My normal speaking voice is naturally deep and somewhat gritty. Capable of smoothing it out and changing pitch for a friendlier "guy next door" effect. Also a character specialist (see Animation Reel).
My name is Rick Murphy and I have been working in all areas of voice-overs internationally since completing my training with Peter Rofé of PDR Voice-Over Coaching in July of 2010. Since then, I have read for top casting directors, producers and representatives of the voice-over industry at large. As a result of regular meetings with various professionals, I have been working steadily on a freelance basis and booked several projects for clients including but not limited to Hewlett Packard, Doritos, Snickers and Harley Davidson. I also provided several character voices for Sega’s Crazy Taxi: City Rush, Battery Acid Games’ Highway Rider, and I just finished recording for Chuggington: We Are The Chuggineers! produced by Story Toys, Inc. Dublin, Ireland.
Previously, I worked full-time as Studio Manager and Associate Coach at PDR Voice-Over Coaching having stepped down on good terms in order to pursue my own voice-over career. I am actively auditioning in-person and remotely from my fully-equipped home studio. I also attend various voice-over workshops as I am always looking to improve my vocal abilities. Should any projects come up that you feel we may be able to work together on, feel free to contact me as I would be more than happy to discuss any potential collaboration.
English (North American), English
German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, North American, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Booked Voice-Over Projects Include:
Political Campaign video for NY Congressional Candidate Susan Kone.
Vlingo Launch Animatic: Weatherman
Doritos Animatic "Status Update": Jeff
Highway Rider (Battery Acid Games): “Big Jim” & “Undead Shawn”
Frame of Mind (Independent Film): Lips 106 Radio Announcer
Hewlett Packard Corporate Training Animatics: Assorted character voices
ADP Workforce NOW (Radio Commercial): Singer
Torchy's Tacos "Behind the Taco" (Corporate Training Video): Narrator
Fluor (Corporate Training Video): Kyle
CBOE (Radio Commercial): Stock Trader
BBDO Dubai & Snickers Internal Animatic: The Joker, Cowboy
SAI Global (Corporate Training Videos): Ongoing
Cajun Harley Davidson (Regional Radio and TV Commercial Campaign): Motorcycle
Crazy Taxi™ City Rush by SEGA: Male Customer Voices
K-9 Cop: Case #1 - The Dreck Report (Unabridged) - by Erna Mueller: Audiobook Narration, Co-Producer/ Vocal Recording and Editing
Chuggington - We Are the Chuggineers by StoryToys Entertainment Ltd, Dublin, Ireland: "Zack"
The Woman in Blue: Nick O’Brien Case Files – by David G. Johnson: Audiobook Narration, Producer
- Intensive Voice-Over Coaching Workshop, July 2010. PDR Voice-Over Coaching, New York City.
- PDR Voice-Over Coaching Industry Workshops (Ongoing)
AT 4040 Studio Microphone
Computer & Software
Pro Tools 8 LE & Reaper DAW
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Email, Dropbox, Hightail
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I have years of experience in the voice-over business and I realize that many clients want their projects completed in a fast and effective manor. I am known by my existing clients for my quick turnaround time and my ability to work independently in order to get their projects done right the first time!
"Rick did a fantastic job on voicing my noir detective novel, The Woman In Blue for an audiobook version. He was very responsive, extremely professional, and an absolute joy to work with. I look forward to working with him on any future installments in my Nick O'Brien Detective Novel series, as well as considering Rick for possible work on some Sci-Fi projects I have in the works. This was my first audiobook and working with a great producer like Rick made this a smooth, seamless, and pleasant experience.David G. Johnson, Faith X Fiction Press
I highly recommend him for any voiceover work. The novel he voiced for me had a myriad of characters with different ethnicities, backgrounds, and education levels and Rick did a great job in providing the variety needed without overly "hamming it up". I couldn't be more pleased with how the project turned out and would definitely work with Rick again in the future."
"I'd thoroughly recommend Rick. We asked him to do a soundalike for one of our children's apps and he did a very professional job. With minimal direction we got a great voice match with lots of personality. A good rate and a fast turnaround helped too!"Jim Pipe, Story Toys: Dublin, Ireland
"Rick has voiced a number of audio books for us and we have been quite pleased with both his professionalism, quality and turn around time. He has great delivery with character voices and it's apparent that he studies the script and personalizes each character, to make them both believable and captivating!"Tom Gauger, Real Musician Pro
Voice Over Clients
Falling Awake Productions, Vlingo, Doritos, Highway Rider (Battery Acid Games), Hewlett Packard, ADP Workforce NOW, Torchy's Tacos, Fluor, CBOE, BBDO Dubai & Snickers, SAI Global Compliance, Cajun Harley Davidson, SEGA and Pit Stop Productions, Real Musician Pro & Erna Mueller (K9 Cop Audiobook), StoryToys Entertainment Limited, etc.
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