Los Angeles, CA, USA
David Kaye is a globally renowned voice actor best known for roles in the world of animation and anime. An inductee in the Transformers Hall of Fame, Kaye is the only actor to have voiced both Optimus Prime (Transformers: Animated) and Megatron (Beast Wars, Beast Machines, Armada, Energon, Cybertron) in the blockbuster Transformer animated TV Series.
Under the DC Comic umbrella, David Kaye has voiced Superman, Hawkman, and Vandal Savage (DC Super Friends, Young Justice); and Iron Man, Captain America, Professor X in the Marvel universe. In the hit animated Cartoon Network series, "Ben 10," Kaye voices the much loved Grandpa Max and Khyber, Shock Rock, and Humungousaur in the Ben 10:Omniverse series. Kaye is also the character of Duckworth in the Disney cartoon series DuckTales.
In the Netflix animation series, King Peppy is adored amongst Dreamworks Trolls fans, as well, Clank in the Ratchet & Clank film and gaming franchise, and the Newsreel Announcer in the Academy award-winning Disney/Pixar film Up.
In another well-known animation series, Kaye brings his voice to Marvel's G.I. Joe franchise, as General Hawk (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero), Sgt. Savage, his Screaming Eagles, and Patrick O'Hara (father to Scarlett)(G.I. Joe: Renegades).
In Anime, Kaye is renowned for his presentation of Treize Khushrenada in Nippon Sunrise's Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Sesshomaru in Viz Media's InuYasha, and the newly released Inuyasha: Princess Half Demon, and Recoome in the Toei Animation (Ocean Group dub) of Dragon Ball Z.
The announcer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO, and voice of many of today's blockbuster trailers (The Way Back, The Two Popes, Jay and Silent Bob, Richard Jewell, Zombieland, Pets2, Goosebumps, Tully, American Made¦); hundreds of commercials including Geico's cheeky Parrot, the voice of CDW, Wawanesa Insurance; and a promo voice for Thursday Night Football on Fox, the 2019 World Series of Baseball, Fox's hit series Prodigal Son, and Tru TV's Tirdy Works among many others. In 2018, Kaye captured the SOVAS Award for Best Narration of Brooke Burgess' book, The Cat's Maw.
Adding the role of producer, David Kaye is developing several animated shows, and as an avid wine enthusiast, Kaye created an ongoing digital series, "Hollywood & Wine." Canadian-born and now a US citizen, Kaye lives in Los Angeles with his wife Maria, their two children, and dog Zeus.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Youmacon 2023 - November 2-5, 2023 in Detroit, MI, USA
Edmonton Expo 2023 - September 15-17, 2023 in Edmonton, ABCancelled Appearance
- Fan Expo Boston 2023 - August 4-6, 2023 in Boston, MA, USA
- Fan Expo Denver 2023 - June 30 - July 2, 2023 in Denver, CO, USA
- Fan Expo Dallas 2023 - June 9-11, 2023 in Dallas, TX, USA
- Pensacon 2023 - February 24-26, 2023 in Pensacola, FL, USA
- SacAnime Winter 2023 - January 6-8, 2023 in Sacramento, CA, USA 2022
- Game On Expo 2022 - August 5-7, 2022 in Phoenix, AZ, USA
- Kameha Con 2022 - April 29 - May 1, 2022 in Allen, TX, USA 2018
Fandomfest 2018 - August 10-12, 2018 in Louisville, KY, USAConvention Cancelled 2011
- Auto Assembly 2011 - August 12-14, 2011 in Birmingham, UK 2009
- MechaCon 2009 - July 24-26, 2009 in Lafayette, LA, USA 2006
- Ikasucon 2006 - July 14-16, 2006 in Cincinnati, OH, USA 2005
Anime Evolution 2005 - August 19-21, 2005 in Burnaby, BCCancelled Appearance
- Anime Boston 2005 - April 29 - May 1, 2005 in Boston, MA, USA 2004
- OtakuCon Miami Beach 2004 - December 17-19, 2004 in Miami, FL, USA
- Anime Evolution 2004 - August 20-22, 2004 in Burnaby, BC
- Anime North 2004 - May 21-23, 2004 in Toronto, ON
- Armageddon Pulp Culture Expo Auckand 2004 - April 16-18, 2004 in Auckland, New Zealand 2003
- Anime North 2003 - May 16-18, 2003 in Toronto, ON 2002
- Anime North 2002 - May 24-26, 2002 in Toronto, ON 2001
- Katsucon 2001 - February 16-18, 2001 in Arlington, VA, USA
19 confirmed guest appearances
View David Kaye on FanCons.com for 27 additional guest appearances