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Rick Wimberly Narration Instructional
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Rick Wimberly is an American actor, known for a look and deep voice that brim with credibility, charm and comfort...and whimsy here and there. 

Referred to as The Grandude, his repertoire of experiences help him connect to scripts for voiceover, on-camera or on-stage with a touch that's conversational or authoritative when needed.



although not on a first name basis

Rick Wimberly believes performance is like playing music.

You first learn how to play the notes.

Then you learn to feel the notes.

Only then can you really play.



Rick Wimberly has been talking into a microphone and on stage, for one reason or another, since he was 15.

(He sounded old even then.)


During this time, when values matter most,

Grandude's voice and look tell stories that carry folks on a journey,


Having found it brings out the best of a resonant voice, Rick uses the fabulous Neumann 103 mic and the EV RE20.

It is connected to his Mac by an Apollo Solo interface, all armed with Audacity and a nice set of plug ins.
Room sound is quite good, thanks to baffling and isolation.

SourceConnect user. 

MIC  Neumann 103

DAW  Audacity on a Mac

STUDIO   Baffling and Isolation

INTERFACE   Apollo Solo




Rick Wimberly has earned his Grandude nickname through a life of journeys, all contributing to his voice - a cocktail of empathy, richness, and a bit of whimsy. 

has met five US presidents

although not on a first name basis

although he's 

not on first name basis

rode on the back of a police motorcycle with Wolfman Jack

ok, they were just sitting on it

ok, they were just sitting on it

co-wrote the outreach plan for the nationwide alert system

yes, the one that wakes you up at night.

yes, the one that wakes you up at night

son believes he was in the CIA

he probably wasn't buying into the pepper spray salesperson cover...

anchored TV news on a station with one of the highest market shares in the country

although not on a first name basis

at 25 years old

co-wrote a book about seven myths

...of selling to government

(only $11.95 on Ama)

...on selling to government

hung onto a capsized boat in cold waters for 24 hours before rescue

 by the Coast Guard

even made CNN

(it was a slow news day)

Even made CNN.

(It must have been a slow news day)

travelled the world promoting pepper spray as a non-lethal weapon

was "accidentally" sprayed, several times

was  sprayed  

multiple times



Rick Wimberly has been telling stories for over fifty years. He's been heard on radio throughout the US and TV regionally.

In addition, he recently added "Podcast Host" to his resume.

Some of the projects he's worked on recently include: 



Connect with Voiceover Grandude. 

Or, let's Zoom and get to know each other.

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