Singer/guitarist from world-famous "Kelly's Irish Times" pub on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Latest album: HERE'S TO DREAMS COME TRUE (on iTunes,, Spotify, & YouTube). Also, wrote The Kickball Song (on iTunes) & Theme for Gailie (Weather Channel).


Voiceover projects: 2018/19 Jabberwocky Audio Theater-Quorum,"2010 Gold Peer Award Winner for Voiceover. FALLOUT 3 (2008 GDC Videogame of the Year), Red Cross, US Army, CIA, DIA, NEA, ICE, DOT, PBS documentary, "If the Bough Breaks."

Latest News

2018/19: Voiced two recurring characters for Jabberwocky Audio Theater's production of the "Quorum."

2017: Supporting role in "SOLLERS POINT" by Matthew Porterfield

2013: Featured in Netflix production,"HOUSE OF CARDS."

2012: Lead Role in new pilot for series entitled,"HARD FIX."

Awarded 2010 Gold Peer Award for Voiceover by TIVA-DC

Awarded 2009 Peer Award for On-Camera acting by TIVA-DC.

Voiced 22 characters (including 'The Mechanist') in the 2008 GDC Videogame of the Year, FALLOUT 3.

Acting Resume

Contact: (301) 758-5225 (c)
Height: 6'
Suit size: 42L
Weight: 192
Shoe: 13
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Security Clearance
2010 Gold Peer Award Winner - Voiceover for "I Am the Guard""- National Guard
2009 Bronze Peer Award Winner - On-Camera for "Violence in the Workplace"- USPS


FALLOUT 3/Voiceover Performer/ Twenty-two characters voiced
Condensed Voiceover Reel (2:00), sampling various styles of VO:

Sollers Point/Gilbert/Le Bureau
Urban Ghost/Lead Role/Mr. Klein/Sophie Productions
Shot in the Heart/Prison Guard/HBO Films
The Corner/Drug Addict/HBO Films
Riders/Passenger/Doug Sadler/Productions
A Dirty Shame/Blind Man/John Waters Productions

The District/Kiosk Guy/CBS Productions
House of Cards (Season 1)/Charlie/KTK Productions
Covert Affairs/Spy/USA Network

The Night Shift/Dobey/Wreckless Endeavor
Hard Fix (pilot)/Lead Role/Declan Kelly/Rubacam Productions

"The Reception"/Russian Officer/DIA
SIPC PSA/Citizen/Sage Communications
Multicraft Exposure/Electrician/MetaMedia Productions
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace/Workers (2) MetaMedia Productions
Workplace Violence/Mail Processor/USPS/Aaron E. Shirley
TSA Training/Passenger/Rock Creek Productions
Industrial/Attacker/MetaMedia Productions
Industrial/3-Star General/U.S. Army
Industrial/Thief/ Homeland Security

WIPAC Piano Competition (2013) Master of Ceremonies WIPAC
The Elephant Man Carr-Gomm (staged reading) Evan Crump, Director
Jim Bridger: An American Original Jim Bridger (staged reading) Mary Lincer, Playwright
Paradise in the Shadow Tariq (staged reading) Ted Groll, Playwright
As You Like It/Jaques/GW University, DC
Carnival (musical)/Paul/GW University, DC
Look Homeward, Angel/Ben Gant/GW University, DC
Long Day's Journey into Night/Jamie Tyrone/Olivet College, MI
The Fantastiks (musical)/Old Shakespearean Actor/Olivet College, MI

Cold Reads/Audition w/Cheryl Felicia Rhoads (2014
Scene Study/Cold Read workshops w/Kristofer Kauff (2014)
Principles of Acting/Acting for the Camera @Studio Boh (2013)
Actors' Center Improv workshops w/Mario Baldessari
SAG Improv workshops w/Gary Austin, Ken Raskin
Professional Singer/Guitarist
Bass/Baritone range
SAG-AFTRA Conservatory workshops (1999-2014 - numerous)
Geoffrey Soffer audition workshops
Role Player (2004-present)
Recording Studio Engineer
B.A. English Literature, GWU

Pete's Bio

Pete Papageorge discovered the guitar at age 14, and the love of his life changed from baseball to music. At 16, he played electric bass in an R&B band in the DC area. Along the way, he learned to play the piano and drums.

Originally from Arlington, VA, Pete graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in English Literature. While there, he was active in theater. Senior year, he had leading roles in both productions offered; Paul in the musical, Carnival; and Jaques in Shakespeare's As You Like It, which was given a rock treatment. That year, Pete received an award for Outstanding Dramatic Contribution.

Pete played in bands in college and a variety of music including R&B, R&R, pop, and folk. After college, he continued to play in bands, including a 15-month stint as lead guitarist with Washington, DC folk singer legend Donal Leace (recently inducted into the WAMA Hall of Fame), as well as nine months with R&B singer Big Al Downing. He was also involved in numerous studio projects including a single with Donal for Atlantic Records, an album with Quincy Mattisson (member of Otis Redding's road band and also The Winstons), as well as recording with his own groups.

