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Norm Russell left a comment for Don LaFontaine
"   Kenny R Rustay This person has posted a true degradation of my character on the world wide network by referring to me as "a jack ass". This is and has not been received in a positive manner. I would suggest that Mr. Kenny…"
Jan 10, 2012
Tom Dantzman left a comment for Don LaFontaine
"still remembering DLF today and inspiring me personally to get me started in voice work.Gone but definitely not forgotten."
Sep 2, 2011
Don LaFontaine was featured
Jun 1, 2009
Don LaFontaine was featured
May 11, 2009

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I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
Voice Actor
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
Forty-four years in the business. About 5,000 theatrical trailers and television spots. also Coe, Accura, Pontiac, Ford, McDonads, Birdseye, GEICO (on camera) and about 300,000 ofther spots, tags, etc.
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
Sprint, Fox, CBS, NBC, America's Most Wanted,various Movie trailers, etc.
LANGUAGES
English. Barely.
VOICE DESCRIPTION
Bass/baratone
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Senior Male, Middle Age Male, Young Adult Male
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
ISDN, Source Connect, FTP, AIF, MP3, WAV
EQUIPMENT
Zephyr, pro tools, Avid, and lots of ther toys.
WEBSITE
http://donlafontaine.com

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At 1:40am on January 10, 2012, Norm Russell said…

 Kenny R Rustay 

Kenny R Rustay This person has posted a true degradation of my character on the world wide network by referring to me as "a jack ass". This is and has not been received in a positive manner. I would suggest that Mr. Kenny Rustay post a statement of retraction on the internet upon receiving and reading this message. I will be looking for that retraction. Any lack of responsibility on behalf of Mr. Kenny R. Rustay will be dealt with according to the law and/or court if necessary.

At 8:41pm on September 2, 2011, Tom Dantzman said…
still remembering DLF today and inspiring me personally to get me started in voice work.Gone but definitely not forgotten.
At 6:25am on March 10, 2011, Lesley said…

Still inspiring, even from up above...

RIP...

 

Lesley

VOG from Amsterdam - The Netherlands.

At 9:35pm on February 15, 2011, Wayne Cummings said…

My inspiration since 1979 when I first got into radio. Trying to imulate him help me to lose a souther drawl. God bless RIP

At 8:19pm on January 19, 2011, Mike Cantor said…

A true legend and one of the reasons I became a Voice Actor.

RIP, Don.

At 3:06am on January 10, 2011, Jayson Wallker said…
A very unique voice, and a true pro.  RIP Don
At 12:29am on January 9, 2011, Val Jones said…
Still so inspiring and still very much missed.  The voice that never dies.   Thanks for the greatness, Don.
At 9:09am on December 2, 2010, Reece Merritt said…
Thank you for giving me a goal tp achieve Don, it's because of you i learned to manipulate my voice and how i want to be a voice actor, thank you for the voice of god Don
At 12:29pm on September 11, 2010, Paul Pape said…
Hi Norm:

As Don's best friend of 31 years, I'd like to respond to your comment. No one could be more acutely aware that Don is gone than myself. That goes for anyone else that ever really knew him well, especially his family. Like Michael Jackson (whom you pointed out), there are certain people who manage to achieve legendary status in their time. They didn't necessarily choose to be regarded as such but, as a result, they live on as an example and touchstone for others.

Don is being remembered as much for the kind of person he was as he is for the talent he possessed. In his case in particular, it's hard to separate the two. If people are not done grieving the man's loss, let alone the loss of his great pipes, what harm does it do? I, myself, go to visit his resting place pretty often and I talk to him. Millions of people the world over do the same thing. Yet I doubt we are under any illusions that he is physically present any longer.

Where you lost me was when you suggested he stop being featured and that his likeness be taken off the Web - that we just put his legacy aside and make place for something new. He still has a lot to teach VO actors and a great example to set. Sure, someone will come along to take his place one day and be a legend themselves. Don even said that his legacy would probably only outlast his living presence by 15 years or so. He was under no illusions, yet he was also an unfailing mentor and believer in giving back. That's why we built the Don LaFontaine Voice-over Lab at the SAG Foundation's Actors Center in Los Angeles, as a way of not only remembering him but CONTINUING his legacy of giving back in helping to educate VO actors and give them "a voice" in their professional community.

So, I respectfully ask..what's wrong with letting the guy "live"? He's not hurting anyone and no one is getting hurt by acting like he's still here. His memory is alive and well and doing good deeds. We should all be so lucky in our passing.
At 1:53am on September 11, 2010, Kenny R Rustay said…
Norman R Thellmann your a jack ass don is the reason a lot of voice over actors are working his open heart and kindness not like you and he was and still is the best.

really he's dead get some class ok

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