Dave Wittenberg

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Dave Wittenberg
Born David Richard Paul Wittenberg
Johannesburg, South Africa[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Dave Lelyveld[2]
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 2000–present
Agent SBV Talent[3]
Notable credit(s) Naruto
as Kakashi Hatake
Witch Hunter Robin
as Michael Lee
Initial D
as Takumi Fujiwara
Home town Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.[1]
Website http://www.davewittenberg.com/

David Richard Paul "Dave" Wittenberg is a South African-born American voice actor from the Los Angeles area who provides voice-overs in English dubs of Japanese anime shows, as well as cartoons and video games. His best-known role is voicing Kakashi Hatake in the Naruto series. Other major roles in anime include Michael Lee in Witch Hunter Robin and Takumi Fujiwara in the Tokyopop dub of Initial D. In cartoons, he voices Bash Johnson in Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Franz's singing voice in the Disney animated film, Planes, The Vision from Marvel Heroes and Time Baby from Gravity Falls. In video games, he voices Trigger Happy from the Skylanders series, Mad Doctor from Epic Mickey 2 and Buddy Alexander from Resident Evil: Damnation.[4] He is also a script writer for some dubbed anime whose work includes episodes of the Digimon television series and narrates many documentaries and specials for the Travel Channel and the Food Network.



List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2001–02 Digimon Tamers Henry Wong, Sovereign Ebonwumon [5]
2002 Kurogane Communication Kanato As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2002 Babel II: Beyond Infinity Koichi Kamiya / Babel II As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2002 Ys Adol Christen As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2002 Digimon Frontier Various characters [7][8]
2002 X Subaru Sumeragi As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2002 Fushigi Yûgi Eikoden Taka Sukunami As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2003 .hack//SIGN Sora [7][9]
2003–04 Ai Yori Aoshi series Kaoru Hanabishi As Dave Lelyveld [6][10]
2003 Please Teacher! Kei Kusanagi [7][8]
2003 Ys II: Castle in the Heavens Adol Christen As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2003 The Twelve Kingdoms Enki As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2003 Android Kikaider: The Animation Jiro / Kikaider Also Kikaider 01 OVA as Dave Lelyveld [6][7]
2003–04 Initial D series Takumi "Tak" Fujiwara Tokyopop dub [7]
2004 Astro Boy Various characters over 2 dozen characters
2004 Witch Hunter Robin Michael Lee [7][8]
2004 .hack//Legend of the Twilight Hotaru's Grunty [7]
2004 Gad Guard Katana As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2004 Here is Greenwood Shinobu Tezuka As Dave Lelyveld
Media Blasters dub
2004 Stellvia Masaru Odawara As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2004–05 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series Saito Also 2nd Gig [7]
2004 Submarine 707R Senta Umino As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2004 Please Twins! Kei Kusanagi [7]
2005 Zatch Bell! Parco Folgore, Ponygon American Anime Award for Best Male Actor in a Comedy [7][11]
2005–06 Samurai Champloo Ryujiro Sasaki, Additional Voices [6][7]
2005–09 Naruto Kakashi Hatake [7][9]
2006–07 Eureka Seven Woz, various [7]
2006 Karas: The Prophecy Kure [7]
2007–08 Blood+ Solomon and Karman [12]
2008–09 Code Geass Gino Weinberg, Gao Hai [13]
2009–present Naruto Shippuden Kakashi Hatake [7][14]
2012–13 Tiger & Bunny Doc Saito [15]


List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2004 Stroker and Hoop Various characters [9]
2004 Higglytown Heroes The Musher
2005–08 Codename Kids Next Door Numbuh 0 / Montgomery "Monty" Uno, Number 10-Speed / Lance, various characters
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender Various characters Ep. "The Fortuneteller"
2005 Duck Dodgers Dodger’s Id Ep. "A Lame Duck Mind"
2005–07 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Various characters
2006–07 Ben 10 Upchuck, various characters [9]
2007 Family Guy Various characters Ep. "Road to Rupert"
2008 Underfist: Halloween Bash Bun-Bun
2010 Generator Rex The Instigator, Blue Collar Worker Ep. "The Hunter" [9][16]
2011 The Super Hero Squad Show Miek, Korg Ep. "Planet Hulk! (Six Against Infinity, Part 5)" [9]
2012 Motorcity Cyborg Dan, Weekend Warriors Leader, various [9][17]
Gravity Falls Time Baby, Lolph Eps. "The Time Traveler's Pig"; "Blendin's Game"; "Weirdmageddon Part 1"
Credited as Additional voices in "The Time Traveler's Pig" and "Blendin's Game"
2012–15 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Bash Johnson [9]
2014 Clarence Walt [18][19]
2015 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Additional voices Eps. "Diaz Family Vacation"/"Brittney's Party" [20]


