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Who is David Warner? David Warner has been Hamlet, David Warner has been in movies...but if you grew up in the 90s, you'll probably recognise his voice as that of at least one Wicked Cultured-sounding cartoon supervillain. His voice is so distinctive that we could easily rename the Evil Brit in his honour.
He pulled triple-duty in Tron as Edward Dillinger, his program counterpart Sark and Big Bad MCP. His performance as Sark heavily influenced Corey Burton's Shockwave voice (so three guesses who got to voice Sark in Kingdom Hearts II). His other roles include...
- Ra's al Ghul in Batman the Animated Series and Batman Beyond.
- The Archmage in Gargoyles, who was elevated from one-shot character to major villain solely due to his performance.
- Herbert Landon in Spider-Man the Animated Series.
- Evil in Time Bandits.
"Forty-three species of parrot! Nipples for men! SLUGS! Are we not in the hands of a lunatic?"
- Nergal in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (he was later replaced by another voice actor).
- Alpha in Men in Black: The Series
- The Lobe in Freakazoid.
- Lord Angstrom in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
- Lovejoy (Billy Zane's butler) in Titanic.
- Professor Jordan Perry in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
- Jack the Ripper in Time After Time.
- Jon Irenicus in Baldur's Gate.
- Picard's torturer in Star Trek the Next Generation: "The Chain of Command"
"Tell me how many lights you see."
- Jor-El in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
- Dr. Vic Frankenstein on the short-lived Steven Spielberg cartoon Toonsylvania.
- Kurt Wallander's father Povel in the English language adaptations of Wallander.
- An alternative incarnation of the Doctor in two of Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who Unbound audio dramas. Quite possibly best Doctor we never had.
- Warner said many years ago that he doesn't particularly like playing villains, but he keeps getting cast that way.