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Huntington, West Virginia, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Jim Thornton is an American television, radio announcer and voice actor. He is known for his voiceover work in video games, movies and TV shows.
1 Early life and career
1.2 Game show announcer
1.3 Voiceover work
2.1 TV series
2.4 Video games
4 External links
Early life and career
Born in Huntington, West Virginia, he graduated from Huntington High School in 1983 and then moved to Los Angeles in 1984 where he would start his broadcasting career a year later. He also has a degree in linguistics from Marshall University.
Thornton is best known as the afternoon anchor on all-news radio KNX 1070 in Los Angeles, having been promoted from traffic reporting. He has also announced on Celebrity Deathmatch and did narration in a portion of Monsters, Inc.
Game show announcer
Thornton did substitute announcing work on The Price Is Right following the death of former announcer Rod Roddy. In December 2010, he auditioned for the same role on Wheel of Fortune following the death of the show’s announcer Charlie O’Donnell, and was confirmed as the show’s new announcer on June 13, 2011. Because of this job, Thornton has scaled back from his job at KNX.
Thornton provides the voice of Johnny Gomez in Celebrity Deathmatch, A Christmas Caroller in Rugrats, and Announcer in The Cleveland Show. He also appeared in video games where he provided Additional Voice over work for Hitman: Blood Money and as a DJ in Mafia II. He also appeared in movies where he also provides Additional voice over work for Monsters, Inc..
Celebrity Deathmatch – Johnny Gomez
Channel 2 Action News – Traffic Reporter
Rugrats – Christmas Caroller
The Cleveland Show – Announcer, Additional voices
The Price is Right – Himself – Try-Out Announcer
The Soup – Himself – Announcer
Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! – Himself – Announcer
Wheel of Fortune – Himself – Announcer, Guest Announcer
Let’s Pollute – Narrator
Monsters, Inc. – Additional voices
Hitman: Blood Money – Additional voices
Mafia II – D