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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.

Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 24 Huge Celebrities Who Secretly Voiced Your Favorite Video Game Characters
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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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Hayden Panettiere 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 Heroes and Nashville voiced popular character Kairi in just about all of the Kingdom Hearts games, but before that she brought her character Dot to life in the A Bug's Life video game tie-in. 

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Michael Clarke Duncan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 24 Huge Celebrities Who Secretly Voiced Your Favorite Video Game Characters
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The late booming-voiced The Green Mile and Sin City actor voiced Benjamin King in the Saints Row series, Atlas in God of War II, as well as Blackmore in The Suffering: Ties That Bind

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