Ricky Downes

Ronkonkoma, New York, US • 3:45 PM Local Time

5.0 • 21 Reviews

Demos

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Ricky Downes - Animation Demo Reel
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Ricky Downes Commercial Reel
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Television 232

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Australian Safari Explorer Character
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Ricky Downes

Vocal Skills

Languages

English (North American), English

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Accents

Australian, British, North American, Russian, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), US General American (GenAm), US New England (Boston, Providence), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US West Coast (California, Portland)

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Voice Ages

Child (5-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Categories

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

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Studio

Turnaround Time

Less than 24 hours

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

Yeti USB Microphone

Computer & Software

Mac OS - Audacity

About Ricky Downes

Overview

Energetic. Highly Comedic. Believable. Versatile. Zany. I have a highly diverse library of impressions and character voices which I have obtained over years in both sketch and stand-up comedy. These voices include many archetypes - the Guy Next Door, the Southern Gentleman, the tyrannical businessman, as well as some much obscure and layered - a manic Australian safari seeker, a villainous, British Professor, a sassy Archbishop, a Brooklyn grandmother, and an over confident and overly sensitive schoolboy. Whatever the role is, I guarantee you a performance that is unique, intrinsic, memorable, and above all, engaging. In regards to pitch and tone, I can alter from a deep, brooding bass to a high pitched, cheery falsetto, allowing me an ability to play female roles. My impressions include Alan Rickman, President Barack Obama, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster, (mostly every Muppet), Morgan Freeman, Rodney Dangerfield, Nicolas Cage, Jeremy Irons, Ricky Gervais, Woody Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Ronald Reagan, Paul Lynde, and much, much more.

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Service Description

I conduct extensive research and practice into perfecting each and every voice I perform. As screenwriter, I am very open and encourage discussion, collaboration, and revision to ensure characters are brought alive in the exact matter the creators envisioned. I will treat every project with the upmost respect and professionalism, but plan to make the process as enjoyable and entertaining for everyone involved.

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Experience

I have been performing both behind the mic and on stage and screen for approximately five years. I possess talent in a wide range of fields including voice acting, sketch comedy, puppetry, stand-up comedy, and live theatre. In a majority of these projects, multiple accents, impressions, and dialects and character work were heavily utilized. I've voice acted in a wide variety of projects including award and festival winning short films, video games, and several nationally aired television commercials.

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Client List

GEICO South Carolina Office of Agribusiness Development Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Circle PIX Marketing Moots Little, Brown, and Company Everbloom Studios Characters For Hire, LLC Wildlife Conservation Society House of Lard Newton Free Library Angle Media Group AYO Greetings

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Education

Emerson College, BA in Visual and Media Arts, 2015 Debi Derryberry Teaches VO Acting, 2014 - Present

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Reviews 5.0

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Very Professional

5 people said Ricky was a professional inside and outside the studio.

Fast Turnaround Time

1 person said Ricky provided files faster than they expected.

Elkanodata, SL

Apr 24, 2020

Ricky is an excellent professional, fast response, and great work!

Internet Video Job #383623 • English • Young Adult (18-35)

almalky almalky

Apr 6, 2020

Animation Job #385752 • English (North American) • Teen (13-17)

Phaedo Creative

Jan 31, 2020

Educational Job #373864 • English (North American)

Testimonials

Ricky Downes is an exceptional voice actor with a thorough understanding of the craft. Ricky supervised the voice recording sessions for my short animated narrative 'Astra,' and it was clear to me that he values the importance of both finding the right voice and using that voice to deliver a funny, tender, or moving performance. He has tremendous range in both these facets, and is an invaluable contributor to any voice-dependent endeavor. - James Kinder, Director, Astra (2015, Animated Short)

Sweet Tooth Animation

Ricky Downes is a versatile and committed actor whose love for his characters shines through every performance he creates. He's also a gifted impressionist, and his boundless imagination and keen comic instincts make him a joy to direct. I'd love to work with Ricky again. - Zach Ehrlich, Head Writer, Breaking News! (2012-15, College Television Series)

The Emerson Channel

As a student of mine, Ricky consistently demonstrates hard work, and a deep understanding of characters. His performances are fun, quirky and animated in addition to being able to just be the “guy next door” for the natural read. In particular, he provides great reads with a young energy and vibe.

Debi Derryberry, Voice Instructor

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