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Dave Wittenberg

Dave Wittenberg

Date Of Birth: Sep 1, 1971
Birth Place: Johannesburg, South Africa

Popularity: 113th All Time, 101st This Week. *

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THE VOICES OF Dave Wittenberg

Credits On BTVA: 265 Roles from 172 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 2:14 AM on Fri Sep 18 2015
Now that I've played DDS I think Cielo might be my new favorite character of his, He was just absolutely hilarious in the Role!
said at 10:02 PM on Tue Sep 1 2015
Happy Birthday, Kefka Palazzo:-]
said at 9:23 PM on Tue Sep 1 2015
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Happy birthday, Dave.
said at 6:03 PM on Tue Sep 1 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Dave Wittenberg.

Easily one of the most underrated voice actors in Anime Original Animation and Video games, thanks to his unique vocal range and typecasting on the characters he voiced (Kakashi, Henry Wong, Doc Saito, Bash Johnson, Kefka, among others).

It's a shame that he isn't appearing in as much Anime in recent years due to the closures of Geneon and Bandai Visual during the Anime recession from 2009-10. I hope he'll return to do more unionized anime voice work that's either dubbed at Bang Zoom! or Studiopolis before Naruto Shippuden ends it's run in America.
said at 1:24 PM on Tue Sep 1 2015
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Happy Birthday Dave Wittenburg!

This guys got a killer vocal range. If I had to pick a favourite role of his it'd be Solomon Goldsmith in Blood+. He was so light sounding and smooth in that role. I was just amazed by this performance.

He is also excellent as The Computer Research Society President, Saito, Doc Saito, Gino Weinberg, Gao Hai, Grey Michael Vincent, Angel/Archangel, Karman, Mirage, Upchuck and Bash Johnson.

I wish Dave would come back to voice at Bang Zoom again, considering how much unionized anime dubs have been coming out of there this year, I'm surprised he hasn't been cast in Durarara or Fate Stay/Night. Well at least he's still doing anime at Studiopolis.
said at 6:04 PM on Tue Sep 1 2015
@Autovolt Ditto man!!
said at 9:45 PM on Tue Sep 1 2015
@Autovolt Even with the increase in unionized anime dubs as of recent (i.e. Durarara!! X2 series, Fate series and Expelled from Paradise), I'm not sure if Dave's wanting to appear in them. Besides, we have Johnny Yong Bosch, Sam Riegel, Orion Acaba (Dave's closest successor, though he hasn't appeared in too much anime but I hope he starts appearing in more of them, since he has appeared in J-games), Grant George and Erik Kimerer taking over his niches. Our only bet for him appearing in Bang Zoom! dubs again is if he goes FiCore (kind of like what Mary Elizabeth McGlynn did as of recent, which could explain how she appeared in the Viz dub of Sailor Moon and GITS:Arise, both of which are non-union)
said at 12:36 AM on Thu Dec 24 2015

Why, exactly, would lessening his union status make him more likely to work at Bang! Zoom? I mean, both Naruto & Durarara/FSN are both union projects, for the same awful wage. By the union standard, technically, DRRR & Guardians of the Galaxy are the same. So what makes the difference between Studiopolis union and B!Z! union?
said at 10:48 AM on Thu Dec 24 2015
@huzaifa_ahmed Well, I'll tell you this. From the 1990s until the early 2000s, Animaze was THE anime dubbing studio in LA. At the same time, however, it was expensive (Dave himself often appeared in Animaze dubs). Once Bang Zoom! got its first anime (Rurouni Kenshin), companies started to use the studio more and more because they found it to be cheaper and better-affordable than Animaze (though this came at the cost of paying somewhat less). Dave hopped on to do many Bang Zoom! dubs in the first half of the 2000s. However, he was a union-only actor, and many of the dubs were non-union, so he used the alias Dave Lelyveld. By the mid-2000s (2005 to be exact), he suddenly stopped appearing in as many Bang Zoom! dubs and decided to focus more on video games and pre-lay, which paid more. Also, the anime dub recession virtually killed off his interest in anime dubs in general (he, at most, only appears in dubs from Studiopolis (which is considered by many to be the successor to Animaze, and is pricier than Bang Zoom!), which even then is following the way of Bang Zoom! dub in becoming non-union thanks to Sailor Moon). Additionally, Bang Zoom! couldn't afford to use as many big-named talents like Steve Blum, Kari Wahlgren and Crispin Freeman as they did in the past so they hired cheaper, more affordable "home-grown" substitutes (such as Cristina Vee, Lauren Landa, Kaiji Tang, Kira Buckland and Erik Kimerer), many of which probably got into voice acting through those Anime Expo voiceover idol contests, alongside with FiCore veterans like Michelle Ruff, Steve Staley, Derek Stephen Prince, Tony Oliver, Patrick Seitz, Johnny Yong Bosch, Doug Stone and Wendee Lee.

