Dave Willis

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Dave Willis
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Dave Willis in 2008
Born David Willis
(1970-05-01) May 1, 1970 (age 45)
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Wake Forest University
Occupation Voice actor, television writer, television producer
Years active 1995–present
Home town Conyers, Georgia

David "Dave" Willis (born May 1, 1970) is an American voice actor, writer, and producer employed by Adult Swim. Willis is best known for his work on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, and Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell all under the production of Williams Street, as well as his role as Archer antagonist Barry Dylan.[1]


Dave Willis has worked on various Adult Swim shows that are created primarily by Williams Street, an animation-centered, Atlanta-based production division of Cartoon Network. He first got hired for Williams Street (then Ghost Planet Industries) as a writer for Cartoon Planet in 1995 and then as a writer for Space Ghost Coast to Coast (SGC2C for short) soon after. In early 2000 he helped write and produce the two Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak specials.

He was working on Space Ghost Coast to Coast where he first met Matt Maiellaro, with whom Willis would later create many independent short films and eventually create the popular Adult Swim cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Aqua Teen Hunger Force first premiered unannounced in the early hours of December 30, 2000 and later officially debuted on Adult Swim in the Fall of 2001. In 2005, he co-created the show Squidbillies. His works mostly fall into the genre of surreal humor.[citation needed]

In 2010 Dave Willis created Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge, a new television pilot for Adult Swim. The pilot aired on March 29, 2010, it is unknown if it will be picked up for a full series. In 2010 Willis co-wrote "New Kidney in Town", an episode of Family Guy.

Personal life[edit]

Willis was born in Wichita Falls, Texas and was raised mostly in Conyers, Georgia. Willis graduated from Wake Forest University and was station manager at Wake Radio. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children.


Year(s) Production Role(s) Other notes
1995–1996 Cartoon Planet Writer
1995–2008 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Writer, Producer (1996–2001), Actor (1996–2008)
2000 Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak Writer, Producer TV Special
2000–present Aqua Teen Hunger Force Co-Creator, Writer, Director, Producer, Actor Series also known by various alternative titles
Voice of Meatwad, Carl Brutananadilewski, Ignignokt, Boxy Brown
2000–2003 The Brak Show Actor
2000–2005 Sealab 2021 Actor, Writer
2004–2007 Perfect Hair Forever Writer, Actor
2004 Anime Talk Show Actor TV Special
2004 Spacecataz Co-Creator, Writer, Director, Producer, Actor Failed pilot
2005–present Squidbillies Co-Creator, Writer, Director, Producer, Actor
2005–2006 12 Oz. Mouse Actor
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters Writer, Director, Producer, Actor Feature film
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am Writer, Director, Actor Video game
2007–present Carl's Stone Cold Lock of the Century of the Week Creator, Actor Online series
2008 Young Person's Guide to History Director, Producer TV Special
2009– Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous
Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge
2009–present Archer Barry Dylan
2011 Family Guy Writer "New Kidney in Town" only
2013-present Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell Co-Creator, Director, Writer, Executive Producer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Browning, John Edgar; Picart, Caroline Joan; Stoker, Dacre (FRW); Ian (AFT) Holt (October 20, 2010). Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921–2010. McFarland. pp. 23–. ISBN 978-0-7864-3365-0. Retrieved June 14, 2011. 

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