Background and Education
Brian Plocharczyk is a professional actor and a Chicago native. He graduated fromNorthern Illinois University with a BFA in acting degree. He has appeared on many of Chicago’s stages, on screen in commercials, indy films, and the tv shows: Empire, Shameless, and Chicago Fire. Early in his professional career he was fortunate enough to be brought into the world of voiceover by his agents at Grossman Jack Talent. His agents partnered him with top industry performers to “show him the ropes.” He has worked in most areas of v.o. from commercials to animation and even voiced a talking pen.
Brian has voiced numerous commercials over the years for McDonalds, Nintendo, Cricket Wireless, Goose Island, Michelob Ultra, Illinois Lottery, Comcast, Blockbuster, and more. He has a steady presence in corporate narration working for clients like; Pizza Hut, Motorola, Robinson Engineering, Royal Philips, Safelite, McDonalds, etc. Brianhas also voiced several animation projects including the upcomingSuperNormal, and was once the voice of Spiderman for a pc game. Brian teaches voiceover at Colombia College Chicago, The Acting Studio Chicago, and is a freelance voice actingcoach as well.
As a performer Brian specializes in high energy character reads, making tech/ medical jargonsound natural, andbeing the dorky guy he is in life. He also has special insights into voicing violence, since he has a long history in martial arts, stage combat and fight choreography.