Dave Fennoy

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Dave Fennoy
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Fennoy in Phoenix, Arizona, 2017
Born
David Henderson Fennoy

(1952-01-20) January 20, 1952 (age 67)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1990–present
Known forThe Walking Dead as Lee Everett
Minecraft: Story Mode as Gabriel the Warrior
Spouse(s)Monique Fennoy
ChildrenMichelle Fennoy

David Henderson "Dave" Fennoy (born January 20, 1952) is an American voice actor.[1] His video game roles include Lee Everett in The Walking Dead, Bluebeard in The Wolf Among Us and Finch in Tales from the Borderlands, all three of which have been developed from Telltale Games.

Early life[edit]

Fennoy was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and then moved to Cleveland, Ohio.[2] He was a child actor at the Karamu House in Cleveland.[3] In his senior year of high school, he was president of the theater club and directed as well as performed in several plays, before attending Macalester College in St Paul Minnesota as a theater major. Fennoy left college when he began touring as a professional musician. He later returned and graduated from Howard University with a degree in jazz studies and a guitar minor.[3]

Career[edit]

Fennoy being interviewed at the 2017 Game On Expo in Phoenix, Arizona

Fennoy started as a DJ in the San Francisco bay area when he first became interested in voiceover work.[4] He created a demo tape, which was seen by Joan Spangler, a talent agent in San Francisco, who signed him.[4] He booked his first audition, a spot for the California Lottery; however, after quick success, things slowed down to a near halt.[citation needed] He began taking voiceover classes to remedy the situation.[citation needed] In 1989, an agent by the name of Leigh Gilbert invited Fennoy to sign with her agency in Los Angeles.[4] He turned the offer down, as he was the morning DJ at local radio station KSOL at the time.[citation needed]

In February 1990, the radio station fired Fennoy, so he contacted Gilbert and moved to Los Angeles.[citation needed] Once there, he quickly found himself voicing commercials, television promos and cartoons. One of his first jobs was as the voice of RoboCop in a telephonic RoboCop game.[5] In 1990, he voiced his first character in an animated series, Dick Scott in New Kids on the Block. The following year, he voiced Bo Jackson in ProStars and later did many additional characters on Sonic the Hedgehog. In 2008, Fennoy began doing the five second voice-overs in the beginning of Hulu video clips. ("The following program is brought to you with limited commercial interruption by...")[6]

One of his most notable roles, if not the most notable, has been that of Lee Everett in The Walking Dead by Telltale Games.

Personal life[edit]

Fennoy lives with his wife, Monique. He used to lend his voice to radio until it was suggested to him by a colleague that he should attempt to pursue work as a voice actor. He has since made a homemade voice acting studio in the basement of his house.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes
1990 New Kids on the Block Dick Scott
1994 Aladdin Man Ep. "Bad Moon Rising"
1994 Sonic the Hedgehog Additional Voices
1996 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Alvin Huxley Ep. "Mobster from Dimension X"
1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Clark, Guard Ep. "Race Against Danger"
1997 Spicy City Additional Voices
1999–2000 Rocket Power Announcer, Assistant
2004 Kim Possible Exterminator Ep. "Rewriting History"
2006 Ben 10 Tetrax, Radio Newscaster, Doctor
2009 The Secret Saturdays Mayor Ep. "Something in the Water"
2010 Ben 10: Alien Force Tetrax Ep. "The Secret of Chromastone"
2011 The LeBrons Otis the Lion Ep. "Lion"
2011 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Pong Krell
2012 Archer George, Commander Kellogg
2013 Ben 10: Omniverse Tetrax Shard of Dimension 23, Additional Voices Ep. "Store 23"
2015 Shimmer and Shine Neighbor Ep. "A Very Genie Halloweenie"
2015–16 Mixels Globert, Boogly, Krog, Kramm, King Sergeant
2015–16 Guardians of the Galaxy Korath, Lead Guard, Chitauri Gunner
2016 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Overload
2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Meldon Ep. "Ghost in the Mystery Machine"
2017 Star Wars Rebels Kryze Pilot, Lead Eldar Warrior, Stormtrooper Ep. "Heroes of Mandalore: Part 2"
2017–18 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Ofrang, Bernard, Spanky, Kappa, Guard

Film[edit]

List of voice performances in direct-to-video, feature and television films
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther T'Chaka, Additional Voices
2007 Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix Tetrax Shard, Prisoner #3, Prisoner #4
2012 Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens Tetrax Shard
2012 Strange Frame: Love & Sax News Anchor
2013 Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Rodin, Fortitudo English dub
2015 The Laws of the Universe Part 0 Tokuo Yanase English dub
2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Mouse Henchman #2, Additional Voices
2018 Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Blockbuster, Tobias Whale, Black Manta

