5 Voices in King's Quest you've definitely heard before

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With Episode 1 out and playable, many King's Quest fans find themselves lifting their brows at every next character that speaks. They all ask themselves the same thing: "Who was that?"

If obvious voices like Tom Kenny (Spongebob) aren't enough to sell those who haven't played to buy it already, the rest of the talented voice cast should.

These are the top 5 talented voices of entertainment that nearly everyone knows, and can now enjoy in episode 1 and potential future episodes of King's Quest.

5. Richard White - Whisper

Richard White hasn't done much voice acting. In fact, he's had about 2-3 different roles, his entire voice acting career, including Whisper here. Usually, he's a man of the theater, singing Opera both on and Off-Broadway, and has since relaxed his voice since 2003 or so.

So who is he? Who is this man? Why this over-boisterous knight on this list? Because his main role is also one of the most famous Disney villains that everyone loves to hate.

Gaston of Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Is that dramatic flair of narcissism ringing a bell now?

4. Fred Tatasciore - Olfie

It's a wonder this guy still has a voice when he voices the role of the most loved big green guy in nearly every video game and animated version of him in the Marvel Universe: the Hulk. Well, it's a wonder he has a voice at all with all of the voice acting roles he's done. Here are the big ones that are bound to ring a bell:

Perhaps you've heard him in: 

  • The Uncharted franchise - Daniel Pinkerton / Lt Draza
  • The Mass Effect franchise- Saren Arterius / Balak
  • Left 4 DeadLeft 4 Dead 2 - Tank / Boomer
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (2011) - Bane
  • The Gears of War franchise - Damon Baird
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005) - Loz
  • Various Transformers games - Megatron

3. Michael Gough - Larry / Wente Fey

Gough has made his mark in several animated roles like Gopher of Winnie the Pooh, and Raphael from the 1990's television show Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after Rob Paulsen left the role. However, Michael Gough's real memorable works are part of the video game sphere.

Perhaps you've heard him in: 

  • Starcraft (1998) - Tassadar
  • The Diablo franchise - Deckard Cain
  • Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) - Captain James Gordan
  • The Gears of War franchise - Clayton, Benjamin, and Anthony Carmine
  • Call of Duty Call of Duty 2 (2005)- Captain Price
  • Spyro (1998) & Spyro: A Hero's Tale (2005)- Gnasty Gnorc
  • Resident Evil 4 (2005) - Osmund Saddler

2. Christopher Lloyd - Old King Graham

Christopher Lloyd's voice, face, and knack for crazy characters are some of the most memorable pieces in Hollywood. He has always been known for being that crazy uncle that everyone loved to watch.

Now, just like the old days, Christopher Lloyd is back and in King's Quest to show fans part of the past, but without a silver DeLorean.

Perhaps you've seen him in:

  • The Back to the Future franchise - Doctor Emmett Brown
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) - Judge Doom
  • The Addams Family (1991) & The Addams Family Values (1993) - Uncle Fester
  • Clue (1985) - Professor Plum
  • Over the Garden Wall (2014) - The Woodsman
  • Anastasia (1997) - Rasputin
  • Deadly Games (1995-1997) - Jackal / Gus's Father
  • Mr. Mom (1983) - Larry

1. Wallace Shawn - Manny

Forgetting a man like Wallace Shawn? Inconceivable! Just wait until you hear his roar.

There is no one role than can define Wallace Shawn because he has performed such a wide variety of roles, and everyone knows him in at least one of them, even the minor ones. His voice is just that iconic and his face that memorable. Now, he plays the stout knight Manny in King's Quest.

Perhaps you've seen/heard him in:

  • The Toy Story franchise - Rex
  • The Princess Bride (1987) - Vizzini, the Sicilian criminal mastermind
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999) - Zek
  • Clueless (1995) & its TV series - Mr. Hall
  • The Cosby Show (1987-1991) - Jeffrey Engels
  • A Goofy Movie (1995) - Principal Mazur
  • Murphy Brown (1994-1997) - Stuart Best
Published Aug. 20th 2015

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