Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Don LaFontaine

Canada(Via Dlisted.com) Don LaFontaine, also known as 'The King of Voiceovers' or 'Preview guy' in North America, passed away yesterday at the age of 68.
don-lafontaine His voice was featured in more than 5,000 movie trailers and 350,000 commercials. If you went to a movie theatre in either USA or Canada, and watched the previews, I bet 90% of them featured La Fontaine's voice (if not more). They would all begin with either "In a world..." or "One man... one (something else)".
He was also on one of my favourite shows, Family Guy, as the Fox Announcer.
One of my frustrated (or at least postponed) dreams was to have my own radio show, or at least do the work Don did. I will surely miss his fantastic voice.
Rest in Peace, Don. As a tribute, I will leave a clip by the Chilean-American comedian Pablo Francisco.
Argentina(Via Dlisted.com) Don LaFontaine, conocido como 'El rey de las promociones' o 'El tipo de las propagandas' en Norte América, murió ayer a los 68 años.
Su voz apareció en más de 5,000 promociones de películas y 350,000 comerciales. Si fueron a un cine en USA o Canadá y vieron las promociones de las películas por venir, seguro que el 90% de ellas tenía la voz de La Fontaine (o tal vez más). Todas empezaban con 'En un mundo..." o "Un hombre... un (algo más)".
También participaba de uno de mis shows favoritos, Family Guy, como el locutor de Fox. Como locutor frustrado que soy, voy a extrañar su fantástica voz.
Descanse en paz, Don. Aquí les dejo un homenaje por el cómico chileno-americano Pablo Francisco.

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  1. This guy is fantastic ! and he's here in DC from tomorrow... I'll talk to the wife.

  2. I hope you're talking about Pablo Francisco... :-)

  3. I had no idea that he had died. How sad.....

  4. El clip esta espectacular.La voz del tipo de los trailers era una clasico.Mira vos, ni sabia quien era.Gracias.


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