Movie trailer voice artist Hal Douglas dies at 89

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Hal Douglas, in a scene from the 2002 documentary 'The Comedian.'. YouTube

TORONTO — Hal Douglas, whose voice can be heard in the trailers for movies like Meet The Parents and Lethal Weapon, has died at 89.

Douglas passed away last Friday at his home in Virginia after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born Harold Cone, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then studied acting in Miami. He moved to New York, changed his surname and started doing voice-over work.

His baritone can be heard in countless movie trailers, including Philadelphia, Forrest Gump and The Holiday.

Douglas is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.

In Jerry Seinfeld’s 2002 documentary The Comedian, Douglas appears on camera as an announcer who speaks in movie trailer clichés.

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BELOW: Listen to Hal Douglas in the trailers for Lethal Weapon and Meet The Parents.