, inspirational/motivational videos, cellphone apps and more. Mark is committed to client satisfaction. Join his list of happy clients! If you like what you hear, be sure to add Mark to your favorites.

Credentials

Education

CSUDH studio arts/electronic music. UCLA extension: art of voiceover 1&2. videosymphony: various post production certifications.
"In this business, styles come and go like fads. You really have to keep you ears open. There are still guys impersonating Don LaFontaine and working full time doing trailers. Now, everyone wants either Morgan Freeman or Morgan Freeman. In my humble opinion, they all fall short of my all-time VO hero, Paul Frees. Maybe in the future, guys will be impersonating the 'Kovar Sound'. I hope not. Because years ago, when I worked briefly with Mr. LaFontaine, he said, 'Kid, you have a great voice. You can do it. Just be yourself.', and this remains my philosophy today. Create. Don't Imitate. Thanks Don!"

Studio

  • Microphone

    Electrovoice RE20, RE320, Rode Procaster, AT4033, Sure SM96, and soon a Rode NT1-A

  • Computer & Software

    Windows, Mac, Pro tools, Sonar, Reason, Ableton, many music synths, Many plugins.

  • Special Equipment

    Music production gear including Fender and Gibson Guitars, Fender and Peavey Bass, Various Percussion Instruments, Harmonica, Roland groove synth, Lead Vocal and Harmony Vocal (3 octave mid barritone), Audio mastering gear

  • Delivery Methods

    and and all including dropbox, FTP, email, snail mail, pidgeon

  • Turnaround Time

    less than 24 hours

Service Description

Listed below are my current services available. I'm in the studio 6 days a week, and most projects are delivered within 24 hours. message me for custom reads and quotes.

Voiceover, commercial production, music production, video editing, animation, audio post production, jingles, copy editing, copy writing, phone patch, skype, corporate animation, voice coach, videography

Testimonials

Excellent professional work! Quick turnaround. He sent a few different versions and I was able to choose what I needed the first time around. No revisions necessary! Thanks, Mark!
Posted by my latest client.

Family Christmas Album

Excellent to work with. Fast. Professional. Very Friendly. Looking forward to the next session with Mark for sure!

Ef Sharp New York, NY

Awesome to work with!

Harp Creative, LLC

Amazing work! Super fast turn around on all of the files!

EJ from Voices.com

Excellent! Professional, fast, and easy to work with. Mark gave us exactly what we were looking for, and the turnaround time was exceptional.

CDM Smith

Excellent professional work! Quick turnaround. He sent a few different versions and I was able to choose what I needed the first time around. No revisions necessary! Thanks, Mark!

JHM

It was a pleasure to work with Mark. We will be glad to see him at our future projects.

Elephant Games

wow.

Robert Granlund

Client List

Taco Bueno, Life Fitness, Voices.com, Fuelless Gravity Engine, 3M, Powerdent, POC (Physical Optics Corp.), JeeVaWay, CTC Mathematics, Deus Ex, the Fall, GT Video Games, Elephant Games, JHM, CDM Smith, Harp Creative LLC, Ef Sharp, Haagy Christmas Album.
add Mark to your favorites so you can find him easily later.
Be sure to click the HEART ICON and have a great day!

Payment Terms

Hire Mark for voice-over work. 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 Mark Kovar 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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1 / 5

Mark listened to the direction we gave about what we were looking for and went the extra mile to provide exactly what we wanted right away. He was also very quick to respond and supply the final work! We were very pleased and would recommend him to anyone.

Sep 4, 2014
2 / 5

Great work, thanks!

Aug 26, 2014
3 / 5

Mark has been an exceptional talent to work with and did a fantastic job!

Jun 27, 2014
4 / 5

Mark is fantastic!! Excellent work!

Jun 4, 2014
5 / 5

Mark not only blew away our client with his audition, but delivered an equally stunning script read. When the client requested changes to the script, Mark was willing and able to make changes quickly. I would definitely hire Mark again for future projects.

May 9, 2014
6 / 5

Mark is great to work with! I will definitely be using him again on future projects!

Jan 24, 2014
7 / 5

Great Job Mark! - I might be requesting some of the alternate reads from you that we had you do before you edited them, if possible. Thanks!

Dec 4, 2013
8 / 5

The Mighty Kovar makes my job a dream!!! Very psyched for the next go round!!

Nov 18, 2013
9 / 5

Great work!! Thank you very much!!

Nov 15, 2013
10 / 5

Great voice. Quick turn-around. Great communication.

From
Evan Lober
Nov 5, 2013
11 / 5

Mark was wonderful to work with. Professional, committed to excellence, responsive and caring. I would highly recommend working with him.

Sep 27, 2013
12 / 5

Super fast turn around! Excellent files!!

Sep 26, 2013
13 / 5

You were a true professional and delivered a superior end product. You will be top of mind as similar projects present themselves. Thanks Mark!

Sep 25, 2013
14 / 5

Mark had to deal with our picky visionaries.
He didn't complain once he just did it in an immediate fashion.
A pleasure to work with.
A great, Professional talent!
Thank you

Sep 11, 2013
15 / 5

Extremely professional and quick turnarounds. A joy to work with. Highly recommended.

Sep 5, 2013
16 / 5

Great to work with! Gave me the right tone and rhythm for my project. Thanks, Mark!

Sep 4, 2013
17 / 5

Amazing! Client loves it! Thanks again Mark, I look forward to many more!

Aug 28, 2013
18 / 5

Great working with Mark. A real pro!

Aug 26, 2013
19 / 5

Aug 21, 2013
20 / 5

From
Yuri Pak
Aug 20, 2013
21 / 5

Fast turnaround, great read.

Aug 19, 2013
22 / 5

Mark is quick, smart & flexible. It's ideal for our startup

Aug 15, 2013
23 / 5

Great job and very easy to work with!

From
Wes Wages
Aug 8, 2013
24 / 5

Aug 6, 2013
25 / 5

Thank you so much for all your work.

best,

Aug 5, 2013
26 / 5

Excellent to work with. Fast. Professional. Very Friendly. Looking forward to the next session with Mark for sure!

May 6, 2013
27 / 5

Apr 30, 2013
28 / 5

Awesome to work with!

Apr 23, 2013
29 / 5

Amazing work! Super fast turn around on all of the files!

Mar 27, 2013
30 / 5

Excellent work, and quick turnaround. Thanks Mark!

Mar 14, 2013
31 / 5

Great work! Thanks

Mar 7, 2013
32 / 5

Excellent! Professional, fast, and easy to work with. Mark gave us exactly what we were looking for, and the turnaround time was exceptional.

Jan 17, 2013
33 / 5

It was a pleasure to work with Mark. We will be glad to see him at our future projects.

Nov 27, 2012
34 / 5

From
Paul Wynn
Nov 7, 2012
35 / 5

Great work, fast turnaround

Nov 5, 2012
36 / 5

Oct 27, 2012
37 / 5

Excellent professional work! Quick turnaround. He sent a few different versions and I was able to choose what I needed the first time around. No revisions necessary! Thanks, Mark!

Oct 10, 2012