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In A World Without The Guy Who Says “In a World”

Don LaFontaine died yesterday. You’ll miss his voice, even if you didn’t really know who he was:

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By John Scalzi

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26 replies on “In A World Without The Guy Who Says “In a World””

There goes Pablo Francisco’s career.

Condolences to Don’s family and friends, and to the large community of movie trailer fans who always enjoyed hearing his voiceover work. I’m glad he got some recognition for his talents before he died.

Ah, damn. What a great voice. I think those people behind the scenes who did stuff like this are often the most effective because their work is sooo pervasive.

I remember when Don did ‘Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me’ for NPR. He didn’t get all 3 questions right, so the listener he played for didn’t win the prize. Don was upset, and offered to buy a prize for the listener. When it heard it was Carl Castle’s voice on the person’s answering machine, he immediately replied “Oh, I can do *THAT*!” (which was very nice of him, and I’m sure was much appreciated by the listener)

His voice was all over that episode. He had a great sense of humor about himself, and his ‘fame’, too.

Dang.

That’s the ‘In a world’ guy for me. He’s done a zillion trailers too, and his voice is a little deeper.

That, and the trailer for Comedian is just hilarious on it’s own.

Damn and blast. Trailers just won’t be the same.

In everything I’ve seen him in, he seemed like such a warm, genuine bloke.

*raises glass* “In a world without Don Lafontaine, things just seem to lack gravitas”.

He’s one of the people that inspired me to consider voice work as a career. I also realized that I was completely unqualified/unskilled/ungifted but still thinks it’s fascinating work.

Thanks for the memories and the smiles – the WWDTM episode was a classic.

He was a man. He was a man with a Big voice and a bald head. Touching countless lives with the sound of Deep emotion. Little did he know that soon he’d be dead…………or would He?

I thought I noticed new voices on previews lately.

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