Professional ventriloquist Mark Crocker spends his days as a trapper in northern Ontario, and performs weekends and evenings as an entertainer across Canada.CBC News
Posted: Jan 30, 2019 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: January 30
When people discover that Canadian ventriloquist Mark Crocker works as a trapper in his spare time, they often ask if he ever throws his voice into a skinned beaver or fox pelt.
Crocker chuckles and simply says, "no." The two careers are completely separate.
Ventriloquism came first.
Born and raised in Hamilton, Crocker acquired his first ventriloquism dummy in 1977 from his late uncle, who had used the puppet to entertain in local bars.