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William Woodson 5.jpg William Woodson[1]
Birthname: William "Bill" T. Woodson

Born: July 16, 1917

Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

Died: February 22, 2017[2]

Spouse: Darlene Conley (October 1959 - 1966) (divorced) 1 child

Best Known As: Woodson's legacy will be his long association with the Superfriends series where he served as narrator and sometimes voice-actor.

William "Bill" T. Woodson (July 16, 1917 - February 22, 2017) was an American voice artist.


He has a small onscreen appearance in the 50s sci-fi film The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms as a newscaster. He can be heard in the opening narrative of the 1970s television series The Odd Couple, explaining how it is that Felix and Oscar ending up rooming together. He had done some of the voice-over work on a late 1960s series called The Invaders. In 1978, Woodson also supplied the opening narration and voice for several guest characters on Battle of the Planets. Woodson is also the narrator of NFL Films' official film of Super Bowl II. His voice was used in the intros to Les Nessman's newscast and in interstitials on the original WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982).

Voice on Super Friends

After the success of SuperFriends (1973), they decided to re-visit the SuperFriends with The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977). Woodson took over the role of narrator from Ted Knight. He would narrate each subsequent Superfriends episode, including the 7 minute short subject episodes produced in 1980, 1981 and 1983.

  • As the Narrator for seasons two through six:

Woodson was also the narrator on the 1988 animated Superman series.

Where He is Now

In February 2007, he lent his serious-sounding voice to a series of humorous commercials promoting the Minnesota Twins.

External links


  1. Picture from his 1966 appearance on 'F-Troop'. He played the Secretary of War.
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