David Hayter gets recognized far more for his Snake roles than for his screenwriting

In an interview with Cinelinx, talking about his new movie Wolves, screenwriter and actor David Hayter was asked what he gets recognized more for. Hayter has worked on several successful movies as a screenwriter, such as X-Men and Watchmen, but while this has gained him appreciation, most recognition comes from his role as the iconic character(s) from the Metal Gear series.

“Metal Gear is a phenomenon that gives me fans worldwide.” David Hayter explained. “It’s stunning, the impact.” According to him, people generally just don’t really know what a screenwriter of voice actor does. “But Snake is so iconic, Metal Gear has impacted millions of people around the world.” he said. “I get recognized more by far for that.”


Hayter also said he never gets tired of doing the Snake voice when he is asked in public. “You can do something with your voice that instantly makes people happy.” he explained. “I appreciate having that run on those games. I’m glad it’s made so many people happy.”

To read the full interview head on over to the link in the source section below.

Source: Cinelinx

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  • Vesky Hippo Pelvis

    #FreeDavidHayter C:<

  • Paul

    The love David has for Metal Gear amazes me!

  • Fraaancis

    Watchmen is a great movie, i recommend directors cut, but you should be in a mood for deep, grim and calm stortelling.

    • prothy

      Never seen it, but the Watchmen graphic novel is probably the greatest piece of storytelling ever produced.

  • César H. Sandoval

    He IS Snake, as simple as that. the other guy is just Keifer Sutherland guest starring as Snake.

    His movies are hit or miss, while I love Xmen and Watchmen, I see Scorpion King as hammy and cheezy fun and Wolves is just plan bad. But the guy is golden, and he will always be a part of the MGS world to his fans.

    I remember being a kid and watching him first in Guyver: Dark Hero. this guy has been part of my life even before I played the first MGS game.

    • decoyF0XX

      Watchmen is like one of my best movies, at least top 5. Hayter didn’t have to do much work on Watchmen though, it’s almost a word for word adaptation of the comic (which was a brilliant way to go about it) and that’s what made the movie a good one. I appreciate his work on X-men a lot though.

  • moto hellogoto

    Even if Hayter never voices Snake again his voice will always be there every time someone plays the previous MGS games. He’s the original voice of Snake and that will go down in history.

  • LukesAlike

    Once a beast, always a beast.

  • nyx

    I believe he also voiced Captain America in Spider-man: the animation series, which happens to be my second favourite pop culture character after Snake.

    • César H. Sandoval

      Yeah he was, he also voiced some anime roles like Lupin the 3rd in Castle of Cogliostro.

  • I still stand by the opinion that Kiefer was the worst mistake Kojima has ever made. Both him and Arad.

  • Remco

    Sadly enough I don’t think we’re going to hear much more Snakes in the future, Just how long will they make new Metal gear games, V is probably going to be Kojima’s last and I don’t think there are going to be much more after that. A world without Metal Gear, it makes me cry….

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