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Profession: Voice actor, Actor, Film Producer, Writer
Date of Birth: Aug 26, 1940
Nicknames: Donald Leroy La Fontaine, Don La Fontaine
Height: 1.73 m
Country: United States of America
Don LaFontaine was an American former voice over artist with a net worth of $80 million. Don LaFontaine acquired that net worth lending his voice to an innumerable amount of films, advertisements, promotions, and video games. He was born in Duluth, Minnesota and died in 2008 at the age of 68.
Donald Leroy "Don" LaFontaine (August 26, 1940 - September 1, 2008) was an American voice actor famous for recording more than 5,000 film trailers and hundreds of thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers. His nicknames included "Thunder Throat" and "The Voice of God". He became identified with the phrase "In a world...", which has been used in movie trailers so frequently that it has become a clich'e. He parodied his career several times, most recently in commercials for GEICO insurance and the Mega Millions lottery game.
LaFontaine was born August 26, 1940, in Duluth, Minnesota, to Alfred and Ruby LaFontaine. According to LaFontaine himself, his voice cracked at the age of 13 in the middle of a sentence, giving him the bass tones that would later bring him much fame and success. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, and worked as a recording engineer for the Army Band and Chorus.
LaFontaine continued to work as a recording engineer after discharge and began working at the National Recording Studios in New York City, where, in 1962, he had the opportunity to work with producer Floyd Peterson on radio spots for Dr. Strangelove. Peterson incorporated many of LaFontaine's ideas for the spots and, in 1963, they went into business together producing advertising exclusively for the movie industry. LaFontaine claimed that it was this company that first came up with many of the famous movie trailer catch phrases, including his own future signature phrase, "in a world..."
While working on the 1964 western Gunfighters of Casa Grande, LaFontaine had to fill in for an unavailable voice actor in order to have something to present to MGM. After MGM bought the spots, LaFontaine began a career as a voiceover artist.
He became the head of Kaleidoscope Films Ltd., a major movie trailer producer before starting his own company, Don LaFontaine Associates, in 1976. Shortly thereafter, he was hired

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Home Alone Trailer

One of the original trailers for 'Home Alone'. See if you can tell which character in this trailer did NOT make it into the actual movie. Pizza points for those who know, courtesy of Little Nero's. Voiced by the late, great Don LaFontaine.
Posted: November 27, 2017, 3:00 pm

Black Wolves don't wait so long this time, win opener vs. Swarm

“We made a lot of changes, obviously,” New England coach Glenn Clark said of an offseason trade that dealt goalie Evan Kirk to Saskatchewan in exchange for several pieces, including transition player John LaFontaine ... but you don't want to be ...
Posted: December 8, 2017, 7:57 pm

The Voices Not in Our Head

The BIG Voice-Over People One of my favorite YouTube videos is “Five Voice-Over Guys in a Limo” with Don LaFontaine and some of the biggest voice-over guys from about 10 years ago. It’s fun to see them ham it up and “using their announcer voices.”
Posted: November 17, 2017, 12:00 am
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