November 30, 2006

Voice of the Trailers

I was talking with a friend one day when I said in passing, "You know like how the guy who voices-over movie trailers is always the same guy?"

She shook her head.

"You know, The Voice!" I said. "It's always the same guy narrating the movie trailers." I tried to imitate The Voice - "But THIS time there's money involved!" I growled.

It didn't help - she still had no idea what I was talking about (making me wonder if she'd ever ACTUALLY been to a movie theater). Since then GEICO has hired The Voice to do one of their commercials, lampooning his over-the-top vocal style.

The name belonging to The Voice is Don LaFontaine, and my pal Mr. Keysunset sent me this short, interesting interview with him at YouTube.

Posted by Chai-Rista at November 30, 2006 02:11 PM | TrackBack

Until I initially saw this video, I had NO idea it was the same guy doing ALL the voice overs! Wow.

And I've seen the GEICO ad. That one, plus the one they were running with Little Richard, are the ones I like the best!


Posted by: keysunset at December 1, 2006 07:20 AM

It's like NFL film guy. The voice is instantly recognizable.

Mrs. C. and I also like to try to guess who is voicing commercials -- sometimes the voices are immediately recognizable: Sam Elliott, Dennis Haysbert (President Palmer), Connery (for Level 3 communications), and sometimes it takes awhile to figure out.

Posted by: The Colossus at December 1, 2006 11:23 AM