About Forensic Files

Forensic Files® is a pioneer in the field of fact-based, high-tech, dramatic storytelling. This series of television programs delves into the world of forensic science, profiling intriguing crimes, accidents and outbreaks of disease from around the world.

About The Show

Forensic Files® is a pioneer in the field of fact-based, high-tech, dramatic storytelling. This series of television programs delves into the world of forensic science, profiling intriguing crimes, accidents and outbreaks of disease from around the world. is the official, interactive source for information about the program — and the premier online destination for video and information on Forensic Science.

Celebs love Forensic Files!

“I am always watching Forensic Files! You know they’re going to catch the husband that killed his wife every time because of that blood sample. It’s a great show!”
– Joan Rivers

“What the producers do so well is structure these forensic mysteries in a way that holds your attention…simple, straight forward, compelling. Dare I say, it’s the best show on television.”
– John Nolte — BigHollywood,

“Forensic Files is my favorite show! I am fascinated with forensics & this show really shows how crimes come to life & how forensics solve these crimes.”
– Kim Kardashian

“I love Forensic Files…It’s an opportunity to watch genuine, real people behaving in high-stakes circumstances. I never get to see that in real life.”
– Edie Falco

“I live for Forensic Files. I try so hard to understand why people do bad things. This show is so informative. I’m officially, well, obsessed.”
– Kirstin Chenoweth

“It’s my favorite show. It’s like, the best crime drama in the world–except it’s real.”
– Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

” I am completely and utterly hooked to all the great shows on A&E and Court TV (now tru TV) that are about small town murder. These shows like “Forensic Files.”
– Kevin Pollak

“Why would you watch CSI or any of the other shows if you can watch the real thing?”
– Jay Leno

“For the best in whodunit satellite TV programming, real forensic fans know to head over to Forensic Files on the TruTV channel. ”

“This show is brilliant and compelling, one of my all time favorite series. ”
– Montel Williams

“You guys rule!”
– Patton Oswalt – King of Queens

“Forensic Files is definitely one of my favorite shows”
– Barry Zito – Pitcher San Fransico Giants

“A cross between Unsolved Mysteries and Nova, this stone-faced, high-tech whodunit series delves into the world of forensic medicine, documenting police and doctor-stumping cases (diseases of the week, stray-bullet deaths, DNA matching, etc.) with you-are-there interviews, computer graphics and archival news footage.”
– Entertainment Weekly

“…utterly fascinating…it knows how to use its edginess to rope in the viewer, and it showcases that skill…”
– The Hollywood Reporter

“We are most impressed with your production of our John Bruce Dodson murder case. We must admit that we are still amazed that you were able to take a five year investigation and turn it into a half hour show and didn’t miss a fact of the case. We highly recommend Forensic Files to any law enforcement agency with a case involving forensic evidence. You guys are the best of the best.”
– Investigator Bill Booth – Office of the District Attorney. 21st Judicial District of Colorado

“The best series on forensic medicine I’ve ever seen.”
– Tony Hammond, U.S. Justice Department

“The detail of how they figure these things out is amazing”
– Dodd Mitchell, Designer

Peter Thomas

At Forensic Files® he is jokingly referred to as “the franchise.” Peter has been in this business for more than 50 years – narrating Academy Award winning documentaries, television specials, concert performances and commercials.

It’s a thrill and honor having him as a part of the Forensic Files® series.

Peter is the son of a Welsh minister and an English schoolteacher, who learned from his parents how to communicate, project, and enunciate. Every night growing up, Peter read stories aloud to his family, which perfected his technique. Peter served this country proudly in World War II with the First Infantry Division in Europe, receiving five battle stars, the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the Unit French Croix de Guerre. Peter continues to be active in veterans affairs throughout the world.

Next time you hear Peter on our show – listen to his delivery carefully. He’s the Babe Ruth of the business. There is no one better.

Below, is a news story tribute to Peter and his humanitarian work.

International College recently honored Peter A. Thomas with the 2004 Humanitarian of the year award. Peter is an award-winning narrator for TV, radio, commercials, and film.

Mr. Thomas, named as the first recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Television and Radio Association, also is a World War II Army veteran who served with the First Infantry Division in Europe.

“I think the Humanitarian of the Year Award is the greatest honor that has ever been bestowed upon me,” Thomas said. “I’m particularly honored the award comes from the International College because I relate to the education it provides to its adult learners. I know the sacrifice and dedication it takes for those students to succeed.”

Mr. Thomas was born on June 28, 1924, in Pensacola, to Dr. John D. Thomas and Sibyl Addenbrooke. Mr. Thomas learned the values of history, music, speaking, education, and integrity from his Welsh father, a Presbyterian minister, and his British mother, a schoolteacher from Salisbury. Mr. Thomas acknowledges that memory assignments given to him during his formative years, coupled with his father’s philosophy that “words must be visualized, understood, and felt before spoken,” created the foundation for the gifted narrator he is today.

Dedication landed a then 13-year-old Mr. Thomas his first radio job in a daily drama. After graduating from high school in 1943, he joined the Army and was one of 28 replacements sent to Omaha Beach the day after D-Day. The life-altering experience gave him a deeper appreciation for fellow soldiers, his country, and freedom.

Mr. Thomas returned to radio after WWII and attended college as an adult learner through the GI Bill. He also married his high school sweetheart, Stella Barrineau. He eventually left college for a job with CBS television in New York. Thirteen years later, Peter left CBS to pursue freelance narration and documentary work fulltime.

“Peter certainly merits the Humanitarian of the Year honor bestowed upon him by International College. Peter is a person of sterling character who has devoted his life to causes for the advancement of mankind,” said Moorings Presbyterian Church Pastor Emeritus Dr. Charles Webster.

Dolly Roberts, Founder & President of DBR Marketing, said that while Mr. Thomas is a legend in the industry, his humanity is also renowned.

“One of the remarkable things about Peter and Stella is their ability to understand what makes the community special and then work hard to preserve it,” Roberts said. “They are extremely generous with their time. They are the genuine articles. I love them dearly.”

Peter works everyday and has dedicated himself to improving the community through charitable work with Stella. Mr. Thomas also is a devoted veteran, serving as a board member for the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, contributing to the MIA Society and Veterans Council, and organizing the 50th Anniversary Veterans of Naples Parade.

“Peter Thomas is a man of exceptional quality, character, and conviction,” said Dr. William McIntosh, President of the National. D-Day Memorial Foundation. “Mr. Thomas’ sustained, faithful service to the National D-Day Memorial and the Foundation has been unstinting. It reflects both the patriotism and the generosity of spirit that inform Peter’s life.”

Click here to download a PDF version of the article.

CLICK HERE to read how Peter was annouced as one of Golfshore Life magazine’s men of the year 2009.

CLICK HERE to read a letter announcing Peter being named “Chevalier” of the Legion of Honor.

CLICK HERE to read a article, named “Voices From a Murderous Time”, regarding Peter Thomas’ WWII experience.

CLICK HERE to read a poem, named “New York”, written by Peter Thomas.

CLICK HERE to hear Peter narrate “Omaha Beach” alongside the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.

CLICK HERE to read a newspaper article about Peter participating at the Patriotic Pops Concert.

CLICK HERE to read a newspaper article about Peter speaking at the Ritz Conference.

CLICK HERE to read the program from “Sweet Freedom’s Song.” A National D-Day Memorial celebration that Peter was involved in.

CLICK HERE to read a newspaper article about Peter and the celebration.

CLICK HERE to read and download the latest news article with Peter Thomas.

CLICK HERE for the Tribute to Peter Thomas page.

CLICK HERE to send Peter Thomas an email.