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William "Bill" T. Woodson (born July 16, 1917, died February 22, 2017) was an American voice artist. He had a small onscreen appearance in the 50s scifi 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. Woodson's legacy will be his long association with the Superfriends series where he served as narrator and sometimes voice-actor. Woodson had taken over the role of narrator from face-actor Ted Knight. Woodson narrated each subsequent Superfriends episode upon taking over from Ted Knight...narrating well over 100 episodes, including the 7 minute short subject episodes produced during 1980 through 1983. Perhaps his most memorable line from the series was the often-used phrase that accompanied a transition to scenes at the Superfriends' headquarters: "Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice..." In addition, Woodson also supplied the opening narration and voice for several guest characters on Battle of the Planets.


Woodson was the narrator for the miniseries adaptation of Herman Wouk's novel, The Winds of War, and its sequel miniseries, War and Remembrance. In this capacity, he was able to explain to the television audience the large-scale historical events that provide the context for the storylines of the two miniseries.

Woodson was also the narrator of NFL Films' official film of Super Bowl II. The longtime voice of NFL Films, John Facenda, was unavailable, and Woodson stepped in.

In recent years, Woodson, a California resident, lent his serious-sounding voice to a series of humorous commercials promoting the Minnesota Twins. The ads have had titles like "The Minnesota Twins - Get to Know 'Em"; "Every Fan Counts"; and "This is Twins Territory".

Death

He died on February 22, 2017 at the age of 99.

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