David Sobolov

David Sobolov (born October 23, 1964)[1] is a Canadian voice actor and director, best known for his roles as Depth Charge in Beast Wars: Transformers, Gorilla Grodd in The Flash, Drax the Destroyer in various media, Shockwave in Transformers: Prime and Blitzwing in Bumblebee.

David Sobolov
Born (1964-10-23) October 23, 1964 (age 57)[1]
OccupationVoice actor, director
Notable credit(s)
Gorilla Grodd

Early lifeEdit

Sobolov was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1994–96 Hurricanes Phantom
1997 Mummies Alive! The Eye of Darkness
1997 The Wacky World of Tex Avery T-Rex
1997 Extreme Dinosaurs Count Alexander Von Skullheim, Additional Voices
1998–99 Beast Wars: Transformers Depth Charge, Teletraan I
1998–99 RoboCop: Alpha Commando RoboCop
1999–2000 Sabrina: The Animated Series Spookie Jar
1999–2001 Spider-Man Unlimited Lord Tyger
2003 Teen Titans Cron Ep. "Sisters"
2007 Legion of Super Heroes The Persuader, Lord Reesmu Ep. "Who Am I?"
2012; 2019 Young Justice Lobo Ep. "Happy New Year" and "Home Fires"
2012–13 Transformers: Prime Shockwave, Vehicon Trooper #1
2012–13 Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters Tatsurion the Unchained, Coach Harper
2013 Regular Show Dale Ep. "Power Tower"
2013–14 Ultimate Spider-Man Drax the Destroyer, Chitauri Leader, Chitauri #1
2014 Avengers Assemble Drax the Destroyer Ep. "Guardians and Space Knights"
2014 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
2015–present Guardians of the Galaxy Drax the Destroyer, Blackjack O'Hare
2016–17 Ben 10 Upgrade, Vin Ethanol
2017 Justice League Action Gorilla Grodd
2017–18 Sofia the First Garish


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Key the Metal Idol Sergei / D
2021– One Piece Kaidou [2]

Anime filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Radio Voice


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Monster Mash Frank English dub
2005 Serenity Reavers (voices) Uncredited
2008 Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Verminaard Direct-to-video
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Additional Voices
2018 Bumblebee Blitzwing (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Star Trek: Enterprise Slar (voice) Episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
2014–15 Mighty Med Annihilator (voice) 6 episodes
2015 Daredevil Stone (voice) Uncredited
Episode: "Stick"
2015–Present The Flash Gorilla Grodd (voice) Recurring (7 episodes)
2017–18 Legends of Tomorrow 2 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Homeworld Pilot #1, Captain Elson of the Taiidan Elite Guard Destroyer Kapella
2003 Call of Duty German Loudspeaker, Additional Voices
2003 Spawn: Armageddon Malebolgia [3]
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay Guard
2004 Spider-Man 2 Shocker Henchman, Jewel Thief
2004 Shark Tale Hammerhead Boss, Sawfish Waiter
2004 EverQuest II Various
2004 World of Warcraft Dantalionax, Krosus
2005 The Punisher Wilson Fisk / Kingpin, Gnucci's, Crack Dealers, Prisoners
2005 Predator: Concrete Jungle Hunter Borgia
2005 Advent Rising Seeker Commander
2005 Fantastic Four Doombot, Thug Boss
2005 Rogue Galaxy Deego Aegis
2005 The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction Bradley
2005 Age of Empires III Lao Chen
2005 50 Cent: Bulletproof Big Rigg
2006 Justice League Heroes Darkseid
2006 Gothic 3 Orc Warrior
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Blackheart, Titannus
2007 Transformers: The Game Brawl, Additional Voices
2007 Transformers Decepticons Brawl
2007 Transformers Autobots
2007 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Strogg Infiltrator
2007 TimeShift Flash Guard, Warp Guard, Thunder Guard
2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Lieutenant Vasquez
2007 Unreal Tournament III Krall
2008 Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath GDI Marv
2008 The Rise of the Argonauts Mycanae, Dochand, Guard
2008 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Imperial King Oni, Soviet Apocalypse Tank
2008 Call of Duty: World at War Drill Instructor, Marine, German Enemy Uncredited
2009 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Yeller
2009 Halo Wars The Arbiter, Additional Voices
2009 The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Guard
2009 Prototype Blackwatch Officer, Additional Voices
2009 Brütal Legend Pit Boss, Treeback, Bouncers, Druids
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Czibor Shaper of Memories, Archon Hessarian, others
2010 Army of Two: The 40th Day Heavy Shotgunner
2010 Star Trek Online Lt. Q'on, Ramir, S'Tass
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Marlowe's Agents
2012 Mass Effect 3 Dr. Garret Bryson, Tour Narrator, Miner #1 Leviathan DLC
2012 Starhawk Rifters, Outcast, Radio Control Operators
2012 Diablo III Azmodan
2012 Halo 4 Jul 'Mdama
2012 Guild Wars 2 JFF 9000, Tennon, Pact Soldier Norn, Mallyx, Nuhoch Hyleck, Svanir Norn, others
2013 Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Tyson Rios
2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us Lobo
2013 Fuse Raven Guard #2
2013 Marvel Heroes Drax the Destroyer Uncredited
2013 Dota 2 Terrorblade
2013 Infinity Blade III Additional Voices
2013 Armored Core: Verdict Day Commander Reaper J, CPU Voice Credited as David Sobolv[4]
2013–15 Skylanders series Bumble Blast, Krypt King, Stone Head
2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes Drax the Destroyer, Electro, Mysterio
2014 The Elder Scrolls Online Orc
2014 Wolfenstein: The New Order Super Soldier
2014 WildStar Gloomclaw Vratorg, Trogun, Osun Male, Mechari Male
2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Drax
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0
2015 Star Wars Battlefront Duros Alien
2015 Heroes of the Storm Azmodan
2016 Marvel Avengers Academy Drax the Destroyer
2016 Mirror's Edge: Catalyst Additional Voices
2016 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Lieutenant Vasquez
2017 Conan Exiles Arcos the Wanderer, Warmaker, Additional Voices
2017 Injustice 2 Doctor Fate
2017 Star Wars Battlefront II Duros
2018 Lego DC Super-Villains Gorilla Grodd, Lobo, Doctor Fate, Frankenstein, Treasure Hunter
2019 Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Black Bishop 2 episodes
2020 League of Legends Volibear
2021 Legends of Runeterra Malphite


  1. ^ a b c d "David Sobolov". Windsor Public Library. 2018. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "One Piece Reveals Kaido's English Voice Actor". comicbook. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  3. ^ "David Sobolov (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 25 August 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  4. ^ FromSoftware. Armored Core: Verdict Day. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Scene: Ending credits, 1:57 in, CAST LIST.

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