List of voice performances in direct-to-videos and television specials
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2002 Armitage: Dual-Matrix Additional voices [7]
2002 Gundress Ryo As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2002 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth Additional voices [7]
2002 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Lee Samson [7]
2002 Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion SEELE, additional voices [7]
2003 Patlabor WXIII Shinichiro Hata As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2003 Sakura Wars: The Movie Ichiro Oogami As Dave Lelyveld
Bang Zoom/Pioneer dub
2003 Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card Kerberos (big) As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2004 Appleseed Yoshitsune As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2004 éX-Driver Michael (movie), Toma (Danger Zone) As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2004 Mobile Suit Gundam F91 Dorel Ronah As Dave Lelyveld [6]
2005 Digimon Tamers: Battle of Adventurers Henry Wong [9]
2005 Digimon Tamers: Runaway Locomon Henry Wong [9]
2005 Digimon Frontier: Island of Lost Digimon Takuya Kanbara [9]
2006 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Yazoo [9]
2007 Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow Kakashi Hatake
2007 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society Saito [7]
2007 Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen Velma's dad, Spider #1 [9]
2007 Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix Upchuck, Alien #2 [9]
2008 Dragon Hunters Hector [9]
2008 Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom Kakashi Hatake
2009 Naruto Shippuden the Movie Kakashi Hatake, Gitai
2011 Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Cop #1, Grad Student #2, Policeman, miscellaneous bikers [9]
2011 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds Kakashi Hatake
2012 Resident Evil: Damnation Buddy / Alexander "Sasha" Kozachenko [9]
2012 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire Kakashi Hatake
2012 Delhi Safari Hyena, Tortoise [9]
2013 Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning Doc Saito    
2013 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower Young Kakashi
2014 Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison Kakashi Hatake
2014 Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Kakashi Hatake, Gamariki
2015 Tiger & Bunny: The Rising Doc Saito [21]
2015 The Last: Naruto the Movie Kakashi Hatake [9]
TBD Boruto: Naruto the Movie Kakashi Hatake

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2000–05 Tony Hawk's series Various characters Over two dozen characters
Pro Skater 2, 3, 4; Underground 1 and 2
2003 Xenosaga series Allen Ridgeley
2003 Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Cliff Fittir
2003 Viewtiful Joe Cameo Leon
2003 The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring Gollum
2003 Metal Arms: Glitch in the System Glitch Also script writer
2003–05 The Lord of the Rings Goblin King, Warriors of Gondor, Orcs
2004 Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault Tommy Conlin
2004 EverQuest II Various characters Over 30 voices
2004 Fight Club Jack
2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Angel, Archangel
2005 Zatch Bell! series Folgore, Ponygon
2005 Gun Soapy Jennings
2005 Ultimate Spider-Man Various characters
2006–present Naruto series Kakashi Hatake
2016 Mighty No. 9 Dr. Sanda, Seijiro Sanda [22][23]


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  3. ^ "Dave Wittenberg". sbvtalent.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dave Wittenberg Voice Over – Home". DaveWittenberg.com. Retrieved October 30, 2015. Page through slides to see major roles. 
  5. ^ "Interview with Dave Wittenberg". Digipedia. August 10, 2002. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Dave Lelyveld". crystalacids.com. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
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  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Behind The Voice Actors - Dave Wittenberg". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  10. ^ Jeng, Way (September 14, 2004). "Being a Brief Discussion of Anime Dubs: Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi, Volume Two". Mania. Archived from the original on December 19, 2011. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  11. ^ "A Backstage Guide to the American Anime Awards". Anime News Network. February 28, 2007. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Sony Includes 1st Blood+ Episode on Non-Anime DVDs". Anime News Network. February 25, 2008. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Code Geass". Anime News Network. 2007. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Naruto Shippūden's Main English Dubbing Cast Announced". Anime News Network. March 27, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Tiger & Bunny English Dub Main Cast List". Facebook. August 15, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ "The Hunter". Generator Rex. Season 1. Episode 15. October 8, 2010. Cartoon Network. 
  17. ^ "Dave Wittenberg". Voice Chasers. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Pilot". Clarence. Season 1. Episode 0. February 17, 2014. Cartoon Network. 
  19. ^ "Dinner Party". Clarence. Season 1. Episode 8. June 12, 2014. Cartoon Network. 
  20. ^ "Diaz Family Vacation/Brittney's Party". Star vs. the Forces of Evil. Season 1. Episode 5. April 20, 2015. Disney XD. 
  21. ^ "Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising English Dub Clips Streamed - News - Anime News Network". Anime News Network. February 8, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Comcept Announces Mighty No. 9 English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. February 10, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  23. ^ "All in the Mighty Family! - Voice Cast for Mighty No. 9". mightyno9.com. February 10, 2015. 

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