Don LaFontaine (1940–2008)

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Don LaFontaine was born on August 26, 1940 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA as Donald Leroy La Fontaine. He is known for his work on In a World... (2013), The Hitter (1979) and Free Radio (2007). He was married to Nita Whitaker and Joan Studva. He died on September 1, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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In a World... Don La Fontaine
The Hitter Music Department
Free Radio Don LaFontaine
Sandman Santa, Balladeer


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 2013 In a World...
Don La Fontaine
 1991-2011 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series documentary)
- Richard Herringa (2011) ... Announcer (voice)
- Episode #24.19 (2011) ... Announcer (voice)
- Turnell Turner (2011) ... Announcer (voice)
- Episode #24.16 (2011) ... Announcer (voice)
- Women Fighting Back Special Edition (2011) ... Announcer (voice)
 2009 Taking the Hill: The Warrior's Journey Home (Documentary)
Host / Narrator
 2009 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Movie VO Voice
- The Chronicles of Meap (2009) ... Movie VO Voice (voice)
 2001-2009 Family Guy (TV Series)
Narrator / FOX Announcer
- Ocean's Three and a Half (2009) ... (voice)
- Stewie B. Goode (2006) ... (voice)
- Brian Sings and Swings (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- Road to Europe (2002) ... (voice)
- Screwed the Pooch (2001) ... FOX Announcer (voice)
 2009 Captain Alpha Male (TV Movie)
Lord of All Good
 2008 Free Radio (TV Series)
Don LaFontaine
- Lance Gets a Manager (2008) ... Don LaFontaine
 2008 American Dad! (TV Series)
Movie Trailer Announcer
- Tearjerker (2008) ... Movie Trailer Announcer (voice)
 2007 Random! Cartoons (TV Series short)
- Fanboy (2007) ... Announcer (voice)
 2007 Frank TV (TV Series)
- Franksgiving (2007)
 2007 Live!
Announcer (voice)
 2007 Internet Safety Force (Video short)
Opening Narration
 2007 The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Announcer (voice)
 2006/II Interrogation (Short)
 1999-2006 World's Most Amazing Videos (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 January 2006 (2006) ... Announcer (voice)
- Episode dated 8 July 1999 (1999) ... Announcer
 2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (Video)
FOX Announcer (voice)
 2005 Ark
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2002-2004 Fillmore! (TV Series)
- This Savior, a Snitch (2004) ... Announcer (voice)
- Field Trip of the Just (2004) ... Announcer (voice)
- A Dark Score Evened (2004) ... Announcer (voice)
- Play On, Maestro! Play On! (2004) ... Announcer (voice)
- Code Name: Electric Haircut, (2004) ... Announcer (voice)
 2003 Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (Video Game)
Attract Loop Narrator (voice)
 2002 Santa vs. the Snowman 3D (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2001 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Wormhole X-Treme Trailer Announcer
- Wormhole X-Treme! (2001) ... Wormhole X-Treme Trailer Announcer (uncredited)
 1995-2001 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series)
Opening Credits Narrator
- A Friend in Need Part II (2001) ... Opening Credits Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- A Friend in Need Part I (2001) ... Opening Credits Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Soul Possession (2001) ... Opening Credits Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Many Happy Returns (2001) ... Opening Credits Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- When Fates Collide (2001) ... Opening Credits Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1999 Claire Makes It Big (Short)
Wild Horses Trailer Narrator (voice)
 1998 Sandman
Santa, Balladeer
 1997-1998 JAG (TV Series)
Opening Narrator
- To Russia with Love (1998) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Wedding Bell Blues (1998) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Clipped Wings (1998) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- The Return of Jimmy Blackhorse (1998) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Imposter (1998) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1997-1998 Team Knight Rider (TV Series)
Opening Narrator
- Legion of Doom (1998) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Apocalypse Maybe (1998) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Home Away from Home (1998) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- The Ixtafa Affair (1998) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- The Blonde Woman (1998) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1997 Santa vs. the Snowman (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1997 Plump Fiction
Voice-over (voice)
 1993-1997 Renegade (TV Series)
Opening Sequence Narrator
- The Bad Seed (1997) ... Opening Sequence Narrator (voice)
- The Maltese Indian (1997) ... Opening Sequence Narrator (voice)
- Born Under a Bad Sign (1997) ... Opening Sequence Narrator (voice)
- Bounty Hunter of the Year (1997) ... Opening Sequence Narrator (voice)
- Blood Hunt (1997) ... Opening Sequence Narrator (voice)
 1996 The Birdcage
Radio Newscaster (voice, uncredited)
 1996 Powerslave (Video Game)
 1995 Xena: Warrior Princess Promos (TV Series)
Promo Narrator (uncredited)
 1993 Last Action Hero
Movie Trailer Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1990 A Man Called Sarge
Narrator (voice)
 1988 Scrooged
IBC Promo Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1988 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Trailer Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1986 Rambo (TV Series)
- Horror of the Highlands (1986) ... Narrator (voice)
- Change of Face (1986) ... Narrator (voice)
- S.A.V.A.G.E. Space (1986) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Twin Within (1986) ... Narrator (voice)
- Sepulcher of Power (1986) ... Narrator (voice)
 1982 Time Walker
 1981 St. Helens
Narrator (uncredited)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Sound department (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Production manager (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (30 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Trailer narrator for The Emperor's New Groove. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Don La Fontaine


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In a world... See more »


In interviews he stated that his voice spontaneously cracked in mid-sentence at the age of 13. He became very self-conscious about his "new" voice until his classmates at school would pay him to speak as their fathers to make "sick calls" on their behalf so they could take a day off from school. See more »


Use of the scene-setting phrase "In a world where..." in his voiceovers for movie trailers See more »


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