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“ As Javik the Prothean (Mass Effect 3) ” - olesvovchenco
Carl Lumbly
Actor, Alias
From stage to screen, Carl Lumbly is an actor respected for his steadfast talent, versatility and class. His prolific career includes over 50 credits in television, film and the theatre and extensive critical acclaim. He portrayed CIA agent 'Marcus Dixon,' the gentle, mild-mannered field partner to agent 'Sydney Bristow' (Jennifer Garner) for five seasons on ABC's hit drama series, "Alias...
“ As J'onn J'onzz aka Martian Manhunter (Justice League; Justice League: Unlimited) ” - olesvovchenco
Keith David
Actor, Platoon
Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted...
“ As Goliath (Gargoyles TV series) and Spawn (Spawn TV series(1997-1999)) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As J'onn J'onzz aka Martian Manhunter (The Batman (2004)), Ender (Megas XLR), Prime Minister N'Mani (Metal Gear Solid: Revengeance), Shadow King (X-Men Legends), Barbarian (Diablo III) and Dan Riley (Batman: The Animated Series (1992)) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Tyrael (Diablo III) ” - olesvovchenco
Erik Dellums
Erik was born in the San Francisco bay area and moved to Washington D.C. in his teens. He graduated from Brown University in 1986 and has since worked in LA, NY and Washington D.C.
“ As Three Dog (Fallout 3) and Nazir (TES V: Skyrim) ” - olesvovchenco
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson
T.C. Carson was born and raised in Chicago. He was always encouraged by his family to pursue his dream of becoming a professional performer. He started by performing in many plays and musicals such as "The Wiz", "Dreamgirls" and "Ain't Misbehavin". His stage work earned him awards and credit.
“ As Kratos (God of War videogames), Othello (Unreal Turnament III), Antony Green (Saints Row IV) ” - olesvovchenco
Emerson Brooks
Emerson Brooks is an American Film, Television and Voice actor. He is currently (2017) starring in The Last Ship as Capt. Joseph Meylan on TNT. He has made appearances in major television shows including NCIS: LA, MacGyver, Lost, and 24. His film credits include Captain America, Terminator: Salvation and Super 8...
“ As all his characters in Fallout: New Vegas ” - olesvovchenco
Kevin Michael Richardson
Well-known, king-sized actor and voice artist Kevin Michael Richardson was born in Bronx, New York. He is, perhaps, mostly recognizable for his deep voice, which he uses in many of his works. Richardson is a classically trained actor. He first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program...
“ As Captain Gantu (Lilo & Stitch), Ego the Living Planet, Wolverine (Black Panther) John Stewart/Green Lantern and J'onn J'onzz aka Martian Manhunter (Young Justice) ” - olesvovchenco
Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, afraid that he would get hurt. He then turned to acting, dreaming of becoming a famous actor...
“ As Atlas (God of War II) ” - olesvovchenco
Greg Eagles
Greg Eagles is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has forged a career as an actor both in front of the cameras as well as in Voice Overs. He has acted in a number of television roles in such series as "The Shield" "The Riches" "NYPD Blue" and "The Sarah Conner Chronicles" And has recurred on soaps "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" both on CBS...
“ As The General (Saints Row 2) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Mauro (Saints Row IV), Marcus (Fallout: New Vegas), Tassadar (Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty) and Gathathog Uvenk (Mass Effect 2) ” - olesvovchenco
Phil LaMarr
A Los Angeles native, Phil is a graduate of Harvard-Westlake School, Yale University and The Groundlings Theater and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of MADtv and as Marvin in Pulp Fiction. In addition to numerous appearances on stages across the country, in films and on TV...
“ As John Stewart/Green Lantern (Justice League; Justice League: Unlimited), Lt T.T. Brown "Spider" (Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon) and Mr Sunshine (Saints Row 2) ” - olesvovchenco
Roger Cross
Actor, X2
“ As Ulysses (Fallout: New Vegas) ” - olesvovchenco
James Lewis
Actor, Fallout 3
James Lewis was born and raised in Washington, D.C. After the death of his mother at the age of three, he went to live with his grandmother. Having been born with asthma that has plagued him throughout his life, and also having to see a speech pathologist for several years to correct a severe lisp, he has proven that you can overcome adversity with hard work and discipline...
