Rick Staropoli

Intelligent, authoritative narrator/trainer

Voice Description

I specialize in narration/training voices, with a rich, versatile tone. I pride myself in my clean and professional reads. My training experience and years as a litigation attorney have strongly influenced my characterization.

I enjoy adapting to direction, for audition or recording purposes. Need multiple reads with various inflections? Can do. Like subtlety? Me too.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

Rochester, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

None. It's not what I do.

My Voice Experience

Over the past nine years, I've voiced hundreds of industrial and training pieces; recorded countless radio and TV spots; created two audiobooks (total of 18 hours); and delivered at least 200 web-based trainings.

Past clients include Volvo, Bank of America, The Getty Museum, Kodak, Bayer, Carestream Health, Technoquimicas, 4 Wheel Parts, and Astra Zeneca.

My Training

Juris Doctor, SUNY Buffalo
Bachelor of Arts, Boston College

I'm a former litigating attorney who decided to save his soul before it got too late. I conducted hundreds of trials and hearings, and have been a public speaker in many capacities for fifteen years.

I'm a true voice actor, and my significant stage experience has kept me sharp.

My Studio Equipment

I use an AT2020 Cardioid Condenser mic, or a Shure PG58 mic; an ART Tube MP Project Series pre-amp; Audacity; and a soundproof home studio.

Additional Skills

I can make text sound sincere, fluid and gorgeous. It's called acting.

In addition, I consider myself a resource for those putting together voice-driven training modules, using my experience to suggest edits, alterations, strategies, etc. -- or, of course, I can deliver copy as written. Those being trained will believe I'm speaking extemporaneously rather than from a script.

Lastly, I often serve (upon request) as an editor of copy. With the client's permission, I can transform text into its most "readable" form. I'll happily take copy and deliver it as written -- or will fine-tune it, THEN bring it to life vocally. For the past two audiobooks I completed, I was also hired to edit the text version.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Commercial Demo

Training Demo

Industrial or Narrative Demo

Promo Demo

Convention Voice of God Sample

Message On Hold Sample

Motivational Training Sample

NonProfit Narration Sample

Nature Documentary Sample

Audiobook Sample