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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:56 AM

Has anyone else seen an anti Biden ad that seems to be narrated by Sam Elliott?

Last edited Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:57 AM - Edit history (1)

If it is I am so disappointed. I love(d) his work. I tried googling to confirm it was him (his voice is very distinctive) but couldnít find confirmation or denial.

Edited: to make it clear I canít find confirmation or denial it is him.

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Reply Has anyone else seen an anti Biden ad that seems to be narrated by Sam Elliott? (Original post)
MLAA Aug 2020 OP
a kennedy Aug 2020 #1
MLAA Aug 2020 #3
lpbk2713 Aug 2020 #2
Midnight Writer Aug 2020 #32
Bengus81 Aug 2020 #4
Happy Hoosier Aug 2020 #6
Iggo Aug 2020 #5
Greybnk48 Aug 2020 #7
Aristus Aug 2020 #8
Greybnk48 Aug 2020 #29
Aristus Aug 2020 #31
JHB Aug 2020 #9
nuxvomica Aug 2020 #14
BannonsLiver Aug 2020 #10
Drunken Irishman Aug 2020 #11
MLAA Aug 2020 #13
Drunken Irishman Aug 2020 #18
MLAA Aug 2020 #20
MLAA Aug 2020 #21
Drunken Irishman Aug 2020 #26
chowder66 Aug 2020 #12
MLAA Aug 2020 #17
chowder66 Aug 2020 #19
Mime Aug 2020 #15
MLAA Aug 2020 #16
panader0 Aug 2020 #23
panader0 Aug 2020 #22
MLAA Aug 2020 #24
Tommy_Carcetti Aug 2020 #25
MuseRider Aug 2020 #27
treestar Aug 2020 #28
MLAA Aug 2020 #30

Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:59 AM

1. No I haven't seen it......and damn I hope it wasn't Sam narrating.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:02 AM

3. Me too!

I recently bought of a number of his old westerns on DVD. It probably was him, however, I wouldnít put it past some impotus pac or RNC to imitate his voice like they play Songs without permission from the artist.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:01 AM

2. I haven't seen it but his voice is in demand.



He has a lot of imitators.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 01:32 PM

32. Yes, I have heard a lot of ads with a "Sam Elliott" voice.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:02 AM

4. Elliott isn't a Trump supporter by any means........

More BS IMO

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:05 AM

6. Agreed... lest I heard, he said...

... it was mind-boggling that this guy could get elected.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:04 AM

5. There's only one guy on my enemies list: Donald F Trump.

Eyes on the prize, guys.

Donít chase shiny shit.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:06 AM

7. Sam Elliot is a liberal.

I would be very surprised if itís him.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:08 AM

8. I remember how surprised I was to find out that this rangy, mustachioed, Wild West

kind of guy was a liberal.

I laughed out loud when he played a hippie-type in "Parks And Rec".

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Response to Aristus (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:09 AM

29. That's one of my favorite episodes! N/t

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #29)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:15 AM

31. I'm not a fan of the show, but my wife is.

I love the fact that the ultra right-wing Ron is, IRL, a liberal, too.

Lucky guy; married to Megan Mullaly...

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:08 AM

9. Probably an imitator.

Yes, his voice is distinctive, but that by itself makes it ripe for imitation.

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Response to JHB (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:25 AM

14. This sort of thing has gone to court before

IIRC, it was for commercial ads and the imitator lost. It depends on how recognizable the voice is and whether they had a disclaimer. I'm not sure if this applies to political ads, though.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:09 AM

10. It's not him

I had the same reaction that you did for a GOP ad in 2018. I went down a rabbit hole and found out itís a voice actor who sounds a lot like him but is not him. There was an article about it online. Iíll see if I can find it. Elliottís been vocal about MeToo in a positive way and has also described himself as a centrist in interviews.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:11 AM

11. Likely a voice impersonator.

But I'm not sure why you automatically state it's him when your own research doesn't pull up anything on it?

He clearly doesn't support Trump:

https://www.metro.us/sam-elliott-aint-a-fan-of-trump-but-thinks-we-need-to-come-together/

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:13 AM

13. Reread my post

I say I couldnít confirm it and asking if anyone else has heard it.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:29 AM

18. I did.

The post still states it as basically a matter of fact. Maybe edit it to include that it's an ad that sounds like it may be narrated by Sam Elliott - not that it is.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:55 AM

20. Will do 🙂

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:57 AM

21. Done

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Response to MLAA (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:05 AM

26. Gracies.

I really was bummed reading the post because of the topic lol

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:11 AM

12. Sam Elliott is no fan of Trump

Either they are using a voice that sounds like him or using some sound bite.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:28 AM

17. It's quite a long ad, so hopefully it is a sound alike 🙂

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Response to MLAA (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:33 AM

19. It's just a sound-a-like

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:26 AM

15. unknown voice actor

just google "Sam Elliott Sound-A-Like"
you get a whole slew of actors who sound like Elliott

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Response to Mime (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:27 AM

16. Thanks!

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Response to Mime (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:00 AM

23. Welcome to DU!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:00 AM

22. I've heard it a few times.

I turned to Jeannie and asked--Is that Sam Elliott? She said --Sure sounds like him.
If it's not him, which I hope, he should let everyone know---do an ad for Joe, or a tweet.
Something to shame trump and save his reputation. Show his face with the ad.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:03 AM

24. What a great idea! An ad for Biden. Would love to see that.

Itís been playing for several days now so I was hoping if itís not him he would have put out a press release or something like that.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:04 AM

25. Distinctive voices are easy enough to imitate.

And Elliot's voice is distinctive.

I've heard Morgan Freeman's voice imitated by voice-overs as well.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:05 AM

27. I just listened to an old podcast

of him just yesterday. He said his voice gets used for things that he does not support. I do not know how much recourse he has once it is out there. There are some people who can mimic his voice but not many.

I do know that he is NOT a righty, actually not a lefty either but more a centrist, at least that is what he said but he seemed a little bit more to the left just listening to him but only he knows. I kinda doubt he even knows about this yet.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:08 AM

28. Is he the one in the meme, with a cowboy hat?

Could be the Rethugs think that character would appeal to red staters.

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Response to treestar (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:11 AM

30. He is the one in this hilarious Doritos commercial with his mustache dancing



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