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The Real-Life Actors Behind Mass Effect Characters

Documenting the known voice actors and models that go into making the characters that grace the trilogy of Mass Effect games.

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Commander Shepard

Left: Mark Meer (Voice)Middle: Commander ShepardRight: Mark Vanderloo (Appearance Model)

Left: Mark Meer (Voice)

Middle: Commander Shepard

Right: Mark Vanderloo (Appearance Model)

Left: Jennifer Hale (Voice)Right: Commander Shepard

Left: Jennifer Hale (Voice)

Right: Commander Shepard

Ashley Williams

Left: Kimberly Brooks (Voice)Right: Ashley Williams - given the high-quality of her appearance model (zing!) it is likely that she is based on a real actor/model, but as of yet she has not been identified.

Left: Kimberly Brooks (Voice)

Right: Ashley Williams - given the high-quality of her appearance model (zing!) it is likely that she is based on a real actor/model, but as of yet she has not been identified.

Garrus Vakarian

Left: Brandon Keener (Voice)Right: Garrus Vakarian

Left: Brandon Keener (Voice)

Right: Garrus Vakarian

Kaidan Alenko

Left: Raphael Sbarge (Voice)Middle: Kaidan AlenkoRight: Luciano Costa (Appearance Model)

Left: Raphael Sbarge (Voice)

Middle: Kaidan Alenko

Right: Luciano Costa (Appearance Model)

Liara T'Soni

Left: Ali Hillis (Voice)Middle: Liara T'SoniRight: Jillian Murray (Appearance Model)

Left: Ali Hillis (Voice)

Middle: Liara T'Soni

Right: Jillian Murray (Appearance Model)

Tali'Zorah vas Normandy

Left: Ash "Liz" Sroka (Voice)Right: Tali'Zorah vas Normandy

Left: Ash "Liz" Sroka (Voice)

Right: Tali'Zorah vas Normandy

Urdnot Wrex

Left: Steven Barr (Voice)Right: Urdnot Wrex

Left: Steven Barr (Voice)

Right: Urdnot Wrex

Dr. Chakwas

Left: Carolyn Seymour (Voice)Right: Dr. Chakwas

Left: Carolyn Seymour (Voice)

Right: Dr. Chakwas

Jeff "Joker" Moreau

Left: Seth Green (Voice & Appearance Model)Right: Jeff "Joker" Moreau

Left: Seth Green (Voice & Appearance Model)

Right: Jeff "Joker" Moreau

Donnel Udina

Left: Donnel Udina (Voice)Right: Bill Ratner

Left: Donnel Udina (Voice)

Right: Bill Ratner

Matriarch Benezia

Left: Marina Sirtis (Voice)Right: Matriarch Benezia

Left: Marina Sirtis (Voice)

Right: Matriarch Benezia

Saren Arterius

Left: Fred Tatasciore (Voice)Right: Saren Arterius

Left: Fred Tatasciore (Voice)

Right: Saren Arterius

Sovereign

Left: Peter Jessop (Voice)Right: Sovereign

Left: Peter Jessop (Voice)

Right: Sovereign

Grunt

Left: Steven Blum (Voice)Right: Grunt

Left: Steven Blum (Voice)

Right: Grunt

Jack

Left: Courtenay Taylor (Voice)Middle: JackRight: Candice Neil (Appearance Model)

Left: Courtenay Taylor (Voice)

Middle: Jack

Right: Candice Neil (Appearance Model)

Jacob Taylor

Left: Adam Lazarre-White (Voice)Middle: Jacob TaylorRight: Kenyon Glover (Appearance Model)

Left: Adam Lazarre-White (Voice)

Middle: Jacob Taylor

Right: Kenyon Glover (Appearance Model)

Kasumi Goto

Left: Kym Hoy (Voice)Right: Kasumi Goto

Left: Kym Hoy (Voice)

Right: Kasumi Goto

Legion

Left: D. C. Douglas (Voice)Right: Legion

Left: D. C. Douglas (Voice)

Right: Legion

Miranda Lawson

Left: Yvonne Strahovski (Voice & Appearance Model)Right: Miranda Lawson

Left: Yvonne Strahovski (Voice & Appearance Model)

Right: Miranda Lawson

Mordin Solus

Left: Michael Beattie (Voice in Mass Effect 2)Middle: Mordin SolusRight: William Salyers (Voice in Mass Effect 3)

Left: Michael Beattie (Voice in Mass Effect 2)

Middle: Mordin Solus

Right: William Salyers (Voice in Mass Effect 3)

Morinth

Left: Natalia Cigliuti (Voice)Middle: MorinthRight: Rana McAnear (Appearance Model)

