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Toby Ricketts

Middle Earth, Northland, NZ

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Toby Ricketts

/ 5 170 Reviews

Toby Ricketts

  Middle Earth, Northland, NZ


Winner of 4 awards at the 2018 One Voice Awards in London, including Demo Reels - Best Male Performance, Television Commercials - Best Male Performance, Corporate / Explainer - Best Overall Performance and
Male Voiceover of the Year 2018!

Toby Ricketts has been behind a microphone for over two thirds of his life. Currently based in the wilderness of Middle-Earth, Toby works in 4 different accents to provide world class voice overs for premium clients worldwide. With the best microphones money can buy, a custom designed sound-proof cedar cabin in the middle of nowhere, and high-speed internet connectivity options, Toby has based his entire life around providing the worlds highest quality voice recordings possible. And he can do the same for you.
Right now.

Originally from the UK, Voice artist Toby Ricketts currently resides in New Zealand and has over 24 years combined experience in the UK and New Zealand in voice work and voiceover recording. If you need a voice talent that just GETS IT from the first read - Toby is your man! With clients that include; Microsoft, Audi, Intel, Samsung Global, Cathay Pacific, Shell, Deloitte, Proctor and Gamble, Ikea and McDonalds, as well as hundreds of others - your brand sizzle is in safe hands with Toby with proven results from world-class voice work.
Having owned the largest commercial production studio in town for 7 years also helps in assuring that the quality of your audio is second to none, and turnaround is quicker than ever. Toby offers 3 different accents; Australian, UK and New Zealand and can deliver finished voice recordings in under 24 hours, all for a pleasantly surprising low fee.
Google Toby Ricketts Voice Over to find out more and to hire him for your next voice over job!


English (British), English (New Zealand), English (Australian), English


Australian, British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), New Zealand, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic


Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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


Having been a sound engineer for most of his professional life he has been in thousands of voice over sessions and consequently knows exactly what works and what does not work when it comes to voicing. Toby started voicing in a truly professional manner in 2001 and since then has recorded hundreds of scripts internationally, and been the voice of several multi-national and international brands.
* Qualified sound engineer with over 16 years experience
* Bachelors degree in Broadcasting Communications from the New Zealand Broadcasting School
* Several national radio awards
* Designed and tutored the New Zealand Voice Academy - which helps aspiring voices into the industry - the only one of it's kind in the world.



Formal training at the New Zealand Broadcasting School - Degree in Broadcasting. Training at The Radio Network, Mediaworks New Zealand and Tandem Studios, Christchurch. Runs the New Zealand Voice Academy


  • Microphone

    Best of the best - Neumann U67, KM84i, Telefunken M221b, and more!

  • Computer & Software

    Working professional studio - Adobe Audition

  • Special Equipment

    Selection of top-shelf compressors, Drawmer 1960 valve, audio research, Buzzaudio preamp

  • Delivery Methods

    Any audio format delivered digitally.

  • Turnaround Time

    Usually under 24 hours

Service Description

Voice over talent, voice over producing/directing, scripting, high-quality recording, full production and post-production services available.


Toby captured what we wanted in one take. He was fast and professional at every step. I would recommend him highly to anyone.

Steve Newberry,

Toby provided a very professional service, fast turnaround and a fantastic delivery in his voice over for our animation.

Joel Somerfield,

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the work you did on Leaders' Map. It was great - just the right tone and feel for the video and the App!

John Greenway, Leader's Map

I want to say that we found your performance nuanced and strong ... you are good at intuiting the correct delivery and characterization ...

Anthony Rotolo, Rocket Ride Books

We had the pleasure of using Toby Ricketts voice over service for one of our multi national clients. The service was prompt and reasonably priced, the communication was clear and in time. The result was a happy client. thanks Toby, we look forward to working with you again.

Zar Sydney Video Productions

We worked with Toby on a national New Zealand campaign for Car Take Back and were so impressed with his work, we signed him straight up to our own voice bank. Maple Street Studios are very excited to work with Toby on numerous jobs in the future. A great voice and an impressively speedy turnover make for a very happy production company!

