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Old 03-25-08, 12:58 PM   #31
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Perhaps my family should hire him to read my obituary
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Old 03-25-08, 08:17 PM   #32
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FYI his name is James Sloyan.
Thanks. Turns out he's 68.

http://imdb.com/name/nm0806277/

As I said, right at the LS demographic, but not for the damned IS!
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Old 03-25-08, 09:05 PM   #33
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Thanks. Turns out he's 68.

http://imdb.com/name/nm0806277/

As I said, right at the LS demographic, but not for the damned IS!
Click the image to open in full size.

For the voice of the IS.....though I don't know what her voice sounds like now that I think of it
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Old 03-25-09, 10:14 AM   #34
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There has to be a "voice" for a company and I think that James Sloyan did an excellent job. It conveyed the elegance and subtle luxury of Lexus without being pompous or arrogant. You can't put a "Mitsubishi" type commercial for a Lexus, because it just would not work.

Hey, I dabbled in marketing for a little while and it's all about selling a perception, not necessarily a product. I guess the bean counters figure that it's time for Lexus to move from "old folks" to "young folks" range since Lexus owners now probably buy only one Lexus because they'll be dead before it's driven to the ground. Should get younger buyers so that they might live long enough to buy TWO Lexus' in their life.

I look at it this way, would Disney decide "hey, Mickey's voice is too boring, let's replace it was Ahnold Schwar's voice !!!"
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Old 03-25-09, 01:36 PM   #35
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i actually like that voice on the lexus commercials hehe
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Old 03-25-09, 05:59 PM   #36
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Thanks. Turns out he's 68.

http://imdb.com/name/nm0806277/

As I said, right at the LS demographic, but not for the damned IS!
Funny that, now that Lexus has taken your advice and replaced him, his first radio ad is trashing the IS-F in favor of the Mitsubishi Lancer Rallisport. Apparently Mitsu thinks that his voice can appeal to a younger demographic...
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I think the voice is perfect for the commercials. Its very professional.
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Old 03-25-09, 06:13 PM   #38
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i think james sloyan's voice is perfect for the lexus commercials...he sounds very sophisticated and professional, which is the image lexus goes for.

besides, hes been the voice of lexus since 1989.
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I think ShamWow commercial salesman was the worst I've seen.
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I've always thought he had the best voice in car marketing. Of course, he modifies his voice that way to sound extra elegant and sophisticated. In acting rolls, you might not recognize his voice.

Here are some of his Star Trek characters (you'd never know it was him)....
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Old 03-25-09, 07:33 PM   #41
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i don't think the last pic is him.
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i don't think the last pic is him.
Thanks bit, I deleted it. One website actually said it was him but I rechecked and it indeed wasn't.
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