Famous Actors Who Voiced Video Game Characters 

David Galvan

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Video games have evolved from their time as those nerdy gimmicky titles you used to keep hidden in your parent’s basement. With the power of next-gen systems, games are now able to host jaw-dropping visuals and cinematic sequences that rival any blockbuster hit showing at your local cinema. And, with the industry attracting more and more fans, it should come as no surprise that plenty of celebrities have been enticed to lend their voice-acting skills to help bring certain characters to life. Join us today as we bring you some of the most famous actors who voiced video game characters! 

Mark Hamill – Batman: Arkham

Mark Hamill’s incredible skills in the entertainment world extend much further than his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films. One of the best voice actors of his generation, Hamill has had roles in everything from Avatar to Child’s Play, however, his most iconic role remains as the Joker across various DC shows, films and video games. And the pick of these performances is in Rocksteady’s Arkham series. Hamill supplied the vocals for Clown Prince of Crime across all four games, with his sinister laugh, wise-cracking quips and dastardly schemes making his portrayal not only one of the best in Batman video games but one of the best Joker portrayals of all time. 

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Gary Oldman – Call of Duty

Gary Oldman is one of the most acclaimed and diverse actors of his generation. The Academy Award Winner has shown his range with portrayals of famous figures from Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour to Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy. He’s also shown his love for the challenges that come with voice acting in video games with eleven different credits to his name over his career, the most famous of those being in, by his own admission, Call of Duty. An iconic video game franchise and one of the most popular titles for Esports betting at Unikrn, Oldman plays the Russian squadron leader Victor Reznov in Black Ops in a role that involved plenty of bellowing and a fantastic Russian accent from the veteran actor. 

Kirsten Bell – Assassin’s Creed 

Since its debut entry back in 2007, Assassin’s Creed has grown to become one of the gaming world’s most significant franchises. With twelve major entries, spin-off titles, comics, novels, merchandise and even a blockbuster movie, the overarching story of the series has largely remained the same: Assassins and Templars vying for control of the world using a machine to relive the lives of their ancestors. And, for the first three entries in the series, the Assassins had a proper A-Lister on their side: Kirsten Bell. Known for her appearances in Frozen, The Good Place and Gossip Girl, Bell played Lucy Stillman in Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. 

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Matthew Perry – Fallout: New Vegas

Matthew Perry might be known to the majority of us for playing the snarky sarcastic Chandler Bing in Friends, but that shouldn’t take the shine off his portrayals in the gaming world. Perry was a massive fan of the Bethesda game Fallout 3, claiming that he even has to have injections due to playing so much. This love for the series saw him get given a role in Fallout 3’s sequel, Fallout: New Vegas. Chairman Benny is the game’s secondary antagonist and the brains behind an elaborate scheme to usurp control of New Vegas from Mr House. Perry’s snarky deliveries once again help him own the role and Benny even begins to look like the Friends star when you squint at the seventh-generation graphics.

Samuel L Jackson – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 

From Dennis Hopper to Ricky Gervais, Rockstar has been able to scale up in terms of some of the names they have been able to entice to their Grand Theft Auto series. However, their crowning accomplishment will always be snagging the vocals of Sam Jackson in 2004’s San Andreas. With over a hundred acting roles spanning everything from Pulp Fiction to No Way Home, Jackson’s involvement with Grand Theft Auto was one of the first examples of an A-Lister taking the world of gaming seriously with his portrayal of Frank Tenpenny, San Andreas’ main baddie. A psychotic corrupt police officer, he has over half an hour’s worth of screen time in the game and was dutifully given a script filled with the sorts of outlandish expletives one would expect from a Sam Jackson character. 

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