Since 1982, Pete's earned his living as a solo performer in the Washington, DC area singing & playing acoustic guitar. His repertoire covers a wide variety of music which includes country, folk, pop, R&B, R&R, blues, Irish, as well as his own songs.

Pete started playing at the Irish Times in September, 1985, a restaurant near Capitol Hill in Washington, DC (see "Events" tab). A CD, Pete Papageorge - Best of Live - At the Irish Times is currently available at Pete wrote "The Kickball Song," aka, "Everybody Loves Kickball," which is a favorite with kickballers everywhere.

In May 1988, Pete wrote a song in collaboration with Dr. Joe Waldbaum, a podiatrist-turned- performer from NYC, entitled "I Grew Up Getting Beat On By Leon" which was released as a single and which charted in Cash Box. Pete also wrote "Theme for Gailie," an instrumental which aired on The Weather Channel the month of December, 1998. Pete's been nominated four times (1998, 1993, 1992, &1991) as Most Promising Male Songwriter by the Tennessee Songwriters Association International (TSAI), Nashville, TN. In 1991, he established BMI-affiliated music publishing company, Once in a Lifetime Music.

In addition to music, Pete has acted in Film & TV and has been involved in voiceover work. His latest film is "Sollers Point," which tells the story of Keith (McCaul Lombardi), a small-time drug dealer under house arrest at the home of his father, played by Jim Belushi in Baltimore. He was also featured in "A Dirty Shame," a movie on sexual addiction, by John Waters, where he plays a blind, sex addict. Recent projects include work in Jackie, Shock & Awe, The Night Shift (webisode). Pete played the lead role in a movie short entitled, "Urban Ghost," by Terry Michael King; a dog handler in the Disney movie, "Tuck Everlasting." Other movies include "Step Up 2," "Get Smart," "The Invasion," "Syrianna," "Ladder 49," "Hannibal,"Traffic,"Along Came A Spider," and "Murder at 1600"; on HBO,"A Shot in the Heart" and "The Corner"; and on TV, "The District," "America's Most Wanted","The Young Americans", and "Homicide-The Movie."

Most recently, Pete voiced twenty-two characters for the hit videogame, "FALLOUT 3." He's also the voice of Gustabo for "THE AMF WORLD BOWLING TOUR" videogame. He's voiced commercials and narrations for clients including the U.S. Army, CIA, DOD, ICE NEA, Verizon, and the American Red Cross. He's also narrated children's books for the Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic Association and narrated The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, which is now a CD available for purchase from the Commuter Library (800/643-0295).

Additional voiceover samples can be heard at

  • Member Since: 2003
  • Last Login: 1/13/2022


Delta Burnett Reed
over 30 days ago to Pete Papageorge

Again thank you!

Delta Burnett Reed
over 30 days ago to Pete Papageorge

Pete, I want thank you for your great review of El Matador... I have to say as much as I would like to add to the song it is a cover from The Kingston could probably find the song with them on YouTube... I am doing a cd of American songs that include all manner of folks and that was a hat tip to the Spanish speaking folks...I don't speak spanish so that was the close as I could come to it

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Pete Papageorge
over 30 days ago

Thanks for your note. I had no idea that was a Kingston Trio song! Good luck with your music!

Delta Burnett Reed
over 30 days ago

Just listened to one of your songs, first one on your list... you have a really a great voice.... on my phone I can't give stars or playlists but when I have my computer open I will be adding your songs... a friend in music Delta🎶🎶🎶

Pete Papageorge
over 30 days ago

Thanks very much, Delta, for your kind words! In re-reading your first comment, you could still do a rewrite of El Matador - that's kind of what the folk process is all about. Just as long as you give proper credit to the original writers of the song. Or, you could just forget all that and write a new one.

Delta Burnett Reed
over 30 days ago

I wish I was a song writer...I do have a song I have been working on called The Ladies From Hell ... but my producer had to take the poem and make it melodic...I found it is not easy, that is why I love folk songs I know... no brained lol!.....musically yours Delta

Pete Papageorge
over 30 days ago


Randall Mark
over 30 days ago to Pete Papageorge

Hi Pete. Thx for review of Facebook Addict. Yeah it's definitely meant to be funny not a true or serious song. It is actually not quite finished and I think your comments are on the money and reinforce this in my mind. I've gotten one comment that it "screams" to be sung in hard rock/punk style and your comment of a more aggressive singing style is in this same vein I think? I want to have it redone and incorporate these ideas. I also plan to have background vocals/comments inserted between the lyrics to further lighten the song and add to the comedic aspect of it. I'm stuck until COVID let's up. Thx again

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