Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!

To be read "movie-trailer" style a-la Don LaFontaine
On the Ides of March ...
in the early 60s ...
One Man ....
Born in the Ghetto ...
Destined for greatness ...

Joe Rodriguez
Coming soon to a theater near you ...


Today is my birthday.  It's been a rather long and bumpy ride and I have by no means achieved the greatness for which I still believe I am destined, but I am so blessed in so many ways so Thanks Ma and Pa for having me!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This Thing of Ours

This Thing of Ours

Since I was thinking about it just now, I thought I'd post a little invitation for anybody who cares and any fans of old time radio style audio dramas to give a listen to "This Thing of Ours".

It's the story of life in the Mafia a-la GoodFellas or Casino.  Set in New York City in the 70s.  Here's a description from the author.

New York City, 1977.  There’s turmoil within the Colombo Crime Family as the Boss Nicky “The Old Man” Rosselli survives a hit by an unknown assailant.  An up and coming mafioso Carmine Santorelli is called upon to enforce justice on the guilty party…but did he really get his man?  Join the Family as Carmine and his crew navigate the treacherous waters of the New York underworld…

I play the role of Carmine Santorelli, one of the nefarious under-bosses.

So check it out!  Visit and join "the family"!

Thursday, September 27, 2012


The eyes of the voiceover world will be on Charlotte, NC October 12-14, 2012 as FaffCon 5 (, presented by, takes place inside the Omni Charlotte Hotel.

This event is produced by professional voiceover talents for professional voiceover talents.

Talent from around the world (Australia, Great Britain, Canada, United States) have come to

FaffCon since it began in 2010. The objective for participants and guiding principle behind FaffCon is very simple- “Get What You Need, Share What You Can”.

FaffCon continues to provide a very educational, interactive and fun environment that encourages peer-to-peer professional development for all unconference contributors (who are nicknamed “Faffers”).

Since the success of peer-to-peer learning depends on all participants being peers, FaffCon is unable to open registration to individuals who are not already working pros. The event was the brainchild of Los Angeles, CA voiceover talent Amy Snively who, with her team of volunteers from the voiceover community, has produced every FaffCon since its inception.

I had the privilege of attending Faffcon 3 and I can honestly say it was a wonderful experience that I highly recommend to anyone interested in making a career of this voiceover thing.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

'Twas the Night for . . . Voices For Children

The country’s top voice over pros, led by Joe Cipriano, gathered in studios this week to donate their time and talent to Voices For Children. This is the first time that the people whose voices are heard every day on TV, radio and in movie theaters have had the opportunity to participate in a recording project and live performance for a cause such as this.
Among this illustrious group was Anthony Mendez, a colleague and friend.  You can read more about it over at his site -

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My role in a recent Dorito's Commercial!

I recently was cast in a Dorito's commercial as part of the annual Crash The Superbowl contest held by the Dorito's people.  I am hoping for the big win!

"Grandma is sick" Spec commercial for Doritos from Jaime Puerta on Vimeo.

I think it's pretty funny.  What do you think?