Works Mark Deakins has voiced have been nominated for Audie Awards four times and have won twice, both as part of an ensemble cast: in 2020 for Charlotte's Web (with Meryl Streep) and 2018 for Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel. He is also the recipient of twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards and received Izzard Ink Publishing's Audiobook of the Year for 2015 for his narration of Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls by Paul B. Skousen. In 2010 Mark was awarded Best Voice and Best Audiobook (Biography) from AudioFile Magazine for his narration of Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. Some of Deakins's other noted audiobooks include the Maze Runner series by James Dashner and the Rogue Lawyer series by John Grisham. He has narrated titles for such diverse and notable authors as Jodi Picoult, Gillian Flynn, Pat Conroy, E. L. Doctorow, Jonathan Lethem, Margaret Atwood, Louis L'Amour, Terry Brooks, and Peter
Heller. Mark's complete audiography includes some 200 audiobooks.
As an actor, he has appeared in numerous films and television programs—ranging from the Star Trek Voyager franchise to studio and indie films to soap operas and animated series. He has voiced virtually countless television commercials and a good 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 campaign voice of Porsche Automobiles.
Mark's educational background includes a BA in comparative literature from Brigham Young University and an MFA in theater from the University of California, San Diego's classical actor training program. Soon after finishing his formal education, Mark began his professional stage career in the role of Connie Rivers 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 San Francisco Symphony. He lives with his wife, three sons, and dogs, Maximus and Pippen, in Los Angeles.