Move over, "movie trailer guy." Step back, golden-voiced homeless man, Ted Williams. There's a new viral video star who has captured the Web—14-year-old Jake Foushee—whose dream to be a voice-over actor seems within his reach.
The North Carolina native does a dead-on impression of the late, great Don LaFontaine (the movie pitchman who gave us the classic line, "in a world…"). Many people think that the sonorous movie trailer voice-over died with him, back in 2008. But, oh, how wrong we were.
LaFontaine's self-proclaimed successor has mastered the deep, booming sound of the legendary narrator.
Not surprisingly, the teenager with the manly voice sitting in front of a Walter Cronkite-style microphone has become an Internet sensation, with more than 306,000 views on YouTube, and counting.
In a world where stars are made on the Web, one young man could change the future, forever. Oh, just watch it.
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