As I've stated before, the only chance of him appearing in more anime dubs (most of those LA anime dubs nowadays are done at Bang Zoom!, and many of them are non-union) nowadays is if he goes FiCore, and I'm not sure if he's willing to do that.
said at 3:33 AM on Tue Sep 1 2015
Happy birthday, Dave.
said at 12:10 AM on Tue Jan 13 2015
 1 Shout Out!
The voice of Jiro!

That was the show that made me fall in love with anime, and get interested in more than just Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon as a kid.

Thank you Dave for voicing one of my favorite characters.
said at 9:41 PM on Tue Oct 28 2014
I really think Dave would be a suitable choice for Dante if the rumored Devil May Cry 5 turns out to be true and Reuben Langdon doesn't return for the role! ^^
said at 5:06 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
Happy birthday Dave for the awesome voice of Kakashi.
said at 10:08 AM on Mon Sep 1 2014
Happy Birthday, Dave Wittenberg!

said at 7:41 AM on Mon Sep 1 2014
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Happy birthday Dave Wittenberg, the amazing voice of Kakashi Hatake, Kefka Palazzo, and Henry Wong, and Welkin.
said at 12:42 PM on Thu Jul 10 2014
Top 5 favorite Dave Wittenberg voices:
1.Kakashi Hatake(Naruto)
2.Kefka Palozzo(Final Fantasy)
3.Henry Wong(Digimon Tamers)
4.Welkin Gunther(Valkyria Chronicles)
5.Gamakichi and Gamatatsu(Naruto)
said at 3:16 AM on Sat Oct 5 2013
to my opinion his voice was better as Takumi from Initial D
said at 11:29 AM on Mon Dec 24 2012
I find it interesting that he did the Marvel and DC Scarecrows.
said at 3:57 AM on Fri Nov 7 2014
Not to mention that Kakashi also translates to scarecrow.
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said at 7:12 PM on Sat Sep 1 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Happy birthday, Dave. Kakashi, Kefka, and Teddie? That's range, right there.
said at 5:23 PM on Sat Sep 1 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Dave!

One of the original big names in the anime industry, it's nice to see him do American animation every now and then.

My favorite roles of his would have to be Henry Wong (Digimon Tamers), Cliff Fittir (Star Ocean) and of course, Kakashi Hatake! :-D
said at 6:47 AM on Sat Sep 1 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy birthday, Dave.

He'll always be Kakashi-sensei.
said at 10:41 PM on Wed Aug 1 2012
I think he'd make a pretty good Spider-Man.
said at 9:15 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
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Dave's an amazing voice actor, no doubt about it. In fact, I can say that these are my most favorite performances he's ever done:

1. Kefka Palozzo (Dissidia)

2. Teddie (Persona 4)

3. Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)

4. Henry Wong (Digimon Tamers)
Faved by 122 BTVA Members
Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Dave Wittenberg role? *
Kakashi Hatake
58.3% (49 votes)
Kefka Palazzo
8.3% (7 votes)
6.0% (5 votes)
Numbuh 74.239
2.4% (2 votes)
Parco Folgore
2.4% (2 votes)
2.4% (2 votes)
2.4% (2 votes)
Allen Ridgely
2.4% (2 votes)
Ichiro Ogami
1.2% (1 votes)
Katsuya Suou
1.2% (1 votes)
Gino Weinberg
1.2% (1 votes)
Alexander Vorg Zangief
1.2% (1 votes)
Welkin Gunther
1.2% (1 votes)
1.2% (1 votes)
Kei Kusanagi
1.2% (1 votes)
Lieutenant Amodar
1.2% (1 votes)
Subaru Sumeragi
1.2% (1 votes)
Takumi Fujiwara
1.2% (1 votes)
Solomon Goldsmith
1.2% (1 votes)
1.2% (1 votes)
Kaoru Hanabishi
1.2% (1 votes)
84 Total Votes
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