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
1992 King's Quest VI Pawnshop Owner
1993 Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! Mark, Billy Dee
1997 The Curse of Monkey Island King Andre, Pirate #3
1999 Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Dunari, Lando Calrissian
2000 Star Wars Episode I: Racer Toy Dampner
2000 Tachyon: The Fringe Commander Alberion Obulo
2004 World of Warcraft Bwonsamdi
2005 Ultimate Spider-Man Nick Fury
2005 Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble Hulk Davidson, Fire Leo, Kuwaga
2006 Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams Additional Voices
2006 Saints Row Stilwater's Residents
2006 Project Sylpheed Raymond Logan
2006 Spider-Man: Battle for New York Nick Fury
2007 Tomb Raider: Anniversary Kin "Kold" Kade
2008 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Ed
2008 Zen Pinball Lee Everett
2008 Too Human Troy, Traitor Leader
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Tetrax Shard
2009 Prototype Additional Voices
2009 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Maximilian Zane
2009 Bayonetta Rodin, Sapientia, Additional Voices
2010 Mass Effect 2 Warlord Okeer, Ronald Taylor, Tarak, Turian Commuter
2010 Star Trek Online Kagran
2010 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Soldiers
2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Gabriel Tosh, Additional Voices
2010 Mafia II Sammy Stevens
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Jed Masterson Honest Hearts DLC
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Warpath, Additional Voices
2011 Driver: San Francisco Additional Voices
2011 Saints Row: The Third Pedestrians
2011 Law & Order: Legacies Dr. Montrose
2012 The Darkness II JP Dumond
2012 The Walking Dead Lee Everett
2012 Lollipop Chainsaw Josey
2012 The Secret World Zuberi, Vampire Hunter
2012 Guild Wars 2 Captain Rahim
2013 Marvel Heroes Blade Uncredited
2013 Dota 2 Batrider, Ember Spirit, Faceless Void, Huskar, Jakiro, Venomancer, Wraith King
2013 The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Outsider Grunt, Additional Voices
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population
2013 Infinity Blade III Therin, Additional Voices
2013 The Wolf Among Us Bluebeard
2013–15 Skylanders series Thunderbolt, Slobber Tooth
2013 Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Rodin, Fortitudo
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins Enforcers
2013 The Walking Dead: Season Two Lee Everett Uncredited
Ep. "No Going Back"
2014 Infamous Second Son Concrete Knight
2014 The Elder Scrolls Online Additional Voices
2014 Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Decepticon Shotgunner, Lockdown Gunner
2014 Bayonetta 2 Rodin, Sapientia, Additional Voices
2014 Dreamfall Chapters Likho
2014 Vainglory Baptiste
2014 Tales from the Borderlands Finch, Additional Voices
2015 Evolve Additional Voices
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight Lucius Fox
2015 Lego Dimensions B. A. Baracus, M. A. Maracus, Agent Hawkins
2015 Minecraft: Story Mode Gabriel the Warrior
2015 Fallout 4 Max Loken, Malcolm Latimer
2015 Street Fighter V Azam, Oro, Taylor
2016 RWBY: Grimm Eclipse Dr. Merlot
2016 Batman: The Telltale Series Lucius Fox
2016 2064: Read Only Memories Narrator
2016 Duke Grabowski: Mighty Swashbuckler! LL Seet T, Sheriff Deputy, Pirates, Yoloti
2016 Mafia III Charles Laveau
2016 Final Fantasy XV Weskham Armaugh
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Additional Voices
2017 Friday the 13th: The Game Detective Joe Maddery Uncredited
2017 LawBreakers Additional Voices
2017 Batman: The Enemy Within Lucius Fox
2017 SpellForce 3 Gor
2018 Where the Water Tastes Like Wine Shaw
2018 State of Decay 2 Sydney Clement
2018 Lego The Incredibles Judge
2018 Spider-Man Additional Voices
2018 Darksiders III Abraxis, Usiel, Human
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Rodin Archive audio
2019 The Walking Dead: The Final Season Lee Everett Ep. "Broken Toys"
2019 Crackdown 3 Djimon Keita
2019 Gears 5 Jeremiah Keegan

Live-action[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Reasonable Doubts Sgt. Mally Episode: "Legacy"
1993 Murder, She Wrote TV Interviewer Episode: "Threshold of Fear"
1998 Men in White Glaxxon (voice) Television film
2004 Joan of Arcadia Poet Episode: "Requiem for a Third Grade Ashtray"
2004 Medical Investigation Flute Musician Episode: "Alienation"
2005 King's Ransom Radio DJ (voice)
2008 Diary of a Tired Black Man Guy with Dreads
2012 Raising Hope Barry Episode: "The Last Christmas"
2016 Mom Narrator Episode: "Sticky Hands and a Walk on the Wild Side"
2016 Bad Internet Commercial Voiceover Web series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dave Fennoy". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Mulrooney, Marty (14 May 2012). "INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett, The Walking Dead: The Game)". alternativemagazineonline.co.uk. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "The Walking Dead Interviews: Dave Fennoy as Lee Everett". The Walking Dead Interviews. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Dave Fennoy - The Person Behind the Voice.
  5. ^ "Voice Recognition - A Midlife Gamer Interview with Dave Fennoy". Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Who is the voice on Hulu 'The following program is brought to you with limited commercials by....' - ChaCha". chacha.com. Archived from the original on 14 August 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2017.

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