David Hayter

David Hayter

Date Of Birth: Feb 6, 1969
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA

Popularity: 400th All Time, 303rd This Week

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Birth name: David Bryan Hayter

Famous as the voice of Solid Snake in Konami's Metal Gear Solid games.

Wrote an unused draft of The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).

His parents are Canadian, and he holds dual US and Canadian citizenship.

Wrote an unused draft of Hulk (2003).

Wrote a 324 page screenplay adaptation to the graphic novel "Watchmen" by Allan Moore and David Gibbons which has been hailed as one of the most accurate translations of comics to films ever written.

Formerly used the alias "Sean Barker" for some voice acting projects. He took this from the name of the character he played in Guyver: Dark Hero (1994).

Makes his directorial debut with Marvel comics' femme fatale spy turned superhero project The Black Widow (2006). His daughter Natasha (born April 2004) was named after this character because he is such a big Black Widow fan.

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said at 7:34 PM on Mon Jun 18 2018
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I feel like he doesn't get enough credit for his work as the Jedi Knight. That's one of the best performances in the whole game, and there are a ton of standouts to compete with.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:19 PM on Tue Jun 12 2018
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Kept you waiting, huh?
said at 9:59 PM on Wed Jun 13 2018
@NCZ Good to know he's returning as Snake either through recycled voice clips or new clips. Good news nonetheless
said at 12:56 PM on Tue Jun 12 2018
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I’m so happy that he (and Snake) are returning to Smash Bros!
said at 10:54 AM on Tue Jun 12 2018
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SNAAAAAAAAKKKKKEEEEE!!!!!!!!: https://twitter.com/DavidBHayter/status/1006580149540700160
said at 4:18 PM on Wed Apr 25 2018
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Guyver: Dark Hero.
8000 Saiyans
said at 11:56 AM on Tue Feb 6 2018
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Happy birthday, Snake!
said at 5:50 AM on Tue Feb 6 2018
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Happy birthday, David Hayter!!!

He was really good as Winter Soldier, King Shark and he was a really solid Captain America.
8000 Saiyans
said at 12:35 PM on Tue Jan 30 2018
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This man needs to voice The Punisher one day in a Marvel animated project. He'd be a perfect for him.
8000 Saiyans
said at 7:51 PM on Mon Jun 18 2018
*perfect fit
said at 9:40 AM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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Everyone loves him for being Solid Snake, but I've never played a single Metal Gear Solid game. I know his voice from a dub of a 90s anime called Moldiver where he was Hiroshi Ozora. So I guess its kinda awesome that he went on to bigger things.
said at 7:28 PM on Wed Nov 8 2017
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David is one talented guy he great as Arsene Lupin III/ Wolf, Tamahome, Captain America, King Shark, and Solid Snake also he one talented script writer I heard he gonna write a live action voltron movie for Universal hope that comes thru
said at 6:26 AM on Mon Feb 6 2017
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Find something to believe in, and find it for yourself. When you do, pass it on to the future. IT'S SHOWTIME. Happy Birthday, David Hayter!
said at 5:11 AM on Mon Feb 6 2017
Happy Birthday David Hayter!
said at 12:55 AM on Thu Jun 30 2016
With one of he most bada** voices to roam the video game world as Solid Snake himself, there's this guy
said at 3:01 PM on Mon May 30 2016
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Kept you waiting, huh?
said at 1:30 PM on Mon May 30 2016
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The one and only Solid Snake. I could never get enough of his guy and his voice. It's cool he got to voice the Winter Soldier too.

Surprised no one has thought about acting him as Batman. I think he can be a good choice.
kisa tiger
said at 6:36 PM on Fri Apr 8 2016
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Wow, I never knew I share my birthday with this guy, lol
said at 7:53 AM on Sun Mar 27 2016
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He was also the writer of the first two X-Men movies.
said at 4:04 PM on Sat Feb 6 2016
Happy birthday, David.
said at 3:21 PM on Sat Feb 6 2016
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Happy Birthday David Hayter true Solid Snake
said at 1:58 PM on Sat Feb 6 2016
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Happy Birthday David Hayter! Your voice for Snake will always be iconic, and I'm looking forward to your performance as Gebel.
said at 12:55 PM on Sat Feb 6 2016
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Happy B-Day Snake !
said at 1:16 PM on Wed Oct 28 2015
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King Shark!!
said at 9:40 PM on Sun Oct 11 2015
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One of the best! Love snake!
said at 7:22 PM on Thu Jun 4 2015
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I like how close his Winter Soldier sounds to his original Snake voice. Now all the naysayers who claim he can't do it anymore can kindly shut up.
said at 3:03 PM on Mon Oct 5 2015
@PsychicVoiceSpy That's how I imagine the voice of Solid Snake looks like in the MSX version.
said at 2:28 PM on Mon May 11 2015
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Koji Igarashi's new Igavania has been already funded at Kickstarter in a few hours! So now we have the first voice to be heard in Bloodstained Ritual of the Night! THANKS! www.igavania.com #igavania
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:40 PM on Mon May 11 2015
@metafaniel Holy crap, that was fast. Last I checked a couple hours ago they weren't done. And now they're beyond their goal. Very nice stuff!

