David Kaye is a multi-talented voice over professional with more than 30 years experience.
David has provided narration and promotional branding for many networks including ABC, FX, Starz, HBO, Sundance, AMC, NFL, TLC, Discovery Channel and is currently the voice of Sony Entertainments’ new classic movie channel, Get TV. His voice has been featured in hundreds of episodes of animation series including Transformers:Beast Wars (Megatron), Transformers: Animated (OptimusPrime, Lugnut, Dinobot), Ben 10:Omniverse (Khyber, Skurd,Cannonbolt), Regular Show (Reginald The Giant Baby), XMen:Evolution (Professor X), Scooby Doo and more. He is a commercial voice for countless television and radio campaigns including Pepsi Max (featured during Superbowl 47), Slim Jim, Bacardi, Trane, Vitamix and Ski-doo. He is starring in the 2016 Animated Feature film based on the long running video game series Ratchet & Clank (Clank) and has also provided radio and television imaging and branding for more than 120 markets world wide including KCBS/KCAL television Los Angeles, WABC TV New York, WVLT TV Knoxville TN, WCPO TV Cincinnati, LG1043 radio, Vancouver, Canada and Choice FM Tanzania, Africa. David’s voice was also featured as the Narrator of ABC’s ‘The Quest’ last season.
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National T-Mobile Spot
David Kaye is featured in this new television spot for T-Mobile called “Unlimited Alerts.”
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) Wins an Emmy
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won the Emmy for the Outstanding Variety Talk Series at 2016 Emmy Awards. David Kaye has been a voice over regular on the series. Congratulations! Here’s a “How Is This Still a Thing?” segment featuring David Kaye from 2015.
The Cat’s Maw Audiobook
The Cat’s Maw is a book by author Brooke Burgess. An audiobook version featuring David Kaye was released as well. A listener recently send Brooke an email:”Just finished listening to your book on audible. Figured it was a good read.. Might as well give it a listen… Gotta say, I listen to audible a LOT.. And the work your team put into that production was amazing.” Here’s a YouTube tease for the audiobook.
Journalism on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
David Kaye narrated a segment on journalism Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on the August 7,2016 episode. The segment is called “Stoplight” and depicts journalism movies of the future.
David Kaye Cartoon Collage
Here’s a special treat for all of us David Kaye fans. Here’s a sneak peek at an upcoming featurette with David Kaye. The collage shows David versatility and range through a variety of cartoon characters he’s played. The collage runs just over five minutes and features such characters as Argus Fentonpoof from Scooby Doo, Megatron from Transformers and General Tandin from Star Wars. Enjoy!
David Kaye at TFExpo 2016!
David Kaye was a featured guest at the TFExpo 2016 on August 5th and 6th in Wichita, Kansas. David got to visit with Transformer fans attending the convention.
New Spot for Bad Moms
David Kaye is the voice for the new Bad Moms trailer. Bad Moms is about a group of moms who join forces to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities. The cast includes Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jada Pinkett Smith and Christina Applegate. The movie is in theaters on Thursday, July 28th.
New Voice for Phillips-Norelco
David Kaye is the new voice for Phillips-Norelco. This spot is for the OneBlade. It’s a new way to trim, edge, and shave any length of hair. The advertising agency is Ogilvy and Mather.
David Kaye Voiceover for the #1 Movie in America
The Secret Life of Pets is the #1 movie in America generating $103.2 million from 4,370 theaters at the North American box office. David Kaye has been the trailer voice for the promotions for the movie. The movie is the No. 6 opening ever for any animated film. We think part of the success comes from David’s voiceover moxie. Hear David on the latest promotional release.
The Secret Life of Pets Opens Today!
David Kaye has been the trailer voice for the promotions for The Secret Life of Pets which opens July 8th, 2016. It’s a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. The film stars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.
Kung Fu Panda 2 on FX
David Kaye voices the promotion for Kung Fu Panda 2 on the FX network.
