Who Narrates 'The Curse of Oak Island'? — And Why Is His Voice So Familiar?

Robert’s prolific career has lasted over 45 years and spans across movies, video games, and television.

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Feb. 13 2024, Published 3:43 p.m. ET

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When it comes to notable narrators, names like Morgan Freeman and James Earl Jones may come to mind. But who is the powerful, gripping voice behind History’s The Curse of Oak Island?

Allow us to introduce you to Robert Clotworthy.

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Robert has been narrating the hit series for 11 seasons now. It follows brothers, Rick and Marty Lagina, and their quest for treasure and riches on Oak Island, located in Nova Scotia, Canada. But The Curse of Oak Island isn’t the only movie or series Robert has lent his voice to.

It’s our turn to narrate, as we uncover the alluring mystery behind this well-spoken man.

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Who narrates ‘The Curse of Oak Island?’

Robert is a voice actor who currently resides in his hometown of Los Angeles. When he was young, he would accompany his father — who worked as an advertising executive — to recording sessions.

“At those sessions, I would see the most talented voice-over actors in the business do their thing,” Robert said in an interview with Nerd Alert News. “They were funny, exciting, creative and happy. That gave me a glimpse of what was possible.”

Rick and Marty Lagina
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Robert's big break came at just 15 years old.

Robert was discovered by casting directors who immediately put his chops to work in movies and television shows.

Over 45 years later, Robert’s prolific career now spans across movies, video games, and television.

As one of the most recognized voices in Hollywood, there’s a good chance you’ve heard Robert’s voice before. One of his most notable roles was narrating the 2004 documentary, Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy.

Robert has worked on several other 'Star Wars' projects.

He narrated the 2007 documentary, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed, and even voice acted as several characters in the video game, Star Wars: The Old Republic.

He has also worked on History’s Ancient Aliens, The Big Bang Theory, and Young Sheldon. In his spare time, Robert polishes his skills as a martial arts master.

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Robert's only on-screen performance appearance was on 'The Big Bang Theory.'

He played Headmaster Edwards in the Season 8 episode, "The Graduation Transmission." At a graduation ceremony, he introduces the crowd to Leonard (Johnny Galecki) who gives a graduation speech.

Both fans and Robert can’t get enough of his work on the History Channel. He also lends his powerful voice to The Curse of Oak Island spin-off, Beyond Oak Island. The show, which premiered in 2020, digs into stories about treasures found around the world, from pirate artifacts to Aztec gold.

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Robert doesn't receive the scripts of 'The Curse of Oak Island' ahead of time.

He told Monsters and Critics that he likes it this way since it allows his reactions to be authentic.

“If all of the sudden, it says, ‘Hey we found XY and Z’ I want to be surprised,” he said. “I want to be excited about that and I allow that natural enthusiasm to come out in my interpretation. So, I am the audience as … I’m like everybody else. I just happen to say the words.”

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