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David Richard Paul "Dave" Wittenberg (born September 1, 1971) is a South African-born American voice actor from the Los Angeles area who provides voice-overs in English dubs of Japanese anime shows, as well as animations and video games.

Dave Wittenberg
Born
David Richard Paul Wittenberg

(1971-09-01) September 1, 1971 (age 48)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesDave Lelyveld[2]
OccupationVoice actor
Years active2000–present
AgentAbrams Artist Agency
Notable credit(s)
Naruto
as Kakashi Hatake (dub)
Witch Hunter Robin
as Michael Lee (dub)
Initial D
as Takumi Fujiwara (dub)
Home townBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.[1]
Websitehttp://www.davewittenberg.com/

Contents

CareerEdit

His best-known role is voicing Kakashi Hatake in the Naruto series. Other major roles in anime include Michael Lee in Witch Hunter Robin and Takumi Fujiwara in the Tokyopop dub of Initial D. In cartoons, he voices Bash Johnson in Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Franz's singing voice in the Disney animated film, Planes, The Vision from Marvel Heroes and Time Baby from Gravity Falls. In video games, he voices Trigger Happy from the Skylanders series, Mad Doctor from Epic Mickey and Buddy Alexander from Resident Evil: Damnation.[3] He is also a script writer for some dubbed anime whose work includes episodes of the Digimon television series and narrates many documentaries and specials for the Travel Channel and the Food Network.

FilmographyEdit

AnimeEdit

List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2001–02 Digimon Tamers Henry Wong, MegaGargomon (shared), Sovereign Ebonwumon [4]
2002 Kurogane Communication Kanato As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2002 Babel II: Beyond Infinity Koichi Kamiya / Babel II As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2002 Ys Adol Christen As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2002 Digimon Frontier Various characters [6][7]
2002 X Subaru Sumeragi As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2002 Fushigi Yûgi Eikoden Taka Sukunami As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2003 .hack//SIGN Sora [6][8]
2003–04 Ai Yori Aoshi series Kaoru Hanabishi As Dave Lelyveld [5][9]
2003 Please Teacher! Kei Kusanagi [6][7]
2003 Ys II: Castle in the Heavens Adol Christen As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2003 The Twelve Kingdoms Enki As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2003 Android Kikaider: The Animation Jiro / Kikaider Also Kikaider 01 OVA as Dave Lelyveld [5][6]
2003–04 Initial D series Takumi "Tak" Fujiwara Tokyopop dub [6]
2004 Astro Boy Various characters over 2 dozen characters
2004 Witch Hunter Robin Michael Lee [6][7]
2004 .hack//Legend of the Twilight Hotaru's Grunty [6]
2004 Gad Guard Katana As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2004 Here is Greenwood Shinobu Tezuka As Dave Lelyveld
Media Blasters dub
[5]
2004 Stellvia Masaru Odawara As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2004–05 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series Saito Also 2nd Gig [6]
2004 Submarine 707R Senta Umino As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2004 Please Twins! Kei Kusanagi [6]
2005 Zatch Bell! Parco Folgore, Ponygon, Dufort American Anime Award for Best Male Actor in a Comedy [6][10]
2005–09 Naruto Kakashi Hatake [6][8]
2005–06 Immortal Grand Prix Jan Michael, Timma, Frank Bullitt   [11]
2006–07 Haré+Guu Uighur As David Lelyveld [12]
2006–07 Eureka Seven Woz, various [6]
2006 Karas: The Prophecy Kure [6]
2007 Digimon Data Squad Kouki, BioThunderbirmon, BioDarkdramon [13]
2007–08 Blood+ Solomon and Karman [14]
2008–09 Code Geass Gino Weinberg [15]
2009–19 Naruto Shippuden Kakashi Hatake [6][16]
2012–13 Tiger & Bunny Doc Saito [17]
2019 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Kakashi Hatake [18]


