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Toby Ricketts

Middle Earth, NZ
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Toby Ricketts

  Middle Earth, NZ


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, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, 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.


15th Oct 2010 "We laid your voice in the video and it turned out well. I am extremely pleased... Your work and voice are very professional, which is exactly what Iwas looking for, thank you.

APL Crane, Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

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

Samsung Global
Cathay Pacific
Bridgestone Golf
The United Nations
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

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

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Next Steps

To contact Toby Ricketts 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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British Airways Ad 1293

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  • Business
    / 5 Apolline Roussel for Job #220427 Balenciaga ENG
    Feb 23, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Laura Beausaert for Job #216825 Accent-Updated Business Video Great work!
    Feb 10, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 Lee Decker for Job #219016 Iotty Wonderful job!
    Feb 8, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 Terry Dawson for Job #218340 The Tell-Tale Heart Thank you so much. The lines are great. Our students are really enjoy having your voice as part of their performance. I appreciate your professionalism and patience. This being our first time it was a wonderful experience.
    Feb 2, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Sara Williamson for Job #214491 Voices - FACT Promo Video with Toby Amazing job Toby! 5 ++ STARS
    Jan 13, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 christine kragh-mortensen for Job #214768 Explainer for outdoor/hunting brand
    Jan 5, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Graham Hollinger for Job #210096 Digital Technology Company Voiceover - English/Neutral Male Excellent and timely!
    Dec 19, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Stani Milev for Job #212480 Wearsafe - personal safety videos Mr. Ricketts has brought fantastic value to our videos with his British sound and all the fine details into the recording. Thanks for the great job!
    Dec 12, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Ali Mohsenian for Job #207394 Coffee
    Dec 9, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Anton Yavor for Job #211503 Step by step IQ Option 2
    Nov 25, 2016
  • Documentaries
    / 5 garth haley for Job #210030 Voiceover for corporate documentary - construction sector Fast turnaround, great delivery - Thanks!
    Nov 22, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Anton Yavor for Job #210780 Step by step IQ Option
    Nov 21, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 David Van Wynsberge for Job #207229 Well Played - Animation epc - 9000P480
    Nov 21, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Sam Park for Job #203787 Voices - 5 Case Studies VO RECAST of 203781 Incredible talent and amazing job!!
    Nov 4, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Jesper Henriksen for Job #206890 Shipping speak corrections.
    Oct 21, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Jesper Henriksen for Job #204024 Explaining shipping concept Toby is a highly professional and efficient speaker. VERY fast turnaround and understood exactly what we were looking for in terms of style, tempo and pacing.
    Oct 5, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Anton Yavor for Job #203960 Test_TradingAcademy
    Oct 3, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Trevor Arrand for Job #201350 - Core Expectations Conference Video VO 3 videos total GREAT WORK!
    Sep 26, 2016
  • Television
    / 5 Agnes Kes for Job #201040 Voices: UK Voice for Festival TV Special Great work!
    Sep 20, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Victor Ong for Job #197376 Insight Worth Sharing Toby's voice is an adaptable asset that fits our criteria for bringing the project forward professionally, delivering a wonderful flexibility in understanding your requirements.
    Aug 25, 2016