Dana Snyder

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Dana Snyder
DanaSnyder.jpg
(2014)
Born (1973-11-14) November 14, 1973 (age 41)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Carmine Decenzo
Dan Snyder
Dick Snyder
Dann Snyder
Danna Snyder
Education Las Vegas High School
Alma mater Webster University (BFA)
Occupation Stand-up comedian, actor, producer, voice artist
Years active 2000–present
Agent Natanya Rose
Patrick Welborn
Home town Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Spouse(s) Christine Snyder (m. 2005)[1]

Dana Snyder (born November 14, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, and voice artist, best known for playing Master Shake in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and the film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters,[2] both part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim franchise.

Early life[edit]

Snyder was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania[3] on November 14, 1973 and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada.[4] He credits Don Rickles, Rip Taylor, and Phil Silvers as childhood influences.[5] Snyder graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1992[6] and he graduated with a BFA from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, Missouri in 1996.[7][8]

Career[edit]

Voice acting[edit]

Snyder was hired to voice Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force,[9] without auditioning, based solely on his speaking voice during a phone call to Dave Willis.[10] Snyder also provided the voice of Gazpacho on Chowder, Todd and Benny Lee on the G4TV show Code Monkeys, "The Alchemist" on The Venture Bros., and Granny Cuyler on Squidbillies[11]. He also voices Leonard the Koala in The Penguins of Madagascar and plays a teacher named "Mr. Baldwin" on the Disney series Fish Hooks.[12][13] He played Alistair in Open Season 3.[14][15] Snyder provided the voices of Sam as well as Cold Fusion Reactor Dad on the web series Suicide by Side.[16][17] He also narrated the Adult Swim web series Sipes Stories that he co-produced with Andy Sipes. He has also starred on Adventure Time as The Wizard from the episode "Little Dude" in the fifth season. He also played the voice of Belcitane within the White Knight Chronicles, and the White Knight Chronicles II.[18] He also shows up in the web series "Bravest Warriors" in season 2 episode 6.[19]

Stage acting[edit]

On April 15, 2010, Snyder and Dave Willis went on a multi-city[20] tour called Dave & Dana: Stars of Aqua Teen!.[21][22][23] In June 2010, he appeared as Max Bialystock in the Lyceum Theatre's production of Mel Brooks' The Producers in Arrow Rock, Missouri.[24] In February and March 2011, he again played Max Bialystock in The Producers at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach Florida.[12] Snyder has also been seen in the Lyceum Theatre 2011 productions of Run For Your Wife,[25] Damn Yankees, and The Sound of Music[26] and has worked at several other United States regional theaters, including Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Cleveland Play House.[2] Snyder was also a guest performer during several performances of the Atlanta-based burlesque revue "Dames Aflame" in 2010 and 2012.[27]

Film and television[edit]

Snyder has made guest appearances on ER,[28] Brothers and Sisters,[2] and Gary Unmarried.[29][30] Snyder also appeared in Saul of the Mole Men,[28][31] The Young Person's Guide to History[32], and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell[33].He also guest appeared on the Christian live action TV show Come On Over.

Podcasts[edit]

Snyder co-hosts the Ken P.D. Snydecast with Ken "Plumey" Plume, which is a free podcast produced out of Plume's Fred Entertainment[34] The first episode of the show appeared on the internet on January 11, 2006.[35] The show was initially produced out of IGN[36] and is produced out of Fred Entertainment.[36] The show originally followed a "weekly" episode distribution [37] but has been more sporadic in later years.[35] In addition to Snyder and Plume, guests have included Doc Hammer, Paul Sabourin, and Jay Wade Edwards.[35] In late 2013, Dana began co-hosting the podcast Drunk on Disney[38] with Guy Hutchinson of ACPN,[39] and Bart Scott, author of Ears of Steel.[40] The podcast centers around Disney parks, Disney trips and Disney memories; all while the boys make a Disney-themed cocktail and literally try to get "Drunk on Disney".

Personal life[edit]

