Alan Kalter, ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ announcer, dies at 78

He was 78.

“Alan died peacefully on Monday, surrounded by household,” Hammerman instructed CNN.

Kalter died at Stamford Hospital, with his spouse Peggy and daughters Lauren Hass and Diana Binger by his facet.

Kalter turned the announcer on “Late Show” in 1995 and labored till the present resulted in 2015. He had changed announcer Invoice Wendell.

“When our announcer of 15 years Invoice Wendell retired, producer Robert Morton got here to my workplace with an audio tape containing auditions for a number of announcers,” Letterman stated in a press release obtained by Variety. “Alan’s was the primary and solely voice we listened to. We knew he could be our alternative. No matter else, we all the time had the very best announcer in tv. Great voice and eagerness to play a goofy character of himself. Did I point out he may sing? Sure he may. He enthusiastically did all of it.”

Former “Late Show” author Carter Bays wrote on Twitter, “Alan Kalter RIP. Between him and Tony Mendez it is a heartbreaking time. To us Late Show writers Alan was a lot extra than simply the ‘From New York…’ man. He was our muse. We liked writing for him. Such a cheerful presence on the present. And across the workplace. Relaxation straightforward Huge Crimson.”

Along with his voice work on the present, Kalter usually appeared in segments through which he would fake to get indignant and storm off stage or typically rip his shirt off.

Kalter had accomplished many voiceovers for nationwide radio and tv commercials and likewise was the announcer for “To Inform the Fact,” “The $25,000 Pyramid,” “The Cash Maze” and “The $100,000 Query.”

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