Mark Meer is a Canadian actor, writer and improvisor, based in Edmonton, Alberta. He is internationally known for his roles in 2007's Mass Effect and its sequels, 2010's Mass Effect 2 and 2012's Mass Effect 3, in which he stars as the voice of the male version of the player character, Commander Shepard. He also provides the voices of several other characters in the trilogy, including Blasto the Hanar Spectre, the "Biotic God" Niftu Cal, and the entire alien race known as the Vorcha. Meer also stars as Colonel Jon Grissom in Red Sand, a film based on the Mass Effect universe, created by students at Arizona's University of Advancing Technology. His voice is featured in a number of other games from BioWare Corp. including Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Jade Empire, Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening, and Dragon Age II. He plays several characters in Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from Overhaul Games and Beamdog, including Calishite monk Rasaad yn Bashir and the Lord of the Black Pits, Baeloth the Entertainer.
Meer is a core company member of the Canadian Comedy Award-winning live improvised soap opera Die-Nasty, and was the first performer to complete the annual 53-hour long Die-Nasty Soap-A-Thon without sleep. He is also a member of Rapid Fire Theatre and a founder of the sketch comedy/improv troupe Gordon's Big Bald Head. He hosts the monthly 'Euro-style' improv variety show Oh Susanna! and is a performer and writer on CBC Radio's sketch comedy programThe Irrelevant Show, APTN's CAUTION: May Contain Nuts, and Super Channel's Tiny Plastic Men. Meer works regularly with Atomic Improv and at the Varscona Theatre with Teatro la Quindicina, the company founded by Canadian playwright Stewart Lemoine.
In 2005, Meer was nominated for an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for co-writing the surreal sketch comedy show, Lobster Telephone (in which he also played Salvador Dalí), with the ladies of Panties Productions. In 2006, he was honored with the Sterling Award for Outstanding Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role for playing multiple roles in Helen's Necklace, produced by Shadow Theatre. In 2011, he was nominated for five Canadian Comedy Awards, including Best Male Improvisor, for which he was also nominated in 2012. In December of 2012, Mark Meer was voted Edmontonian of the Year in an online poll held by Gig City, an Edmonton arts and entertainment website.
Meer appeared at Dragon*Con 2012 costumed as Commander Shepard, his most famous character. Though his attendance was not publicly advertised, some fans immediately recognized him..
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