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List of Famous Announcers

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List of famous announcers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top announcers in the world? This includes the most prominent announcers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable announcers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic announcers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned announcers.

List features people like Charles Barkley and Troy Aikman.

From reputable, prominent, and well known announcers to the lesser known announcers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the announcer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous announcers ever?" and "What are the names of famous announcers?" then you're in the right place. (558 items)

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    David Michael Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and actor. He hosts the late night television talk show Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. Letterman has been a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman on ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: USA, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Profession: Talk show host, Announcer, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Everybody Loves Raymond, Beavis and Butt-head Do America, The Drew Carey Show, Private Parts, Man on the Moon, + more
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    George Takei
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    George Hosato Takei is an American actor, director, author, and activist, probably most widely known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and in an episode of Star Trek: ...more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Mulan, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, + more
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    Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, former announcer, commentator, film producer, actor, and occasional professional wrestler currently serving as majority owner, Chairman, and CEO of Stamford, Connecticut-based professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling ...more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Pinehurst
    • Profession: Professional Wrestling Promoter, Announcer, Wrestler, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: No Holds Barred, WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown, WWE NXT, Beyond the Mat, + more
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    Joe Rogan
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    Joseph James "Joe" Rogan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, martial artist, sports commentator, and podcaster. He is known for his work commentating for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, hosting the NBC reality show Fear Factor, playing Joe Garrelli on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio as well as hosting ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
    • Profession: Television presenter, Commentator, Announcer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: NewsRadio, Zookeeper, Fear Factor, Here Comes the Boom, The Man Show, + more
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    Charles Wade Barkley is a retired American professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Nicknamed "Chuck", "Sir Charles", and "The Round Mound of Rebound", Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's most dominating power ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Leeds, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Basketball player, Announcer, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Space Jam, Chappelle's Show, He Got Game, Look Who's Talking Now, On the Shoulders of Giants, + more
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    Chris Berman
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    Christopher James "Chris" Berman, also known by the nickname Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, U.S. Open golf, the Stanley Cup Finals, and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports. Berman calls play-by-play of select Major League ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Greenwich
    • Profession: Commentator, Announcer, Journalist, Newsreader, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Necessary Roughness, Monday Night Football, SportsCenter, Draft Day, Baseball Tonight, + more
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    The Miz
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    Michael Gregory "Mike" Mizanin is an American professional wrestler, reality television star, and actor. He is signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name The Miz. Mizanin first gained fame as a cast member on MTV's The Real World: Back to New York, which first aired in 2001, and its spinoff ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Parma, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Media Personality, Announcer, Wrestler, Actor, TV Personality
    • Credits: WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown, WWE NXT, WWE Superstars, ECW, + more
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    Alan Richard "Al" Michaels is an American television sportscaster. Now employed by NBC Sports after nearly three decades with ABC Sports, Michaels is perhaps best known for his many years calling play-by-play of National Football League games, including nearly two decades with Monday Night Football. He ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Commentator, Announcer, Journalist, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Jerry Maguire, Miracle, BASEketball, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, Monday Night Football, + more
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    Joey Fatone
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    Joseph Anthony "Joey" Fatone, Jr. is a U.S. singer, dancer, actor and television personality. He is best known as a member of the boyband NSYNC, in which he sang baritone. In 2007, he came in second place on the ABC reality show Dancing with the Stars. He was also the host of the U.S. and Australian ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Television presenter, Announcer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, + more
    • Credits: My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Family Feud, The Cooler, Fame, Dancing with the Stars, + more
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    Tony Kornheiser
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    Anthony Irwin "Tony" Kornheiser is an American sportswriter and former columnist for The Washington Post, as well as a radio and television talk show host. Kornheiser has hosted The Tony Kornheiser Show on radio in various forms since 1992, co-hosts Pardon the Interruption on ESPN since 2001 with ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Lynbrook, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Announcer, Journalist, Screenwriter, Radio personality, + more
    • Credits: Mr. 3000, Pardon the Interruption, Listen Up!, The Sports Reporters, Dream Job
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    Joe Morgan
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    Joe Leonard Morgan is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, and Oakland Athletics from 1963 to 1984. He won two World Series championships with the Reds in 1975 and 1976 and was also named the ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Announcer, Baseball player
    • Credits: Sunday Night Baseball
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    Vincent Edward "Vin" Scully is an American sportscaster, best known as the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. He has been with the team since its days in Brooklyn. His 66 seasons with the Dodgers are the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional ...more

