Total Nerd 24 Huge Celebrities Who Secretly Voiced Your Favorite Video Game Characters  

Logan Rapp
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Gamers love Easter eggs, and famous people voicing video game characters provide some of the best eggs for the observant player. Surprise celebrity voices in video games appear far more often than you might think, and the celebrities lending their voices come from all over the acting spectrum. Academy Award nominees, viral stars, and even a former president (ahem, Mr. Sheen) all appear in a wealth of games than span multiple genres. Even more surprising, some of these actors gained much of their fame through their voiceover work with video games. Among these talented folks, a few even rank among the greatest video game voice actors in gaming today.

In the Halo series, a storyline including the voices of Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk and Adam Baldwin takes much of its inspiration from Firefly, modeling the story and feel after the legendary sci-fi series. These days, a lot more famous people decide to jump into voicing video game characters, from folks like Samuel L. Jackson who joined up in the Grand Theft Auto series, or Gary Oldman in the Call of Duty series. Now, the next time you get your game on, keep your ears perked up for some familiar voices. The graphics might entrance you, but the voices may just blow you away.

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Gary Oldman


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The actor from Air Force One, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and many more also makes appearances in the video game business, voicing a role in Lego Dimensions, an antagonist in Call of Duty: Black Ops, and before that, the same role (a younger version) in Call of Duty: World at War

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Neil Patrick Harris


Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 24 Huge Celebrities Who Secretly Voiced Your Favorite Video Game Characters
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The star of How I Met Your Mother and Gone Girl voiced DJ Veteran Child across the Saints Row game series, and voiced the webslinging superhero in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.

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Kristen Bell


Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 24 Huge Celebrities Who Secretly Voiced Your Favorite Video Game Characters
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The star of Veronica Mars and House of Lies most notably voiced Lucy in the Assassin's Creed series, and reprised her Frozen role of Anna across the Disney Infinity games. 

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Samuel L. Jackson


Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 24 Huge Celebrities Who Secretly Voiced Your Favorite Video Game Characters
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Gaming, mothaf*cka, do you play it?

Along with reprising his role as Nick Fury in the Disney Infinity series, the Pulp Fiction and The Avengers star also portrayed Officer Frank Tenpenny in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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