Hal Douglas Leaves His Voice Behind

Hal-DouglasHal Douglas, a well-respected icon in the movie and TV voice-over for his work in trailers and commercials, passed away March 7th at the age of 89.

Douglas performed hundreds of film trailers with his gravelly voice, including Philadelphia, Lethal Weapon, Forrest Gump, and Con Air.

New York filmmaker Casimir Nozkowski released a nine-minute documentary in August 2013 that was likely one of Douglas’s last interviews.  The YouTube link to that video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnvDxSNEiO8 .

Nozkowski said Douglas was  “a great guy and so fun to talk to. When someone has a gift, you want to talk to them about it. He didn’t take himself seriously, and really was inspiring to hear.”
A small sampling of Douglas’ trailers are featured on The Guardian’s Film Blog.

About Gary MacFadden

Gary MacFadden is a voiceover professional specializing in audiobooks, eLearning, and narration. He became the editor of the print and online versions of the VoiceOver Insider in 2011, putting his journalism and business management experience to good use. For 25 years he was the spokesperson and Executive Director for the Adventure Cycling Association, America's largest recreational cycling organization with more than 40,000 members. When he's not in the vocal booth, Gary enjoys piloting his classic Cessna Skylark around the northwestern states.

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