12 Famous Actors Who Voiced Characters in Video Gamesby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 3 months ago
Although known primarily for their TV and film roles, these eight actors possess voices you may recognize from "Dragon Age," "Call of Duty," "Assassin's Creed," and more.
Chloë Grace Moretz
Known for: "Dishonored"
Character quote: "It's a funny thing, ambition. It can take one to sublime heights or harrowing depths. And sometimes they are one and the same." – Lady Emily Kaldwin, "Dishonored"
Award-winning actor Chloë Grace Moretz started acting when she was seven years old, including roles in 500 Days of Summer, Let Me In, and Carrie. In addition to voicing Lady Emily Kaldwin, she reprised her role of Hit Girl for "Kick-Ass: The Game."
Known for: "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain," "Call of Duty: World at War"
Character quote: "I won't scatter your sorrow to the heartless sea. I will always be with you." - Venom Snake, "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain"
Kiefer Sutherland may have the fewest video game credits on this list, but they're in two of the most popular game franchises: Konami’s "Metal Gear" and Activision’s first-person shooter, "Call of Duty." In "Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain," Sutherland plays Special Forces Unit leader Big Boss, performing both the voice and facial capture for the role. Sutherland spoke of his familiarity of the iconic series, previous to taking on the role, “I’m not a gamer, and even I knew about this game. I was keenly aware of the legacy of these games.”
Known for: "Batman: Arkham Asylum," "Batman: Arkham City"
Character quote: “Remember, guys: He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot.” – The Joker, "Batman: Arkham Asylum"
With 37 video game credits, Mark Hamill is the most prolific voice actor on the list. Hamill made his voice acting debut in 1973 in “The New Scooby-Doo Movies” and has voiced the Joker in animated series and video games for 23 years.
Not limited to the DC Universe, Hamill has also voiced Red Skull in “Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet,” Wolverine in “X2 - Wolverine's Revenge,” and Arnim Zola in “Lego Marvel's Avengers.”
Neil Patrick Harris
Known for: "Saints Row 2," "Saints Row IV"
Character quote: "Hey, if you ever get back into the whole criminal thing again, I can totally get you the hookup for good product." – Veteran Child, "Saint's Row"
Neil Patrick Harris plays gangland nightclub DJ and drug dealer Veteran Child in Volition’s open-world action series "Saints Row." Patrick summed up his character as “kind of crazy." He explained, "He thinks he’s the man, and he’s dealing drugs, but he’s not so good at it.”
Known for: "Mass Effect"
Character quote: "Oh, another dangerous alien aboard, Commander. Thanks. Why can't you collect coins or commemorative plates or something?" – Jeff 'Joker' Moreau, "Mass Effect 2"
Seth Green is perhaps most well-known for his time portraying Daniel on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Since then, Green has had a varied and prolific career, including voice work for the "Mass Effect," "Call of Duty," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", and "Family Guy".
Known for: "Assassin’s Creed," "Disney Infinity 3.0"
Character quote: "We're going to train you. Turn you into one of us." – Lucy Stillman, "Assassin's Creed II"
Bell’s first video game credit was in 2007 as Lucy Stillman, a genetic memory researcher born into the Assassin’s Order in “Assassin’s Creed.” She followed up with the next two games in the series:“Assassin’s Creed II” and “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood”.
In 2013 Bell switched franchises, joining Disney’s sandbox action-adventure series as Frozen’s Anna in “Disney Infinity,” “Disney Infinity: Marvel Superheroes,” and “Disney Infinity 3.0.”
Known for: "Call of Duty: Black Ops," "The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon"
Character quote: "My name ... is Viktor Reznov, and I will have my revenge!" – Victor Reznov, "Call of Duty: Black Ops"
Academy Award-winning actor Gary Oldman has played many iconic characters throughout his career: Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy, Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series, and George Smiley in John le Carré’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. But as he stated on "The Graham Norton Show," “I’m more known for ['Call of Duty'] than anything else.”
Gary Oldman voices World War II Russian squad leader Sgt. Reznov in "Call of Duty: World at War" (2008) and "Call of Duty: Black Ops" (2010). You may also recognize his voice in the "Legend of Spyro" series as Ignitus the Fire Guardian dragon.
Known for: "Fallout 3"
Character quote: "Your mommy? Oh, sweetie... I... Of course I miss her. I miss her... so much. Each day more than the last." – Father, "Fallout 3"
Award-winning dramatic actor Liam Neeson found a second surprise career as an action star with the release of his film Taken, in which he played a retired CIA agent attempting to rescue his daughter from being sold into prostitution. That same year, he lent his voice talent to "Fallout 3." His character, James (the father), provides advice and comfort to the protagonist throughout the game. He also provided the voice for Henri Ducard in "Batman Begins," which featured an all-star cast, including Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Katie Holmes.
Known for: "The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning," "The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon"
Character quote: "I keep seeing ... a mountain draped in shadow, a face of stone beneath two moons ... and darkness." - Spyro, "The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night"
Although not technically a video game credit, Elijah Wood’s first IMDb credit was as the character “Video Game Boy” in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II. It wasn’t until 2002 that Wood voiced his first video game, reprising his character Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings video game adaptations. “Legend of Spyro” fans will recognize him in the title role of Spyro the Dragon, alongside Gary Oldman as Ignitus and Mark Hamill as Malefor, the Dark Master.
Haley Joel Osment
Known for: "Kingdom Hearts"
Character quote: "Yes, the untapped power that lies within you. Now, child, it's time you awakened that power and realized your full potential." – Sora, "Kingdom Hearts"
Haley Joel Osment became instantly famous after starring in The Sixth Sense, in which he played a child who sees dead people. Osment began voicing Sora in "Kingdom Hearts" when he was 14, and has continued to do so throughout the life of the franchise, most recently in the 2017 release "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue."
Known for: "Dragon Age: Inquisition," "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End"
Character quote: "There's no fool like a drunken fool. So, Mother told me, and 'tis still true." – Morrigan, "Dragon Age: Origins"
If you’ve played video games in the past decade, you’ve probably come across a character voiced by Australian actress Claudia Black. Black’s first of 22 video game credits was in 2002 as Peacekeeper soldier Aeryn Sun, a role she made famous on the sci-fi series, “Farscape.” Black is best known for her prominent roles in two major franchises: the Witch of the Wilds, Morrigan in the "Dragon Age" series, and adventurer Chloe Frazer in Naughty Dog’s juggernaut “Uncharted” series.
Known for: "Star Trek: Bridge Commander," "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion", "X-Men Legends"
Character quote: "When the dragon dies, the Empire dies." - Uriel Septim VII, "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion"
Although most widely known for his film and television roles, Patrick Stewart has an impressive 22 video game credits to date. Since 1995, Stewart has voiced Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 10 games, most recently in the 2014 “Family Guy” video game, “The Quest for Stuff” along with "Star Trek: The Next Generation" alums LeVar Burton and John de Lancie.