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Toby Ricketts

Middle Earth, Northland, NZ
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Toby Ricketts

/ 5 147 Reviews

Toby Ricketts

  Middle Earth, Northland, 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, Senior, 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.


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

BMW Global
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

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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  • Business
    / 5 (Sara Williamson) for Job #252678 Voices - Event Video - TE script Very well done Toby!
    Nov 9, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 (Cole Pearson) for Job #254129 - Young Adult Male- Subtle International Accent- Internet - Backpack Commercial Amazing work!
    Nov 3, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 (Lisa Kellner) for Job #251569 Voices - Voice for Roller Project
    Nov 1, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 (Laura Beausaert) for Job #255549 Male-Car Company VO-Online Usage Excellent work!!!
    Oct 23, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 (Sam Park) for Job #249475 VOICES - Private - Corporate Video VO
    Oct 23, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 (Sara Williamson) for Job #242448 Voices - Instructional Video - Medical Professionals Awesome job Toby!
    Oct 11, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 (Ryan Wallace) for Job #250771 Voices - [British] Business - Trade Show - Professional, Conversational, Conversational Toby is an outstanding VO artist. Not only does he deliver on time and to perfection, he brings every project he works on to life. It is always a pleasure to with and always excited to collaborate :)
    Sep 28, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 (Sara Williamson) for Job #246207 Voices - Technology Video - Experience Transformation Awesome job Toby! 5 ++ STARS
    Sep 27, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 (Ryan Wallace) for Job #248779 Voices - British - Internet - Informational - Trustworthy, Conversational, Soothing Awesome job!! Not only does he have the talent - he brings every project to life :)
    Sep 26, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 W+M for Job #246160 LuAgR_NZ Superb quality and absolutely smooth cooperation.
    Sep 20, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Passel Media for Job #250339 Leadership Expectations
    Sep 14, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 (Lisa Kellner) for Job #242198 Voices - Full Read Only - High English
    Aug 24, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 (Sam Park) for Job #245349 VOICES - Private - Business product demo video (Male)
    Aug 21, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Handepay for Job #245652 Price Challenge Excellent from start to finish. Professional and sounds brilliant!!
    Aug 15, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Weber Shandwick for Job #237333 Engineering the Levels of Connectivity Excellent work - spot on our instructions, wonderful recording. Also pleasant to work with.
    Aug 9, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 (Grant Thomas) for Job #222060 Voices - 26x Corporate Videos | Metals + Nat Gas UK WONDERFUL WORK!
    Aug 4, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 Sarah Dean for Job #238781 Say no to Pokies Quick, professional & a great talent. Look forward to working with you again sometime.
    Jul 4, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 (Sara Williamson) for Job #231876 Voices - RUSH UK Scripts with Toby Always an amazing experience working with a fantastic talent!
    Jun 30, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 (Sam Park) for Job #236583 VOICES - Private - New HCL script
    Jun 19, 2017
  • Television
    / 5 Ekko Media for Job #236467 Lexani Motorcars Mr. Ricketts, thank you for your patience and professionalism.

    We were blown away by the speediness, and your intuitive approach.
    Jun 16, 2017