Toby Ricketts

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Middle Earth, Northland, NZ 1:25 AM (NZST) Local Time




About Toby Ricketts

Winner of 7 awards at the 2018 & 2019 One Voice Awards in London
Male Voiceover of the Year 2018!
Male Voiceover of the Year 2019!

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 world's highest quality voice recordings - And he can do the same for you...
Right now.

Toby's British voice has been compared to Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Ben Whishaw, and Patrick Stewart with a range that can go from formal BBC British to urban and street vibes.

Toby can also provide accurate imitations and impressions of Jony Ive (Apple Designer), John Hurt, Allan Watts, Matthew Mcconaughey and several more.

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;
Samsung Global,
Cathay Pacific,
Proctor and Gamble,
Ikea and
as well as hundreds of others - your brand sizzle is in safe hands with Toby with proven results from world-class voice work.

Toby offers 3 different accents; Australian, UK and New Zealand and can deliver finished voice recordings in under 24 hours. Google Toby Ricketts Voice Over to find out more and to hire him for your next voice over job!

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Vocal Characteristics


English (North American), English (British), English (Australian), English (New Zealand), English

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Voice Ages

Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)


Australian, British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), England - South West (Cornwall, Devon, West Country), England - Yorkshire & Humber, New Zealand, North American, Trans-Atlantic, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US West Coast (California, Portland)

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Movie Trailers Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Radio Ad Telephone Videogames Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad Voice Assistant

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Turnaround Time

Usually under 24 hours

Live Directed Sessions

ISDN, Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Phone Patch, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype), ipDTL


Sennheiser MKH 416, KM84i, Telefunken M221b, and more!

Computer & Software

Working professional studio - Adobe Audition, Source Connect Standard

Special Equipment

Arturia Interface

Service Overview

Voice Over

Voice over talent, voice over producing/directing, scripting, high-quality recording, full production and post-production services available. Connect with Source Connect Standard, Now, Zoom, Skype, Phone or carrier pigeon!

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Voice Over Experience

Lear Tutor and Owner

The NZ Voice Academy • Self-employed

Jan 2010 - Present

Designed and runs the New Zealand voice academy - helping potential voice actors find a path into the voice industry and giving them new voice skills they can take into their own lives.

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Territory Controller

Gravy for the Brain • Self-employed

Jun 2019 - Present

Run the Oceania division of the worlds largest online voice academy and voiceover career platform Gravy for the Brain

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Director / Managing director / Lead sound engineer

Tandem Studios • Self-employed

Mar 2004 - Jun 2011

Built a recording studio from the ground up, growing to be the largest studio in New Zealand's South Island, specialising in voiceover production , radio advertising, podcasting and video production. Skills ranged from advance sound engineering in 5.1 surround, to executive management, to R&D and much more.

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Sound Engineer

George FM • Contract Full-time

Jun 2011 - Jun 2015

Oversaw radio production at a Network station in Auckland NZ, included all ad and promo production plus imaging.

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

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, TopicSimple

Toby provided a very professional service, fast turnaround and a fantastic delivery in his voice over for our animation.

Joel Somerfield, Thisisorder

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
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Very Professional

21 people said Toby was a professional from start to finish.

Takes Direction Very Well

8 people said Toby followed directions to deliver the project.

Fast Turnaround Time

7 people said Toby provided files faster than they expected.

Great Communicator

6 people said Toby communicated clearly and quickly.

Excellent Quality

6 people said Toby’s final deliverable quality exceeded their expectations.

Emily Russell

Aug 3, 2022

Overall we were very pleased with our experience working with Toby.

The communication was fantastic as we ironed out details of the job and the quality of work received was exactly what we were hoping for.

He offered 'unprocessed' and 'processed' files which was extremely helpful for our editing. We additionally requested some word redo's based on different pronunciations, which he did right away.

He recorded different tones of voice whilst reading our script which was very helpful.

Overall we had a great experience working with Toby and we definitely recommend him!

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Vision To Reality Productions

Jun 13, 2022

Tomorrow The Other Way LLC

Jun 10, 2022

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How do I work with Toby Ricketts?

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  3. Hire Toby Ricketts.

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  3. When the work is done, download your files.