Dave Wittenberg

David Richard Paul "Dave" Wittenberg (born September 1, 1971) 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 animations and video games.

Dave Wittenberg
David Richard Paul Wittenberg

(1971-09-01) September 1, 1971
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesDave Lelyveld[2]
OccupationVoice actor
Years active2000–present
AgentAbrams Artist Agency
Notable credit(s)
as Kakashi Hatake
Witch Hunter Robin
as Michael Lee
Home townBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.[1]


Wittenberg's best-known role is Kakashi Hatake in the Naruto series and Michael Lee in Witch Hunter Robin. 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 and Buddy Alexander from Resident Evil: Damnation.[3] He is also an adaptive scriptwriter for English dubs of anime whose work includes episodes of the Digimon television series. Wittenberg also narrates many documentaries and specials for the Travel Channel and the Food Network.



List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2001–02Digimon TamersHenry Wong, MegaGargomon (shared), Sovereign Ebonwumon[4]
2002Kurogane CommunicationKanatoAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2002Babel II: Beyond InfinityKoichi Kamiya / Babel IIAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2002YsAdol ChristenAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2002Digimon FrontierVarious characters[6][7]
2002XSubaru SumeragiAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2002Fushigi Yûgi EikodenTaka SukunamiAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2003–04Ai Yori Aoshi seriesKaoru HanabishiAs Dave Lelyveld[5][9]
2003Please Teacher!Kei Kusanagi[6][7]
2003Ys II: Castle in the HeavensAdol ChristenAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2003The Twelve KingdomsEnkiAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2003Android Kikaider: The AnimationJiro / KikaiderAlso Kikaider 01 OVA as Dave Lelyveld[5][6]
2003–04Initial D seriesTakumi "Tak" FujiwaraTokyopop dub[6]
2004Astro BoyVarious charactersover 2 dozen characters
2004Witch Hunter RobinMichael Lee[6][7]
2004.hack//Legend of the TwilightHotaru's Grunty[6]
2004Gad GuardKatanaAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2004Here is GreenwoodShinobu TezukaAs Dave Lelyveld
Media Blasters dub
2004StellviaMasaru OdawaraAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2004–05Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex seriesSaitoAlso 2nd Gig[6]
2004Submarine 707RSenta UminoAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2004Please Twins!Kei Kusanagi[6]
2005Zatch Bell!Parco Folgore, Ponygon, DufortAmerican Anime Award for Best Male Actor in a Comedy[6][10]
2005–09NarutoKakashi Hatake[6][8]
2005–06Immortal Grand PrixJan Michael, Timma, Frank Bullitt [11]
2006–07Haré+GuuUighurAs David Lelyveld[12]
2006–07Eureka SevenWoz, various[6]
2006Karas: The ProphecyKure[6]
2007Digimon Data SquadKouki, BioThunderbirmon, BioDarkdramon[13]
2007–08Blood+Solomon and Karman[14]
2008–09Code GeassGino Weinberg[15]
2009–19Naruto ShippudenKakashi Hatake[6][16]
2012–13Tiger & BunnyDoc Saito[17]
2019Boruto: Naruto Next GenerationsKakashi Hatake[18]


List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2004Stroker and HoopVarious characters[8]
2004Higglytown HeroesThe Musher
2005–08Codename Kids Next DoorNumbuh 0 / Montgomery "Monty" Uno, various characters
2005Duck DodgersDodger's Id, Protectorate Agent #2Ep. "A Lame Duck Mind"
2005–07The Grim Adventures of Billy & MandyVarious characters
2006–07Ben 10Upchuck, various characters[8]
2007Legion of Super HeroesFerro Lad, Grullug3 episodes[8]
2007Family GuyVarious charactersEp. "Road to Rupert"
2007-10ChowderGorgonzola (adult)6 episodes[8]
2008-09The ReplacementsDr. Scorpius4 episodes[8]
2008Underfist: Halloween BashBun-Bun[19]
2010Generator RexThe Instigator, Blue Collar WorkerEp. "The Hunter"[8][20]
2010-12Fish HooksPunt and Geckcoach[8]
2011The Super Hero Squad ShowMiek, KorgEp. "Planet Hulk! (Six Against Infinity, Part 5)"[8]
2012MotorcityCyborg Dan, Weekend Warriors Leader, various[8][21]
Gravity FallsTime Baby, LolphEps. "The Time Traveler's Pig"; "Blendin's Game"; "Weirdmageddon Part 1"[8]
2012–15Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade NinjaBash Johnson[8]
ClarenceMarty, Walt, Kevin[22][23]
2017Transformers: Robots in DisguiseWildbreak4 episodes[8]
2017BunniculaGhost PepperEp. "Ghost Pepper"[24]
2018Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!Northrup, DadEp. "World of Witchcraft"[8]
2018Guardians of the GalaxyPike, Announcer's VoiceEp. "Money Changes Everything"[8]