Left: Natalia Cigliuti (Voice)

Middle: Morinth

Right: Rana McAnear (Appearance Model)

Samara

Left: Maggie Baird (Voice)Middle: SamaraRight: Rana McAnear (Appearance Model)

Left: Maggie Baird (Voice)

Middle: Samara

Right: Rana McAnear (Appearance Model)

Thane

Left: Keythe Farley (Voice)Right: Thane

Left: Keythe Farley (Voice)

Right: Thane

Zaeed Massani

Left: Robin Sachs (Voice)Middle: Zaeed MassaniRight: An unknown TV extra (Appearance Model)

Left: Robin Sachs (Voice)

Middle: Zaeed Massani

Right: An unknown TV extra (Appearance Model)

Admiral Steven Hackett

Left: Lance Henriksen (Voice)Right: Admiral Steven Hackett

Left: Lance Henriksen (Voice)

Right: Admiral Steven Hackett

Samantha Traynor

Left: Alix Wilton Regan (Voice)Right: Samantha Traynor

Left: Alix Wilton Regan (Voice)

Right: Samantha Traynor

Aria T'Loak

Left: Carrie-Anne Moss (Voice)Right: Aria T'Loak

Left: Carrie-Anne Moss (Voice)

Right: Aria T'Loak

Maya Brooks

Left: Siobhan Hewlett (Voice)Middle: Maya BrooksRight: Christie Laing (Unconfirmed Appearance Model)

Left: Siobhan Hewlett (Voice)

Middle: Maya Brooks

Right: Christie Laing (Unconfirmed Appearance Model)

David Anderson

Left: Keith David (Voice)Right: David Anderson

Left: Keith David (Voice)

Right: David Anderson

Steve Cortez

Left: Matthew Del Negro (Voice)Right: Steve Cortez

Left: Matthew Del Negro (Voice)

Right: Steve Cortez

Diana Allers

Left: Jessica Chobot (Voice & Appearance Model)Right: Diana Allers

Left: Jessica Chobot (Voice & Appearance Model)

Right: Diana Allers

Kenneth Donnelly

Left: John Ullyatt (Voice)Right: Kenneth Donnelly

Left: John Ullyatt (Voice)

Right: Kenneth Donnelly

Gabriella Daniels

Left: Dannah Feinglass (Voice)Right: Gabriella Daniels

Left: Dannah Feinglass (Voice)

Right: Gabriella Daniels

Eve

Left: Lani Minella (Voice)Right: Eve

Left: Lani Minella (Voice)

Right: Eve

Harbinger

Left: Keith Szarabajka (Voice)Right: Harbinger

Left: Keith Szarabajka (Voice)

Right: Harbinger

James Vega

Left: Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Voice)Middle: James VegaRight: Jamal Kazak (Appearance Model)

Left: Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Voice)

Middle: James Vega

Right: Jamal Kazak (Appearance Model)

Javik

Left: Ike Amadi (Voice)Right: Javik

Left: Ike Amadi (Voice)

Right: Javik

Kai Leng

Left: Troy Baker (Voice)Middle: Kai LengRight: Michael Kroeber (Unconfirmed Appearance Model)

Left: Troy Baker (Voice)

Middle: Kai Leng

Right: Michael Kroeber (Unconfirmed Appearance Model)

Armando-Owen Bailey

Left: Michael Hogan (Voice)Right: Armando-Owen Bailey

Left: Michael Hogan (Voice)

Right: Armando-Owen Bailey

EDI

Left: Tricia Helfer (Voice)Right: EDI

Left: Tricia Helfer (Voice)

Right: EDI

The Illusive Man

Left: Martin Sheen (Voice)Middle: The Illusive ManRight: Jon Briddell (Unconfirmed Appearance Model) - Although it could be said that The Illusive Man was possibly modelled on the idea of a younger Matin Sheen, The Illusive Man's appearance in some of the earlier promos saw him looking slightly different and very much like an actor by the name of Jon Briddell. It is also possible that he ended up being a blend of the two.

Left: Martin Sheen (Voice)

Middle: The Illusive Man

Right: Jon Briddell (Unconfirmed Appearance Model) - Although it could be said that The Illusive Man was possibly modelled on the idea of a younger Matin Sheen, The Illusive Man's appearance in some of the earlier promos saw him looking slightly different and very much like an actor by the name of Jon Briddell. It is also possible that he ended up being a blend of the two.

Kelly Chambers

Left: Cara Pifko (Voice)Right: Kelly Chambers

Left: Cara Pifko (Voice)

Right: Kelly Chambers

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