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Monday, October 19, 2009

“Now, in a time before...”

The voices you know, the faces you don’t. This old Five Guys clip above puts a face to some of the most famous voiceover talent you’ve heard forever. With the late Don LaFontaine, John Leader, Al Chalk, Mark Elliot and Nick Tate.

But wait, there’s more! Here are a few more from TV and the movies. (The second half of the clip covers Latin voiceover artists.)

Then there’s Mark Elliot, the voice of Disney. Ernie Anderson, the classic voice of ABC News. Then there was the best damn voice in political attack spots, the late Betsy Ames. Saving one of the best for last, which actually, is wrong. It’s not about “best” as it is distinctive because all these voices are unique.

But Peter Thomas of Whopper Freakout fame is probably one of my favorites. Dude’s done everything. It’s a shame the talent in commercials don’t have their name credited more.

(Some of the voice clips found via.)

1 comment:

phillybikeboy said...

For anyone who listened to rock and roll radio anywhere Brian James was one of those voices. A great guy to work with, gone way too soon.