The AOL 'You've Got Mail' Voice Actor Is An Uber Driver In Cleveland, Ohio

November 8, 2016


This is a short video posted by Brandee Barker in Cleveland, Ohio starring Elwood Edwards, the voice actor behind AOL's classic, "You've got mail." Elwood said he was paid $200 for the voice work when he did it back in 1989, and now, 27 years later he's an Uber driver. The road of life leads us in mysterious directions sometimes. That was a driving tie-in by the way. Because he drives for Uber. You know I tried to sell Apple a soundbite for their laptops when you open them that yells, "TOUCH MY BUTTONS" but they weren't interested in buying. Honestly, it seems like they were more interested in how I got into the building and how they were going to get me out.

Keep going for a video of Elwood's silky smooth voice in action.

Thanks to Sandy, who allegedly once rode with the guy who scored the Windows 98 startup theme.

  • bakuryu

    "...sell Apple a soundBITE..." is a tie-in, too.

  • TheQiwiMan

    WHYYYYY did this man not even TRY to get a job as a nurse?? He could have exclusively catered to the couples that didn't want to know the sex of their child until birth, plopped down between the lady's legs and exclaim:


    He coulda been so rich. :-(

  • GeneralDisorder

    That's a very narrow niche.

  • Meh

    Who cares about some voice, i CONGRATULATE you people on SUPREME COMMANDER TRUMP. That's the real news. And really I'm Dutch, can you imagine! Even over here politicians cry over not seeing Shillary elected.

    This is just beautiful!

  • The_Wretched

    You might want to watch the world burn but I have kids.

  • Meh

    You absolutely read me flawlessly, that's exactly what i was hoping for. However I'm not convinced it would be better with someone like Hilarry in charge, she might actually be top 10 worldwide in being the least trustworthy. Isn't it always a douche and a turd? Just be happy - i am.

    Also, dragonage was sweet.

  • Richard

    The new Star Wars wasn't as good as everyone thinks. Trust me the world will burn.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    This is the exact reason I worry about any actors who do commercial work and don't get residual payments as part of their contract... it's the reason so many actors who are household names for anything but big Hollywood movies and TV shows tend to just barely be "scraping by."

  • Jenness

    Ellwood Edwards - you need to be given retirement money from AOL and the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan movie people. Seriously - a couple hundred thousand is nothing and your voice made so many sad people feel less lonely. Totally worth it.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Should we do a Gofundme or something? I'll gladly take a slice. I mean... set it up and take a slice. Er, no. just set it up. (and take all of it)

  • Fredrik Pettersen

    28 years later

  • Let's be honest this is a step up from anything AOL related.

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