Don LaFontaine Net Worth
Don LaFontaine Net Worth and salary per movie: Don LaFontaine was an American voice actor who recorded more than 5,000 film trailers and hundreds of thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers. Don LaFontaine had a net worth of $80 million dollars at the time of his death in 2008. Don LaFontaine was born August 26, 1940 in Duluth, Minnesota where he has said his voice cracked at age 13 in mid-sentence, giving him the bass tones that would later bring him much fame and success. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, and worked as a recording engineer for the Army Band and Chorus. 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" and "The Voice of God", became known to a wider audience through commercials for GEICO insurance and the Mega Millions lottery game. LaFontaine lent his very distinctive voice to thousands of movie trailers during his career, spanning every genre from every major film studio. For a time, LaFontaine had a near-monopoly on movie trailer voiceovers. Some notable trailers which LaFontaine highlighted in the intro on his official website include: "Terminator 2: Judgment Day", "Shrek", "Friday the 13th", "Law & Order" and "Batman Returns". LaFontaine died on September 1, 2008, six days after his 68th birthday, following complications from a pneumothorax.