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Famous actors as voice talent in games: Discworld Noir #794499
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Discworld Noir is a game I really enjoyed playing because of the atmosphere, the graphics, the humor and the voice acting. I found Lewton to have a very distinctive voice that contributed to the noir feel and dry humor of the game, but I was not familiar with the actor behind it. Recently I saw the movie
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"The Trip" with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon...it turns out that it was Rob Brydon
who was the voice of Lewton back in 1999. Anyway, I was surprised to connect this particular game character with a known actor. (I'm not sure that was worth a spoiler alert but maybe some would rather not know who voice actors are)?

This is probably more common than I realized. I know of two other famous actors (Michael Dorn, Tim Curry in GK Sins of the Fathers) whose voices have been incorporated into adventure games. Has anyone else been surprised to find a famous actor behind the voice of a game character?

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Re: Famous actors as voice talent in games: Discworld Noir [Re: ergggo] #794516
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Discworld Noir also had Robert Llewellyn who was Kryten in the British comedy series Red Dwarf.

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father also had Mark Hamill and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

Here are some other, in no particular order:

Tex Murphy Under A Killing Moon:
Margot Kidder, James Earl Jones, Brian Keith

Tex Murphy The Pandora Directive:
Barry Corbin, Kevin McCarthy, Tanya Roberts, John Agar

Tex Murphy Overseer:
Henry Darrow, Michael York

Discworld:
Eric Idle (as Rincewind), Jon Pertwee, Tony Robinson (Baldrik in Black Addder)

Discworld II:
Eric Idle
Jon Pertwee died before production began

The Feeble Files:
Robert Llewellyn as Feeble, Peter Tuddenham (voices of ORAC and Slave in Blakes 7) as voice of Oracle

Simon the Sorcer:
Chris Barrie (Rimmer in Red Dwarf) as Simon

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express:
David Suchet voiced Hercule Poirot

Guild Wars 2 (darkside)
will have major characters voiced by voice actors well known in the gaming industry though not necessarily outside it:
Jocelyn Blue (Fallout: New Vegas: Dr. Dala) as Eir Stegalkin (norn, founder of Destiny's Edge)
Felicia Day (from The Guild webs series) as Zojja (asura, former member of Destiny's Edge)
Steve Blum (more roles in video games than anybody else, including Guild Wars: Prophecies: Justiciar Hablion, Guild Wars: Eye of the North: Pyre Fierceshot) as Rytlock Brimstone (charr, former member of DE)
Kari Wahlgren (Guild Wars: Nightfall: Tahlkora, Guild Wars: Eye of the North: Gwen) as Caithe (sylvari, former member of DE)
Troy Baker (World of Warcraft: Tirion Fordring) as Logan Thackeray (human, former member of Destiny's Edge, responsible for its disbanding)

Steve Blum was also Ludger Brink/Cocytan Leader/Borneo Space Observer in The Dig and Sid in Full Throttle

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Re: Famous actors as voice talent in games: Discworld Noir [Re: GuybrushThreepwood] #794541
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Quite a few famous names in "Ripper" grin

Christopher Walken as Detective Vince Magnotta
Burgess Meredith as Hamilton Wofford / Covington Wofford
Karen Allen as Doctor Clare Burton
David Patrick Kelly as Joey Falconetti
Scott Cohen as Jake Quinlan
Ossie Davis as Ben Dodds
John Rhys-Davies as Vigo Haman
Tahnee Welch as Catherine Powell
Jimmie Walker as Soap Beatty
Paul Giamatti as Doctor Bud Cable


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Starship Titanic has John Cleese (under a pseudonym) as the bomb, Terry Jones as the parrot, and Douglas Adams as himself. In The Feeble Files, Feeble is played by Robert Llewellyn, who was Kryten in the Red Dwarf series.


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Charlotte Rampling voices one of the characters in Ring – The Legend of the Nibelungen (Ring I).

Re: Famous actors as voice talent in games: Discworld Noir [Re: ergggo] #794869
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Let's not forget:

Patrick Stewart as the Emperor in Oblivion.
Liam Neeson as The Father in Fallout 3.

Felicia Day also stars in Mark of The Assasin, a DLC, for DA2.

Ron Pearlman in all The Fallouts: War, war never changes is possible the best line ever to open a game....

And Urban Runner (a FMV game from the 1990's) had that actor that starred in Once and Again (Billy Campbell) as the main character, I think.

