David Hayter’s gruff voice has been used for a number of great roles.
A lot of artists are known for something in particular, like how they always use the same words or how they deliver their lines. David Hayter is known for having a deep and pleasing voice. He doesn’t usually talk like that, but he can quickly switch to it.
This makes him a great voice actor, which he has done a lot of times with great success. Even though he’s best known for giving voice to a certain Metal Gear Solid character, he’s used his voice for a lot of other projects over the years. Here are the ones that stand out the most.
The Bartender – Yakuza: Like A Dragon
Most Yakuza games don’t have English dubs, but Like A Dragon does, and David Hayter is on the team. He plays a helpful bartender who runs a place where the key characters like to hang out. He brings them drinks, gives them advice, and is a good friend to the main characters in general.
But the character is more important to the series as a whole than it seems at first, because he is a key figure in the older games. In those books, though, he is called Kashiwagi.
Lieutenant Renn – Dragon Age Inquisition (Descent DLC)
The Dragon Age series is full of great personalities, and the Descent DLC for Inquisition added one more. Lieutenant Renn is a short man, and David Hayter gives him a voice.
When you meet him, he is a well-respected leader of the Legion of the Dead. The main reason for this is that he fought in the Fifth Blight, a war with dangerous Darkspawn monsters. But he is a humble guy, so he doesn’t care too much that he is a hero. He only wants to finish the job at hand, which means making more Darkspawn.
Jeremiah – The Long Dark
In The Long Dark, Jeremiah, played by David Hayter, has a hard time. When you first meet him, a bear is attacking him. You have to save him and then help him get better.
Jeremiah is a cranky old man who doesn’t like other people very much. So, he lives alone in the middle of nowhere. But the bear that attacked him is his real enemy, because it wasn’t the first time they fought. A long-running feud with a bear is only possible if a man is tough and unique.
Jedi Knight – Star Wars: The Old Republic
When you first start playing The Old Republic, you get to choose a job. If you choose to be a male Jedi knight, you’ll hear the words of David Hayter the whole time.
You decide how your character will act because you can lean toward either the light or dark side of the force. David Hayter’s voice works better for a noble Jedi. No matter which side of the force you’re on, though, you get to enjoy a great story, which is made even better by the fact that the main character is a Jedi.
King Shark – The Flash
David Hayter does not just do speech work for video games. You can also hear this man’s voice in the live-action Flash show. Hayter isn’t seen in real life because he plays a fully computer-generated figure. King Shark, a well-known DC monster, is this person.
To put it simply, he is a big shark that looks like a person and fights against the hero of the story. Drift Boss is in trouble because the beast is a persistent hunter. He’s also pretty scary because he talks in a voice that sounds like a monster and is very deep, even for Hayter.
Lupin The 3rd – The Castle Of Cagliostro
The lead character, Lupin the Third, is played by David Hayter in the 2000 version of The Castle of Cagliostro. This guy is an attractive thief who loves money and is also a pretty good person.
He isn’t like the other characters Hayter usually voices. He’s not a war hero or a cranky old man, after all. He is more of a young prankster, so the actor plays him a little differently in the movie. His speech sounds a little lighter, and his tone is more upbeat.
Naked Snake – Metal Gear Solid Series
Most likely, Metal Gear Solid will always be the game that David Hayter is most known for. And his acting has been a big part of the show’s success. So, he is still in Metal Gear Solid 3 and Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, even though the original character he voiced isn’t in either of them.
He instead plays Naked Snake, also known as Big Boss, who is sort of Solid Snake’s father. He is a famous soldier with a lot of skills who can get through anything. Still, he doesn’t bask in his success or even enjoy it. He has a negative view of the world and himself in general. This is what makes him such an interesting person.
Solid Snake – Metal Gear Solid Series
Solid Snake is the figure that made sure people knew who David Hayter was. In Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, and all spin-offs and appearances, he gives the soldier’s voice. Snake is a famous fighter who has saved the world many times by sneaking around and using cool tools.
In the world he lives in, he is known as a famous hero, but he is a humble man who doesn’t like being praised. He sees himself mostly as a soldier with a job to do. He also has a funny side, as he is always cracking jokes and flirting with almost every woman he meets. Hayter does a great job with both the serious and funny parts of the role.