David Kaye is a special guest this year at TFExpo 2016. The annual fan-created convention celebrating “Transformers” runs August 5th and 6th in Wichita, Kansas.
David Kaye the “Pirate Ship Parrot”
David Kaye plays the parrot in the new Geico commercial. It’s hilarious.
Here’s a description of the commercial from ispot.tv: ”
If you’re a parrot, you repeat things. Sadly, if you own a parrot and your parrot repeats things, you might find yourself in hot water. A pirate captain ends up in just this predicament when he and his crew take over a ship. The captain threatens the ship’s owner and says he will steal all his money, which the parrot repeats. But when the parrot continues saying things the captain said in the past about hiding the booty from the crew and calling them all morons, mutiny looms. GEICO thinks that repeating things is just what you do when you’re a parrot. The insurance company also believes that they could save you money on car insurance.”
Barbra Streisand On Tour
David Kaye performs a promotional spot for the Barbra Streisand tour. Barbra reaches the Staples Center in Los Angeles on August 2nd, 2016. Go to BarbraStreisand.com for more information on the tour. Watch the promotional spot below.
The “Secret Life of Pets” In Theaters July 8th
David Kaye is the trailer voice behind the Secret Life Of Pets theatrical campaign. The movie, opening July 8th, is about the lives our pets lead when people aren’t around. The promos are showing on network television and can be seen on YouTube.
David Kaye To Be Featured at TFExpo 2016 Celebrating Transformers
TFExpo is a fan-created convention celebrating Hasbro Inc’s “Transformers” toy brand. This year the show will be on August 5th and 6th in Wichita, Kansas! David Kaye will be a featured guest at the convention.
From TF-Expo.com: “Also visiting TFExpo for the first time, David Kaye is best known to Transformers fans as the sinister Megatron in Beast Wars and Beast Machines. With a credit as Optimus in Transformers Animated and several other characters in various other TF shows, David has one of the most impressive Transformers resumes out there. Also known as the voice of Clank in the popular Ratchet and Clank series, David has fans from his work in Inuyasha, Dragon Ball Z, X-Men Evolution, Gundam Wing and MANY more cartoons and video games, David is one busy guy. His voice can also be heard on the popular Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. David will be speaking and signing autographs throughout the day on Saturday.”
Scientific Studies on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
David Kaye voices a hilarious segment on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. John Oliver attacks the bunk passed off as real science. How can a glass of wine be as good for you as an hour at the gym?
Ratchet & Clank Movie Clip – Defect (2016)
Here’s a movie clip from the Ratchet & Clank movie showing the birth of Clank. Clank, as you know, is voiced by David Kaye.
New Trailer for Train – Live
During his busy days being a movie star with “Ratchet and Clank,” David Kaye narrated a new promotional trailer for Train. The San Francisco based band is touring this summer.
“Ratchet and Clank” Opens Tonight!
Be sure and head out to the theater to see “Ratchet and Clank.” Our own David Kaye stars as Clank along side James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet. Here’s David and James doing a media day for the movie.
“Ratchet and Clank” Media with David Kaye & James Arnold Taylor
Follow David Kaye and James Arnold Taylor as they do media for “Ratchet and Clank.”
“Ratchet and Clank” In Theaters This Friday!
“Ratchet and Clank” is in theaters this Friday, April 29th, 2016! Starring our own David Kaye as Clank it promises to be a fun and entertaining experience.
Based on the PlayStation video game franchise, Ratchet and Clank tells a story about two unlikely heroes who join forces to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy ‘lombax’ who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.
Ratchet and Clank Game Launch
“Ratchet and Clank” the video game is set to launch at midnight on the East coast on April 12th. “Ratchet & Clank” is a platformer-shooter video game that’s receiving very positive reviews with critics. Click on this Amazon.com link to order. David Kaye is the voice of Clank in the upcoming “Ratchet and Clank” movie in theaters April 29th. Visit the Ratchet and Clank Movie website.
