Richard Ploetz

reassuring, confident, knowledgible, sophisticated

Voice Description

Intimate, trustworthy for financial planning. Serious, reassuring for medical/health/pharmaceutical. Sophisticated, smooth for high end auto, watch, jewelry. Down home, hearty for breakfast cereal, health foods. Wise, authoritative, relaxed for narratives. Upbeat, enthusiastic, humorous for furniture, clothing, floor tiles.

Walter Brimley, Sean Connery, Sam Waterston, Ed Asner, Morgan Freeman

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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 deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer


My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

French accent a la Peter Sellar's Inspector Clouseau

My Voice Experience

I am new to "Voice Over" although I have been using my voice for over 60 years: teaching (English - writing, speaking - at NYU, NYIT, BMCC, Lehman College, Queens College, Fairleigh Dickenson), acting in plays I've written (at Theatre Genesis, and Emerging Artists Theatre - NYC), directing plays, giving presentations in teaching seminars, and raising an only daughter (writing - and reading - bedtime stories). I have recorded my own poems and plays, and perform monologues live at Cornelia Street Cafe's "Monologue Madness" (NYC)

I recorded this spring my commercial demo

My Training

BA, English/philosophy, SUNY Albany
Graduate study, Playwrighting, Yale School of Drama
MFA, Fiction, Columbia
Playwriting career, including acting and directing
Teaching writing using a variety of improvisational and vocal techniques
Studied voice over with Kimberly Graham
Currently study voice over with Anna Guarduno

My Studio Equipment

Mac with Garage Band
Samson CO1U USB Studio Condenser Microphone

Additional Skills

As a writer - poems, plays, stories, I am as sensitive as a musician to the sound of my words. This translates well into Voice Over.

Payment Methods Accepted


Contact Information

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RP Promo Demo