Mike Hanson Toronto, Ontario, CA

Mike Hanson
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Mike Hanson

Mike Hanson

Highlights

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 :)".

Languages

English (North American), English

Accents

North American

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

Cartoons, Movie Trailers, Business, Educational, Radio, Telephone, Videogames, Podcasting, Television, Internet

Experience

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.

Credentials

Education

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, Dan Oday, David Goldberg, Tracey Hoyt, Deb Munro and Elley-Ray Hennessey.

Associations

ACTRA

Studio

  • Microphone

    Neuman UH7 and Audio-Technica

  • Computer & Software

    iMAC

  • Special Equipment

    Quick access to fully equipped studio facilities

  • Delivery Methods

    Format of your choice or CD via Pre-paid courier if requested

  • Turnaround Time

    2-24 hours

Service Description

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.

Testimonials

"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."
- Tom Eymundson, CEO & principal director

Pirate Radio & Television, Toronto & New York

"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."
- Wayne S. Roberts, President & Creative Director

Blade Creative Branding, Inc. Toronto

"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."
- Donna McCarthy, President & Creative Director

Dory Ads, Halifax NS and St. John's NFL

"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.

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

Imprint Music, Toronto ON

Client List

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:
CARP Auto, Home & Life Insurance ( Canada Radio & Web)
KFC (Canada Radio, TV & Web)
Mike's Hard Lemonade (US TV, Radio & Web)
Park'N Fly (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)
Doro Wireless (Radio)
Foodland Grocery Stores (Radio)
Honda Dealers Atlantic Canada (Radio)
Nova Vault (Radio & Web)
Shoeless Joe's Sports Bar & Grills (Radio)



Payment Terms

Hire Mike 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

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