Don LaFontaine

The Voice, Thunder Throat, The Voice of God, The King of Movie Trailers
Birth Name:
Donald Leroy LaFontaine
Birth Date:
August 26, 1940
Birth Place:
Duluth, Minnasota
Death Date:
September 1, 2008
Place of Death:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death:
Complications from a pneumothorax
Cemetery Name:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Don LaFontaine was American voice actor who recorded more than 5,000 film trailers and hundreds of thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers. He became identified with the phrase "In a world...", used in so many movie trailers that it became a cliché. Widely known in the film industry, the man whose nicknames included "Thunder Throat", "The Voice of God" and "The King of Movie Trailers", became known to a wider audience through commercials for GEICO insurance and the Mega Millions lottery game.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Boulevard

Los Angeles, California, 90038


North America


Grave Location:

Section 13, Lot 747, Space 12

Grave Location Description

As you drive into the cemetery park at the second intersection of Pinelawn and Maple Avenue. Walk towards the center of Section 13 and hunt around for the simple flat marker. Good luck!

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