Cipriano, Joe 1954–

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Cipriano, Joe 1954–

(Dave Cipriano, Joseph Cipriano, Tom Collins, Dave Donavan)


Full name, David Joseph Cipriano; born September 8, 1954, in Waterbury, CT; raised in Oakville, CT; married Ann Gudelsky (in television), May 19, 1979; children: Dayna, Alex. Avocational Interests: Playing tennis.

Career: Actor and voice artist. Announcer for various projects and for television networks, including NBC, Fox, and the Food Network. Worked as a voice artist for television and radio promotional spots, performed imaging work for radio stations, appeared in advertisements, voice artist for film advertisements, and created advertisements and promotional spots. Worked as a disc jockey in Waterbury, CT, and worked in radio in Washington, DC. Participated in informational panels and online seminars. Founder of Joe Cipriano Promos, Inc.


Television Appearances; Series:

Marty in the Morning, Knight & Daye, NBC, 1989.

Announcer, Front Page, Fox, 1993–94.

Announcer, Pictionary, syndicated, beginning c. 1997.

Voice of Masaharu Morimoto, Iron Chef America: The Series, Food Network, beginning c. 2005.

(Uncredited) Announcer, Surface (also known as Fathom), NBC, 2005–2006.

Announcer, Deal or No Deal, NBC, 2005–.

Announcer, 1 vs. 100, NBC, 2006–.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Voice of Hiroyuki Sakai, Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters, Food Network, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Announcer, The Al Bundy Sports Spectacular, Fox, 1995.

Announcer, Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York, ABC, 1996.

Announcer, Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years, CBS, 2000.

(As Joseph Cipriano) Announcer, Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life, CBS, 2001.

Announcer, Elton John: One Night Only—Greatest Hits Live, CBS, 2001.

Announcer, Sports Illustrated's "Night of Champions," NBC, 2001.

Announcer, Genius: A Night for Ray Charles, CBS, 2004.

Announcer, I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash, CBS, 2005.

Announcer, The One Day at a Time Reunion Special, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

(As Joseph Cipriano) Announcer, The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1996.

Announcer, 1996 VH1 Honors, VH1, 1996.

Announcer, GQ's "Men of the Year Awards," VH1, 1999.

Announcer, The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2000.

Announcer, 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (also known as Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards), Fox, 2000.

Announcer, The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards (also known as 2001 Grammy Awards), CBS, 2001.

Announcer, 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (also known as The Seventh Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards), Fox, 2001.

Announcer, The 44th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2002.

Announcer, The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2005.

Announcer, The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Museum patron, "What's a Museum For, Anyway?," The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People, CBS, 1978.

Oh Manson announcer, "Flowers for Stevie," The Andy Dick Show, MTV, 2002.

Television announcer, "Baby, Baby Not," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Announcer, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1983.

Marty in the Morning, Knight & Daye, NBC, 1989.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Photographer, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Universal, 1979.

(As Joseph Cipriano) Parking valet, Wise Guys, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1986.

Radio Appearances; Series:

Cohost, World Chart Show, Los Angeles, beginning 1995.

Using various names, such as Dave Cipriano, Tom Collins, and Dave Donavan, appeared in several radio programs on various networks.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, The Paul Harris Show, KMOX (St. Louis, MO), 2005.

Appeared in various programs, including American Top 40.


Nonfiction; with Others:

Joan Baker, Secrets of Voice-Over Success: Top Voice-Over Actors Reveal How They Did It, Sentient Publications, 2005.



Radio and Production, October, 2002.