New “Secret Life of Pets” Trailer
The third movie trailer for “Secret Life of Pets” debuted on @LateNightSeth. David Kaye narrates the movie trailer. The movie lands in theaters July 8th.
Botcon 2016 Featuring Megatron
BotCon 2016 was held in Louisville, Kentucky April 7-10. David Kaye attended the event and was a guest speaker and panelist. He was also inducted into the Transformers Hall of Fame. David voiced a promotional piece as Megatron. “You see, for this shall be the rise of Megatron! Yeeessssss.”
David Kaye Inducted into the Transformers Hall of Fame
David Kaye was inducted into the Transformers Hall of Fame on April 8, 2016 at the Botcon convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Actor Judd Nelson was also inducted in Louisville. Hasbro started the Transformers Hall of Fame in 2010 to honor important Transformer characters and creators. Other inductees include Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay.
David has been a part of the Transformers family for twenty years. He was cast as Megatron in 1996, in the series Beast Wars. David was the “Decepticon” Megatron from the Armada series. He played Optimus Prime for Cartoon Network’s “Transformers: Animated” and became the only actor in the history of the franchise to play the lead villain and the lead hero. Congratulations on your induction David!
New Ratchet and Clank Trailer
See the latest movie trailer for Ratchet and Clank on Twitter. Follow the link below:
The Ratchet and Clank Panel at WonderCon
David Kaye was a guest panelist at the Wondercon convention for the new Ratchet and Clank movie. The panel featured director Kevin Munroe, James Arnold Taylor, Bella Thorne, David Kaye and producer Brad Foxhoven. The panel was moderated by Tiffany Smith.
David Kaye on the Dave Hines Show
David Kaye was a recent guest on the Dave Hines Show on IHeartRadio. His segment starts around the 2:20 mark.
Dodge TV Commercial, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’
David Kaye narrates the latest Dodge commercial built around the new movie Batman v superman: Dawn of Justice.
David Kaye at Botcon 2016
Botcon 2016 will be in Louisville, Kentucky from April 7 thru April 10. David Kaye is a special guest for the Beast Wars 20th Anniversary Panel on April 8th.
New Website for Ratchet and Clank
A new website for the Ratchet and Clank movie is now live. The movie reaches theaters on April 29th, 2016. James Arnold Taylor is the voice of Ratchet and David Kaye stars as Clank. Visit the website by clicking the link below:
Ratchet and Clank at Wondercon
David Kaye will be part of a guest panel at the Wondercon convention for the new Ratchet and Clank movie. Ratchet and Clan the movie hits theaters April 29, 2016. David stars in the movie as the voice of Clank. The panel also features director Kevin Munroe, Bella Thorne (voice of Cora), James Arnold Taylor (voice of Ratchet) and producer Brad Foxhoven. The panel is moderated by Tiffany Smith.
New Trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane
David Kaye narrates the new film trailer for the J.J. Abrams-produced “10 Cloverfield Lane.” The film “delivers an apocalyptic public service announcement that ends (once again) with John Goodman’s disturbingly matter-of-fact warning: “Something’s coming.”
Short Film Shooting an Elephant
David Kaye narrates the short film Shooting an Elephant based on the short story by George Orwell. “a young British imperial policeman in Burma is given the no-win mission of handling a rogue work elephant, only to find that the role he is destined to play is that of public executioner.” The film will be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, 2016.
David Kaye at VO Atlanta
David Kaye was a featured speaker at VO Atlanta on Saturday, March 5, 2016. He was on the animation panel that also featured Bill Ratner, Everett Arthur Oliver and Marc Graue.
