7 Celebrities you didn't know were in your favorite video games

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Sometimes, it just might surprise you who is lending their voice to that video game character you're controlling. Whether they're shouting commands in a war zone or going Super Saiyan, lately more and more celebrities are taking a break from screen time to venture into the video game industry as voice actors. 

So let's take a look at 7 celebrities you probably didn't know where hiding in your favorite video games.

Elijha Wood - Spyro, The Legend of Spyro

Elijah Wood landed his role as Spyro in The Legend of Spyro after displaying his acting ability in The Lord of The Rings trilogy. He wasn't alone as a celebrity when it came to voicing the game though, as he joined such figures as Mark Hamill, Wane Brady, and Christina Ricci. 

Chloe Grace Moretz - Emily Kaldwin, Dishonored 

"I love getting in the booth and just kinda playing with the different voices and sounds that you can make..." - Chloe Moretz

Thanks to her role in Kick-Ass and Carrie, Chloe Moretz is making lots of waves in Hollywood, and not just for movies. Chloe added her voice to the already impressive cast for Bethesda's Dishonored, joining Carrie Fisher, Susan Sarandon, and Lena Headey. Chloe voices Emily Kaldwin, the daughter of the Duchess in Dishonored

Christopher Walken - George, True Crime: Streets of L.A.

Christopher Walken was kind enough to lend his iconic voice to True Crime: Streets of L.A. as more than one character. Not only is he the perfect narrator to walk you through the City of Angels, but he plays an FBI agent and the goofy, old time cop George. 

Just listening to the opening cutscene, where Christopher Walken explains what the player is up against, is a prime example of why we need more of him in video games. 

Hayden Panettiere - Kairi, Kingdom Hearts

"They yell at me and tell me I have to make my voice more princess, more lovely, raise it a few octaves."

- Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere jumped from her role on Heroes to her character Kairi in Kingdom Hearts I & II before taking a hiatus from the game for a while. Hayden adores the "cute" characters and says she is in love with Kairi. In an interview with MTV, she talks about her role in the sequel and what she likes most about the games. 

Liam Neeson - James, Fallout 3

Liam Neeson, the actor who portrayed the wise and powerful Qui-Gon Jin, lends his voice as James in Fallout 3. James is your father in Fallout 3, and probably couldn't have been voiced by anyone better. Liam Neeson pours paternal encouragement and fatherly love into his character as he helps the Wasteland's wanderer grow up to save the world. 

Liam Neeson was nominated for a Spike Video Game Award for his voice work in the category of "Big Name In the Game - Male."

Mila Kunis - Tanya Winters, Saint's Row

Mila Kunis, beautiful and funny, takes her style to Saint's Row as Tanya Winters. After impressing the world of gaming with her obsession of WoW, Mila Kunis kept dazzling gamers as the strong and sassy Tanya Winters. 

 

Gary Oldman - Viktor Reznov, Call Of Duty

"It's four days in a studio, and you literally scream your  head off." - Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman has not only been around the block when it comes to acting on the big screen, he has quite an impressive roster of video games under his belt. Joining Elijah Wood in Spyro and Christopher Walken in True Crimes, Gary Oldman tackled two characters, Viktor Reznov and Daniel Clarke in the Call of Duty franchise. He even went on the Graham Norton show to talk about the demands of screaming for all the different variables the games have to offer.

Published Nov. 4th 2015

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Victor is an author and experienced gamer living in the fictional worlds he creates. Working as a Lego engineer in the day and a fantasy and sci-fi writer at night, Victor uses his powers for good in order to make the world a better place.

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