Most of us know actor Christopher Judge as the character Teal’c in Stargate. But soon, gamers who have enjoyed the God of War series will know him as Kratos. That’s because Judge —who previously worked on World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor — has been tapped to voice the Ghost of Sparta.
Judge isn’t the only geek actor to have appeared in a video game, and in fact, there have been so many that this list is far from comprehensive. But here are 10 geek actors who have appeared in critically acclaimed games, plus a list of some need-to-hear performances.
If you want a complete list that matches the video game to the actor, I highly recommend the database Behind the Voice Actors.
My research shows that video games have used synthesized voices since 1980, with Wizard of Wor, and the first game that used a human voice was Dragon’s Lair. (If anyone knows otherwise, please let me know in the comments.) But with Dragon’s Lair, instead of hiring a voice actor, the game used the voice of sound editor Dan Molina.
Note: Because it's difficult to rank these characters in terms of fabulousness, I'm ranking them in alphabetical order.