Radio Veteran, Voiceover Pro, WWII Vet Peter Thomas, 91, Passes Away
May 2, 2016 at 11:58 AM (PT)
PETER THOMAS, a voiceover icon, WORLD WAR II veteran and former CBS NEWS anchor, passed away on SATURDAY, APRIL 30th, according to the NAPLES DAILY NEWS.
During a career that spanned seven decades, THOMAS was a radio announcer, a newspaper reporter, television anchor for CBS NEW YORK and finally, a voice-over actor for truTV's "The Forensic Files" and ESPN's "MONDAY Night Football," among countless commercials.
In high school, THOMAS started reading poetry and news on the local radio station. He joined the ARMY in 1943, shipped out to EUROPE and while overseas, he fought through FRANCE, BELGIUM and crossed the RHINE into GERMANY, winning the PURPLE HEART for his participation in the BATTLE OF THE BULGE.
His wife STELLA BARRINEAU THOMAS, his high school sweetheart, died two years ago. He is survived by three children, two of whom became voiceover actors.