Mark Deakins is a celebrated, multiple award-winning audiobook narrator. In 2010 Mark received the Best Voice and Best Audiobook award from AudioFile Magazine for his performance in Colonel Roosevelt, which was published by Random House Audio. He is also the recipient of 7 AudioFile Earphones Awards and received Izzard Ink Publishing Audiobook of the Year for 2015 for his performance in Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls.
Some of Mark’s other noted Audiobooks include The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner and Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult, both of which are published by Random House Audio. Mark’s complete audiography of 80+ audiobooks can be found at Audible.com.
In addition, he has appeared in numerous films and television programs—everything from the Star Trek franchise to indie films to soap operas. He has voiced virtually countless television commercials and quite a number of video games. For many years, he was the voice of the Sundance Channel and E! Entertainment’s Style Network. Currently, he is the voice of Porsche.
Mark’s educational background includes a BA in Comparative Literature from Brigham Young University and classical acting training at the University of California, San Diego’s MFA theatre program.
Soon after finishing his education, Mark began his professional acting career in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning Broadway play, The Grapes of Wrath, which also played to great acclaim at the Royal National Theatre in London, England. He has acted in numerous productions at the New York Shakespeare Festival, New York’s Public Theatre, Princeton’s McCarter Theatre, Hartford Stage and Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theatre among others.
Notable Los Angeles productions include Peter Hall’s Shakespeare trilogy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, and Romeo and Juliet at the Ahmanson Theatre, Stephen Wadsworth’s production of Agamemnon at the Getty Villa Theatre and other roles at The Geffen Playhouse, A Noise Within, and The Colony Theatre. He lives with his wife, his three sons and his dog Max in Encino, CA.
Izzard Ink Publishing has worked with Mark on numerous projects. He is not only an exceptionally talented narrator but puts an immense amount of his heart and soul into every project. While working with him on Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls his attention to detail, preparation and personal integrity set him apart from other narrators. Mark is a pleasure to work with and we cannot wait to see how his performance will transform your book into an audiobook for the ages.