David Holt (voice actor)


David Holt is an English voice actor and writer who is best known for having contributed his voice to a wide variety of children's cartoons.

David Holt
  • Voice actor
  • writer
Years active1993–present


Voice actingEdit

Holt is noted for his role as Vervain in Watership Down as well as the voices for the male animals in Percy the Park Keeper, Oakie Doke and other voices in Oakie Doke, Cowboy, Policeman, farm animals, and Robin Hood in A Town Called Panic, Dad in Angry Kid and Pinky in The Pinky and Perky Show. He has also done other voice work in animation, promos, documentaries, films, TV, multi-media, computer games, children's toys, exhibition guides, announcements and audio books. He also has voiced commercials for L'Oreal Kids, Guess Who? and Burger King.[1] He had provided the voice to the UK version of Face from Nick Jr from its launch in 1995 until September 2005. He played the voice of Jack Frost in the movie Rainbow Magic: Return to Rainspell Island.[2]


In his writing career, he has been writing for various radio or television productions like In the Name of the Wee Man, Cold Call, Tales From The Tower, Proof of the Pudding, Medium Rare and Beyond the Gravy.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Zit: The Video All voices Uncredited
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Additional voices
1996 Achilles Additional voices
1997 Annabelle's Wish Narrator (UK)
1998 Gilbert & Sullivan: The Very Models Richard D'Oyly Carte
1999 Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar Cacofonix English version
2008 A Fox's Tale Doofus – Knuckles English version
2009 Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva Marco Brock
2010 Rainbow Magic: Return to Rainspell Island Jack Frost
2011 Isle of Spagg Inger
Doctor Beez
2012 The Happy Wanderer Maitre D
2013 The Jungle Book: Return 2 the Jungle Shere Khan Direct-to-video
2019 A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Mugg-1N5


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Hymen
Episode: "As You Like It"
1995 Oakie Doke Oakie Doke
Male voices
All Episodes
1996 Testament: The Bible in Animation Captain Episode: "Creation and the Flood"
The Adventures of the Garden Fairies All voices
1997 Brambly Hedge Teasel Woodmouse
Additional voices
Episode: "Spring Story"
Soul Music Mr. Clete
Additional voices
Enid Blyton's Enchanted Lands Angry Pixie
Additional voices
1998 Wyrd Sisters Additional voices
1999 Little Monsters Fathers
Additional male characters
Lavender Castle Captain Thrice
Additional voices
1999–2001 Watership Down Vervain
1999-2000 Pablo the Little Red Fox Pablo
1996–1999 Percy the Park Keeper Male animals
2000 A Town Called Panic Cowboy
Farm animals
Robin Hood
Additional voices
Sheeep Hubert
The Magic Key Floppy
Fetch the Vet George Moffat
Violet Blush
Lionel Froggatt
2000–2003 Maggie and the Ferocious Beast Hamilton Hocks
The Ferocious Beast
Rudy (UK)
2001–2003 Oswald Henry (UK)
2001 The Wheels on the Bus Beep and male characters
2002–2004 Engie Benjy

Farmer Fred
Fisherman Finn
Messenger Mo

2003 The Day Britain Stopped Dominic Steel (Safety Compliance Manager, Heathrow) Mockumentary
2004 Who Do You Think You Are Dad TV movie
2004–2008 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends Holley
Other voices (UK)
2005 Muffin the Mule Muffin
All episodes
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs Steggy (UK)
2005-2013 Moose and Zee Moose (UK)
2006 Rudi and Trudi Rudi English version
Pulling Bingo Caller Episode #1.1
The Likeaballs Laughaball
2006–2007 The Magic Roundabout Dougal, Brian Main role
2008–2009 The Pinky and Perky Show Pinky
Additional voices
2010 The Jungle Book Shere Khan
2010–2014 Alphablocks Additional voices Main Role
2011 Quiff and Boot Gene
The Hundred
TV movie
2011-2015 Team Umizoomi Bot (UK)
2015 Ruff Ruff, Tweet and Dave Hatty the Hamster Main role
2015 Bob the Builder Alfred (UK/US)(Season 1 Only)
Tread (UK)
Young Bob
2015 reboot, (Uncredited)
2016 Tree Fu Tom Zigzoo, Chezz, and Muru
2016-2021 Numberblocks Seven, Nine, Fourteen, Seventeen, Twenty-Two, Twenty-Six, Thirty-One, Thirty-Five, Thirty-Six, Seventy, Ninety, Nine Hundred, Seven Thousand and Ninety Thousand
2019 Yes We Can Sam McBratney book - Narrator
2019-2020 YooHoo to the Rescue Lemmee (UK)
2020 The Hundred Decker Bus Mike Smith book - Narrator
2020-21 Go! Go!/Toot-Toot Cory Carson Pappy, Old Car (UK) (Netflix)

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
1996 Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars Additional voices
2000 Sheep
2003 Ape Escape 2 Hikaru\Jimmy, Pipotchi, Monkey Yellow (UK Dub)
2004 Fable additional voices
Dragon Quest: Journey of the Cursed King
2006 Thomas & Friends: Special Delivery Narrator
2010 Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails
2011 Ni no Kuni Additional voices
2013 Puppeteer General Snake
General Sheep


  1. ^ "David Holt :: Voices :: London-based Voiceover Artist, Actor and Writer". Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  2. ^ "David Holt," Behind the Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com/
  3. ^ "David Holt :: Writing :: London-based Voiceover Artist, Actor and Writer". Retrieved 2 April 2013.

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • David Holt at IMDb