Actors Danny Trejo and Allison Janney and Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Earvin “Magic” Johnson are the latest group of celebrities to record messages heard by travelers at LAX, as part of the “Voices of Los Angeles” project.
“Los Angeles is the city of stars, and we are excited that three new celebrities are helping us put the LA in LAX,” said Justin Erbacci, interim CEO of Los Angeles World Airports.
“With our Voices of LA project, travelers from around the globe are welcomed to the entertainment capital of the world by some of the best known voices in show business and sports, all of whom have a special Los Angeles connection.”
The messages — which identify each speaker and welcome travelers to LAX and Los Angeles — rotate throughout the day and are broadcast on the overhead announcement system inside each of the airport’s terminals.
LAX launched Voices of Los Angeles last year, playing recorded messages from iconic local figures who airport officials say reflect the diversity, creativity and “wow-factor” that is unique to the city.
Participants have included local entertainers, sports figures, musicians, actors and chefs, with new voices added on a regular basis.
The first set of messages were recorded by television host Jimmy Kimmel, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel and Los Angeles-based chef and author Susan Feniger.