Whose voice is used in the beef commercials (the ones Robert Mitchum did)? The voice sounds familiar, but I can't place it.
—Lanny K., Wisconsin
That slow-talking, husky-sounding voice belongs to actor Sam Elliott. "He is wonderful," says Paige Miller, spokeswoman for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. "We have just put out some new commercials, but on an ongoing basis, we continue to get emails from people who just love Sam Elliott. They love his voice, and they like the man." Born Aug. 9, 1944, in Sacramento, Calif., Elliott made his film debut in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969. Although he's starred in plenty of non-Westerns, including Lifeguard, Road House, and The Contender, he is most closely associated with Westerns. He's married to actress Katharine Ross, and they have a daughter.