Rick Sparks

Resonant Baritone, Narration/Characters

Voice Description

"... aims to please. He listens to direction and acts on it. He's always professional, earnest and sincere. A real pleasure to work with!" -- Rhonda Peacock, Partner/Senior Editor, MWP Editorial

"It's always a pleasure working with you! - Denise DeRoche, MultiMediaPros Digital Studios

"Rick has been a true professional in the time that I've worked with him. I've worked with him on a number of projects, and have been very pleased with what I have received. His voice sounds great on everything that I've used. Above and beyond that, he has been easy to work with. He is personable, fun to talk to, and very courteous. Rick's turn-around time on my work has been unbelievable, able to get me my voice-overs in a VERY timely fashion. I would recommend Rick Sparks to anyone needing voice over work." -- Jason Hudy, Magician

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age 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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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 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

Palm Springs, California, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Unknown - Click here to ask Rick Sparks

My Voice Experience

Years of experience: 10-25 years

Rick is a three-time winner of the ABA "Goldie" Award for Radio Comedy & Production and has private studio time scheduled most weekdays with weekend slots available as needed.


In October 2005 Rick Sparks transitioned from a 12+ year radio career to performing freelance voice-overs, acting/improv, live announcing, & professional musical composition. He lives in Los Angeles, studies comedy and improv, volunteers voice-over services for The Braille Institute, and is also a member of ASCAP.



Recent voice clients include:

NogginLabs, Chicago IL - Narration and character work, various projects

Spiral Media, Florida - Infomercial narration

Duncan McIntosh Company, Irvine CA - Commercial Voice-Over, GoBoating Magazine

Studio 1080, Los Angeles CA - Narrator, Animal 101 Educational Shorts

Reach Media, Beijing China - Narrator (Watch the Online Promotional Video), Produced by MWP Editorial, Santa Monica CA

SilverStream Productions, Palo Alto CA - Narrator, Solar Energy Infomercial, Eshone Electric

Morningstar Entertainment, Burbank CA - Character Voice, "Black Elk" for The Learning Channel documentary, "Decoding the Past"

Motion City Films, Santa Monica CA - English dubbing for Chinese television pilot, "The Emperor's Daughter," two major characters and various suppporting characters ADR

Nassau Broadcasting, Trenton NJ - "Cash Cow" karaoke character, sixty :30 second character musical clips

EA Sports Florida - Defensive Coach Character, "NFL Head Coach" videogame

Kellogg-Rice, Florida - Male Character, "Flex Bon Paint" campaign

Skystorm Productions - Stage Announcer/Voice of God, "Model Search America - Las Vegas" (Dec 2005, April 2006, Aug 2006, Dec 2006, April 2007, Dec 2007)

MultiMediaPros Studios, Salem MASS. - Mad Scientist Character Voice, "Mini-Melts" corporate video

Awake Pictures - Introduction Narrator - "Topics in Brain Science" DVD

Affordable Audio Productions, Missouri - foreign language ADR, phone system recordings, online accounting training narration

MWP, Santa Monica, CA - Gas Station TV convenience store CCTV voice-overs

My Training

12+ years radio announcing (Classic & Current Rock and Hot A/C formats, sports, news, entertainment & interviews), broadcast commercials, and parody/character work. Television commercial voice-over, live events/appearances as host & general announcer, improv/stage comedy training at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica.

My Studio Equipment

Noise-cancelling recording booth, MXL USB.006 condenser microphone, DSL internet connection, phone patch for monitoring/direction

Additional Skills

N/A

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

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• Rick Sparks was last active on Voice123 205 days ago

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Demos
Composite Demo

Rock Bar Commercial

Live Announcer

IVR - Phone System