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Jon Bailey

Jon Bailey is the current narrator of Honest Trailers. He has narrated over 250 episodes of the series.

Narrators are people at Screen Junkies who voice over Honest Trailers. Since the series' inception in 2012, there have been many narrators, but the current narrator is Jon Bailey, also known as his character Epic Voice Guy.

Narrators of Honest Trailers Edit

Narrators of Honest Game Trailers Edit

  • Jon Bailey - Commenced in 2014. Narrated 225 episodes while Honest Game Trailers was published on Smosh Games. When the series was revived on Fandom Games, Bailey joined a rotating roster of voice artists.
  • Dave Pettitt - Narrated the 2015 episode Heroes of the Storm. Pettitt filled in for one week while Bailey was unable to record narration.
  • Damien Haas - Narrated the 2017 episode Cuphead, which used a classic 1930's style radio announcer voice. Haas is a Smosh Games employee.
  • Mark Peeples - Commenced 2019 with the episode Anthem. Peeples is part of Fandom Games' rotating roster of voice artists, selected to capture the spirit of a variety of games.
  • Uncredited female voice artist - Commenced 2019 with the episode Sekiro. She is part of Fandom Games' rotating roster of voice artists, selected to capture the spirit of a variety of games.
  • Uncredited male voice artist - Commenced 2019 with the episode Resident Evil 2 (2019). He is part of Fandom Games' rotating roster of voice artists, selected to capture the spirit of a variety of games.

Epic Voice Guy Character Edit

Jon Bailey's voice-over persona is referred to as "Epic Voice Guy" and has become a fictional character in his own right. Visit Epic Voice Guy's main page for the character's complete biography, gleaned entirely from the small snippets of personal information he occasionally provides during Honest Trailers.

Epic Voice Family Edit

  • Epic Voice Kid - Epic Voice Guy's fictional daughter, voiced by Paige Ventimiglia (Superman 1978)
  • Epic Geek Girl - Epic Voice Guy's alter ego from an alternate dimension, voiced by actress Felicia Day. She is sunny, upbeat and emotionally healthier. (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Epic Dungeon Master - Epic Voice Guy's alter ego from an alternate dimension, voiced by Critical Role's Matt Mercer. He is a far traveler from a distant realm who earns his keep being critical about movies. (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Epic Telenovela Woman - Epic Voice Guy's alter ego from an alternate dimension, voiced by comedian Vanessa Gritton. She puts the passion into Honest Trailers. (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Australian Voice Guy - Epic Voice Guy's alter ego from an alternate dimension, voiced by YouTuber Mr. Sunday Movies. His sole defining feature is that he is Australian. (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Celebrity guests Edit

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Singer Michael Bolton appears on screen during the Honest Trailer for Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Bolton was also a producer for Honest Trailers and was nominated for an Emmy for his work.

Several celebrities have appeared in Honest Trailers, most notably Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds has appeared in three Honest Trailers: Deadpool, Logan and Deadpool 2. On all occasions, he appeared in voice form only as the character Deadpool. Reynold's collaboration with Screen Junkies for Logan won them the Streamy Award for 'Best Collaboration' in 2017.

Performer Michael Bolton appeared on screen in the Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Honest Trailer. Michael Bolton was a producer for one season of Honest Trailers. This lead to Bolton being nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series, along with the other Honest Trailers producers.

Another prominent guest was director Jordan Vogt-Roberts who appeared in the Honest Trailer for his own film, Kong: Skull Island. Vogt-Roberts appeared on-screen in a specially filmed clip that showed him complaining about the dire state of satirical online video film criticism after a very public beef with YouTube channel CinemaSins.

The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Honest Trailer featured multiple guest narrators, including actress Felicia Day and Critical Role's Matt Mercer.

Spinoff series Honest Game Trailers has also featured some special guests, most notably Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum, who appeared in the Jurassic Park Games episode. Several other episodes of Honest Game Trailers feature cameo appearances by members of the Smosh crew.

Other narrators Edit

Over 40 Honest Trailers feature special guests, usually movie-related YouTubers. Guests include the voices of RedLetterMedia, CinemaSins, How it Should Have Ended, TeamFourStar, AVbyte, Epic Rap Battles of History, EpicLLOYD, Game Theory and The Nostalgia Critic. In addition, dozens of vocal performers have appeared in the various musical episodes of the series.

Their Honest Trailer video on Star Wars: The Force Awakens also featured the return of all four of the previous Honest Trailer narrators. This video featured Jon Bailey and Gannon Nickell reading alternate lines to portray the divided fan response to the film. This same technique was repeated for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

List of guest narrators of Honest Trailers Edit

Red letter media

YouTubers Mike Stoklasa and Jay Bauman of Red Letter Media appeared on screen during the Honest Trailer for The Dark Knight Rises.

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2016 Edit

The nostalgia critic

In 2016, Doug Walker aka The Nostalgia Critic of Channel Awesome appeared in the Honest Trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of Their Shells.

2017 Edit

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In 2017, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts appeared in the Honest Trailer for Kong: Skull Island. During the appearance, he dismantled the set around him for comic effect.

2018 Edit

Brian day carr

In 2018, American Sign Language interpreter Brian Carr appeared on screen in the bottom right hand corner of screen for the Honest Trailer for A Quiet Place.

2019 Edit

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Actress Felicia Day co-narrated the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Honest Trailer.

  • The Oscars (2019) - featured voice artist Josh Robert Thompson doing a Mister Rogers impersonation
  • A Star is Born - Matt Citron, Ruby Lewis (VOCALS)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - featured four guest narrators who voiced Epic Voice Guy's alter egos from alternate dimensions: actress Felicia Day as Epic Geek Girl, Critical Role's Matt Mercer as Epic Dungeon MasterVanessa Gritton as Epic Telenovela Woman, and Mr. Sunday Movies as Australian Voice Guy.

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