Don LaFontaine RIP

I probably would never have known this guys name if it weren’t for the Geico commercial (that I posted below) but I know his voice, and its probably because its been everywhere!

from imdb.com:

Master Voice-Over Actor LaFontaine Dead At 68
2 September 2008 10:38 AM, PDT

Don LaFontaine, whose voice was heard on thousands of TV commercials and a significant percentage of all movie trailers — an estimated 5,000 — died Monday in Los Angeles at age 68. The cause of death was not disclosed. At one time or another he was also the voice of all the major broadcast networks as well as TNT, TBS and the Cartoon Network. His website observed that by “conservative estimates, he has voiced hundreds of thousands of television and radio spots.” Entertainment Tonight said on its own website that “based on contracts signed, he may have been the single busiest actor in the history of SAG (the Screen Actors Guild).”

Don LaFontaine: The Voice

I feel that with the loss of Don LaFontaine we’ll probably notice the voice that’s been everywhere not there. Just watch the above video and you’ll know that he’s done the voice over work for everything. Literally.

RIP Don LaFontaine.

–Cos

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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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