American Male Voiceover - Greg Riccardi
Voiceover Artist / On-Air Host

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By: gregriccardi | August 31, 2015

When you hear someone use the term "playing the Voice of God", the first thing that might come to mind is an actor having to don a big white cloak, wear a long white beard, and hold a staff. In production terms, however, the term Voice of God means "the voice you hear without seeing the person with the voice". And naturally they typically have a deep, booming voice, hence the term "Voice of God".


So... doing - or playing - the Voice of God for Events in NYC and surrounding areas is quite a thrill. Although, yes, it involves a voice and a microphone like regular voiceovers, It's a completely different animal!


When you are doing a recorded voiceover in a studio, it's a completely relaxed situation… you're behind th...

By: gregriccardi | August 26, 2015

So I get asked all the time about doing voiceovers... "Do you ever have a clue that you're going to get a voiceover job in the audition?


I always answer the same way - you never, ever know. What makes me say that? Well, the voiceover I did for the Gillette commercial above is a perfect case in point.


So typically when you go to a voiceover casting, you can get a decent feel for if you are reading the copy (script) in a way that the person auditioning you was directed to look for out of you. If, on the first read, he or she says"Ok that was good, but do it again and just give me a little more 'this' or 'that'", then you know (or feel like you know) that you are at least in the ballpark of what they want in the read. Even though ...

By: gregriccardi | August 25, 2015

Ok so if you have listened to any (actually all) of the voiceovers that I have posted elsewhere on my website or in this blog, they are all scripted in a fashion that in the back of your mind you know that the voiceover actor is reading a script. The words are all deliberate and pre-thought out. 


With this voiceover, they wanted a male, and they also needed the artist to ACT. He - I - needed to say every line as if I was coming up with what I was saying on the spot. This really requires good acting skills! Now, when you hear the voiceover, first of all I'd love your feedback on it - but when you listen to it, see if you feel like I'm saying the lines as if I'm really thinking the things that I am supposed to be thinking to myself. Put a comm...