They are the voices of animated characters, video games, the biggest sports in America, the most watched movie trailers… but who do the voices belong to? Would you recognize the man who made the phrase, “In a world…” the iconic–and oft parodied–catchphrase of film trailers? How about SpongeBob SquarePants? You could bump into some of these people at the grocery store (if shopping in Los Angeles), and never realize you were so close to fame… Here are 10 surprising faces of some of the most recognizable voices you know.
10. Thurl Ravenscroft
You see the name Thurl Ravenscroft, and it immediately has a ring to it. The late Thurl Ravenscroft offered the booming bass voice that equates to some of the most iconic recordings in the history of voice artistry. Thurl was in the mix of voicing characters long before producers attempted to overly manipulate voices with technology — which hasn’t worked out so well — and he played in the mix of several Disney animated features. Being a very talented musical vocalist, he laid the original track to the song, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” for the animated version of Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas. A role for which he was uncredited. Still, he had a more famous role, and is responsible for selling a lot of Frosted Flakes: Thurl was the voice of Tony the Tiger.
Source: American Profile