FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEANIME EXPO® 2008 ANNOUNCES FIRST U.S. GUEST OF HONOR
One of the Biggest Talents of Anime and Video Games Comes to Nation¹s Largest Convention
Anaheim, California (March 20, 2008)
Born in Santa Monica, California, David Hayter spent the first eighteen years of his life traveling around the world with his family while picking up the Japanese and French languages. After graduating from high school in Kobe, Japan, Hayter went on to study all facets of theatre at the prestigious Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto. Mr. Hayter¹s acting credits include the lead in the Anime inspired live action sci-fi film GUYVER DARK HERO, the voice of Captain America on the SPIDERMAN animated series and recurring roles as both Solid Naked and Old Snake in the hugely popular
METAL GEAR SOLID video game franchise. Mr. Hayter¹s anime voice credits
include the popular characters of: ³Lupin² in LUPIN THE THIRD-THE CASTLE OF CALIGOSTRO; ³Tamahome² in the 52-episode series FUSHIGI YUGI: THE MYSTERIOUS PLAY; ³Moldiver² in MOLDIVER; ³Bernie² in GUNDAM 008: WAR IN THE POCKET. He has also appeared in many other movies and series, including THEY WERE 11, BLACK JACK and YU YU HAKUSHO. Mr. Hayter has also been credited under his pseudonym ³Sean Barker² (the name of his character in the live-action, Anime inspired film, ³GUYVER DARK HERO).
Mr. Hayter joins legendary POKEMON director Masamitsu Hidaka in Anime Expo® 2008¹s amazing line up of Guests of Honor.
This year¹s Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television.
Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online.
Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.
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