You may never have known his name, but you'll definitely know his voice......
Hal was the voice behind nearly every movie trailer you've ever impersonated. His dramatic baritone helped set the standard for movie trailers and inspired a generation of voice artists to enter the field. It will be interesting to see where trailers go from here, will they attempt to impersonate him or set a new path?
The humble performer appreciated his workload but never considered himself gifted. He told The New York Times in 2009, "I'm not outstanding in any way. It's a craft that you learn, like making a good pair of shoes. And I just consider myself a good shoemaker."
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ruth Francis Douglas; their daughter, Sarah Douglas; and two sons from a previous marriage.
Obviously, his passing is sad, and we're all proud of his legacy. However, I'm definitely curious about my above query: where do trailer voiceovers go from here? Do they emulate his example or do we forge a new path of variety? Thoughts?