David Hayter Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 30, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Aug 30, 2022
David Hayter is a brilliant voice actor with some impressive credits to his name.
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About David Hayter

David Hayter is an actor, screenwriter, producer, and director with brilliant skills as a comic book writer.

David Hayter was born on February 6, 1969, in Santa Monica, California, USA. David’s father was Stephen, who worked in the pharmaceuticals industry but the details on his mother are unavailable.

At the age of nine years, David started acting. At the age of 15, he moved to Kobe. He joined the Canadian Academy and graduated in 1987. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for two years and then transferred to Ryerson University in Toronto. At the age of 20, he moved to Hollywood. He provided his voice in a video game, 'Metal Gear'.

He is the writer of popular films like 'X-Men'. Also, he was the co-writer of 'X-2' and 'Watchman'. He was the voice actor for King Shark in 'The Flash'. In 2000, he won Saturn Award for Best Writing. His directorial debut was the film 'Wolves'. He has been a part of various projects like 'Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?' released in 2009, 'Major Dad', 'The Jimquisition' released in 2017, 'Boundary Brake' released in 2018, 'Khonjin House' released in 2019, 'Major Dad' released in 1993, 'Guyver: Dark Hero' released in 1994, 'Long Shadows' released in 1994, 'The Great War And The Shaping Of The 20th Century' released in 1996, 'Drive' released in 1997, 'Burn' released in 1998, 'Wild on the Set' released in 2000, 'X-Men' released in 2000, 'Devil’s Mile' released in 2014, 'The Flash' from 2016 to present, and 'Turning Red' released in 2022.

David Bryan Hayter married Marisa Cody, and the couple took care of their daughter Natasha Hayter together.

David Hayter Net Worth, Earnings And Spending Habits

What is David Hayter’s net worth?

The estimated net worth of David Hayter is $13 million.

How much does David Hayter earn per year?

David Hayter is an actor, screenwriter, and director and earns approximately $400,000 every year.

Height, Age And Physical Attributes

How tall is David Hayter?

David Hayter is 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) tall.

How old is David Hayter?

David Hayter was born on February 6, 1969, and is 53 years old as of July 2022.

Childhood And Education

David Hayter is a Canadian actor and screenwriter. David Hayter was born on February 6, 1969. He was born in Santa Monica, California, in the United States to Stephen Hayter. Stephen, David’s father, worked in the pharmaceutical industry. David Hayter started acting at the age of nine. He moved to Kobe when he was 15 years old. There, he joined the Canadian Academy. He graduated in 1987. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for just two years. Later, he transferred to Ryerson University in Toronto. He moved to Hollywood when he was 20 years old.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is David Hayter’s partner?

David Hayter is married to Marissa Cody. They have a daughter together, Natasha Hayter.

(David Hayter has been associated with the Metal Gear brand as a voice artist for several years.)

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

David Hayter is best known for playing the voice actor of Solid Snake and Naked Snake in the video game series Metal Gear. He is also well known for writing the screenplay of 'X-Men', 'X-Men 2', and 'Watchmen'.

Charity Work

There are no details available about the charity work David Hayter may be involved in.

What awards has David Hayter won?

David Hayter won the Saturn Award for Best Writing in 2000. He received this award for X-Men.

David Hayter’s Hobbies And Interests

There are no details available about the interests and hobbies of David Hayter.

