Today’s entry comes from a co-worker who I call “office Bob”. I have often wondered about who the voice is behind all movie trailers and previews, and today I was enlightened when “Office Bob” sent out an email with some information on the voice behind the movies. Here is Bob’s email:
I’m not sure how many of you are movie buffs, but I have an extreme fascination with the movie trailer voice over guy.
It seems every commercial, every television show, and every movie trailer has the same voice over guy doing it. Who is this mysterious man? How did he score such a gravy job? How can I get him to record a clip for my marriage proposal?
Anyways…after some digging, it turns out there’s actually two guys who are responsible for most of the movie trailer voice over work.
Don LaFontaine and Hal Douglas.
Although Mr. LaFontaine is the undisputed champion of Movie Trailer voice overs (over 4000 in his career), Hal’s got the title in the “In a world” category.
Check out this clip of Hal (they call him Jack in the clip) doing what he does best…