“ As Isran (The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard) ” - olesvovchenco
Kwasi Songui
Actor, 300
“ As Anto (Assassins Creed: Black Flag) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Warlord Okeer (Mass Effect 2), Gabriel Tosh (Starcraft II:Wings of Liberty), Jed Masterson (Fallout: New Vegas) Jakiro (DOTA 2), Lee Everett (Walking Dead Videogame) and Josey (Lollipop Chainsaw) ” - olesvovchenco
Christopher Judge
Douglas Christopher Judge was born and raised in Los Angeles, and is of African-American and Cherokee ancestry. Judge always knew that he wanted to be an actor, wanting to invoke feelings in others that he was receiving from the shows. He realized quickly that sports would be the stepping stone to an acting career...
“ As Magneto (X-Men Evolution) ” - olesvovchenco
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. He is...
“ As Mufasa (Lion King) and Darth Vader (Star Wars Episodes IV, V, VI, III) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Magnus, Nyx Assassin, Visage (DOTA 2) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Sven, Dazzle, Morphling, Sand King (DOTA 2) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As "Prophet" Lawrence Barnes (Crysis 3) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Aaron Cash (Batman: Arkham Asylum) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As all his characters in Fallout: New Vegas ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Neil (Fallout: New Vegas) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Kaldur'ahm/Aqualad (Young Justice), Doomsday (Injustice: Gods Among Us), Blade / Eric Brooks (Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)) Azrael (Batman: Arkham City) and Warden Joseph (Batman: Arkham Origins) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Jane (Fallout: New Vegas) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Black Mask ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Nick Fury (Wolverine & the X-Men) ” - olesvovchenco
Tim Russ
Timothy Darrell Russ was born on June 22, 1956, in Washington, D.C., to Air Force officer Walt and his wife Josephine. He and his younger siblings Michael and Angela grew up on several military bases, including Niagara Falls, Elmendorf (Alaska) AFB, Omaha, Taiwan, Philippines and Turkey. During these moves around the world...
“ As Keeper Zathrian (Dragon Age: Origins) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Tek (Titan A.E.) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Jacob Hughes "Little Jacob" (GTA IV) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Dwayne Forge (GTA IV) ” - olesvovchenco
Marsha Thomason
Actress, White Collar
Marsha Thomason was born and raised in Manchester, England. Her love for acting began after watching the musical "Bugsy Malone". Soon after, aged 12, she joined Oldham Theatre Workshop, where she performed many diverse stage plays, including "Our Day Out" by Willy Russell and "Peace" by Aristophanes...
“ As Diana Burnwood (Hitman: Absolution) ” - olesvovchenco
Dawnn Lewis
Dawnn Lewis was born August 13, 1961. She is remembered mostly from her role as Jaleesa Vinson on A Different World. Dawnn composed the theme song with Bill Cosby and Stu Gardner that was used for the series. She left the show in 1992 to join the cast of Hangin' with Mr. Cooper as Robin Dumars. From 1995-1996...
“ As Storm (X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Executor Selendis (Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty) and Magma (X-Men Legends) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Ashley Williams (ME trillogy) and Barbara Gordon aka Oracul (Batman: Arkham Asylum; Arkham City) ” - olesvovchenco
Robert Wisdom
Actor, Face/Off
Robert Wisdom graces each of his diverse screen roles with a powerful, profound and cool presence-- from his commercial hits to his bold and proactive performances in a variety of new features. He starred on HBO's The Wire, generating wide critical praise. Wisdom appeared in The Hawk is Dying at the Sundance Film Festival...
“ As Jonas Sawimbi ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Male Redguards (The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion) ” - olesvovchenco
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim, classically trained in the UK at the highly regarded Bristol Old Vic and soon after graduation was invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. Hakeem's list of impressive credits include Pirates of the Caribbean III, Lost, Cane with Jimmy Smits, Law & Order: SVU with Mariska Hargitay...