AnimationEdit

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2004 Stroker and Hoop Various characters [8]
2004 Higglytown Heroes The Musher
2005–08 Codename Kids Next Door Numbuh 0 / Montgomery "Monty" Uno, various characters
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender Additional voices Ep. "The Fortuneteller"
2005 Duck Dodgers Dodger's Id, Protectorate Agent #2 Ep. "A Lame Duck Mind"
2005–07 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Various characters
2006–07 Ben 10 Upchuck, various characters [8]
2007 Legion of Super Heroes Ferro Lad, Grullug 3 episodes [8]
2007 Family Guy Various characters Ep. "Road to Rupert"
2007-10 Chowder Gorgonzola (adult), Additional Voices 6 episodes [8]
2008-09 The Replacements Dr. Scorpius 4 episodes [8]
2008 Underfist: Halloween Bash Bun-Bun [19]
2010 Generator Rex The Instigator, Blue Collar Worker Ep. "The Hunter" [8][20]
2010-12 Fish Hooks Punt and Geckcoach [8]
2011 The Super Hero Squad Show Miek, Korg Ep. "Planet Hulk! (Six Against Infinity, Part 5)" [8]
2012 Motorcity Cyborg Dan, Weekend Warriors Leader, various [8][21]
2012;
2014–15
Gravity Falls Time Baby, Lolph Eps. "The Time Traveler's Pig"; "Blendin's Game"; "Weirdmageddon Part 1" [8]
2012–15 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Bash Johnson [8]
2014–15;
2017
Clarence Marty, Walt, Kevin, additional voices [22][23]
2017 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Wildbreak 4 episodes [8]
2017 Bunnicula Ghost Pepper Ep. "Ghost Pepper" [24]
2018 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Northrup, Dad Ep. "World of Witchcraft" [8]
2018 Guardians of the Galaxy Pike, Announcer's Voice Ep. "Money Changes Everything" [8]

FilmsEdit

List of voice performances in direct-to-videos and television specials
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2002 Armitage: Dual-Matrix Additional voices [6]
2002 Gundress Ryo As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2002 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth Additional voices [6]
2002 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Lee Samson [6]
2002 Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion SEELE, additional voices [6]
2003 Patlabor WXIII Shinichiro Hata As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2003 Alien versus Predator: Extinction Narrator
2003 Sakura Wars: The Movie Ichiro Oogami As Dave Lelyveld
Bang Zoom/Pioneer dub
[5]
2003 Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card Kerberos (big) As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2004 Appleseed Yoshitsune As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2004 éX-Driver Michael (movie), Toma (Danger Zone) As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2004 Mobile Suit Gundam F91 Dorel Ronah As Dave Lelyveld [5]
2005 Digimon Tamers: Battle of Adventurers Henry Wong [8]
2005 Digimon Tamers: Runaway Locomon Henry Wong [8]
2005 Digimon Frontier: Island of Lost Digimon Takuya Kanbara [8]
2006 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Yazoo [8]
2007 Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow Kakashi Hatake
2007 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society Saito [6]
2007 Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen Velma's dad, Spider No. 1 [8]
2007 Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix Upchuck, Alien No. 2 [8]
2008 Dragon Hunters Hector [8]
2008 Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom Kakashi Hatake
2009 Naruto Shippuden the Movie Kakashi Hatake, Gitai
2011 Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Cop No. 1, Grad Student No. 2, Policeman, miscellaneous bikers [8]
2011 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds Kakashi Hatake
2012 Resident Evil: Damnation Buddy / Alexander "Sasha" Kozachenko [8]
2012 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire Kakashi Hatake
2012 Delhi Safari Hyena, Tortoise [8]
2013 Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning Doc Saito    
2013 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower Young Kakashi
2014 Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison Kakashi Hatake
2014 Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Kakashi Hatake, Gamariki
2015 Tiger & Bunny: The Rising Doc Saito [25]
2015 The Last: Naruto the Movie Kakashi Hatake [8]

