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David Sobolov is the voice of Apelinq, Battletrap and Rhinox in the Paramount feature Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. He’s also the English voice of Kaido on the anime series One Piece.  David plays Volibear in the video game League of Legends, Gorilla Grodd on The Flash tv series, and Drax in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy animated series on Disney Plus.

David has voiced major roles in the Transformers franchise several times over the past 25 years.  Rise of the Beasts is based on the 1990s animated series Beast Wars, where David voiced the role of Depth Charge.  He was also the voice of Shockwave in Transformers Prime, and Blitzwing in the Paramount feature, Bumblebee.

Also on film, you'll hear David as The Centurion in Alita: Battle Angel, as multiple Klingons in Star Trek Into Darkness, voicing various creatures in Dungeons and Dragons, Honor Among Thieves, and as one of the Reavers in Serenity.

In addition to Volibear, David has voiced roles in over 90 video games including, Lobo (Injustice), Terrorblade (Dota 2), Dr. Fate (Injustice 2), Black Knight (Fortnite), Jul M'Dama (Halo 4), The Arbiter (Halo Wars), Azmodan (Heroes of the Storm, Diablo III and IV), Lt. Vasquez (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare), Black Bishop (Vader Immortal), Dr. Garret Bryson (Mass Effect 3), Dantalionax and Krosus (World of Warcraft), Malphite (Legends of Runeterra), Rios (Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel) and Bumbleblast (Skylanders).

On TV, he's been a guest voice on shows like American Dad, Teen Titans, Attack on Titan, Justice League Action, Daredevil, Regular Show, Star Trek Enterprise and Star Trek: Discovery.

Classic roles include Upgrade and Vin Ethanol on Ben 10 (Cartoon Network), Tatsurion the Unchained on Kaijudo (The Hub), Robocop on Robocop Alpha Commando (Syndication), Lord Tyger on Spider-Man Unlimited (Fox Kids), and Spookie Jar on Sabrina: The Animated Series (ABC's One Saturday Morning).

David studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and is represented in Los Angeles by CESD. 


The Soul Of Gorilla Grodd

Here is an interview from Italy about David's work on The Flash as Gorilla Grodd. 

All Over Voice Over Interview - "Born and Raised in South Detroit..."

When David Sobolov (CW’s The Flash (Gorilla Grodd), Disney XD’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Drax)) drops by All Over Voiceover, David shares how his “blue collar” values and acting training with Sanford Meisner helped to form his artistry, and his perspective on risk and the necessity of just simply “showing up”, and how ALL those things combine to make him on one the most successful actors working in voiceover today. A great conversation not to be missed!

TheGeekIntiative: An Interview With Voiceover Artist David Sobolov!

I had the amazing opportunity to chat with David Sobolov (voice of Gorilla Grodd in CW’s “The Flash,”Disney XD’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” cartoon, and Lobo in DC’s “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” among other roles) about equality in geek culture, and his career. David also provided some advice to those who want to be a part of the voiceover industry.em about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Flash TV Talk Interview

David Sobolov AKA Gorilla Grodd joins us to discuss his vast voice acting career including work on Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers Beast Wars,  and of course: The Flash!want.To make this item your own, click here > Add & Manage Items.

SciFiction:Interview with David Sobolov

In this show I interview the very talented David Sobolov where we discuss his career in the entertainment industry, his various characters he has portrayed over the years. We also talk a bit about his upcoming role as "Drax" in the new Marvel Entertainment film Guardians Of The Galaxy!

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