Maple Street Studios (London)

I auditioned around 40 different people for a voiceover, but Toby was the only one who truly seemed to get it. He embraced the spirit of the piece, and it really set his work above the rest. Not only that, but he was quick to deliver the final product and fantastic to work with along the way. I would enthusiastically recommend him for your voiceover needs!

Mills Media

Responsible, qualified, and fast. Our 46 minute long documentary film is narrated by Toby. His beautiful narration fits our film perfectly which we are proudly showing to our clients (Newcom, General Electric, Leighton). Now he is top of our voice talent list. Very happy to work with professionals

Bat Amgalan - Film maker

Voice Over Clients

The United Nations
Samsung Global
Cathay Pacific
Bridgestone Golf
Coca Cola
Rosetta Stone
Jack Daniels
Proctor & Gamble
Christchurch City
Auckland City Council
Dynamic Controls
Lincoln University
South Pacific Motorcycles
and many more...

Payment Terms

Payment to Toby Ricketts is made through SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Toby Ricketts.

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  • Internet Video
    / 5 (Kyle Holder) for Job #279899 Voices - Web videos SUPER JOB!
    Apr 26, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 The Field Inc. for Job #273986 Sensibill Great to work with!
    Apr 16, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 NP Services for Job #273380 Seeking Native Australian Voiceover Artist for 2.5-Minute Script
    Apr 13, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 NP Services for Job #269210 Seeking Native Australian Voiceover Artist for 2-Minute Script
    Apr 13, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 National Safety Council for Job #280460 Road to Zero - NSC very knowledgable...great pipes, great mic....pleasure working with such a pro.... even if he is half way around the world
    Apr 9, 2018
  • Educational
    / 5 (Stephanie Dickson) for Job #253763 Confidential tour Thank you Toby for consistently delivering excellent reads and being such a great person to work with as well.
    It's always a pleasure and I look forward to the next one!
    Apr 6, 2018
  • Television
    / 5 (Laura Beausaert) for Job #271732 Southern UK Accent for Radio/TV Spot Amazing job Toby!
    Mar 15, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 (Tyler Smith) for Job #270731 Voices - Intelligent, Warm - Online Promotional video Excellent work! Thank you Toby!
    Mar 14, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 for Job #274026 - Business Video - Subtle British Accent Thanks to Toby as always for being a true professional always delivering the highest quality reads and being a genuine pleasure to work with.
    I look forward to the next one!
    Mar 6, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Fuse Communications for Job #269496 Speedcast SKO Animation Fast response and delivery. Toby did a great job and brought our project to the next level.
    Feb 22, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 PCM, Inc. for Job #269659 PCM UK Commercial Fantastic job. Couldn't have asked for better results. Thanks.
    Feb 21, 2018
  • Videogames
    / 5 (Cole Pearson) for Job #262057 - British Male - Voice of Michael Faraday for VR Game Thank you Toby for truly embodying Michael Faraday, all parties involved were so happy with your work.
    I look forward to doing so again soon!
    Feb 20, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Mark bremerkamp for Job #263670 CITY AREA MOOD FILM Superb Job!
    Feb 13, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Red Edge, LLC for Job #270966 Internet video explainer
    Feb 7, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 (Laura Beausaert) for Job #256152 Private Invite for New Zealand VO
    Jan 29, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Corduroy Media for Job #265656 Digital Life
    Jan 8, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 for Job #265927 Animated Spot for - 4 Roles (British) Fantastic job, Toby! It was great working with you.
    Jan 5, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Bacon CPH for Job #263623 Egmont
    Dec 20, 2017
  • Internet Video
    / 5 (Jamie Diamond) for Job #263992 - 1minute Corporate Video
    Dec 18, 2017
  • Internet Video
    / 5 (Ryan Wallace) for Job #259574 Voices - Internet - Business Video - Professional, Clear, Articulate Great work, as always, Toby! We love working with you and look forward to the next one. You're always so prompt and we love your voice!
    Dec 15, 2017