Other Interesting David Hayter Facts And Trivia

  • David Hayter is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, producer, and director.
  • David Bryan Hayter was born in the United States on February 6, 1969, in Santa Monica, California.
  • Stephen, David’s father, worked in a pharmaceutical company.
  • David has dual Canadian and US citizenship.
  • He can speak fluent Japanese.
  • He is 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) tall.
  • His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
  • David started acting when he was just nine years old.
  • He made a cameo appearance in the sitcom 'Major Dad'.
  • He did the voice role of Captain America in the 'Spider-Man' animated series from 1996-1967.
  • He did the voice role of Arsène Lupin III in 'The Castle of Cagliostro' (English version).
  • He also provided the voice of Tamahome in 'Fushigi Yûgi' (the English version of the anime film).
  • In 1994, he played Sean Barker in 'Guyver: Dark Hero', a straight-to-video movie.
  • He provided the voice to Naked Snake and Solid Snake in the 1998 video game 'Metal Gear'.
  • In 2000, he wrote the screenplay of 'X-Men'.
  • He was the co-writer of 'X2' along with Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty.
  • He wrote the screenplay of the novel 'Watchmen'.
  • In 2012, he wrote the screen adaptation of 'Caught Stealing', starring Patrick Wilson and Alec Baldwin.
  • In 2014, he directed the movie 'Wolves'.
  • He also directed the movie 'Chasm' in 2010.
  • In 2013, he was hired by Lakeshore Entertainment and wrote the film 'The Sword'.
  • In 2020, he co-wrote 'Warrior Nun', a Netflix series.
  • He has produced movies like Burn in 1998, Lost in Oz in 2002, A Christmas Horror Story in 2015, and Warrior Nun in 2020.
  • He wrote a new draft of 'The Chronicles of Riddick and Hulk'.
  • Initially, he used Sean Baker as his name for some voice projects.
  • His screenplay for 'Watchman' is considered one of the most accurate translations of comic books to films ever written.
  • He is married to Marissa Cody, and they have a daughter together, Natasha Hayter.
  • He named his daughter Natasha after the character of Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff. He is a fan of Black Widow.
  • He is friends with Kim Mai Guest.
  • For 'X-Men', David won the Saturn Award for Best Writing in 2001.
  • He has been nominated for Interactive Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance – Male in 2005, Saturn Award for Best Writing in 2010, 2004, and 2001, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation- Long Form in 2004, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 2001, and Nebula Award for Best Script in 2002.
  • David has been a part of some impressive projects like 'Warrior Nun' released in 2020, 'A Christmas Horror Story' released in 2015, 'Wolves' released in 2014, 'Chasm' released in 2010, 'Watchmen' released in 2009, 'X2' released in 2003, 'The Scorpion King' released in 2002, 'Lost in Oz' released in 2002, 'Burn' released in 1998, 'Metal Gear Solid' released in 1998, 'Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem' released in 2002, 'Star Wars: The Old Republic' from 2011 to 2019, 'Marvel Heroes' released in 2013, 'Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty!' released in 2014, 'Dragon Age: Inquisition' released in 2015, 'The Long Dark' released in 2016, 'Deponia Doomsday' released in 2016.
  • His net worth is $13 million.
  • He has worked with companies like Warner Bros. Pictures, Paramount Pictures, DC Entertainment, Lawrence Productions, Legendary Entertainment, and others.
  • One of the most significant achievements in his career of Hayter is his work as a voice actor for the Metal Gear series. He provided the English voice for the protagonist of the game, Solid Snake. He started providing his voice for the character in 1998 and continued to be associated with the game when it transformed from 2D to 3D.
  • Ever since the game's launch, Hayter has been playing the characters of Naked Snake and Solid Snake. He has continued to provide his voice for all subsequent installments, including adaptations, re-releases, and spinoffs. This list includes 'Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker', released in 2010.
  • Hayter even portrayed himself in a cameo during the extended live-action version of a fictionalized TV program before the launch of 'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' in 2008. In this series, he wears a solid eye, a highly evolved eye patch that the protagonist of the game wears throughout its entire length. Apart from the super-popular Metal gear series, he has also worked as a voice artist for 'Super Smash Bros. Brawl'.

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David Hayter Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

David Hayter

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Santa Monica



185 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown


Actor, Screenwriter, Producer


Canadian Academy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Ryerson University

Net Worth



Marissa Cody


Stephen Hayter

Annual Earnings

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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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