He married Christine "Sweety" Snyder (born Ciccone) in August 2005.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Dante's Inferno Ulyssess / Strom Thurmond Voice
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Master Shake Voice
2010 Open Season 3 Alistair Voice
Direct-to-video
2014 Hell & Back Garthog Voice
Post-Production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2000–present Aqua Teen Hunger Force Master Shake / Himself Voice
Series regular
Various alternative titles
2001 Sealab 2021 Master Shake Voice
1 episode
2006 Minoriteam Dr. Wang Voice
20 episodes
2006 Robot Chicken Master Shake / Twinkie the Kid / Other Characters Voice
4 episodes
2005–2013 Squidbillies Granny Cuyler Voice
85 episodes
2006–2007 Come On Over Dr. FullOvit Voice
3 episodes
2006–2013 The Venture Bros. The Alchemist / The President Voice
15 episodes
2007 ER Paranoid Man 1 episode
2007 Saul of the Mole Men Kiko / Strata Operator / Kiko / Benjamin Franklin Voice
20 episodes
2007 Brothers & Sisters Office Worker 1 episode
2007–2008 Code Monkeys Todd / Benny Voice
24 episodes
2007–2010 Chowder Gazpacho Voice
48 episodes
2008 Young Person's Guide to History Benjamin Franklin TV special
2010–2011 The Penguins of Madagascar Leonard Voice
4 episodes
2010 Mad Various male characters Voice
29 episodes
2010-2014 Fish Hooks Mr. Baldwin / Bud Voice
31 episodes
2010 Robotomy Dreadnot / Thunderbyte Voice
10 episodes
2012 Superjail! Prison Pee Dee Voice
2 episodes
2012–2013 Adventure Time Ancient Sleeping Magi of Life Giving / The Train Voice
2 episodes
2013 Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Lucas 2 episodes
2013 Bob's Burgers Pud Voice
1 episode
2013–present The Thundermans Dr. Colosso Voice
30 episodes
2014 Bravest Warriors The Thing / Puppet characters Voice
1 episode
Video games
Year Title Role
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am Master Shake
2010 White Knight Chronicles II Belcitane
2012 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Gremlin Jamface
Guest appearance
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Writer and performer: "Nude Love"
2009 G4 Presents Comic-Con '09 Live Performer: "Nature's Bounty," "Yellowcake"

Producer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2011 Your Dungeon, My Dragon Consulting producer
2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miscellaneous Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Marriages - 2003
  2. ^ a b c Riverside Theatre
  3. ^ Famous People from The Lehigh Valley - mcall.com
  4. ^ An actor who plays with his food - Washington Times
  5. ^ An actor who plays with his food - Washington Times
  6. ^ http://www.lvhsaa.com/SNYDER,%20DANA%20-%20BIO.pdf
  7. ^ Code Monkeys Cast - TV.com
  8. ^ Dana Snyder Profile - Metacritic
  9. ^ Breaking News - The Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie Film for Theatres to Debut This Fall | TheFutonCritic.com
  10. ^ Aqua Teen Hunger Force is a Movie! - TeenHollywood.com
  11. ^ Florida Supercon Adds Rikki Simmons, Greg Horn, George Lowe and Dana Snyder - Comic Book Resources
  12. ^ a b Riverside Theatre to stage Tony Award-winning 'The Producers' » TCPalm.com
  13. ^ Disney Channel: Fish Hooks | The Paley Center for Media
  14. ^ Open Season 3 (2011) Movie
  15. ^ Open Season 3 - Rotten Tomatoes
  16. ^ Dana Snyder
  17. ^ http://suicidebyside.com/?page_id=2
  18. ^ Dana Snyder and Andy Sipes to Launch Web Series on AdultSwim.com - Los Angeles - Arts - Public Spectacle
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOqOy699GSk&list=PL2DcNkn8HAwRCsyrLzeLW8e0ScNNvadcE&index=23
  20. ^ Adult Swim Takes Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies on Tour :: TV :: News :: Paste
  21. ^ 'Aqua Teen' kicks off live tour - TV News - Digital Spy
  22. ^ Dave Willis and Dana Snyder of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Talk Tour :: Music :: Features :: Paste
  23. ^ If you want some Aqua Teen, Lakeshore will give it to ya – The Chicago Maroon
  24. ^ Marshall Democrat-News: Local News: Lyceum Theatre launches season with 'The Producers' (05/31/10)
  25. ^ Marshall Democrat-News: Local News: "Run for Your Wife" comes to the Lyceum Theatre (07/18/11)
  26. ^ Lyceum Theatre: News
  27. ^ Dames Aflame
  28. ^ a b "Aqua Teen's' Master Shake found his voice in Easton - Morning Call
  29. ^ Listings | TheFutonCritic.com - The Web's Best Television Resource
  30. ^ Dana Snyder - About This Person - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com
  31. ^ http://loveallife.com/c558276i150/art130874
  32. ^ Watch Young Person's Guide to History Episodes and Clips for Free from Adult Swim
  33. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2362694/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm#cast
  34. ^ Ken P.D. Snydecast » FRED Entertainment
  35. ^ a b c iTunes - Podcasts - Ken P.D. Snydecast - FRED Entertainment by FRED Entertainment
  36. ^ a b Ken P. D. Snyde-Cast #8 - IGN
  37. ^ Quick Stop Entertainment: Ken P.D. Snydecast - Viaway: Discover. Play. Personalize
  38. ^ http://drunkondisney.blogspot.com/
  39. ^ http://theacpn.com/
  40. ^ http://earsofsteel.com/

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