Gary Martin is one of the UK’s best known voice actors, with a range to suit everything from kids’ cartoons to deep movie trailers.
Listen to Gary’s recent interview with ‘Steve Wright in the afternoon’ on Radio 2 and an introduction to Gary on Radio 4’s ‘To Boldly Go’.
After training at LAMDA in London, Gary made his West End debut in Jesus Christ Superstar at the age of eighteen, going on to perform in many other West End classics, including The Rocky Horror Show, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Little Shop of Horrors, Cats, Miss Saigon, Time and Grease.
As a singer he’s released 6 singles, his latest ‘Te Quiero Mucho’ had its release last summer under the name Indalo Man, ‘It’s Summer in a Song!’. He has also recorded with Queen, on their album Made in Heaven and their single Let Me Live.
But it is the voice-over work for which Gary is best known, his credits including Wind in the Willows, NeverEnding Story, Fern Gully, Kaena: The Prophecy, Corpse Bride, Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie and Minions as well as BBC Radio 1’s Judge Dredd, which earned him a Talkie Award. He has voiced countless TV ads, movie trailers and over two thousand five hundred cartoons…and then of course, he was the voice of the Honey Monster.
Gary’s latest work includes Prisoner Zero (Netflix), Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Video Game), Cute Little Buggers (Feature Film), Alien: Out of the Shadows (An Audible Original Drama), Disney’s Furiki Wheels (series – Disney XD). He is the voice of the ‘Captain Aquafresh’ campaign and is currently recording Mr Bean (series 3) and Aliens Love Underpants and Panta Claus.
In June of this year Gary received a Promaxbda Global Excellence Silver Award for Best Voiceover Performance.
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“Gary Martin’s extraordinary vocal dexterity is nothing short of a natural phenomenon and what’s more, he’s a delight to work with!”
“Gary Martin is a world renowned voice artist”
Steve Wright (BBC Radio 2 Presenter)
“A plethora of amazing voices and a joy to work with!”
Madeleine Warburg (Head of Development / Executive Producer for Hit Entertainment)
“Gary Martin – he’s a phenomenal talent. An absolute legend.”
Doug Naylor (Co-creator / Writer of Red Dwarf)
“Working with the Honey Monster was a joy and an honour. And who’d have thought he’d be so very versatile – from scat-singing crooners, to talking frogs and crossdressing, psychotic murdering policemen… nothing fazed him. If in doubt book The Monster!”
Claudia Lloyd (Head of Animation and Childrens. Tiger Aspect Productions)
“Gary is someone I call at the beginning of a project. He doesn’t do silly voices – he discovers characters.”
Tony Collingwood (Writer / Director Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment Ltd)
“Why do we so often call for Gary Martin? Because who else could conduct a conversation with himself in real time, and convince you it was a worm talking to a beetle, a tortoise talking to a piano, or a paranoid space captain talking to an alien?”
Dan Maddicott (Creative Director for Indie Kids)
“Gary Martin is a phenomenal actor who’s able to create characters that come to life by his uniqueness and originality. He can play a typically written villain for animation and make it sound like no other villain we have heard before. His spin gives his characters are a fresh and welcome departure from the norm.”
Su Blu (Emmy Nominated Animation Director / Actor. LA)
“The pleasure of working with Gary is inestimable. He is versatile, accommodating, talented and charming. And that’s just for starters. What more could a producer ask for?”
Christopher Skala (VP, Programming and Development, International Hit Entertainment)
“Who’s a hell of a nice guy? Who’s co-operative? Who’s a Brilliant voice artist? Gary Martin of course!
Comes highly recommended!”
“Gary Martin – the Quintessential Giant of a Voice!”
“Absolutely the best!”
Martin Gates (MGP)
“When we designed an evil, scary, alien reptile, with a thorny head, from the Planet Golgotha, we immediately thought of Gary to voice it.”
Graham Ralph (Director: Silver Fox Films)
“Gary is simply the best. If he can’t bring it to life, it’s seriously dead!”
Paul Springer (British American Productions)
“He’s brilliant. He’s the only man I know who can do all the part’s to ‘What’s Opera Doc?’, while drinking a glass of water. Blindfolded.”
Phil Robinson (Animation Director, Wild Brain Inc. San Francisco)
“Gary Martin’s vocal range is staggering – and his ability to use it dramatically makes him one of the finest actor/voice-over artists in the world. He has a finely tuned intuition in his performances which gives him a versatility and adaptability which is second to none.”
“The Show stopping Gary Martin as Deep Throated DJ Vince Fontaine”
Time Out Magazine
“Gary Martin who was tremendous… Gary Martin who stole the whole show”
“Most noticeable Gary Martin’s scrumptious DJ”
The Mail on Sunday
Judge Dredd Crits
“He is the law! Never mind Stallone, Gary Martin is clearly the definitive Judge Dredd”
“Gary Martin plays Dredd the way he should be played – Dirty Harry meets Dirtier Harry”
“The man of a thousand voices”
Scratchy & Co. (CITV)