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EP 242 David Hayter: Writer of X-Men & Watchmen & Voice of Solid Snake in Metal Gear

May 14, 2017

Chuck and Stacey are thrilled to interview David Hayter to the show. David is the screenwriter of X-Men, X-Men 2 and Watchmen, Director of the film Wolves and voice actor beloved for his role as Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid Franchise and also King Shark on The Flash. David talks about his early years of performing in Japan and Toronto before moving to Los Angeles where he landed a role working with Gordon Hunt and Mark Hamill on Captain Planet.

He expresses gratitude to casting and voice director Kris Zimmerman and voice acting icon, Jennifer Hale for helping him get the career changing role of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid franchise that he played for twelve years. He offers advice to aspiring video game actors and tells some “behind the scenes” stories of recording Solid Snake and also King Shark on The Flash.

He talks about his first screenwriting job, writing the blockbuster movie X-Men, and working with his friend, respected director Bryan Singer, who he thanks for launching his writing career. David shares his experience at the first screening he saw of X-Men and some highlights from writing X-Men 2. He answers how much of his career he feels was luck or strategy and the importance of being prepared in order to maximize the opportunities when they came to him.

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