Alan Bleviss started his career as a stage actor after attending the National Theatre School of Canada. In the late 70s, he came to the United States where he became one of the top voice-overs in the world. His career spanned nearly four decades. He was a proud members of ACTRA, SAG and AFTRA. Alan was also a longtime member of the Friar’s Club.
Bleviss did voice over work for the coming attraction trailers for hundreds of Hollywood movies, especially those made by Miramax. His corporate clients included Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Pampers, Piedmont Airlines, American Express, AT&T, MTV, Canada Dry, and Ocean Spray. He did political work for the National Abortion Rights Action League and many Democratic Party campaigns, including Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton and Al Gore. A few of his classic movie trailers: Scarface, Cotton Club, Cinema Paradiso, The Postman, Days of Heaven, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Ragtime, Dirty Dancing and so many more. He has narrated for Discovery, PBS, Animal Planet, History Channel, TNT and ABC.
Bleviss won six Clio awards. Among the earliest was a 1971 TV ad for Heinz Tomato Juice, which used a celery stick to emphasize how thick the product is.
Below are a selections of trailers and clips.
- Linder & Company: Alan Bleviss clips
- CNN segment on political voice over work (Joe Slade White & Company)
- Scarface Trailer HD (1983)
- Piedmont Airlines Commercials 1981 “Flight 1”
- MTV (1981)
- 1970s 16mm TV Commercial – Heinz Tomato Juice – The Thick One
- 1988 Michael Dukakis “New Era” Ad Campaign
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car (1995)
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car (1997)
- Mayor Jane Byrne – “This City Is Back” (Political Ad, 1983)
- Dirty Dancing (1987) Official Trailer
- The Secret Garden (1993) – Original Theatrical Trailer
- Portland Meadows – “Can Horses Fly?” :30 TV
- 2000 TNT Promo (TNT Originals)
- Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989 trailer
- On Golden Pond (1981) Trailer
- Rag Time Trailer (1983)
- Close the Door PSA – New York City Fire Department
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell for U.S. Senate, 1992 for Joe Slade White & Company
- New York Police Benevolence Association for Tony Schwartz
- Harland Auto Montreal, with John Candy
- Ocean Spray ad 1983
- Home Town Hero spot for Joe Slade White & Company
- Joe Biden spot for Joe Slade White & Company
- Wesley Clark for President ’04
- Wesley Clark for President ’04 “Hopes”
- Mastercard ad
- Riding For America, PBS