Dennis Haysbert’s unmistakable voice may be as well-known as his face. That’s what happens when your voice is heard on popular Allstate ads and shows like Meet the Press.
It’s also a reason the creators of a new TBN series, Inexplicable: How Christianity Spread to the Ends of the Earth, wanted him as the narrator.
Haysbert – who played President David Palmer in 24 and more recently a medical doctor in the faith-based film Breakthrough – told Christian Headlines he was “blessed” with a memorable voice.
“Everybody has a great voice in my family,” he said, laughing, while referencing his eight siblings and father.
The six-part Inexplicable series opens in the first century and examines the spread of Christianity across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. It includes interviews with historians, faith leaders and other experts. Haysbert narrates it.
The series, Haysbert said, doesn’t use “kid gloves” when telling the story of Christianity’s history. Some of the episodes, he said, are “bloody” and even “scary.”
“There are billions of Christians out there. This is a story they need to see,” said Haysbert, who calls himself a lover of history. “… We absolutely have to learn [history] in order to get through this life. What you forget – or what you don’t know – you’re doomed to repeat.”
Viewers aren’t the only ones learning, though. Haysbert, too, said he learned a lot about Christian history while recording the narration. On more than one occasion, he became overwhelmed by what he was reading.
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Source: Christian Headlines