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In a world where "The Voice of God" gets some much deserved attention...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double J, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Great story here about Don LaFontaine, who's been doing movie trailers for more than 40 years but is now becoming better known to the public, thanks to that Geico commercial.

    ...even the Geico advertising folks didn't have a clue who he was when they were brainstorming "The Testimonial Campaign," a series of spots featuring real customers and B-listers such as Little Richard and Charo.

    "Somebody blurts out, `Hey, what about that movie announcer guy?' The other one goes, `Well, what's his name? What does he look like? Who is that guy?' That's how it all started," explains Dean Jarrett of The Martin Agency.

    Googling "voice-over guy," they eventually found LaFontaine.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The No. 1 "voice of God" is John Facenda, from NFL Films.

    "A Niagra of gold and black... poured down on Roger Staubach"
  3. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    God, I love Wikipedia...

    The Autumn wind is a pirate
    Blustering in from sea
    With a rollicking song he sweeps along
    Swaggering boisterously.
    His face is weatherbeaten
    He wears a hooded sash
    With a silver hat about his head
    And a bristling black mustache
    He growls as he storms the country
    A villain big and bold
    And the trees all shake and quiver and quake
    As he robs them of their gold.
    The Autumn wind is a RAIDER
    Pillaging just for fun
    He'll knock you 'round and upside down
    And laugh when he's conquered and won.
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    facenda, no. 1. 8)
    bob sheppard, no. 2. 8)

    this guy? a distant third, at best. :eek:
  5. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    payback. this time it's for real.
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I thought this was about James Earl Jones.
  7. Or this guy. :D

  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Funny. Reminds me of the time I was in Vegas for a weekend of debauchery. That week the Desert Inn was featuring on its marquee "Mel and Nel." That's right, Mel Torme and Nell Carter performing, gasp, TOGETHER!
  9. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    You mean its not George Burns?
    oops.. that would be the look of God, not the voice of God.
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    For all we really know about God, this guy could very well have His voice:


    Or maybe one of these guys:

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    Perhaps "The Nanny" is actually the Voice of God:


    Since you'd have to make it to the Pearly Gates in order to find out for sure, it's entirely possible that none of us here will ever know. ;D
  11. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    J.E. Jones

    Sheppard and LaFontaine is on my top four voices for their durability and endurance.

    Actually, we should have a thread for the best well known voices or voice-overs in t.v./movie history. I'll add Johnny Olson and Rod Roddy to this list as well.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Dom Pardo ahead of both.
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