Dave Willis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Dave Willis
Dave Willis.jpg
Willis at DragonCon 2008
Born (1970-05-01) May 1, 1970 (age 50)
Alma materWake Forest University
OccupationVoice actor, writer, producer, director, musician
Years active1995–present
Known forAqua Teen Hunger Force
Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell

Dave Willis (born May 1, 1970) is an American voice actor, writer, producer and musician. He is best known as the co-creator of the Adult Swim animated series Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies, the former of which he voices the characters of Meatwad and Carl Brutananadilewski.[1] He is also known for voicing Barry Dylan in the FXX series Archer and Leto Otel in Ballmastrz: 9009.


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.

Willis got hired at Ghost Planet Industries after giving the producers a very formal letter of recommendation written in crayon, seemingly by a young child. They liked his sense of humor and hired Willis 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.

Willis 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 humour.

In 2010, 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, and was not 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. He graduated from Wake Forest University and was station manager at Wake Radio. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Meatwad, Carl Brutananadilewski,
Ignignokt, Video Game Voice
Also director, writer and producer
2016 Nerdland Timmy


Year Title Role Notes
1995–1996 Cartoon Planet
1996–2003 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Various voices Also writer
2000–15 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Meatwad, Carl Brutananadilewski, Ignignokt, Boxy Brown, various other (voices) Also creator, director, writer and producer
2001–03 Sealab 2021 Meatwad, Bizarro Dr. Quinn, Big Brain, Dolphin Boy Twins (voices) Also writer
2002–03 The Brak Show George Martinez, Meatwad (voices) 3 episodes
2004 Anime Talk Show Meatwad (voice) Also writer
2004–14 Perfect Hair Forever Coiffio, additional (voices) 9 episodes
2005 12 oz. Mouse Rhoda (voice) 7 episodes
2005–present Squidbillies Narrator, Deputy Denny, Glenn, 8-bit Pharaoh (voices) Also creator and producer
2006 Minoriteam Additional (voices) Episode: "Le Black Coq"
2006 Frisky Dingo Episode: "Flowers for Nearl"
2009 Family Guy
Writer: "New Kidney in Town"
2010–present Archer Barry Dylan (voice) 25 episodes
2013–present Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Krampus Also creator, director and writer
2014–15 Turbo FAST Marty (voice) 2 episodes
2015–present Talking Tom and Friends The Landlord (voice) 10 episodes
2016 Atlanta Cop Episode: "B.A.N."
2016–17 Steven Universe Andy DeMayo (voice) 2 episodes
2017 Welcome to the Wayne George the Doorman, Pracky, Reau-Bots (voices) 4 episodes
2018–present Ballmastrz: 9009 Leto Otel (voice) 10 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am Meatwad, Carl Brutananadilewski, Ignignokt, Satan
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Caller on FlyLo FM (Carl Brutananadilewski) Uncredited

See also[edit]


External links[edit]