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    • Age: age 88
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Announcer, Journalist, Voice acting, Sports commentator
    • Credits: The Bucket List, For Love of the Game, Experiment in Terror, Occasional Wife, Play Ball!: Official Rules & Regulations, + more
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    Ed McMahon
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    Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's sidekick, announcer, and second banana on The Tonight Show from 1962 through 1992. He also hosted the original version of the talent show Star Search ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1923-2009)
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Announcer, Comedian, Game Show Host, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Bewitched, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Weather Man, Just Write, Fun with Dick and Jane, + more
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    Robert Quinlan "Bob" Costas is an American sportscaster, on the air for NBC Sports television since the early 1980s. He has been prime-time host of nine Olympic games. He also does play-by-play for MLB Network and hosts an interview show called Studio 42 with Bob Costas.more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Announcer, Journalist, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Cars, Moneyball, Coach Carter, BASEketball, Pootie Tang, + more
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    Troy Kenneth Aikman is a former American football quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The number one overall draft pick in 1989, Aikman played twelve consecutive seasons as quarterback with the Cowboys. During his career he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: West Covina, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Announcer, American football player
    • Credits: Jerry Maguire
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    Richard Alan "Dick" Enberg is an American sportscaster. Since 2009 he has provided play-by-play for telecasts of San Diego Padres baseball on Fox Sports San Diego, following a long career calling various sports for such networks as NBC, CBS, and ESPN. Enberg is well known for his signature on-air ...more

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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Announcer, Actor, Voice acting, Sports commentator
    • Credits: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Heaven Can Wait, Mr. 3000, Gus, Hustle, + more
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    Jeffrey Tambor
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    Jeffrey Michael Tambor is an American actor and voice actor, best known for his roles as Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, as well as George Bluth Sr. and Oscar Bluth on Arrested Development. Most recently, he has portrayed Maura Pfefferman on Transparent, for which he received the Golden Globe ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Profession: Announcer, Acting Coach, Actor, Voice acting, Teacher
    • Credits: Arrested Development, The Hangover, Tangled, There's Something About Mary, Hellboy, + more
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    Howard Cosell
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    Howard William Cosell was an American sports journalist who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality. Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There's no question that I'm all of those things." In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1918-1995)
    • Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem
    • Profession: Talk show host, Announcer, Journalist, Newsreader, Soldier, + more
    • Credits: Bananas, Monday Night Football, 30 for 30, Battle of the Network Stars, The World's Greatest Athlete, + more
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    Joseph Francis "Joe" Buck is an American sportscaster and the son of legendary sportscaster Jack Buck. He has won numerous Sports Emmy Awards for his work with Fox Sports, including his roles as lead play-by-play announcer for the network's National Football League and Major League Baseball coverage.more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Announcer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Fever Pitch, Ira & Abby, Major League Baseball on Fox, Fox NFL Sunday, NFL on Fox, + more
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    John Edward Melendez, commonly known as "Stuttering John," is an American television writer and former radio personality. Prior to his work on television as a writer and announcer, Melendez was a regular on-air personality on The Howard Stern Show. He became known for asking impertinent questions of ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: USA, New York, Massapequa
    • Profession: Announcer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Actor
    • Credits: Private Parts, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Tripping the Rift, Meet Wally Sparks, Not Another Not Another Movie, + more
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