The narrator of the North American commercial for Metroid II: Return of Samus, David Warner, died on July 24, 2022 at the age of 80. Many Metroid fans who grew up in the early 1990s, or found the commercial on YouTube later, will remember the face that warned players to “Be afraid, be very afraid…” It was only today that we learned his name, and that he was sadly no longer with us.
David’s career spanned sixty years in film, television, theater and video games. His best known roles are in Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment, Time After Time (as Jack the Ripper), A Christmas Carol (as Bob Cratchit), Batman: The Animated Series (as Ra’s al Ghul) and multiple characters in Star Trek.
On behalf of the team at Shinesparkers, we offer our condolences to David’s family and friends during this difficult time, and we will remember his many brilliant performances over the years, especially the Metroid II commercial. You can watch it below.