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Ricky Downes

Ronkonkoma, New York, US
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Ricky Downes

  Ronkonkoma, New York, US

Highlights

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.

Clients include:
The Emerson Channel
Sweet Tooth Animation
Pix Marketing
Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs

Languages

English (North American), English

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)

Ages

Child, Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

I have been performing both behind the mic and on stage and screen for approximately four 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.

Past Credits:
Carpooling (Student Film) - Spring 2015 - Puppetry and Voice Over
Hydropolis (Student Animation) - Spring 2015 - Voice Over
Things We Did Last Summer (Play) - Spring 2015 - Live Theatre
Development Hell (Student Film) - Fall 2014 - Live Action
Crowd-Pleaser and the LA Rejekts (Sketch Comedy Show) - Fall 2014 - Live Theatre
Conservative Arts School (Web-series) Spring 2013- Spring 2015 - Voice and Live Action
California Suite (Play) - Spring 2013 - Live Theatre
Police Geese (Sketch Comedy Troupe) - Fall 2012- Spring 2015 - Live Theatre
Like a Hipster Out of Hell (Student Film) - Fall 2012 - Live Action
Breaking News! (College Television Series) - Spring 2012-Spring 2015 - Live Action and Voice Over
The Gulf (Student Animation) - Fall 2011 - Voice Over

Credentials

Education

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

Studio

  • Microphone

    Yeti USB Microphone

  • Computer & Software

    Mac OS - Audacity

  • Delivery Methods

    At Client's Direction

  • Turnaround Time

    24 hours to 48 hours

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.

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

Voice Over Clients

The Emerson Channel
Sweet Tooth Animation
Pix Marketing
Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs
AYO Greetings

Payment Terms

Hire Ricky as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

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  • Television
    / 5 Rob Mundy for Job #200642 Voices - In Studio New York City Flawless, you made this project such a smooth and seamless process.

    Thank you!!
    Sep 23, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Emily Campbell for Job #177675 Voices- Anti-Tobacco Pitch Video Great work!
    Mar 22, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Bryce Gandy for Job #167413 Male Voice Talent - Personified Chair Ricky was awesome to work with! He's talented, very professional, and had great communication throughout the process.
    Jan 20, 2016