Tech

The Incredible Strangeness Of Video Game Voice Acting

Haven’t I heard that voice before?

1. Did you know that Andrew Ryan, the bad guy from BioShock, and Quark from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine are the SAME PERSON?

 

Yep, that’s good old Armin Shimerman.

2. Oh, and you know Kratos and Mace Windu from the Clone Wars TV show?

 

Yeah, they’re both voiced by Terrence Carson. Who you might also recognize as Kyle, the conceited player from Living Single.

 

3. Maybe less surprising: Alyx Vance from Half-Life 2 and Marlene from The Last of Us.

 

Who are wearing what appears to be the same outfit, and who look like cousins.

Well, they’re both brought to life by Merle Dandridge.

4. And how about Jake the Dog and Marcus Fenix?

 

Both played by John DiMaggio. Who is also Bender. Beast.

5. Also, Ezio from Assassin’s Creed 2 and the narrator from Say Yes to the Dress.

 

We have Roger Craig Smith to thank for all of that joy.

6. Plus, Lee from The Walking Dead and Commander Kellogg from Archer.1

 

Say hello to Dave Fennoy.

7. Then there’s Samus from Metroid Prime and Commander Shepard from Mass Effect.

 

Good job, Jennifer Hale!

8. And let’s not forget about Daffy Duck from Space Jam and Capcom’s Viewtiful Joe

 

Both the work of Mr. Dee Bradley Baker.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Joe Bernstein is the Deputy Tech Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.
Contact this reporter at joe.bernstein@buzzfeed.com
More News
Now Buzzing