10 Funny Voicemail Greetings Recorded by Celebrities
There are very few cases in which our telephone answering service would recommend having an antiquated voicemail answer your incoming calls. A Courteous Communications can recommend these 10 recordings for personal use only. Your business callers may not appreciate these voicemail recordings, but your friends and family will surely get a kick out of them.
So, if you’re looking for a fun way to spice up your personal telephone’s outgoing message, we have listed 10 celebrities that have contributed to funny voicemail greetings for your callers’ amusement.
Our favorite funny voicemail greetings
1. Funny Answering Greeting from Seinfeld
Back in 1997, Seinfeld’s character, George Costanza, attempts to avoid a breakup call from his girlfriend and we hear his comical outgoing machine recording.
George Costanza Answering Machine Message
To the tune of the theme from "The Greatest American Hero"
“Believe it or not, George isn't at home, please leave a message at the beep. I must be out, or I'd pick up the phone. Where could I be? Believe it or not, I'm not home.” Click here to watch and listen to George’s hilarious voicemail sample.
The actor, Jason Alexander, recently customized this answering greeting for a big fan, Kat Dennings. After learning of the famous actresses use of his 90’s greeting from Seinfeld on her voicemail, Jason recorded one for her on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Watch the full segment on Youtube here.
2. The Simpsons Share a Funny Answering Greeting
If you’re looking for a short and simple message, we suggest turning to Homer Simpson as he tells callers to… leave a message.
Homer Simpson Answering Machine Message
To the tune of "Do the Hustle"
“Leave a message! Dit dit dit dit dit, dut dut. Dit dit dit dit dit, dut dut… After the beep.”
Click here to listen to Homer’s funny voicemail greeting.
3. Stammer-Filled Voicemail Greeting from Jimmy Stewart
Jimmy Stewart, born James Maitland Stewart, has a voice that is unmistakable and 100% unique to him. One of Mr. Stewart’s most identifiable trademarks, the slow and stammering way he delivered lines, brings forward a hilarious way to tell your callers to leave a message.
Jimmy Stewart – Explaining How to Leave a Voicemail
“Ummm… uh, listen carefully. I, I have only 10 seconds to explain to you how to leave a message on one of these machines. Now… now, the first step is, is the most important step there is. What, what you’ve gotta do is ummm… and, and, and, and, uh… well.”
Click here to listen to Jimmy Stewart’s must-hear voicemail message.
4. Liam Neeson Threatens and Delights Your Callers
Liam Neeson has been acting for decades but it was his recent role in the hit movie Taken that caught the attention of a younger audience. A self-proclaimed “first fan ever,” politely asked Liam on The Graham Norton Show to record her voicemail message greeting. Being the great guy that he is, the star humbly complied but added a fun and unexpected close to the recording.
Liam Neeson Voicemail Recording for a Fan
“I don’t know who you are but if you don’t let my daughter go now, I will find you; I will kill you. Please leave a message.”
Laugh as you watch how Mr. Neeson’s fan got him to record a custom voicemail greeting here.
5. #Trekkies Have a Fun Outgoing Message to Use
If you’re a #Trekkie or a #Trekker, this is the best of our funny voicemail greetings. Let Spock deliver your outgoing message to all of your callers.
Officer Spock Greets Your Callers from Another Galaxy
“Greetings, this is Science Officer Spock. Currently there are no lifeforms available to take your call but at the pre-arranged audio signal, please feel free to leave any verbal communication you feel is necessary. Live long and prosper.”
Click here to listen to the Star Trek voicemail greeting on Youtube.
6. Adele Sings Hello as an Outgoing Phone Message
A great way to incorporate a fun voicemail greeting in today’s age is re-writing the lyrics to a current billboard topping hit. Ellen DeGeneres did just that when she asked Adele for a little favor; to sing a little ditty inspired by the number one song, “Hello.”
Adele Sings “Hello” on Ellen’s Voicemail Greeting
“Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d leave a message at the beep. Hello, can you hear me? I’m in California dreaming about the message that you’ll leave. Hello from Ellen.”
Click here to watch the Youtube video of Adele singing an acapella version of “Hello.”
7. A Classic Hepburn Answering Greeting for Voicemails
Katharine Hepburn’s iconic and feisty voice goes down in history and can add a bit of moxie to your voicemail greeting. Click here to hear how Hepburn brings these words to life.
“I’m answering this phone for my friend who tells me it’s your nature to hang up and not leave a message, but I should remind you that nature is what we are put on this earth to rise above. So please, leave a message at the sound of the beep… for the sake of anthropology.”
#DidYouKnow Katharine’s voice inspired other great performances in the film industry? In The Lion in Winter, Katharine Hepburn played the mother of actor Anthony Hopkins. Hopkins later said that Hepburn's voice was, in part, the basis for Hannibal Lecter's voice in Silence of the Lambs.
8. Morgan Freeman Shares His Voice for Voicemail Greetings
Morgan Freeman is known for his voice so much that he was asked to play the voice and image of God in Bruce Almighty. Morgan’s voice has been immortalized in dozens upon dozens of voiceover projects. Allow him to greet your callers and prompt them to leave a message for you.
Morgan Freeman’s Fun Voicemail Message
“Hello, this is Morgan Freeman. I wish I could tell you that Morgan Freeman was available to take your call. I wish I could tell you that, but this is no fairytale world. Morgan Freeman is gone now; to where I cannot say. But if you’re lucky, I might just call ya’ back. Get busy leavin’ your message.”
It’s one thing to read a Morgan Freeman voicemail greeting script and quite another to listen to it. Click here to experience this voicemail message on Youtube.
9. Outgoing Message with Samuel L. Jackson Treatment
Stephen Colbert asked Samuel L. Jackson to record his infamous voice on his outgoing message recording. Click here and listen on Youtube to what it would sound like if Mr. Jackson leant his voice to your voicemail recording.
Samuel L. Jackson’s Funny Message Greeting
“Hi, you know who you called; leave a message, maybe they’ll call you back. Then again, maybe they won’t. That’s how life is. Point is, you’ve done what you can. Have a nice day.”
10. Introduce Yourself Like a Hollywood Blockbuster
If you want to make a custom, Hollywood’esque gesture in your next outgoing message, may we suggest having a booming voice introduce you. Imagine all of your callers being greeted as if they were watching a trailer for the next blockbuster hit.
An Epic and Adventurous Voicemail Greeting
“In a world where the person you are trying to reach can’t answer the phone… there’s only one choice. Leave a message.”
Only a handful of voiceover actors could possibly bring this dramatic message to your voicemail. Click here to hear how it sounds with cinematic, adrenaline pumping music in the background.
Save the funny voicemail greetings for your home phone, and let us handle your business phone
Since our digital call center is open 24/7/365, you will never be greeted by a voicemail greeting requesting you to leave a message. However, our staff loves to have fun when we can so we hope these funny voicemail greetings bring you a smile.