In a world where deep-voiced men are paid handsomely to promote movies, TV shows, and insurance, Don LaFontaine was the king. If he wasn’t the most famous voiceover man of all time, he was certainly the most-imitated of the last decade.
LaFonatine died yesterday at 68 of complications from a collapsed lung. His work — including more than 5,000 movie trailers — will live on, as will his appearance on my show in May, 2005. He and fellow voiceover king Joe Cipriano joined me to talk about their business, and they were both easy-going and forthcoming. If you missed it when I posted it three years ago, you can listen to it here.