Joe Cipriano

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Joe Cipriano
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Photo courtesy of Joe Cipriano.
Born (1954-09-08) September 8, 1954 (age 60)
Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Voice actor/Announcer
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Ann Gudelsky (1979-present; 2 children)
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Joe Cipriano (born September 8, 1954) is an American voice over actor.


Joe Cipriano began his career as a broadcaster in Waterbury, Connecticut (his birthplace), while still in high school. Since then he has worked for the NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS TV and radio networks. He was the announcer for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC in 2006.

Cipriano has been the announcer for the Grammy Awards multiple times. He performed the same function for the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2005, the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2008, and in the past several years he has also been the live announcer for many of television’s biggest events, such as:

Cipriano has also worked on game shows, including Deal or No Deal and 1 vs. 100. In March 2011, he substituted on Wheel of Fortune.

His radio career includes having hosted The World Chart Show from 1995 to 2004. From 1987 to 1992, Cipriano produced and hosted two shows that aired in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka and Kobe, Japan: the L.A. Express and Toyota California Classics.

Cipriano has also filled-in for Casey Kasem on American Top 40.

Cipriano has appeared in commercials with several national spots, and in acting for TV and movies. In 1989, he was featured on the NBC sitcom Knight and Daye.

In 2005 Cipriano was one of 13 contributors to the book, Secrets of Voice Over Success by Joan Baker, a book which tells the stories of 13 voice over actors and how they did it. The proceeds from the book go to Alzheimer's Research.

In 2011, Cipriano and his wife Ann co-wrote the book, Living On Air - Adventures in Broadcasting. A memoir which tells the story of starting in radio in his hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut at the age of 14 and his journey from small town radio to network television.

Today, Joe and his wife Ann along with their two children live in Beverly Hills, California. Joe is an avid tennis player.

Joe Cipriano has worked as an on-air personality for the following radio stations:

  • KIIS-FM - Los Angeles
  • KKHR - Los Angeles (CBS Hitradio)
  • KHTZ-FM - Los Angeles (K-Hits)
  • WRQX - Washington, D.C. (ABC-Q107)
  • WKYS - Washington, D.C. (NBC)
  • WDRC AM/FM - Hartford, Connecticut
  • WWCO AM/FM - Waterbury, Connecticut

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