David Kaye is a voice actor with well over 200 titles in television, movies, videos, and video games to his credit. Providing his voice primarily to animated children's series, Kaye began precociously in radio, doing professional work by just 16. Later, as one of the main talents on a "Morning Zoo" radio show in Vancouver, Kaye developed and honed the voices for several different characters, which eventually dovetailed into acting. He broke into television doing voices for anime in the late '80s, voicing both characters and narrators, along with the occasional live action role. An early recurring part came in the 1990 action-adventure anime "Dragon Ball Z," a show to which he would return later in the decade. In 1997, he co-starred with Mickey Rooney in the animated series "Kleo the Misfit Uniform," playing Slim, but one of his more meat-and-potatoes roles began the year prior, as Megatron, the main protagonist in "Beast Wars: Transformers," the first of many "Transformers" projects for Kaye, including spin-offs into video and video games. In the late 2000s, Kaye also voiced the noble protagonist, Optimus Prime, on the series "Transformers: Animated." In 2000, Kaye took on a lead part of another animated action franchise, voicing En Sabah Nur and other voices on "X-Men: Evolution," and he later played a TV host in the film "X2." Beyond the action-adventure animation niche, Kaye's voice will be best known to most from his role as the Newsreel Announcer in the popular 2009 Pixar comedy "Up."
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