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Rick Blakely

Rick Blakely

  Los Angeles, California, US

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Rick Blakely

Rick Blakely

Los Angeles, California, US


Rick Blakely is an experienced Voice Actor who knows the language CLIENTS speak -- because he's been on the other side of the mic as well; with over twenty years on the job as an award-winning Network television writer/producer/director in Hollywood.

AND he's available 24/7 via email or phone.

Just write rick.blakely.la@icloud.com

or call 818-679-RICK (7425)

Rick got into the business in Albuquerque, the city where Bugs Bunny should have always turned left. That's where his gift for mimicry revealed itself at an early age. He started to entertain his fellow fifth graders with bad impressions of comedian Flip Wilson's "Geraldine" character, John Wayne, the Beatles, his teachers, and other faculty and staff. Though those performances got big laughs from his friends, they didn't always set well with school administrators, and frequently ended with long trips to the principal's office.

During his junior year in college at the University of New Mexico, Rick was fortunate enough to get a job in TV as Live Booth Announcer/Audio Engineer at the ABC affiliate, which paid a whopping $140 per WEEK! Soon after he landed a gig as on-camera talent at the station; becoming one of the youngest Mr. Fortunes ever, on the station's "Dialing for Dollars" Movie, and doing live commercials and interviews for everything from mom and pop pet stores to edible face cream.

He also held stints as weekend Sports Anchor at the CBS affiliate, and stints as local co-host for the Muscular Dystrophy, and March of Dimes telethons.

In 1994, he moved his family to Los Angeles, to take a job at the upstart FOX network, which coincidentally had just purchased the rights to the NFL right out from under the noses of the CBS brass in one of the most stunning television rights coups of all time. From there, FOX became more than just the fourth network, ultimately climbing to America's number one network for eight years straight, behind the behemoth phenomenon that was American Idol.

In that time, Rick played an instrumental role in the network's marketing and promotion department, helping create launch and episodic campaigns for everything from Married With Children to American Idol and beyond.

His fellow producers also recognized his vocal prowess, and often asked him to voice "scratch tracks" for their spots; his characterizations of entertainment icons like Wolfman Jack, Boris Karloff, and Thurl Ravenscroft and others often found their way into FOX promos.


English (North American), English


Australian, British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), Irish, Scandinavian, Scottish, US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New England (Boston, Providence), US South West (Texas), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US West Coast (California, Portland)


Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

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


His voice has been heard on commercials and promos airing nationally on networks like FOX, FOX Kids, CBS, ESPN, ABC, TruTV, TNN, Altitude Sports and Entertainment, and FOX SPORTS NET, to name a few. He was the off camera narrator for the popular reality shows Beach Patrol, Ocean Force, and Maui Chopper, and also has extensive experience in voice-matching and looping for feature films; as well as character voices for animation, video games, and other projects.

Rick's other passion is photography; and he's an accomplished, award-winning landscape photographer.



Animation: Pat Fraley, Bob Bergen, Andrea Romano
Promo: Marice Tobias, Tobias Entertainment Group - Network Promo Master Intensive
Commercial: Dolores Diehl, Nancy Wolfson

University of New Mexico


  • Microphone

    RODE NT1

  • Computer & Software

    iMac, Cubase, Logic Pro X

  • Special Equipment

    Zoom H5 Portable Four-Track Recorder

  • Delivery Methods

    Any way you want it -- just say the word or acronym.

  • Turnaround Time

    As quickly as you want it -- you want it when? Yeah, I can do that.

Service Description

RIck's goal is making you, the client, happy. That's because he grew up believing the customer is always right.
He can turn around a fully produced spot with library or custom music and effects, and also offers copywriting and other creative services.

Contact him anytime at rick.blakely.la@icloud.com or by phone at 818-679-RICK (7425)

Voice Over Clients

Partial list:
WGN America
Altitude Sports & Entertainment
Court TV
Tru TV
Carson Communications Company
Evolution Media
Original Productions
Fly on the Wall Productions
Relativity Media
Afterburner Films
Plastic Cow Productions
Ten Thirteen Productions
Warner Brothers Pictures
SBS Systems

Payment Terms

Hire Rick 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

To contact Rick Blakely about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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