The voice acting in our favorite video games often times go unnoticed or underappreciated. Sometimes, you can even feel that all the characters in the games you play so much alike that you don’t bother figuring out who’s doing the talking.
But every now and then, developers want to make sure that you’re getting a good audio experience aside from a visual one. Some of the most iconic video game characters were actually voiced by celebrities, and you didn’t even notice! Ready for a surprise?
Here are seven celebrities that have voiced your favorite characters on the video games you play:
Gary Oldman or Commissioner Gordon to you Batman fans is one of the most talented actors out there, being able to play a menagerie of roles. Aside from his acting, his ability to change his accent is what makes him an excellent voice actor too. If you’re a fan of Call of Duty, did you know he’s the voice of Viktor Reznov in both World at War and Black Ops?
The brilliant voice acting from Oldman and the rest of the cast made World at War and Black Ops a much more interesting game.
Leader of the X-Men and Captain of the Enterprise, Patrick Stewart is as famous as celebrities come. When it comes to roles that need a strong leader, Sir Patrick Stewart is your guy. However, did you know he also voiced one of the characters in the Elder Scrolls series?
In the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Patrick Stewart lends his voice to Emperor Uriel Septim VII. Despite of the short time Uriel has in the game, Patrick Stewart definitely left his mark in the series.
Lena Headey isn’t just Cersei Lannister. There’s a lot more to this actress than just her role in Game of Thrones. She also voiced one of the characters in Dishonored, Callista Curnow. Curnow is the heiress to the throne in the game and who better to voice her than Lena Headey?
Aside from Headey, Dishonored had an ensemble cast of celebrity voice actors such as Carrie Fisher and Susan Sarandon.
Sean Bean, AKA Ned Stark and Boromir, has made his mark in the world of High Fantasy movies and TV shows. He’s also voiced arguably one of the most important characters in the Elder Scrolls Series, the bastard son of Uriel Septim VII, Martin. For those of you who have played Oblivion, you know Martin as the catalyst that binds the story of the game.
Liam Neeson, a badass father, Jedi Master, and leader of the League of Shadows is known for his acting prowess and his father roles. Who better to play James in Fallout 3 than him? James is modeled after Neeson, which perfectly suits the characters he is known to play.
Kiefer Sutherland is mostly known for his role as the badass Jack Bauer in 24. But some gamers may have noticed that Jack Bauer and Sgt. Roebuck sound similar. That’s because they’re both played by Kiefer Sutherland. He’s also set to lend his voice to video game version of Jack Bauer in the 24: The Game.
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