Greatest Voiceovers/Narrators/Storytellers of all time

These are the greatest you would rather hear them off-camera. In No Particular Order...
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Morgan Freeman
With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...
 
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James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. He is...
“ He's The Voice of Darth Vader & CNN ” - troygood1
 
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Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, England, UK, to Canadian actors Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland, who moved to California shortly after his birth. His maternal grandfather, Tommy Douglas, was a Scottish-born Canadian politician who was a Premier of Saskatchewan for over 17 years and led the national NDP party for almost 10...
“ The Voice of Bank of America ” - troygood1
 
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“ The Original voice of Optimus Prime ” - troygood1
 
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Keith David
Actor, Platoon
Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted...
 
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Laurence Fishburne
Actor, The Matrix
One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer. His mother transplanted her family to Brooklyn after his parents divorced...
 
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Tom Kenny
Tom Kenny grew up in East Syracuse, New York. When Tom was young he was into comic books, drawing funny pictures and collecting records. Tom turned to stand-up comedy in Boston and San Francisco. This led to appearances on every cable show spawned by the stand-up epidemic of the 80's and 90's as well as stints on The Dennis Miller Show...
“ Will be forever known as SpongeBob SquarePants. ” - troygood1
 
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Jeff Bridges
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without billing...
 
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Ted Knight
Actor Ted Knight paid his dues with nearly two decades of relatively obscure dramatic, often villainous television work, before finding enduring fame in a scene-stealing supporting turn on a classic 1970s sitcom, hilariously overplaying a silver-haired, self-important imbecile. Although the conceited "stuffed shirt" typecast plagued him for the rest of his career...
 
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Will Lyman
Actor, Iron Man
Will Lyman is a greatly underused actor who grabbed a bit of popularity with two TV series: Crossbow and Hull High, playing Mr. Deerborn under the direction of Kenny Ortega. He also played in two well-regarded made-for-TV movies, Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I and Hostile Takeover, as well as the feature films School Ties and Welcome to the Dollhouse.
“ Known as The Most interesting voice on TV. He's The Narrator of "Frontline" on PBS and The Dos Equis beer commercials. "Stay Thirsty, My Friends"... ” - troygood1
 
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Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he quit when his editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working...
 
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“ AKA The voice of CONTROL, The Narrator of "The Outer Limits". ” - troygood1
 
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Jeremy Irons
Elegant and handsome British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island just off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. A typical islander, he used to go to mainland England only once a year...
“ Great British-born actor, He's known for playing so many bad-guy roles. ” - troygood1
 
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“ Nicknamed "Movie Man". His Wife, Anita & His Daughter, Lisa are a mother-daughter act who happens to be known as The LaFontaines. ” - troygood1
 
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“ The Legendary voice of The NFL and The Philadelphia Phillies. ” - troygood1
 
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William Woodson
He was the narrator of the famous TV series The Invaders, an American science fiction television program created by Larry Cohen that aired on ABC for two seasons, from January 10, 1967 to March 26, 1968. Dominic Frontiere, who had provided scores for Twelve O'Clock High and The Outer Limits, provided scores for The Invaders as well...
“ Known as The Narrator of "SuperFriends", and its related shows. ” - troygood1
 
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Bill Ratner
Actor, Explorers
Bill is a nine-time winner of The Moth Story Slams. His stories can be heard on NPR's The Business and Good Food and KCRW's Strangers. He tells at storytelling conferences, comedy clubs, and theaters. He teaches voice-overs for SAG-AFTRA and the SAG Foundation Don La Fontaine Memorial Voice-over Lab where he serves on the Advisory Committee...
 
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Hal Douglas
Voiceover artist par excellence Hal Douglas was born Harold Cone on September 1, 1924 in Stamford, Connecticut. The son of Samuel and Miriam Levenson Cone, Hal and his brother Edwin were primarily raised by their grandparents Sarah and Tevya Levenson after their mother died when Hal was only nine. (Their...
 
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Sam Elliott
Actor, Hulk
Tall, thin, wiry Sam Elliott is the classic picture of the American cowboy. Elliott began his acting career on the stage and his film debut was in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Although his future wife, Katharine Ross co-starred in the film, the two did not meet until they filmed The Legacy Together. Over the years there would be few opportunities to act in feature westerns...
“ Texas Born & Raised ” - troygood1