Francesca Rizzo

natural, wry, warm, quirky, offbeat, character

Voice Description

I have a very natural, warm, sound that can go wry, offbeat or sexy.

I am a very flexible voice actor with a real command of the craft who's game to try anything.

I can add a slight rasp or be clear as a bell.
I can go very young, middle age or character senior.
I can be straight arrow or serious as a heart attack.
I have numerous character and cartoon voices.
I really enjoy doing "couple" voice work.

Along with being a voice talent, I am also an accomplished radio/promo writer/producer - I can write copy from scratch, create campaigns or just punch up copy for laughs or for better scanning.

I can easily direct myself and others into really professional performances.

An award-winning independent filmmaker as well, I like to edit complex audio jobs in Final Cut Pro. I have an extensive sound effects library and am known for my ability to subtly layer effects.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, New Jersey, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects


American: Southern, Western, Brooklyn, Queens, Jersey, L.A., Oregon,
British: Uppercrust, Cockney, Liverpool, Northcountry
European: Italian (Aristocrat/Peasant), Irish, Scottish, German, French, Scandinavian, Spanish)
Blues Singer/Songwriter (Sing some Pop, Rock & Country)

My Voice Experience

I've recorded approximately 1000 TV and radio spots over the years as well as on-air promos, narration and animation.

Spots I have voiced have won: 2 Clios, 4 Ad Age Awards, 2 International Broadcasting Awards, Cannes, Mercury Award, International Film & TV Festival and the London Awards Festival.

Long-running accounts I have held have been Lifetime, Cinemax, Shell Oil, Orangina, AT & T, Chic Filet and USA Today.

Products include: Dentyne,Ethan Allen, Milduds,
Plantar's Peanuts, Wonder Bread, Tide, American Express, Sears, 7/11, Dominos, Birdseye, Wendy's, McDonalds, Hyundai, Hallmark, Folgers, Arbys, Love's Baby Soft, Columbo Yogurt, CVS, Nivea, Panasonic, Playskool, Fortunoffs, Benjamin Moore, Allerest, Carpet Fresh, Lact-Aid, Roto Rooter, Alpine Lace, Entertainment Tonight, NJ Lottery, Liz Claiborne, Kraft, Crystal Light, Herbal Essence, Bayer, Clinique, Nabisco, Weight Watchers, Promise Margerine, Dannon and many more.

In VO's I've been paired with with Kelsey Grammar, Jason Alexander and have acted with John Turturro, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, John Ventimiglia, Edie Falco and more.

Radio theatre
“Jazzplay: Foreign Bodies (NPR) National Public Radio
“The Apex Vacuum Radio Hour” Co-headwriter/performer The Bottom Line, NYC
Vin Scelsa’s weekly LIVE on-stage radio show of satire & music. Alan Pepper, Producer
“This Trick’ll Kill You” The Evil Wahdi (lead) The Sci-Fi Seeing Ear Theater Carny performer falls under the spell of a female con. The Museum of Broadcasting, NYC
“Black Canoes” Deti (supporting role) Tales from The Crypt
A modern couple journey to meet a primitive world’s lost tribe. Sirius Satellite
“A Dry, Quiet War” 2X2L (lead) The Sci-Fi Seeing Ear Theater
A weary warrior returns to the past seeking wisdom from his leader. Sirius Satellite

My Training

BA in Media Arts, Empire State College at SUNY
SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence

My Studio Equipment

Snowball Blue
Final Cut Pro

Additional Skills

Writer and/or Producer

USA Today: The Television Show [72 :60 Spots]
Court TV [11 X:60 Spots]
American Express [38 X :15 Radio Donuts]
The Montel Williams Show [3 X :60 Spots]
American Movie Classics [5 X :60 Spots]
Bravo [:60 Spots]
MTV “Just When You Think You Know What It Is, It's MTV.” [ 25 X :60 Spots]
MTV “Literary Satire" [10 X :60 Spots]
MTV/Music Video Awards [5 X :30 Spots]
MTV/Vans [ 3 X :60]
Nickelodeon: Spit Kit [1 X :60 Spot]
Nickelodeon: Pomp & Circumstance [1 X :60 Spot]
Nickelodeon: Mr. Ed's Aftershave [1 X :60 Spot]
Nickelodeon [2 X :60]
Random House [:60 Radio Spot]
Swatch [3 X :60 Spots]
Godiva [:60 Spot]
Folgers [:60 Spot]
Pringles [:60 Spot]

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• Wire transfers

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