Our final celebrity guest voices one of the most iconic protagonists in video game history. Please welcome the voice behind Solid Snake, David Hayter, to the Washington State Gaming Expo in Puyallup from March 29-31, 2024.

Hayter began providing the English voice of Metal Gear series protagonist Solid Snake in the 1998 video game Metal Gear Solid, which also served as the series’s transition from 2D to 3D. Hayter would go on to play Solid Snake and Naked Snake throughout all the succeeding installments up to and including Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Outside the Metal Gear series, Hayter also voiced the character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

David Hayter spent the first eighteen years of his life traveling the world while picking up the Japanese and French languages. After graduating from high school in Kobe, Japan, Hayter studied theatre at the prestigious Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto.

A seminal figure in the 21st-century wave of comic-book cinema, David Hayter’s films have amassed over one billion dollars in Worldwide Box Office. His screenwriting credits include the feature films, “X-Men”, “The Scorpion King” and “X2: X-Men United”. He also penned the script “Watchmen”, directed by Zack Snyder for Warner Bros. Studios.

As a producer, he created the film “Burn” with Bryan Singer, and the pilot episode of “Lost in Oz, for Warner Bros. Television.

As an actor, his credits include the lead in the sci-fi film “Guyver: Dark Hero”, the voice of Captain America on the “Spiderman” animated series as well as a decade-long stint in the role of Solid Snake in the hugely popular ”Metal Gear Solid” video game franchise.