Mark Hauser is a voice actor, author, and educator. He has been in the industry for over 30 years, and he continues to teach classes on acting techniques at colleges across America. He has played many roles, including the Narrator of the “This American Life” podcast, Professor Dumbledore in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,”; Dr. Lightman on “Without A Trace.” Mark Hauser’s latest books are Voice Acting For Dummies (2nd Edition) and Voice-Over Success Formula (2nd Edition).
Mark Hauser is from a small farm town in New Jersey. His mother worked for Johnson & Johnson, and his father worked at the local factory that made Campbell’s Soup, Gold Medal Flour, and Mazola Oil; hence the name “Gold Medal Mark Hauser” (he is not related to the scientist). He was first inspired by an LP called The Beatles And Frank Ifield On Stage.
He was about six when he heard it and couldn’t believe how amazing it was. Later, in high school, he took his first steps towards a career in acting by joining the drama club. In college at NYU, studying American History focused on Native American History, he discovered people could make a living from being an actor. So he left the corporate world and became a professional actor.
Mark Hauser has played many roles on stage, including Walter Burns in His Girl Friday, Young Lionel in Bell, Book, And Candle, Rolf Gruber in The Sound Of Music. On television, his credits include many network shows such as CSI Miami, NCIS Los Angeles, Without A Trace, The Good Wife, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU. He played Professor Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) and Dr. Lightman on Without A Trace (2002). He has voiced characters for Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, Star Wars/Lucas Films, Nickelodeon, PBS, Cartoon Network, and more.