Back when Dragon Age Inquisition came out, before the fans creeped me out and I had to back away, voice actors from the game were very active and popular on social media. I especially remember Greg Ellis (Cullen) and Steve Valentine (Alistair) interacting frequently with fans, but that may be because those are the two I personally was paying attention to.
Ellis was recording phone notifications for free as Cullen. The three files I saved have the following dialog: “Inquisitor, you have a message…OH! Andraste’s tits!“, “Maker’s breath, answer the phone. This is ridiculous.“, and “Can it wait? I’m in the middle of some trebuchet calibrations… Did you just touch my bottom? This is ridiculous oh I’ve fallen down!” The fans were greatly amused, as was I. Valentine saw the potential and did something along the same lines, but behind a paywall of some type that I can’t recall now.
Why am I bringing this up five years later? First off, that was the start of my interest in following the voice actors, and now motion capture actors, from the games I love. More interestingly the service to get these types of personalized audio/video clips from video game actors, musicians, athletes, and more is now a real thing. So we don’t have to hope the actors are willing to take time for free, we can pay them for a birthday wish or whatever else (within reason).
Cameo.com is the site that I found out about from actors in Red Dead Redemption 2 posting on social media. Their site says “Cameo is a platform where fans can book personalized video shoutouts from their favorite celebrities, athletes, or influencers. Our mission is to create the most authentic and memorable fan experiences in the world.”
Here’s a list for you of some game actors I have found:
- Roger Clark – Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2
- Kaili Vernoff – Susan Grimshaw in RDR2 and Miranda Cowan in GTA5
- Peter Blomquist -Micah Bell in Red Dead Redemption 2
- Rob Wiethoff – John Marston in the Red Dead Redemption series
- Meeya Davis – Tilly Jackson in Red Dead Redemption 2
- Raphael Sbarge – Kaidan Alenko in Mass Effect series
- Ned Luke – Michael De Santa in GTA5
- NEW! Steve Valentine – Alistair Theirin in Dragon Age series (I’d bet this is due to me tweeting to him repeatedly about it)
- NEW! Jennifer Hale – Commander Shepard in Mass Effect Series
- NEW! Steve Blum – Oghren in Dragon Age
I tried searching for others like Greg Ellis,
Steve Valentine, Jennifer Hale, but did not find them. If anyone finds more game actors please comment and I will add to this list! Take time to check out the previously recorded items on their pages, it’s entertaining.