Meet Mike Hanson...

Mr. Mayor & resident VO artist asks: "Does this tux come with pants?"

Like most legends, his began in his mind, then moved to a little 5000 watt station.

Wait! What? No. It was a big 50,000 watt Top 40 powerhouse, C-FUN in Vancouver, B.C.! Home of the “Good Guys”! He hung with them on and off air which led to doctors prognostisizing:"Yes, Mrs. Hanson. Your little boy has terminal wiseassery". She lived another 30 years, despite everything, bless her forgiving soul.

(He just asked: "Have you checked out my demos yet?")

Anyway, it's true. He began at the top and... over time...moved...sideways...and now lives about 3000 miles east  in Canada's wine country, Niagara. (He just admitted: "Wiseassery is not my home...but it is my happy place!")

Since 1990 Hanson has performed in several thousand productions in broadcast, new media and video for an impressive roster of clients including "Blue Chippers" like KFC, Toyota and Wrigley's. These gigs and countless others were booked by producers at many of the world's most successful and creative agencies such as BBDO, JWT and Taxi.

Along the wiseasserist way to a pretty lofty perch in the voice acting world he built upon gigs as a news anchor, a DJ, a writer, an actor, and even as a suit. He's written, performed & otherwise done what he was told in 5 major radio & 1 TV spot pools that were all recent award winners at Cannes, London, New York, Toronto and everyone's mecca for great advertising, Halifax!

Hanson's voiceover work has won over both awards judges and hardass Marketing Directors who tend to appreciate creative that actually sells something. Wise of him, don't you think?

(The persistent sort just asked again "Have you checked out my demos?)

He understands management's needs (He still has a suit). He loves writers, directors and producers (He has jeans too.)

Wiseassery. "It's not just an attitude", says Mike. "It's....um...well...OK it is an attitude. Have you checked out my demos yet?" Undeterred he adds "Although I've been saluted by the occasional middle finger, I respond really well to the up-thrusted thumb move."

Questions, comments and "expressive gestures" may be directed to mike@wiseassvoiceactor.com or michael.hanson@sympatico.ca (His Mom prefers the last one. "More dignified" we can hear her asserting from on high.)

"We love Mike, not only for his great sense of humor but for his skill and proficiency behind the mic. Book this wise-ass. You won't regret it." - Gabrielle Nistico Operations Director, VoiceHunter.comCharlotte, N.C.


"Mike is a remarkable talent, gifted with the natural ability to lift 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. He's sharp, funny and adds real value...one of the best, no doubt."
- Wayne S. Roberts
President and Creative Director
Blade Creative Branding
Toronto