Dana Snyder

Dana Snyder

Snyder at the 2014 Florida SuperCon
Born (1973-11-14) November 14, 1973
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Carmine Decenzo
Dan Snyder
Dick Snyder
Dann Snyder
Danna Snyder
Education Las Vegas High School
Alma mater Webster University (BFA)
Occupation Stand-up comedian, actor, producer, voice artist
Years active 1998–present
Agent Natanya Rose
Home town Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Spouse(s) Christine Snyder (m. 2005)[1]
Children 1

Dana Snyder (born November 14, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, and voice artist. He is best known for voicing Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Granny Cuyler on Squidbillies. He currently plays Dr. Colosso on Nickelodeon's comedy The Thundermans[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]


Voice acting

Snyder was hired to voice 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][20] He voices the recurring character McSweats in the Disney XD animated series Pickle and Peanut. He currently plays Dr.Colosso on Nickelodeon's comedy The Thundermans as well as Graballa the Hutt on the Disney XD animated series Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.

Stage acting

On April 15, 2010, Snyder and Dave Willis went on a multi-city[21] tour called Dave & Dana: Stars of Aqua Teen!.[22][23][24] In June 2010, he appeared as Max Bialystock in the Lyceum Theatre's production of Mel Brooks' The Producers in Arrow Rock, Missouri.[25] 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,[26] Damn Yankees, and The Sound of Music[27] 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.[28]

Film and television

Snyder has made guest appearances on ER,[29] Brothers and Sisters,[2] and Gary Unmarried.[30][31] Snyder also appeared in Saul of the Mole Men,[29][32] The Young Person's Guide to History[33], and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.[34] He guest appeared on the Christian live action television show Come On Over.


Snyder co-hosts the Ken P.D. Snydecast with Ken "Plumey" Plume, which is a free podcast. The first episode of the show appeared on the internet on January 11, 2006.[35] The show was initially produced out of IGN[36] and is produced out of Fred Entertainment.[36] The show originally followed a "weekly" episode distribution [37] but has been more sporadic in later years.[35] In addition to Snyder and Plume, guests have included Doc Hammer, Paul Sabourin, and Jay Wade Edwards.[35] In late 2013, Dana began co-hosting the podcast Drunk on Disney[38] with Guy Hutchinson,[39] and Bart Scott, author of Ears of Steel.[40] 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".

Personal life

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



Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Dante's Inferno Ulyssess / Strom Thurmond (voices)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Master Shake
2010 Open Season 3 Alistair (voice) Direct-to-video
2011 A Letter to Momo Kawa (voice) English dub
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts The Penguin (voice)
Hell and Back Garthog (voice)
2016 Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants The Penguin (voice)
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2000–15 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Master Shake / Himself (voice) 137 episodes; also known under various alternative titles
2001 Sealab 2021 Master Shake (voice) Episode: "Murphy Murph & the Feng Shui Bunch"
2005–present Squidbillies Granny Cuyler (voice) 85 episodes
2006 Minoriteam Dr. Wang (voice) 20 episodes
Robot Chicken Master Shake / Twinkie the Kid / Various Voice roles; 4 episodes
2006, 2007 Come On Over Dr. FullOvit (voice) 3 episodes
2006–13 The Venture Bros. The Alchemist / The President (voices) 15 episodes
2007 ER Paranoid Man Episode: "Lights Out"
Saul of the Mole Men Kiko / Strata Operator / Kiko / Benjamin Franklin (voices) 20 episodes
Brothers & Sisters Office Worker Episode: "Home Front"
2007–08 Code Monkeys Todd / Benny (voices) 24 episodes
2007–10 Chowder Gazpacho (voice) 48 episodes
2008 Young Person's Guide to History Benjamin Franklin TV special
2010 Robotomy Dreadnot / Thunderbyte (voices) 10 episodes
Mad Various Voice role; 29 episodes
2010, 2011 The Penguins of Madagascar Leonard (voice) 4 episodes
2010–14 Fish Hooks Mr. Baldwin / Bud (voices) 31 episodes
2012 Superjail! Prison Pee Dee (voice) 2 episodes
2012–15 Adventure Time Ancient Sleeping Magi of Life Giving / The Train (voices) 5 episodes
2013 Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Lucas 3 episodes
2013, 2015 Bob's Burgers Pud / Sheldon (voices) 2 episodes
2013–present The Thundermans Dr. Colosso (voice) Live-action: 2 episodes
2014 The Haunted Hathaways Dr. Colosso (voice) Crossover episode: "The Haunted Thundermans"
Bravest Warriors The Thing / Puppet characters (voices) Episode: "The Puppetyville Horror"
2015 DC Super Friends The Penguin (voice) 7 episodes
2015–present Pickle and Peanut McSweats (voice) 6 episodes
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Graballa the Hutt (voice) 1 episode
Justice League Action Patrick O'Brian / Plastic Man (voice)
Harvey Beaks Blargus (voice) Episode: "Technoscare"
2016–present Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything Mr. Funkus Recurring Role
Video games
Year Title Voice role
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am Master Shake
2010 White Knight Chronicles II Belcitane
2012 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Gremlin Jamface
Guest appearance
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Writer and performer: "Nude Love"
2009 G4 Presents Comic-Con '09 Live Belcitane Performer: "Nature's Bounty", "Yellowcake"


Year Title Notes
2011 Your Dungeon, My Dragon Consulting producer
2 episodes


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  17. http://suicidebyside.com/?page_id=2
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  39. "The ACPN". The ACPN. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
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