The man behind the opening.

Paul Sparer (b. December 19, 1923) was an American character actor and voice-over actor, best known as the narrator of Tales from the Darkside. He died on November 19, 1999.

Role in the Darkside[edit | edit source]

Paul Sparer is listed as the voice of the narrator on 90 episodes of "Tales from the Darkside."  It is he who provides the iconic opening:

Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality.  But there is, unseen by most, an underworld; a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit. A darkside.

As well as the closing:

"The darkside is always there, waiting for us to enter, waiting to enter us.  Until next time, try to enjoy the daylight."

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