10 Great Actors Hidden In Your Video Games

Wait, so Wonder Woman AND Hellboy are in Fallout?!

Michelle Rodriguez Halo Marine
20th Century Fox/Xbox Game Studios

Video game voice acting is an art unto itself. In certain circles, the names Nolan North, Troy Baker and Laura Bailey hold more weight than Jude Law, Timothee Chalamet and Natalie Portman. As video games have became more advanced and the stories more robust, so too has the opportunity for brilliant performances opened up.

Christopher Judge and Roger Clarke as Kratos and Arthur Morgan are two of the most recent standouts.

Sometimes though, a game does lend the service of a massive star - only to tuck them away. This list isn’t about pointing out the bleeding obvious, like Norman Reedus being in Death Stranding, but about smaller, subtle roles.

Some stars have made minor appearances in fantastic video games, and it’s likely their roles passed you by unless you have extremely keen ears. Once you realise it’s them, it can add that little bit extra value on a second play.

Often, these actors are either friends with the developers or just love video games and want to be part of one. Other times, it might be a result of a contractual obligation, or just because actors don’t like to turn down work.

We all know Seth Green & Martin Sheen were in Mass Effect, but did you know Wonder Woman was in Fallout?

10. Michelle Rodriquez - Halo

Michelle Rodriguez Halo Marine
20th Century Fox/Xbox Game Studios

Michelle Rodriguez was once seen as one of Hollywood’s rising stars, but her career has at best plateaued, at worst slumped this past decade. In the mid to late ‘00s though, she was hot property, and a few video games snapped her up.

She’s here representing Halo 2, the most recognisable game in her back catalogue, where she played one of the marines. There’s been a fair few celebrity roles in Halo games down the years, and some will be detailed in other entries as several of the actors, like Rodriguez, have popped up on other games too.

Prior to Halo 2, Rodriguez played Rosie in True Crime: Streets Of LA and Calita in Driver 3. She made her career out of tough talking, streetwise Latin women after making a huge splash in Girlfight, but playing to type ultimately left her with limited options on the silver screen.

Following these three games in quick succession between 2003-04, Rodriguez’s next game role was in the Avatar video game, reprising the part she played in James Cameron’s record breaking movie. This was followed by Call Of Duty: Black Ops II in 2012, her last game role today date.

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