Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Famous voice over actor, Don LaFontaine dies aged 68

[caption id="attachment_618" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Don LaFontaine, famous voice actor, dead at age 68. (August 26, 1940 – September 1, 2008)"]Don LaFontaine, famous voice actor, dead at age 68.[/caption]

That sucks!  Don LaFontaine had an awesome voice!  He was the guy you'd hear doing the voice overs for movie trailers.

He died on Monday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.   He had complications of Pneumothorax. (collapsed lung)

LaFontaine, had been doing voice overs for the last 25 years, and earned the title "King of Voice overs."   Outside of doing voice acting for trailers, he also voiced Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, as well as other shows on the ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX networks.  If you've ever listen to the TV or radio, chances are you would recognize his voice as he's done hundreds of thousands of voice overs between the two.

Don was considered one of the most busiest actors in the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).


  1. Entertainment Tonight - link broken

  2. Don LaFontaine's article on Wikipedia