About Tom Test
Tom earned a BBA in Marketing in 1986 from the University of Michigan. Unhappy with the lack of freedom and creativity in the corporate world, Tom began his journey into voice-over in 1988. Less than 0.5% of all people who call themselves voice actors ever make a consistent full-time living at it. But Tom dedicated himself to refining his craft - organizing weekly practice groups and working with the most highly respected coaches in the country (like Marice Tobias) - and he finally burned his waiter's apron in May 1996.
By that time, Tom was not only one of the most popular non-union talents in the Midwest, he was also a much-in-demand voice-over coach and demo producer. His experience teaching others helped make him an even better talent, providing him with the skill to look at a script from both sides of the booth. Tom has the ability to pick up a script and instinctively know the best way to approach it to get the message across.
In his 20+-year career as a talent, Tom has worked on many projects that have won prestigious industry awards. No matter where you live in the U.S., you’ve probably heard and seen him many times! Tom is happy to collaborate with a range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms.
- 1989 Players Workshop graduate
- 1990-91 improv training at Second City Training Center with Martin deMaat, Norm Holly, Carey Goldberg, Don DePollo
- 1996 Telly for TV spot for Fidelity Federal Savings
- 2000 Telly for a N. Mississippi Health Care TV campaign
- 2000-02 President of the ITVA/MCAI-Chicago
- 2001 TV/radio campaign for the Nebraska Furniture Mart broke all sales records, and won an award for “Watchability”
- 2001-2002 Narrated 26 episodes of the HGTV’s “A Place to Call Home”
- 2005 Silver Telly for a TV/radio/print campaign for Mayo Clinic-owned Franciscan Skemp
Testimonials from Happy Clients
Becky Lucas - Training Partners Plus
"I’m so happy with that clip and could giggle like a little girl."
Kevin Walsh - Interactive Project Manager, Lucid Fusion, Inc. Irvine CA
"It's an absolute pleasure working with Tom. He takes direction extremely well and we couldn't be happier with his performance!"
Nick Kalbach - Compathos (LifeSteps narration)
"This is fantastic. Can't thank you enough, you do excellent work. I am immensely grateful for your graciousness. Your contribution has definitely made this a better production."
Sue Broski - Creative Media Consultants
"Thanks again for a good session; I think the spot is great. … you and Ben nailed it in the short time we allowed you. Thank you, thank you!"
Oliver Hallbauer - Sii Germany
“I'm grateful for the rapid turnaround - as always, it was a pleasure working with you!”
Matt Callaway - FineLight Video
"It was such a pleasure meeting you. And working with such a professional. Not having to give you a single note was a big help - especially since we had challenges elsewhere. :-) BTW, the commercial is pulling EXTREMELY well!"
John Orfano - 256 Productions
"I think the VO is PERFECT. ..They Loved the read. … It was an absolute pleasure working with you. Thank you so much for the wonderful work, and I look forward to working with you again soon!"
Mark Dolnick - Independent Producer
“You are now officially my hero.”