“Regular Show – Episode 216 – Gary’s Synthesizer”
David Kaye voices more characters on the “Regular Show” on the Cartoon Network. This episode is called “Gary’s Synthesizer. David is Reginald the giant baby as well as a couple of other characters. View the video on Facebook – Gary’s Synthesizer
“Regular Show – Guys Night”
David Kaye puts his voice talents to work on the “Regular Show” on the Cartoon Network. Below is a clip of the episode “Guys Night” from Season 4. David plays the muscle bound guy with the motorcycle tattoo on his chest. Most episodes of “Regular Show” last about 11 minutes and episodes are strung together to create a half-hour show. The show is in its seventh season and has been nominated for several awards including two Annie Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards.
The People vs OJ Simpson
David Kaye narrated a series of promotional spots for the FX feature “American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson.” Watch the promo below.
David Kaye’s Super Bowl 50 Commercials
David Kaye’s voice work was featured in not one but two Super Bowl 50 commercials. First he could heard as the bald eagle narrating the Jack in the Box commercial “Declaration of Delicious.” You can hear the spot below in a previous post. He could also be heard in the latest spot for the movie “The Secret Life of Pets.”
Jack’s “Declaration of Delicious”
David Kaye is the voice of the bald eagle for another teaser for Jack in the Box for Super Bowl 50. 2016 Jack in the Box Commercial—Double Jack™—“Declaration of Delicious”
“America, I’m a Bald Eagle”
David Kaye is the voice of the bald eagle for the new Jack in the Box commercials for Super Bowl 50. Check it out below or you can watch the teaser on YouTube. 2016 Jack in the Box Official Eagle Teaser—Double Jack™—“American.”
The People v. O.J. Simpson Premiere Breaks Records
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on Tuesday night premiered to 5.1 million total viewers and a 2.0 demo rating, marking FX’s highest-rated drama debut since The Shield. David Kaye did the voice over work for the promotional spots on FX for the show.
David Kaye at BotCon 2016
David Kaye is a special guest at BotCon 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky April 7th – 10th. David has had a twenty year relationship with the “Transformers” franchise. David was first cast as Megatron in 1996, in the hugely popular series Beast Wars that ran for three seasons. In 2007, David became the only actor in the history of the franchise to play the lead villain and the lead hero when he was cast as Optimus Prime for Cartoon Network’s “Transformers: Animated.”
David Kaye at VO Atlanta
Modern Family Guide to Raising Modern Kids
The Modern Family juggernaut keeps on rolling with Season 7, Episode 11 showing on January 13th. Modern Family is ABC‘s top-rated TV series in the 18 to 49 demographic. It averages nearly 9.5 million viewers an episode. It stars Ed O’Neill, Sofía Vergara and Julie Bowen. The series has already been picked up for syndication. The website at www.modernfamilynightly.com was launched to help viewers find Modern Family in their area. Take a look back at a promotion for Modern Family Nightly
Remember the Greats
With the passing of David Bowie, LG104.3 in Vancouver, British Columbia is playing the hits of some of the greatest pop stars of all time. Remember the Greats starts this weekend on LG104.3. David Kaye is the voice of LG104.3. Listen to him narrate the promotion for Remember the Greats by clicking below.
Dodge Car Commercials
David Kaye narrates two new television commercials for Dodge. The first is a Dodge brothers commercial. The second is the Dodge wolf pack. It’s a big deal doing voice over work for a major car brand. Congratulations David!
KGTV, Channel 10 in San Diego, California
David Kaye is a voice-over specialist for KGTV Channel 10 in San Diego. He recently voiced a spot for The Now San Diego which airs on Channel 10 at 4:00 pm. Founded in 1953, KGTV is a leader in local news with nearly 40 hours a week of locally produced newscasts.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Travolta stars as defense attorney Robert Shapiro in the new FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Travolta is also a producer on the series. David Kaye narrates the promotions for the miniseries. The series looks at the O.J. Simpson trial from the lawyer’s perspective and shows the behind-the-scene action during the trial. The miniseries also stars David Schwimmer, who plays Robert Kardashian, Cuba Gooding Jr, who portrays Simpson; and Sarah Paulson, who plays prosecutor Marcia Clark.