David Hayter On Expressing His Feelings About Kojima, VO Change Was Handled In A “Shitty” Manner

And he is doing alright for himself.

Posted By | On 08th, Apr. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

David Hayter

It’s been over three years since David Hayter, the original voice for Snake was replaced with Kiefer Sutherland in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Since then Hayter has expressed his disappointment over and over again. Finally in an interview with Youtuber YongYea, Hayter revealed why he has been expressing his feelings about Kojima and the way he was let go.

“The reason I brought up my feelings about Kojima and about the whole thing is because I want voice actors to be able to stand up for themselves. I can stand up for myself in ways actors can’t because I don’t need the work. I have got lots of money, I have this other amazing career.”

“You know, somebody wrote me this latter and I got really mad at him, saying “If you are going to keep doing this you are never gonna get work as an actor again,” and I am like a. That is not true. b. Shut up! and c. I’d be okay if I never have to work again. I mean I would never want that but I have got more acting work now that I know what to do with. So basically that is why I said what I said. I wanted everyone to understand what the situation was so that other voice actors are in the same situation and they are threatened with being fired for whatever reason, they are asking for more money or they want more publicity or whatever that they know how it can play out, where they can be brave and where they should be prudent. But beyond that I am very happy with my experience with Metal Gear. I am thrilled with how my story ended.”

So it seems like even though Hayter loves the series and would love to come back as Snake, he really does need that job to make a living.

He also shared his thoughts on how he felt when he was let go from the role of Snake.

“It was kind of shitty and kind of disrespectful. I kind of feel that I did a lot for the games but again, it’s not personal, it’s business. So for all the people who are like he is upset or unemployed, none of that is true.”

Whether Hayter will return in a future Metal Gear is something that is an unknown at this stage, however fans can rejoice with this upcoming Metal Gear museum project. And yes, it involves David Hayter,

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  • Bilal Prince-Ali

    get over it.

    • Shane O’Shaughnessy

      Did you even read the article? He already has.

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    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      still talking about the subject isn’t proving you’re over it! It’s like being dumped by your girlfriend and going around telling people how much unfairly you were treated but how ‘over it’ you are… CLEARLY you’re not over it!

  • omarcominyo

    Man that pose and that hairdo with the stubble looks exactly like George Michael circa 1985!

  • Never really cared for Snake’s voice. Was always borderline cheezy. Constantly trying to talk in a whisper or purposely sounding hoarse. Sorry mate, you just need to move on and do other things.

  • jacksjus

    This is the type of guy that will wait til Kojima opens his new studio and then go in and shoot it up. Bruh it’s been 3 years, act like a man and move on. Somebody better keep an eye on this moo real talk.

  • Dirkster_Dude

    David Hayter has done far more than voice acting for video games. He has also co-directed and written screen plays for famous movies. As an example he penned the screenplay for X-Men and it made over $3 billion US dollars and that was in 2014. I doubt he is hurting for work just like he said.

    • Radb707

      He also is the male character voice for The Old Republic. Considering the sheer size of it and the constant new content, he hasn’t been hurting for work. He’s also been doing some live action roles.

  • Tyralun

    The grammar and spelling in this article is awful.


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