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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 28 June 1924Pensacola, Florida, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Peter Thomas is the son of a Welsh minister and an English schoolteacher. He learned communication, projection, and enunciation from his parents. In his youth, Peter would read stories aloud to his family, which perfected his technique.

Dedication landed a then 13-year-old Thomas his first radio job in a daily drama. After graduating from high school in 1943, he joined the Army and was one of 28 replacements sent to Omaha Beach the day after D-Day. Peter served this country proudly in World War II with the First Infantry Division in Europe. The life-altering experience gave him a deeper appreciation for fellow soldiers, his country, and freedom.

He returned to radio after WWII and attended college as an adult learner through the GI Bill. He also married his high school sweetheart, Stella Barrineau. He eventually left college for a job with CBS television in New York. Thirteen years later, Peter left CBS to pursue freelance narration and documentary work full time.

Peter still works everyday and has dedicated himself to improving the community through charitable work with Stella. He is also a devoted veteran, serving as a board member for the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, contributing to the MIA Society and Veterans Council, and organizing the 50th Anniversary Veterans of Naples Parade.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MEC

Spouse (1)

Stella Thomas (? - present)

Trivia (9)

Served in World War II with the First Infantry Division in Europe, receiving five battle stars, the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the French Croix de Guerre.
A popular narrator and voice-over artist, with an instantly recognizable voice.
His voice is the one that Paul Hardcastle sampled for his hit song "19"
He and his wife, Stella, live in Naples, Florida and works from his home.
Peter was a close friend of Arthur Godfrey.
On August 11, 2007, the annual reunion of the First Infantry Division, US Army, honored him for his contributions to the commemoration of the Allied Forces landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944.
He is a former New York anchor for CBS News.
His voice is heard as the digitized voice for Philips' HeartStart series of automated external defibrillator (AED) units used by emergency services nationwide.
Is a mentor of Davin Stanley.

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