Erik Thompson

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Erik Thompson
Born (1959-07-22) July 22, 1959 (age 57)
La Jolla, California
Occupation Voice actor, television announcer
Years active 1991–present

Erik Thompson (born July 22, 1959 in La Jolla, California) is an American voice actor and television announcer.


After starting out as a disc jockey in San Diego and Los Angeles radio, he began pursuing a career in voiceover. Thompson eventually found work as a promotional voice of HBO, which led to promotional announcements and program narration on several other networks.

Currently he is narrator of the TV series The Universe on The History Channel, Crimes of the Century on CNN and many other television series featured on Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, The History Channel, NBC, MSNBC, The Weather Channel, The National Geographic Channel, Spike and CNN.[1]

Thompson has performed voice-overs for hundreds of national television and radio commercials, non-broadcast narration, television infomercials, animated voice and web-based content.

As a promotional voice, he has at various times been a fixture of several television networks, including ION Television, The National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, FX, CBS, NBC, HBO, Animal Planet, Showtime, TBS, Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, and others.[1] He also is the promotional voice of several local affiliate stations across the United States.


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