Raised and educated in England, Ralph spent 15 years as a stage actor in London, Madrid, Hong Kong, and in Edinburgh before moving to Los Angeles in 1997 to develop an on-camera career.
Now, some 25 years later, Ralph’s resumé is as notable for his work as an audiobook narrator and voice talent as it is as an on-camera actor.
Since stumbling on narrating in 2010, he has now narrated over 500 audiobooks and directed a further 13, voicing hundreds of characters across all kinds of book genres, and has been a winner or finalist in a variety of industry-recognized national audiobook awards (Audies, Voice Arts, Earphones, Galaxy).
On screen, Ralph has appeared both in film (as Emmet Vale in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, and a cast including Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Holly Hunter, and Jeremy Irons; in Oz: The Great & Powerful, with James Franco, Mila Kunis; Silver Bells, with Bruce Boxleitner; Setup, with Bruce Willis, 50 Cent, Ryan Phillippe; Alleged, with Brian Dennehy, Fred Thompson, Colm Meaney; Mr. Woodcock, with Billy Bob Thornton, Susan Sarandon; and Jewel of the Sahara, with Gerard Butler) and on TV – most recently in AMC’s short-lived series Low Winter Sun, with Mark Strong and Lennie James.
As a commercial voice talent, Ralph’s most widely known international success is as series regular Walter “Angel of Death” Dollneaz in blockbuster animé hit Hellsing. He can also be heard in Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, in Revolution Studios’ Thirteen Going On Thirty, and as the narrator for the 10-Year Anniversary edition of Jean Reno’s The Professional and for the documentary accompanying the DVD release of March of the Penguins. Ralph continues to carry out commercial and industrial voice-over work whenever time permits.
Ralph also continues to perform on stage, and now also to teach the craft of acting. Recent theatre includes leading roles in Opus, An American Daughter, Frozen, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, On Golden Pond, and as the painter James Whistler in a biographical exposition supporting the Whistler exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan.
Nothing if not active on a variety of fronts, today Ralph shares his time between his homes outside Barcelona and in Los Angeles. He favors Malbec over all other red wine; has a soft spot in his heart for all dogs (having first fostered a stray in 2008), and for 12-year old single malt Scotch; and as a well-travelled, dual-national (Ralph became an American citizen in January 2009) also fluent in several European languages, he enjoys blending into remote and beautiful overseas locales.
Ralph holds a BA Honors degree in Modern History from the University of Durham, England, and is a Cum Laude graduate of Avon Old Farms School, Avon, Connecticut.
- UK Equity
- Two-term Member, SAG-AFTRA national Audiobook Steering Committee
On-camera: Natalia Perez, Chrys Hobbs, Art-T Management, Barcelona, Spain, tel +34 93 410 65 37, Booker@ArtTManagement.com
Personal Appearances: Derek Maki, Coolwaters Productions, 10061 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake, CA 91602, tel +1 (818) 909 7040