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Conflict of Interest : Will Arnett Out, Val Kilmer In for KITT Voice on Knight Rider

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

February 7, 2008

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Did you hear about what happened with the voice of KITT in the new Knight Rider revival?

A conflict of interest has arisen for KITT car voice actor, Will Arnett, and now Val Kilmer has been recruited to replace him as the voice because of it.

Find out exactly what happened at VOX Daily.


Will Arnett was cast not too long ago to be the voice of KITT in NBC's new Knight Rider endeavor.

In light of recent news, there are a couple of problems with that...

1. KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) car is a Ford Mustang Shelby.
2. Will Arnett has been the voice of GMC Trucks for years.

Needless to say, the decision to pull Will off the voice over for KITT was one imposed by General Motors with Will's astute cooperation.

''I was very excited at the prospect of playing the part of KITT in the new Knight Rider movie," Arnett told Variety. ''However, because of a long relationship with General Motors as the voice of GMC Trucks, I had to respectfully withdraw from the project.''

GM can't have their signature voice affiliated with a Ford vehicle, now can they?

Hollywood actor Val Kilmer has already been hired to re-voice all of the lines for KITT.

The casting decision is a good one (Val's got great pipes and is a fabulous actor) and there is also no conflict of interest between Val Kilmer and any other automobile manufacturers.

What do you think of this?

Looking forward to hearing from you on the blog. Leave a comment!



Related Topics: Conflict of Interest, Ford, General Motors, GM, GMC Trucks, hired, Hollywood, KITT, Knight Rider, Mustang, Shelby, TV, Val Kilmer, Will Arnett


    Wow, Knight Rider is one of the TV series I grew up with, and I look forward to hearing Val's voice as KITT.

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    • February 9, 2008 5:45 AM

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