They do have a couple hundred thousand to make it to the VO stretch goal. Still, at this rate I'm pretty optimistic it'll happen.

(I can't help but wonder if casting Hayter in their game was an extra layer on the "Take THAT, Konami!" cake...)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:45 PM on Mon May 11 2015
Aaand Hayter stretch goal funded!

"Kept you waiting, huh?"
said at 2:14 PM on Fri Feb 6 2015
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Happy Birthday David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake.

I think its really cool that he's a scriptwriter for Hollywood movies though I wished he did more voice acting at least a little bit more often.
Dark Kuja
said at 7:04 AM on Fri Sep 12 2014
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I'm probably gonna be the only one who says this, but... I'm not fond of his Snake voice. It sounds too much like he's trying to emulate Steve Blum and his enunciation sounds awkward to me.
Jared Delgado
said at 8:00 AM on Fri Sep 12 2014
@Dark Kuja But the rest of us are, and besides, my older brother noticed that he sounded similar to Steve Blum before I did, and it doesn't bother him. In fact, he actually finds it enjoyable as do I.
Dark Kuja
said at 8:02 AM on Fri Sep 12 2014
@Jared Delgado

It's not so much he sounds like Blum as it seems like he's trying way to hard to be a badass and failing.
said at 10:17 AM on Fri Sep 12 2014
@Dark Kuja I understand where you're coming from on this, and I somewhat agree. In the later games he started to sound too strained. To be frank, I thought he sounded horrible in Peace Walker. He also sounds pretty bad in Super Smash Bros. Brawl clip, though I haven't played the game myself.

In the first few games however, he REALLY did sound like a BA. He made Snake sound a lot more cool, calm, and smooth with a touch of gruffness and grit without overdoing it.

This shows how his voice started out and changed over time: http://youtu.be/seuq0haB43g

In my opinion, his voice is practically flawless in the first game, and if you were to listen to that performance in it's whole, I think it would either change your mind or at least greatly soften your opinion on him.
Dark Kuja
said at 12:46 PM on Fri Sep 12 2014

Yeah, Hayter does sound like he had more emotional range in the first games.
said at 1:19 PM on Fri Nov 21 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy @Dark Kuja

I prefer his later performances with the limited emotional range, strange as it might sound. Solid Snake's a sociopath, meaning he has no empathy. The lack of emotion I think reflects very well how he struggles to fit in like a sociopath would and how a character like Solid Snake does.
said at 9:05 PM on Tue Apr 29 2014
long live the true solid snake
said at 11:12 AM on Thu Feb 6 2014
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Happy birthday, David. Your work as Snake will live on for generations. I really wish they would have used you for MGSV, but let's hope you might be able to reprise Snake in some form later down the line. :(
said at 5:03 AM on Sat Oct 19 2013
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I love him in Brawl, because Snake is such a serious character and this he's put in this "not so serious" game. Just love it.
said at 9:45 AM on Fri Oct 18 2013
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Anyone else want to see him take another shot at Captain America. Or maybe Winter Soldier?
said at 4:05 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
@VctrBnsn I think he'd make an even better Batman if you ask me.
said at 7:32 AM on Tue Mar 10 2015
@VctrBnsn Looks like your wish came true for the latter.
said at 9:42 PM on Fri Oct 11 2013
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I don't care the reason, he should be Snake in MGS5.
said at 11:13 AM on Thu May 2 2013
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Like many other, David will always be Solid Snake to me. He's so iconic with the role and in the MGS series altogether.

Stil can't believe he voiced Lupin in Castle of Cagliostro. I thought he did really well in that movie.
said at 8:17 AM on Fri May 10 2013
@Fulgore2005 Like with many of his fans
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:39 AM on Wed Feb 6 2013
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Snake, what happened!? It's your birthday?! Snake? SNAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKEEEEEEE
said at 10:14 PM on Mon Aug 22 2011
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One of my favorite voice actors. Much respect, Mr. Hayter.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite David Hayter role? *
Solid Snake
77.7% (73 votes)
Big Boss / Naked Snake
9.6% (9 votes)
Old Snake
4.3% (4 votes)
3.2% (3 votes)
2.1% (2 votes)
King Shark
2.1% (2 votes)
1.1% (1 vote)
94 Total Votes
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