David Lee McKinney
An English voice actor for Animax Asia.
The Early years before 2007
David completed his degree on an acting scholarship from the university of Illinois Chicago. He worked as a Radio talk show host for Chicagocritic.com. And spent 2 years in the Chicago Rock Band "Amber V" that produced a short studio album and performed in the Chicago Bar scene.
During University David also worked as a Co-Director for Aunt Martha's an NGO that provides coaching for teens and a crisis intervention hotline.
Originally David never considered entertainment, but got his start after friends and family noticed that he may have a talent for the arts especially with voices. After several years of encouragement he gave it a try and it has been a driving force in his life for the past 15 years.
In his free time David enjoys playing guitar, and learning languages. He is currently conversational in Cantonese and Mandarin.
After spending a few years as a part time talent in Chicago and Los angeles David turned pro and has been a full time talent in Hong Kong ever since. .
Notable voice over clients include: Apple, Samsung, Canon, Nikon, HSBC, PCCW, LEXUS, Mercedes, Philips, Blackberry, Intel, Smartone, 1010, Citizen Watches, and many more.
Notable Cartoon roles include voices for Chibi Maruko ( 小丸子) as Grandpa,
Slam Dunk as Kaede, Pleasant Goat and Big Wolfy as Big Wolfy (灰太狼) (喜羊羊与灰太狼), Romeo X Juliet as Romeo, Seargeant Keroro as Dororo, and hundreds more.
The year Saw David modeling for Nikon, recording voices for Phillips electronics, and Mc'ing for trade expos in Singapore and at the Wan Chai Convention Center.
David's voice was heard by millions during the The 56th Annual Grammy Awards in a televised commercial for 4 time Grammy Award winning rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
David also worked as an MC for YSL, and Reckitt Benckiser and made numerous appearances on TVB.
In January 2015 David received credit in cinemas world wide for his speaking role In Blackhat; The Hollywood film Directed by Michael Mann and starring Wei Tang (汤唯), Leehom Wang (王力宏) and Thor actor Chris Hemsworth.
A year of Casinos and fashion. David was feeling stylish and lucky producing works for YSL, Studio City Macau and City of Dreams manilla. Not to mention Playing the lead role in Disney's Kaito Joker animated series.
Was a year of helping people reach their dreams. David lent his talents to companies like Shell gas, Polyltechnic University. Manulife and Invesco
In 2018 showed his flair in the Asian markets doing his first ever official work speaking mandarin for Alipay. Road FC in Beijing, Japanese favorite 小丸子 Chibi Maruko, and Huawei.
Have you heard about the new Lexus UX, the Toyota Mirai or new attractions at Disneyland or HSBC's presence at the Rugby sevens? If you have, chances are you heard it from David. He has been busy behind the mic for some of this years commercials.
For the past several years David has been the face and voice of TVN Asia. Both at live celebrity red carpet events and as the Host of the TVN Original production Discover TVN. He has also appeared in numerous television commercials for major brands.
On stage David works as an MC for large international brands such as YSL, HSBC, Road FC, The Asia mma Awards, Jacobson, Reckitt Benckiser and more. | Source |