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Dave Willis
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Willis at Animate! Raleigh in 2024
Born (1970-05-01) May 1, 1970 (age 54)
Alma mater Wake Forest University
Occupation Voice actor, writer, producer, director, musician
Years active 1995–present
Known for
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force
  • Squidbillies
  • Cheyenne Cinnamon
  • Soul Quest Overdrive
  • Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell
  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Spouse(s)
Lisa Willis
(m. 2001)
Children 2

Dave Willis (born May 1, 1970) is an American voice actor, writer, animator, producer and musician. He is best known as the co-creator of the Adult Swim animated series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, and Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell. Willis also voices the main characters Meatwad and Carl Brutananadilewski, along with other characters in Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He is also known for voicing Barry Dylan in the FX/FXX series Archer and Leto Otel in Ballmastrz: 9009.

Career

Willis has worked on various Adult Swim shows that are created primarily by Williams Street, an animation-centered, Atlanta-based production division of Cartoon Network.

Willis got hired at Ghost Planet Industries after giving the producers a very formal letter of recommendation written in crayon, seemingly by a young child. They liked his sense of humor and hired Willis as a writer for Cartoon Planet in 1995 and then as a writer for Space Ghost Coast to Coast (SGC2C for short) soon after. In early 2000, he helped write and produce the two Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak specials.

Willis was working on Space Ghost Coast to Coast where he first met Matt Maiellaro, with whom Willis would later create many independent short films and eventually create the popular Adult Swim cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Aqua Teen Hunger Force first premiered unannounced in the early hours of December 30, 2000 and later officially debuted on Adult Swim in the Fall of 2001. In 2005, he co-created the show Squidbillies. His works mostly fall into the genre of surreal humour.

In 2010, Willis created Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge, a new television pilot for Adult Swim. The pilot aired on March 29, 2010, and was not picked up for a full series. In 2010, Willis co-wrote "New Kidney in Town", an episode of Family Guy.

Personal life

Willis was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and was raised mostly in Conyers, Georgia. He graduated from Wake Forest University and was station manager at Wake Radio. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children, Max and Sadie.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Meatwad, Carl Brutananadilewski,
Ignignokt, Video Game Voice
Also director, writer and producer
2016 Nerdland Timmy
2022 Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm Meatwad, Carl Brutanandilewski, Ignignokt Also director, writer, producer, and executive producer

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1995–1996 Cartoon Planet
n/a
Writer
1996–2003 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Master Shake, Meatwad, Various voices Also writer
2000–present Aqua Teen Hunger Force Meatwad, Carl Brutananadilewski, Ignignokt, Boxy Brown, various others (voices) Co-creator, director, writer and producer
2001–2003 Sealab 2021 Bizarro Dr. Quinn, Big Brain, Dolphin Boy Twins (voices) Also writer
2002–2003 The Brak Show George Martinez, Meatwad (voices) 3 episodes
2004 Anime Talk Show Meatwad (voice) Also writer
2004–2014 Perfect Hair Forever Coiffio, additional (voices) 9 episodes
2004 Spacecataz Ignignokt (voice) Also writer
2005 12 oz. Mouse Rhoda (voice) 7 episodes
2005–2021 Squidbillies Narrator, Deputy Denny, Glenn, 8-bit Pharaoh (voices) Co-creator, director, writer, and producer
2006 Minoriteam Additional (voices) Episode: "Le Black Coq"
2006 Frisky Dingo Episode: "Flowers for Nearl"
2010 Cheyenne Cinnamon
n/a
Co-creator, director, writer, and executive producer
2010–2023 Archer Barry Dylan (voice) 25 episodes; main season 8, recurring seasons 2, 10, guest seasons 1, 6–7, 11–12
2011 Family Guy
n/a
Writer: "New Kidney in Town"
2011 Soul Quest Overdrive
n/a
Co-creator, director, writer, and executive producer
2013–2019 Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Krampus Co-creator, director, writer, and executive producer
2014–2015 Turbo FAST Marty (voice) 2 episodes
2014–2021 Talking Tom and Friends The Landlord (voice) 10 episodes
2016 Atlanta Cop Episode: "B.A.N."
2016–2017 Steven Universe Andy DeMayo (voice) 2 episodes
2017 Welcome to the Wayne George the Doorman, Pracky, Reau-Bots (voices) 4 episodes
2018–2020; 2023 Ballmastrz: 9009 Leto Otel (voice) 21 episodes
2020 Lusty Crest Demonic Voice

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am Meatwad, Carl Brutananadilewski, Ignignokt, Satan
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Caller on FlyLo FM (Carl Brutananadilewski) Uncredited

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2022 Aquadonk Side Pieces Meatwad, Carl Brutananadilewski, Ignignokt, Handbanana, Spaghetti Also creator, director, writer, and executive producer

See also

  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force
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