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August 03, 2009

Holy celebrity voice-over, Batman

It seems as if more and more prominent celebrities are voicing commercials in the last few years. George Clooney for Budweiser. Gene Hackman for Lowe’s and Oppenheimer Funds. Kiefer Sutherland for Bank of America. Julia Roberts for AOL. Gary Sinise for Cadillac. And now, Adam West for LendingTree.

Debate Adam West's celebrity status if you will, but there’s no debating that the voice of Batman carries big-time recognition. Maybe the economy is down and prominent celebrities voice commercials for money instead of worrying about any associated stigma. Or maybe there's just something comforting about a familiar voice that makes us stop and take notice.

See the rest of the sports on Adam West's Web site.


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And all I could think of while hearing him do the VO is of Mayor Adam West from Family Guy. Which makes this ad hilarious!

I'll never be able to take him seriously again.

His voice over works perfect for the concept too...

The others are just a boring add on of a celebrity voice. This one takes advantage of his most recognizable character.

Don't forget John Krasinksi for iPhone.

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