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Val Kilmer Replaces Will Arnett As Voice of KITT

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Variety

Val Kilmer has replaced Will Arnett as the voice of the sentient car KITT in NBC's remake of the series Knight Rider.

Why? Apparently Arnett had a conflict, which in non-Hoillywood parlance means that Arnett's been doing voice-over work for General Motors for about 10 years. Actors can't do commercial work to endorse two competing brands, and KITT in the new series is a Ford.

Unfortunately for us fans, that means we lose out on Arnett's performance, which I'm sure would have been hilarious. Kilmer hasn't done much besides bore me since Willow (Spartan excepted), but I'll keep an open mind.


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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