alan coulter, who was the announcer and sometimes for the comic foil CBS‘ late show with David Letterman From 1995 until the host’s retirement wrapped in 2015, he died on Monday, Deadline has confirmed. He was 78 years old.
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman of Stamford, Connecticut’s Temple of Beth L, confirmed that he died at Stamford Hospital. The cause of death was not disclosed.
A fan favorite with his witty humour, wild red hair and â of course â a distinctive voice, Coulter also joined Letterman for several comedy bits during the announcer’s nearly 1,500 appearances. late Show episode. He often played angry or abusive games, and would let go of cried foul words. Sometimes he would break into songs, giving Letterman that trademark deadpan “huh?” left to give. Look at the audience and the cameras.
Coulter was born on March 21, 1943, in Brooklyn and taught high school English after graduating from college. He began his show business career in local radio. During the 1980s, as Letterman late night Broadcast on NBC, Coulter announced hundreds of national radio and television commercials. He was the voice of the 80s on USA Network and Michelin Man among many others.
He was also the announcer for several New York-based TV shows including To tell the truth, money maze And $25,000 pyramid, Some of which were done from Manhattan’s Ed Sullivan Theater – Studio late Show Will call home at last. He replaced Bill Wendell to tell the truth before succeeding at that late Show For season 3 in September 1995. Wendell had been Letterman’s announcer since the host’s heyday TV days.
The plans for the memorial have not been revealed yet.