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2000–05 Tony Hawk's series Various characters Over two dozen characters
Pro Skater 2, 3, 4; Underground 1 and 2
2000 Persona 2: Eternal Punishment Katsuya Suou, Captain Shimazu [26]
2002 Digimon Rumble Arena Henry Wong [8]
2003 Xenosaga series Allen Ridgeley
2003 Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Cliff Fittir Uncredited [8]
2003 .hack Sora Mutation – Quarantine [8]
2003 Metal Arms: Glitch in the System Glitch Also script writer
2003–05 The Lord of the Rings games Goblin King, Warriors of Gondor, Orcs, Gollum (War of the Ring)
2004 Suikoden IV Troy
2004 Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault Tommy Conlin
2004 EverQuest II Various characters Over 30 voices
2004 Fight Club Jack
2004 Viewtiful Joe 2 Cameo Leon Credited as Dave Whittenburg [8]
2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Angel, Archangel [8]
2005 Zatch Bell! series Folgore, Ponygon
2005 Gun Soapy Jennings
2005 Ultimate Spider-Man Various characters
2006–present Naruto series Kakashi Hatake
2006 Dead Rising Sam Franklin As Dave Wittenburg [8]
2006 Yakuza Additional Voices English version [8]
2006 Scooby Doo: Frights! Camera! Mystery! Duncan Vibes, Terrance Patel [8]
2006 .hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth Gaspard, Matsu English Voice [8]
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Gladiator, Balder, Wrecker, Wyatt Wingfoot [8]
2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Additional Voices [8]
2006 Wild Arms 5 Kartikeya
2007 Armored Core 4 Zanni/Roughcut, Launch Site Staff Member English version  
2007 .hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Reminisce Gaspard, Matsu, Osamu Kawaguchi English Voice [8]
2007 Tomb Raider: Anniversary Larson Conway [8]
2007 .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption Gaspard, Matsu English Voice [8]
2008 Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed Additional Voices [8]
2008 The Incredible Hulk Special Forces Soldier, Vulcan Leader [8]
2008 Valkyria Chronicles Welkin Gunther English Voice [8]
2008 Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon Deep Naval, Murray [8]
2008 Persona 4 Teddie / Shadow Teddie [27]
2009 Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard Bill the Wizard, Yakuza Guard, Employee Artist [8]
2009 The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Guard [8]
2009 Dissidia: Final Fantasy Kefka Palazzo [8]
2009 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crank in Time Fongoid Male #3  
2009 Magna Carta 2 Igton Pin [8]
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Lieutenant Amodar English Voice [8]
2010 Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Michael Sunnyside, Ichiro Ogami Uncredited [8]
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Welkin Gunther [8]
2010 Epic Mickey The Mad Doctor [8]
2011 Bulletstorm Ratface, Creeps [8]
2011 Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy Kefka Palazzo [8]
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (video game) Mirage [8]
2011-15 Skylanders series Trigger Happy, Trigger Snappy, Hektore (3DS exclusive) English Voice  
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Captain Cryptic, Amodar [8]
2012 Persona 4 Golden Shadow Teddie (archive audio from PS2's Persona 4)
2013 Marvel Heroes Vision, Toad [8]
2013 Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Thug No. 2 [8]
2016 Mighty No. 9 Dr. Sanda, Seijiro Sanda [28][29][8]
2016 Final Fantasy XV Additional voices [8]
2017 .hack//G.U. Last Recode Gaspard and Matsu [8]
2018 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Kefka Palazzo [30]
2018 Spider-Man Additional Voices [8]
2019 Judgment [8]


ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Dave Wittenberg Voice Over – Home". DaveWittenberg.com. Retrieved October 30, 2015. Page through slides to see major roles.
  4. ^ "Interview with Dave Wittenberg". Digipedia. August 10, 2002. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Dave Lelyveld". crystalacids.com. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
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  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl "Behind The Voice Actors – Dave Wittenberg". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved December 15, 2016. Check mark indicates BTVA has verified the entries using screenshots of credits and other confirmed sources.
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  10. ^ "A Backstage Guide to the American Anime Awards". Anime News Network. February 28, 2007. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  11. ^ "IGPX STAFF & CAST". Production I.G. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
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  18. ^ "Kitsunes96 on twitter". Twitter. January 13, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  19. ^ "Underfist: Halloween Bash". Season 1. Episode 1. October 12, 2008. Cartoon Network. Missing or empty |series= (help)
  20. ^ "The Hunter". Generator Rex. Season 1. Episode 15. October 8, 2010. Cartoon Network.
  21. ^ "Dave Wittenberg". Voice Chasers. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  22. ^ "Pilot". Clarence. Season 1. Episode 0. February 17, 2014. Cartoon Network.
  23. ^ "Dinner Party". Clarence. Season 1. Episode 8. June 12, 2014. Cartoon Network.
  24. ^ "Ghost Pepper". Bunnicula. Season 1. Episode 23. May 30, 2017. Boomerang.
  25. ^ "Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising English Dub Clips Streamed – News – Anime News Network". Anime News Network. February 8, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  26. ^ "Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (Video Game 2000) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  27. ^ Ouden, Auron den. "Persona 4 – Staff Review". RPGamer. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2012. The best example of this is Dave Wittenberg's performance as Teddie, whose over-the-top ham acting suits the character perfectly, but also manages to sound genuine and even heartfelt when necessary. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  28. ^ "Comcept Announces Mighty No. 9 English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. February 10, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  29. ^ "All in the Mighty Family! – Voice Cast for Mighty No. 9". mightyno9.com. February 10, 2015.
  30. ^ http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/Dissidia-Final-Fantasy-NT/side-by-side/

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