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Don LaFontaine (1940–2008)

Don LaFontaine was born on August 26, 1940 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA as Donald Leroy La Fontaine. He is known for his work on Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005), Santa vs. the Snowman 3D (2002) and Fillmore! (2002). He was married to Nita Whitaker and Joan Studva. He died on September 1, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, ... See full bio »

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 2009 Taking the Hill: The Warrior's Journey Home (Documentary)
Host / Narrator
 2009 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
- The Chronicles of Meap (2009) ... Narrator (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 & 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 American Dad! (TV Series)
Movie Trailer Announcer
- Tearjerker (2008) ... Movie Trailer Announcer (voice)
 1991-2008 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #21.45 (2008) ... Announcer (voice)
- Episode #21.43 (2008) ... Announcer (voice)
- Episode #21.39 (2008) ... Announcer (voice)
- Episode #21.38 (2008) ... Announcer (voice)
- Episode #21.36 (2008) ... Announcer (voice)
 2007 Frank TV (TV Series)
- Franksgiving (2007)
 2007 Live!
Announcer (voice)
 2007 Internet Safety Force (Video short)
Opening Narration
 2007 Random! Cartoons (TV Series)
- Fanboy (2007) ... 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 Family Guy Presents 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)
 1999 Claire Makes It Big (Short)
Wild Horses Trailer Narrator (voice)
 1998 Sandman
Santa, Balladeer
 1997-1998 Team Knight Rider (TV Series)
Opening Narrator
- Sky One (1998) ... Opening Narrator (uncredited)
- Legion of Doom (1998) ... Opening Narrator (uncredited)
- Spy Girls (1998) ... Opening Narrator (uncredited)
- Apocalypse Maybe (1998) ... Opening Narrator (uncredited)
- EMP (1998) ... Opening Narrator (uncredited)
 1997-1998 JAG (TV Series)
Opening Narrator
- To Russia with Love (1998) ... Opening Narrator (uncredited)
- Wedding Bell Blues (1998) ... Opening Narrator (uncredited)
- Clipped Wings (1998) ... Opening Narrator (uncredited)
- The Return of Jimmy Blackhorse (1998) ... Opening Narrator (uncredited)
- Imposter (1998) ... Opening Narrator (uncredited)
 1997 Santa vs. the Snowman (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1997 Plump Fiction
Voice-over (voice)
 1996 The Birdcage
Radio Newscaster (voice, uncredited)
 1993 Crime Story
Trailer Announcer (voice)
 1990 A Man Called Sarge
Narrator (voice)
 1988 Scrooged
IBC Promo Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1982 Time Walker
 1981 St. Helens
Narrator (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Hollywood Video Stores, in which he is hidden inside a cabinet at a check-out counter until a clerk (played by Howard Cho) opens it and says, "Don, we need you." leading him to climb out and recite a trailer for Good Will Hunting (1997) to a couple considering renting the video. See more »

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

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Don La Fontaine


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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In a world... See more »


Father, with Nita Whitaker, of Christine, Skye and Elyse. See more »


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


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