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Dana Snyder (born November 14, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer and voice actor. He is known for voicing Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Granny Cuyler on Squidbillies. He also voiced Dr. Colosso on Nickelodeon's comedy series The Thundermans and Gazpacho on Cartoon Network's animated series Chowder.[2]

Early life

Snyder was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania[3] on November 14, 1973 and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada.[4] He credits Don Rickles, Rip Taylor, and Phil Silvers as childhood influences.[5] Snyder graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1992[6] and he graduated with a BFA from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, Missouri in 1996.[7][8]


Snyder was hired to voice Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force,[9] auditioning during a phone call to Dave Willis.[10] Snyder provided the voice of Gazpacho on Chowder, Todd and Benny Lee on the G4TV show Code Monkeys, "The Alchemist" on The Venture Bros., and Granny Cuyler on Squidbillies.[11] He voices Leonard the Koala in The Penguins of Madagascar and plays a teacher named "Mr. Baldwin" on the Disney series Fish Hooks.[12][13] He played Alistair in Open Season 3.[14][15] Snyder provided the voices of Sam as well as Cold Fusion Reactor Dad on the web series Suicide by Side.[16][17] He narrated the Adult Swim web series Sipes Stories that he co-produced with Andy Sipes. He has starred on Adventure Time as the Ancient Sleeping Magi of Life Giving from the episode "Little Dude" in the fifth season. He played the voice of Belcitane within the White Knight Chronicles, and the White Knight Chronicles II.[18] He also shows up in the web series "Bravest Warriors" in season 2 episode 6.[19] He voices the recurring character McSweats in the Disney XD animated series Pickle and Peanut. Snyder played Dr. Colosso on Nickelodeon's comedy The Thundermans from 2013 to 2018. He also played as Graballa the Hutt on the Disney XD animated series Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.

On April 15, 2010, Snyder and Dave Willis went on a multi-city[20] tour called Dave & Dana: Stars of Aqua Teen!.[21][22][23] In June 2010, he appeared as Max Bialystock in the Lyceum Theatre's production of Mel Brooks' The Producers in Arrow Rock, Missouri.[24] In February and March 2011, he again played Max Bialystock in The Producers at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach Florida.[12] Snyder has also been seen in the Lyceum Theatre 2011 productions of Run For Your Wife,[25] Damn Yankees, and The Sound of Music[26] and has worked at several other United States regional theaters, including Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Cleveland Play House.[2] Snyder was also a guest performer during several performances of the Atlanta-based burlesque revue "Dames Aflame" in 2010 and 2012.[27]

Snyder has made guest appearances on ER,[28] Brothers and Sisters,[2] and Gary Unmarried.[29][30] Snyder also appeared in Saul of the Mole Men,[28][31] The Young Person's Guide to History[32], and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. He guest appeared on the Christian live action television show Come On Over.

Snyder co-hosted the Ken P.D. Snydecast with Ken "Plumey" Plume, which was a free podcast. The first episode of the show appeared on the internet on January 11, 2006 with the last episode appearing September 18, 2017.[33] The show was initially produced out of IGN[34] and was produced out of Fred Entertainment before its finale in 2017.[34] In addition to Snyder and Plume, guests have included Doc Hammer, Paul Sabourin, and Jay Wade Edwards.[33] In late 2013, Dana began co-hosting the podcast Drunk on Disney[35] with Guy Hutchinson,[36] and Bart Scott, author of Ears of Steel.[37] The podcast centers around Disney parks, Disney trips, and Disney memories; all while the boys make a Disney-themed cocktail and literally try to get "Drunk on Disney". Since 2018, Snyder started hosting Dino and Dana's Safe Space Starring Spencer and Tish with Dino Stamatopoulos, Spencer Crittenden and Tish Burns. Occasional guests include Jeff B. Davis and Cassandra Church.

Personal life

He married Christine "Sweety" Snyder (née Ciccone) in August 2005. They have one daughter born in June 2014.


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