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Hal Douglas Net Worth: Hal Douglas was a Jewish-American voice actor who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. He’s best recognized for giving his baritone voice to innumerable advertisements, trailers and TV shows. His work entails a six-decade career of expressing over multiple stands, thus becoming among the highly popular voice actors. His mother died when he was just nine, so he and his brother Eddie were raised by his grandparents. Douglas joined the navy, where he served during World War II. He got his drama leading from the University of Miami. Douglas started his career in radio in 1950 by producing voiceovers for various advertisements, promos and trailers. Ever since, he continued to give his voice diligently building a fat portfolio in the method. Occasionally mistaken with Don LaFontaine, he made many voiceovers for documentaries and promotional voices for WB, Disney Channel, The History Channel, and A&E. Douglas was based in New York City, rather than in Los Angeles like most voice actors at the time. In 1988, Douglas moved to Lovettsville, Virginia where he built his own studio and got the chance to work from the comforts of his home. Douglas got married to Lois Barrett with whom he had two kids. He divorced Douglas to wed Ruth Francis, with whom he stayed for 43 years before the day of his passing on March 7, 2014. The reason for his death was pancreatic cancer.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 1, 1924
Death date: 2014-03-07
Birth place: Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Education:University of Miami
Spouse:Ruth Francis Douglas
Children:Daughter Sarah, sons Jeremy and Jon
Movies:The Holiday

Interesting Facts

1His parents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.
2Worked for a decade in advertising prior to moving into full-time voiceover work in the mid-1960's.
3After moving to New York, he changed his last name to Douglas. He supplemented his small income from acting jobs with voice-over and announcing work on radio and television. He became much sought-after for commercials and lead-ins for TV shows.
4He trained as a pilot and spent three years in the Navy during WWII. He wrote fiction in his free time. After the war he studied acting at the University of Miami on the GI bill.
5His voice can be heard in a lot of movie trailers, he's known as "In a world..." guy.
6Described by a Miramax publicist as "perhaps the most recognizable trailer voice in the business."


1Often started trailers he narrated with the phrase "In a world ..."
2Distinctive gravelly baritone voice.


1Movies, particularly, fall into departments. You have an action film, you have a romantic film, you have the dark films. They all suggest an attitude and a voice quality. I don't do character voices per se, but depending upon the emotion, try to approach it as an actor.
2I'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.
3[on his voiceover work] 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.
4[on his distinctive gravelly baritone] I never thought of it as a great voice.
5[describing his voice] Throaty, chesty, a voice in need of clearing.




The Holiday2006Movie Trailer Narrator (voice)
Johnny Bravo2004TV SeriesHal Douglas
Waterworld1995Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Disney's Halloween Treat1982VideoNarrator



Five Men and a Limo1997Short special thanks



Toronto Maple Leafs Forever: The Tradition of the Toronto Maple Leafs2002Video documentaryNarrator (voice)
HBO First Look1997-1999TV Series documentaryNarrator
Five Men and a Limo1997ShortHimself (uncredited)
Houdini1996DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
NHL: Overtime1996Video documentaryNarrator (voice)
Rebels with a Cause: The Story of the American Football League1995TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)

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