Mark Elliot (voice-over artist)
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|Born||John Harrison Frick, Jr.
September 24, 1939
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
|Other names||Mark Elliott|
|Known for||voice over artist for Walt Disney Entertainment|
Mark Elliot (born 1939) was the primary voice-over artist for Walt Disney Entertainment from 1983 to 2007. He also provided voice overs for trailers of non-Disney films, logos, feature presentations and commercials. He's well known for his voice overs in theatrical and home video trailers for films produced by The Walt Disney Studios from the 1980s to the 2000s. He was also the voice of CBS and FOX throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and various theatrical trailers for such non-Disney animated movies as All Dogs Go to Heaven, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, Once Upon a Forest, Asterix Conquers America, The Swan Princess, The Pagemaster, The Pebble and the Penguin, Balto, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, and Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie. In addition to his behind-the-scenes work, Elliott starred with four other notable voice artists in the 1997 short film 5 Men and a Limo. One of his most well-known voice-overs for Disney is the catchphrase "And now, our feature presentation," which he says at the start of most animated Disney films on video on a "Feature Presentation" bumper.
Previously, Elliot was a radio disc jockey, having deejayed for KIOA in Des Moines, Iowa (as Sandy Shore), WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio (as Buddy Harrison), and RKO General radio stations CKLW in Windsor/Detroit (as Ed Mitchell), KFRC in San Francisco and KHJ in Los Angeles. Later, Elliot guest-hosted for Casey Kasem on American Top 40 several times between 1977 and 1982, and again when Casey hosted Casey's Top 40, he was the regular guest host from 1989 to 1993. He also briefly had his own music countdown show for Drake-Chenault, The Weekly Top 30, which aired between 1979 and 1982.
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- Mark Elliot at the Internet Movie Database
- Elliot appearing with 4 other voiceover legends on YouTube
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