Alan Kalter Biography

Alan Kalter was an American announcer who used to work for television from New York City. Recently, he died while being at the age of 78. He was best known for his role of announcer for the show “Late Show with David Letterman”, a role that he took on 4th September 1995 until Letterman’s retirement from the show on 20th May 2015. He was also the host of the famous show “Alan Kalter’s Celebrity Interview”.

Early Life

Alan Kalter was born on 21st March 1943 and was brought to Little Neck and Cedarhurst, New York. However, he was born in Brooklyn. He worked as being English and public speaking teacher at Baldwin High School. He was also the official voice of Michelin Man and later attended Hobart College in Geneva, New York. After this, he started working for his broadcasting career on local radio stations.

Alan Kalter Career

Kalter was nicknamed “Big Red” and “TV’s Uncle Jerry” because of his show Letterman. He started his work as a stint for the “voice” of “Late Show with David Letterman” on 4th September 1995 when Bill Wendell’s replacement was announced. He used to announce the guests at the top of each show and acted regularly in his comedy sketches. Kalter has performed hundreds of voiceovers for national radio and television commercials. He was also the lead voice for the USA Network. He also gave his voice for the promos of SportsChannel America in the early 1990s.

Previous to the show “Late Show with David Letterman”, he had been the announcer for many New-York based television shows, including The Money Maze, The $25,000 Pyramid, To Tell the Truth, and The $128,000 Question. All of the series (except The Money Maze) in which Kalter had worked were recorded in Ed Sullivan Theater where his most recent show “Late Show with David Letterman” was produced. Kalter replaced Bill Wendell on both the shows “Truth” and “Late Show”. Kalter also worked as the announcer for the 45th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony that was held in New York in 2003.

Alan Kalter Biography

Real Name Alan Robert Kalter
Birth Date March 21, 1943
Death October 4, 2021
Age (as of 2021) 78 Years
Birth Place New York City, USA
Nationality American
Profession Television Announcer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aries

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 187 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 63 kg  –  in Pounds –  138 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Body Type Slim




College Hobart College

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Who is his wife? Peggy Masterson
Children Two

Personal life & Cause of Death

Kalter was living with his family in Stamford, Connecticut. He maintained a long time marriage life with his wife Carol Cepler but they soon got separated and later divorced. He married again to Peggy Masterson in 2003. The couple spent around 18 years while being together. The moment he died on 4th October 2021 at the age of 78, he was there on the bed with his wife Peggy and two daughters on each side of the bed.

Alan Kalter Net Worth

Alan Kalter was living a successful career life where he used to earn a good reasonable amount of money. He was being appointed as the announcer for several New York-based television shows. He nearly completed 1500 episodes of the show “Late Show with David Letterman” which further was a great achievement for him. His net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to $5 million. He was one of the successful personalities working for television appearances. He had also given voices to various characters on the television.


  • Kalter died on Monday, i.e. 4th October 2021, in Stamford Hospital. However, the cause of the death has not been announced yet.
  • Letterman said in his statement that he was one of the brilliant announcers on the television.
  • He further added that he had a wonderful voice that was having the goofy and eager to play various characters. He did it all enthusiastically and will always be remembered.
  • A private funeral will be held for Alan Kalter at Stamford on Wednesday and we wish that the soul will rest in peace.

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