Very sad news for voice over actor fans everywhere! Don LaFontaine, famed movie trailer voice over actor recently seen in Geico and New York Lotto commercials in person, has passed away at 68. His official website is Don LaFontaine.com
His great voice added power to a lot of movie trailers in the last decade and he is probably best know for his phrase, “In a world. . .”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family at this time.
His talent will very much be missed by the movie watching community. Here is his famous, self-parodying Geico commercial:
For more information and some snippets from various interviews with him, please visit this article from CNN.