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|died = [[February 12]], [[2015]] (aged 78)<br>Encino, California, U.S.|cause of death = Complications of diabetes}}'''Gary Owens''' (May 10, [[1936]] - February 12, [[2015]]) was an American disc jockey and voice actor. His polished baritone speaking voice generally offered deadpan recitations of total nonsense, which he frequently demonstrated as the announcer on ''Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In''. Owens was equally proficient in straight or silly assignments and was frequently heard in television, radio and commercials. He was best known, aside from being the announcer on ''Laugh-In,'' for providing the voice of the titular superhero on ''Space Ghost''. He also played himself in a cameo appearance on ''Space Ghost Coast to Coast'' in 1998. Likewise, Owens provided the voice of Roger Ramjet on ''The Roger Ramjet Cartoons.'' He was the primary voice of the over-the-air digital network Antenna TV for a number of years.
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|died = [[February 12]], [[2015]] (aged 78)<br>Encino, California, U.S.|cause of death = Complications of diabetes}}'''Gary Owens''' ([[May 10]], [[1936]] - [[February 12]], [[2015]]) was an American disc jockey and voice actor. His polished baritone speaking voice generally offered deadpan recitations of total nonsense, which he frequently demonstrated as the announcer on ''Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In''. Owens was equally proficient in straight or silly assignments and was frequently heard in television, radio and commercials. He was best known, aside from being the announcer on ''Laugh-In,'' for providing the voice of the titular superhero on ''Space Ghost''. He also played himself in a cameo appearance on ''Space Ghost Coast to Coast'' in 1998. Likewise, Owens provided the voice of Roger Ramjet on ''The Roger Ramjet Cartoons.'' He was the primary voice of the over-the-air digital network Antenna TV for a number of years.
   
 
Owens received a [[Hollywood Walk of Fame]] Star in 1980, between [[Walt Disney]] and [[Betty White]].
 
Owens received a [[Hollywood Walk of Fame]] Star in 1980, between [[Walt Disney]] and [[Betty White]].

Revision as of 20:57, July 11, 2015

Gary Owens (May 10, 1936 - February 12, 2015) was an American disc jockey and voice actor. His polished baritone speaking voice generally offered deadpan recitations of total nonsense, which he frequently demonstrated as the announcer on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. Owens was equally proficient in straight or silly assignments and was frequently heard in television, radio and commercials. He was best known, aside from being the announcer on Laugh-In, for providing the voice of the titular superhero on Space Ghost. He also played himself in a cameo appearance on Space Ghost Coast to Coast in 1998. Likewise, Owens provided the voice of Roger Ramjet on The Roger Ramjet Cartoons. He was the primary voice of the over-the-air digital network Antenna TV for a number of years.

Owens received a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in 1980, between Walt Disney and Betty White.

He was the narrator of th former Epcot attraction World of Motion. His television special was "The Roots of Goofy" which aired from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.

Owens also co-starred in a number of documentaries about dinosaurs in the 1980s alongside Chicago's Eric Boardman. These documentaries were distributed by the Midwich Entertainment group for The Disney Channel before it went from being a premium pay channel on cable to a standard channel.

Owens was also the announcer for America's Funniest Home Videos from 1995–1997, replacing Ernie Anderson.

Owens provided the voices for:

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