Joker in the ME games is voiced by Brian Austin Green....

Sorry, I don't know that many voice actors for adventure games...

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Re: Famous actors as voice talent in games: Discworld Noir [Re: ergggo] #794870
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Anne Heche (Miss G-String/ The Guitar Woman),
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Renée Soutendijk (Voodoo Priestess),
Christopher Reeve (Thurston Last)

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Mummy: Tomb of the Pharaoh

Malcolm McDowell (as Stuart Davenport)


Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster.

Tim Curry (as Dr. Frankenstein)

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Re: Famous actors as voice talent in games: Discworld Noir [Re: ergggo] #794956
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I had a weird experience recently as I was watching the credits for Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time. A character named Dr. Nefarious is featured in five of the ten games of the series (all of which I've played). I was stunned as the credits rolled by to realize that I know the person who does his voice. I felt so stupid, because he was one of the friends I had Christmas dinner with and I wish I had known it then, so I could have gone all nerdgasm on him. smile


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Lol! It's a long time to next Christmas, ray. Maybe you could invite him to a Cinco de Mayo dinner and have your nerdgasm then. lol

The YouTube videos of that game look like fun. I never did hear your friend say anything but he sure has a mean laugh!

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Wow, lots of famous voice actors and some games I'll have to look into. I was doing some searching for other famous game voices and was surprised by one more cast & crew fact: the same person (Sharon Mann) voiced both Kate Walker in the Syberia games and Mina in Return to Mysterious Island (which I'm playing now). Maybe my audio memory is faulty, but I can't imagine that can be true...I recall Kate Walker's voice as being very different from Mina's.

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I will also say this: None of my favorite voice performances in games have EVER been from famous actors.

Roger Raines: Crow in The Longest Journey and Dreamfall.

Matt Weinhold: Arthur in Journey Project 2 and 3

Steve Valentine: Alistair in Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age Origins: Awakening and Dragon Age II

Ellen McLain: GLaDOS in Portal and Portal 2

Nolan North as Nathan Drake


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J. K. Simmons as Cave Johnson from Portal 2.

Kasten: Joker is voiced by Seth Green. Names are similar, but Seth Green is a prolific voice actor.

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Not an adventure game per se, but Fable 3 has the most incredible voice actor cast list I've ever seen. Some may only be well-known in the UK to be fair, but it's still impressive:

John Cleese (Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Fish Called Wanda etc)
Michael Fassbender (Inglorious Basterds, 300, X-Men, Band Of Brothers)
Stephen Fry (The Hobbit, Sherlock Holmes 2, Bones, Blackadder)
Naomie Harris (Pirates Of The Caribbean, 28 Days Later)
Bernard Hill (Lord Of The Rings (Theoden), Titanic, Gothika, Wimbledon)
Nicholas Hoult (X-Men, Clash Of The Titans, About A Boy)
Sir Ben Kingsley (Ghandi, Shutter Island, The Love Guru, Lucky Number Slevin, Schindlers List)
Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Mission Impossible 3, Shaun Of The Dead, Doctor Who, Band Of Brothers)
Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon, Dog Soldiers, Equilibrium)
Zoe Wannamaker (Harry Potter, Prime Suspect, Poirot, Doctor Who)
Edward Hardwicke (Love Actually, Elizabeth, Shadowlands, Sherlock Holmes (TV - John Watson to Jeremy Brett's Sherlock))
Mark Heap (Stardust, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, About A Boy)
Jonathan Ross (UK's biggest Talk Show Host - our David Letterman if you like)

Plus a raft of other actors from UK TV soaps like Casualty, Holby City, EastEnders etc.

Not bad wink

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Originally Posted By: ergggo
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"The Trip" with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon...it turns out that it was Rob Brydon



The Trip was actually a 6 part TV series in the UK. The film was heavily edited version of that series (You probably know this already:-)).

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No, I didn't realize that it was first a TV series...I really enjoyed the movie.

One more famous actor: Erick Avari (The Mummy, Stargate, etc.) was the Grand Inquisitor in Zork Grand Inquisitor.

I suppose it's not exactly accurate to include Avari and others who appeared in FMV cutscenes or FMV games (Tex Murphy) as voice talent, since they are physically acting as well, but why split hairs?

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Actress Janis Paige was the voice of Rose Green in Nancy Drew Message In A Haunted Mansion.


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