List of voice performances in direct-to-videos and television specials
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2002GundressRyoAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2002Cowboy Bebop: The MovieLee Samson[6]
2003Patlabor WXIIIShinichiro HataAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2003 Alien versus Predator: Extinction Narrator
2003Sakura Wars: The MovieIchiro OogamiAs Dave Lelyveld
Bang Zoom/Pioneer dub
2003Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed CardKerberos (big)As Dave Lelyveld[5]
2004AppleseedYoshitsuneAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2004éX-DriverMichael (movie), Toma (Danger Zone)As Dave Lelyveld[5]
2004Mobile Suit Gundam F91Dorel RonahAs Dave Lelyveld[5]
2005Digimon Tamers: Battle of AdventurersHenry Wong[8]
2005Digimon Tamers: Runaway LocomonHenry Wong[8]
2005Digimon Frontier: Island of Lost DigimonTakuya Kanbara[8]
2006Final Fantasy VII: Advent ChildrenYazoo[8]
2007Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of SnowKakashi Hatake
2007Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State SocietySaito[6]
2007Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider QueenVelma's dad, Spider No. 1[8]
2007Ben 10: Secret of the OmnitrixUpchuck, Alien No. 2[8]
2008Dragon HuntersHector[8]
2008Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon KingdomKakashi Hatake
2009Naruto Shippuden the MovieKakashi Hatake, Gitai
2011Scooby-Doo! Legend of the PhantosaurCop No. 1, Grad Student No. 2, Policeman, miscellaneous bikers[8]
2011Naruto Shippuden the Movie: BondsKakashi Hatake
2012Resident Evil: DamnationBuddy / Alexander "Sasha" Kozachenko[8]
2012Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of FireKakashi Hatake
2012Delhi SafariHyena, Tortoise[8]
2013Tiger & Bunny: The BeginningDoc Saito  
2013Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost TowerYoung Kakashi
2014Naruto the Movie: Blood PrisonKakashi Hatake
2014Road to Ninja: Naruto the MovieKakashi Hatake, Gamariki
2015Tiger & Bunny: The RisingDoc Saito[25]
2015The Last: Naruto the MovieKakashi Hatake[8]

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2000–05Tony Hawk's seriesVarious charactersOver two dozen characters
Pro Skater 2, 3, 4; Underground 1 and 2
2000Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentKatsuya Suou, Captain Shimazu[26]
2002Digimon Rumble ArenaHenry Wong[8]
2003Xenosaga seriesAllen Ridgeley
2003Star Ocean: Till the End of TimeCliff FittirUncredited[8]
2003.hackSoraMutation – Quarantine[8]
2003Metal Arms: Glitch in the SystemGlitchAlso script writer
2003–05The Lord of the Rings gamesGoblin King, Warriors of Gondor, Orcs, Gollum (War of the Ring)
2004Suikoden IVTroy
2004Medal of Honor: Pacific AssaultTommy Conlin
2004EverQuest II Various charactersOver 30 voices
2004Fight ClubJack
2004Viewtiful Joe 2Cameo LeonCredited as Dave Whittenburg[8]
2005X-Men Legends II: Rise of ApocalypseAngel, Archangel[8]
2005Zatch Bell! seriesFolgore, Ponygon
2005GunSoapy Jennings
2005Ultimate Spider-ManVarious characters
2006–presentNaruto seriesKakashi Hatake
2006Dead RisingSam FranklinAs Dave Wittenburg[8]
2006Scooby Doo: Frights! Camera! Mystery!Duncan Vibes, Terrance Patel[8]
2006.hack//G.U. Vol. 1: RebirthGaspard, MatsuEnglish Voice[8]
Marvel: Ultimate AllianceGladiator, Balder, Wrecker, Wyatt Wingfoot[8]
2007Armored Core 4Zanni/Roughcut, Launch Site Staff MemberEnglish version 
2007.hack//G.U. Vol. 2: ReminisceGaspard, Matsu, Osamu KawaguchiEnglish Voice[8]
2007Tomb Raider: AnniversaryLarson Conway[8]
2007.hack//G.U. Vol. 3: RedemptionGaspard, MatsuEnglish Voice[8]
2008The Incredible HulkSpecial Forces Soldier, Vulcan Leader[8]
2008Valkyria ChroniclesWelkin GuntherEnglish Voice[8]
2008Destroy All Humans! Path of the FuronDeep Naval, Murray[8]
2008Persona 4Teddie / Shadow Teddie[27]
2009Eat Lead: The Return of Matt HazardBill the Wizard, Yakuza Guard, Employee Artist[8]
2009The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark AthenaGuard[8]
2009Dissidia: Final FantasyKefka Palazzo[8]
2009Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crank in TimeFongoid Male #3 
2009Magna Carta 2Igton Pin[8]
2010Final Fantasy XIIILieutenant AmodarEnglish Voice[8]
2010Sakura Wars: So Long, My LoveMichael Sunnyside, Ichiro OgamiUncredited[8]
2010Valkyria Chronicles IIWelkin Gunther[8]
2010Epic MickeyThe Mad Doctor[8]
2011BulletstormRatface, Creeps[8]
2011Dissidia 012: Final FantasyKefka Palazzo[8]
2011Transformers: Dark of the Moon (video game)Mirage[8]
2011-15Skylanders seriesTrigger Happy, Trigger Snappy, Hektore (3DS exclusive)English Voice 
2012Final Fantasy XIII-2Captain Cryptic, Amodar[8]
2012Persona 4 GoldenShadow Teddie (archive audio from PS2's Persona 4)
2013Marvel HeroesVision, Toad[8]
2013Ratchet & Clank: Into the NexusThug No. 2[8]
2016Mighty No. 9Dr. Sanda, Seijiro Sanda[28][29][8]
2017.hack//G.U. Last RecodeGaspard and Matsu[8]
2018Dissidia Final Fantasy NTKefka Palazzo[30]


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  22. "Pilot". Clarence. Season 1. Episode 0. February 17, 2014. Cartoon Network.
  23. "Dinner Party". Clarence. Season 1. Episode 8. June 12, 2014. Cartoon Network.
  24. "Ghost Pepper". Bunnicula. Season 1. Episode 23. May 30, 2017. Boomerang.
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  27. Ouden, Auron den. "Persona 4 – Staff Review". RPGamer. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2012. The best example of this is Dave Wittenberg's performance as Teddie, whose over-the-top ham acting suits the character perfectly, but also manages to sound genuine and even heartfelt when necessary.
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