February 18, 2001
News for Katsucon 2001:
David Kaye panel report from Katsucon 007by PatrickD
David Kaye shares voice acting experiences
When David arrived, he invited the small audience to come and sit around his table. Everyone jumped at the chance and rushed up front to gather around and hear stories.
Once the audience warmed up, the questions really started flowing. David told his attentive audience how he made his big break into acting by landing the role of General Hawk in GI Joe. Most recently, he has done a Patrick Stewart-like voice for Professor X in X-Men: Evolution.
One amusing story he shared was how he recently went in to record a commercial. While he was there someone spotted him and had him audition for some role in some series...but he still doesn't know what role or series it was!
David Kaye thinks about his dream project
On the other hand, when recording a show like X-Men or Beast Wars, most of the cast is there and they get to record their lines together. This leads to better interaction...and a lot more goofing around. According to David, Garry "the big monkey" Chalk, Scott McNeil, and Ian Corlett will be goofing off while he and Venus Terzo try to maintain their composure. Eventually, Sue Blu will get them all back under control.
Lady Une, David Kaye, and Treize Khushrenada
When asked to say something in some of the voices, the audience was treated to Megatron's trademark "Yesssss!", Soun Tendo raving about Akane, and Treize saying, "If I do not get sausage for breakfast, I will die."
At the end of the panel, David Kaye was generous enough to sign autographs and pose for photos with all the fans. Thanks, David!