Creator / David Hayter

"I guess my first reaction to the name was: 'Well, I'm not taking my pants off, if that’s what they’re saying.' I'd been in Hollywood a few years by that time, and had been burned on the pants thing before. My second reaction was something like, 'I really hope they pay me for this.'"
First reaction to Solid Snake's codename.

David Bryan Hayter (born February 6, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor and screenwriter. Most of his roles are in anime and video games, and he's known for his low, rough voice.

He traveled around the world a lot in his childhood and had been acting since then. He studied in Japan when he was a teenager, then moved to Hollywood. He mostly worked on live-action TV in his first few years in the business but became more involved in voice acting after making a cameo in Major Dad.

Since then, he has lent his voice to the heroes of Metal Gear, The Castle of Cagliostro, Fushigi Yuugi, YuYu Hakusho: The Movie, and Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket. He was also the screenwriter for the films X-Men, X2: X-Men United, The Scorpion King, the TV pilot Lost In Oz, and he wrote an early script for Watchmen which Alan Moore himself, notoriously famous for disowning his work's adaptations, praised as the closest ever translation of his work yet. Hayter will also write and direct the film of Lost Planet.

Has a Twitter account.

Notable roles:

Movies written and/or directed by David Hayter:

  • X-Men
  • Lost In Oz
  • The Scorpion King (co-written with Stephen Sommers and William Osborne)
  • A tentative script for the film adaptation of Watchmen in 2001, though not the final script (the final Screenwriter did credit his version as a primary inspiration, however). Also notable for being one of the only two screenplays of the film that Alan Moore approved of.
  • Lost Planet
  • The script for a Black Widow film, which was written prior to the existence of the current Marvel Movie Universe. It was cancelled after Underworld and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider were released, not wanting to saturate the market with Action Girl films. With renewed interest in the character, however, the film may still yet be revived (although it would need to be reworked to fit in with the other current Marvel films).

And that's all, right David? David? DAVIIIIIID!!