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David Kaye

David Kaye's vocal career began with 'The Great American Hero', General Hawk in the D.I.C. animation series, G.I. Joe in 1989. Working as an on-air talent for radio station C.K.L.G. (L.G.73) quickly became less interesting as both on-camera and behind-the-microphone roles started taking up more time. Over the next decade and a half David's on camera roles burgeoned along with his vocal career. On camera opportunities came in the form of guest roles on numerous T.V. series and movies such as the X-Files, Battlestar Galactica and Happy Gilmore with Adam Sandler.During this time Kaye was being cast in some of the first of hundreds of animation shows and video-games. So many, in fact, this now became the main focus of his career and he's never looked back.David's biggest moment was when he was cast as 'Megatron' in 1994 in the wonderfully popular series 'Transformers.' As a new animation art form was taking off (bolstered by Mainframe Entertainment's C.G.I. advances), 'Beast Wars' was born ('Beasties' in Canada) and would run for four seasons of "...the most fun you could ever have!" says David. Thus began an almost twenty-year relationship with the 'Transformers' franchise. In 2007, David became the only actor in the history of the franchise to play the lead villain AND the lead hero when was cast as 'Optimus Prime' for Cartoon Network's 'Transformers: Animated."Once again, David finds himself returning to a franchise he first engaged in years before. This time going back to the beginning with G.I. Joe. Not only can he be heard as Scarlett's father, but also introducing every episode as the narrator during the opening titles.For fans of Japanese cartoons, David Kaye has been the voice behind 'Sesshomaru' in the English dub of the original 'Inuyasha' series, movies, and the games based off it (due to his moving to L.A., he was unavailable to reprise his role for the dub of the Final Act series and was replaced), 'Treize Khushrenada' in 'Mobile Suit Gundam Wing,' 'Recoome' in 'Dragon Ball Z' ('96-'98) and as the high strung father, 'Soun Tendo' in 'Ranma 1/2'. His cartoon work still brings fans to conventions to meet him.After commuting between Vancouver and Los Angeles for almost a decade, a full-time move to L.A. was inevitable. Shortly after the move, David landed a role in Disney/Pixar's Oscar winning movie, 'Up.'As the work keeps coming in, David's voice can be heard in Insomniac's 'Ratchet & Clank' video game series as the lovable robot 'Clank. He's also been featured in 'Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions' as 'Mysterio', 'Nick Fury' and 'Captain America' in 'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2', 'Missing Link' in 'Monsters vs Aliens', the game and many more.David is now working on another highly popular series 'Ben 10' as the lead villain. As well as working with J.G. Quintel on 'Flap Jack' and 'The Regular Show.'With continuing commitments now for movie trailers, network promotions for A.B.C., Fox, C.W. and a host of radio and television affiliates and a lot of commercial work, the days get a little tight from time to time.

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Oct 14, 1964 In Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Ranma ½ 1989-04-01
Latest Project:
Series Transformers: Robots in Disguise 2015-03-14
Known For
Poster of Dragon Ball Z
Poster of Ranma ½
Transformers: Robots in Disguise Unknown 2015-03-14
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Voice Over / ... 134 episodes, 2014-2020 2014-04-27
Teen Titans Go! Unknown 2013-04-23
Avengers Assemble J.A.R.V.I.S. / ... 58 episodes, 2013-2019 2013-05-26
Sabrina, l'apprentie sorcière Jim 18 episodes, 2013-2014 2013-10-12
Ultimate Spider-Man Unknown 2012-04-01
Ben 10: Omniverse Khyber / ... 49 episodes, 2012-2014 2012-08-01
Extreme Cheapskates Narrator 6 episodes, 2014 2011
Dan Vs. Unknown 2011-01-01
Hot in Cleveland Unknown 2010-06-16
Generator Rex Unknown 2010-04-23
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Unknown 2010-07-12
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Unknown 2010-09-22
G.I. Joe: Renegades Main Title Narrator / ... 24 episodes, 2010-2011 2010-10-10
Transformers Prime Unknown 2010-11-26
Regular Show Unknown 2009-08-14
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Unknown 2008-10-03
Transformers: Animated Optimus Prime / ... 42 episodes, 2007-2009 2007-12-26
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes Unknown 2006
Class of the Titans Cronus / ... 38 episodes, 2006-2008 2006-01-01
Tom and Jerry Tales Unknown 2006-09-23
Psych Unknown 2006-07-07
Nana Shinichi Okazaki 34 episodes, 2006-2007 2006-12-30
Battlestar Galactica Unknown 2005-01-14
Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island! Bunga Berry / ... 13 episodes, 2005-2006 2005-09-17
Transformers: Cybertron Unknown 2005-07-02
Transformers: Energon Megatron / ... 51 episodes, 2004 2004-01-31
Stroker and Hoop Unknown 2004-08-01
Dead Like Me Unknown 2003-06-27
Transformers: Armada Megatron / ... 52 episodes, 2002-2003 2002-08-23
Tokyo Underground Pairon / ... 20 episodes, 2002 2002-04-02
The Twilight Zone Unknown 2002-09-18
Inuyasha Unknown 2002-08-31
Project ARMS Unknown 2002-10-08
The Lone Gunmen Unknown 2001-03-04
The SoulTaker Unknown 2001-04-04
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Unknown 2000-03-06
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Treize Khushrenada / ... 49 episodes, 1995-1996 2000-03-06
Jackie Chan Adventures Unknown 2000-09-09
X-Men: Evolution Professor Charles Xavier / ... 47 episodes, 2000-2003 2000-11-04
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Unknown 2000-12-30
Monster Farm Unknown 1999-08-30
Aux frontières de l'étrange Unknown 1999-01-18
Dead Man's Gun Unknown 1999-09-04
Beast Machines: Transformers Megatron / ... 22 episodes, 1999-2000 1999-09-18
Lost Universe Unknown 1998-04-03
RoboCop: Alpha Commando 40 episodes, 1998-1999 1998-09-07
Eat-Man '98 Unknown 1998-10-07
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Unknown 1997-05-25
Mummies Alive! Unknown 1997-09-15
The Sentinel Unknown 1996-03-20
Dragon Ball Z Unknown 1996-09-13
Viper Unknown 1996-09-23
Beast Wars: Transformers Megatron 49 episodes, 1996-1999 1996-09-16
Sliders Unknown 1995-03-22
Strange Luck Unknown 1995-09-15
The Outer Limits Ed Tupelo / ... 1995-03-26
ReBoot Unknown 1994-09-10
The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Exosquad Draconis / ... 1993-09-18
G.I. Joe General Hawk 20 episodes, 1991-1992 1990-09-01
Ranma ½ Soun Tendo 12 episodes, 1989 1989-04-01