Adam Lazarre-White
Actor, The Gift
Adam graduated from The Fieldston School in New York and from Harvard University. He excelled in music, playing guitar and saxophone, and was a superior athlete, achieving All-league honors in high school football & baseball; and started at QB for the Harvard Crimson, earning Ivy League Player of the Week...
“ As Jacob Taylor (Mass Effect 2;3) ” - olesvovchenco
Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White portrayed Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy...
“ As Doomsday (Justice League: Unlimited) ” - olesvovchenco
Idris Elba
Actor, Prometheus
An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped out...
“ As Truck ” - olesvovchenco
Gary Anthony Sturgis
Gary Anthony Sturgis is a New Orleans born actor/writer/director best-known for his portrayal of the villain in two of Tyler Perry's biggest hit films, "Diary of A Mad Black Woman" (as Jamison Jackson) and "Daddy's Little Girls" (as Joseph Woods). He also co-starred opposite Terrence Howard in "Pride"...
“ As Fantom Virus (Scooby-Doo & the Cyber-Chase) ” - olesvovchenco
Ice Cube
Producer, Friday
Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, to Doris (Benjamin), a custodian and hospital clerk, and Hosea Jackson, a UCLA groundskeeper. He first came to public notice as a singer and songwriter with the controversial and influential band N.W.A. His compositions with that group included many of the classic cuts from their debut LP "Straight Outta Compton" (Ruthless/Priority...
“ As Joseph Bowman ” - olesvovchenco
Lester Speight
Speight hails from Baltimore, MD, has been defending one thing or another most of his life. Lester's early life was challenging as he struggled with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) & ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). This deficit challenged him with his teachers, peers and in school classroom...
“ As Augustus Cole (Gears of War videogames) ” - olesvovchenco
Terry Crews
Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, to Patricia and Terry Crews, Sr. He earned an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend Western Michigan University and also earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play football. Crews was an All-Conference defensive end, and was a major contributor on the 1988 MAC champion WMU Broncos...
“ As Benjamin King (Saints Row IV) ” - olesvovchenco
Babs Olusanmokun
He grew up in Lagos, Paris, Brazil and New York...Speaks fluent portuguese, french. He played the starring role of Kunta Kinte's father, Omoro Kinte, in A&E and History's new critically acclaimed Roots. He had a great working relationship and became friends with director Phillip Noyce on the set of Roots...
“ (Max Payne 3) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Male Orcs (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Lurtz (Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth) ” - olesvovchenco
“ Cole Freeman (Beyond Two Souls) ” - olesvovchenco
Joey Ansah
Joey Ansah was born in 1982 in Hammersmith, London, England, 2nd in line to an older brother, Ryan, 3 years his senior. He is of mixed ethnicity, with his mother Nicola, originating from Plymouth, Devon, England and his father Kofi, originally from Ghana, west Africa. Joey grew up and spent the first 10 years of his life in Streatham...
“ As Carl "C.J" Johnson (GTA: San Andreas) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Lance "Ryder" Wilson (GTA: San Andreas) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Sean "Sweet" Johnson (GTA: San Andreas) ” - olesvovchenco
Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Actress, I Am Legend
Classy, graceful, & intelligent, Salli Elise Richardson was born November 23, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois. Salli's acting career was first nurtured in the theater and, ever since, she has been on a non-stop journey to success. Her first feature performance was in 1991 as "Denise" in Up Against the Wall. However...
“ As Elisa Maza (Gargoyles TV series) ” - olesvovchenco
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Emmanuelle Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Moroccan Jewish immigrants, Liliane (Benisty) and Albert Chriqui. Her family moved to Toronto when she was two years old. At the age of 10, Chriqui appeared in a McDonald's commercial. She moved to Vancouver, guest-starring in series such as Are You Afraid of the Dark?...
“ As Cheetara (Thundercats) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Shaundi 2 "Fun Shaundi" (Saints Row IV) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As General Varpfield (Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty; Heart of the Swarm) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Clayton "Clay" Simmons (GTA V) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As King (Sleeping Dogs) ” - olesvovchenco
Gerald C. Rivers
Gerald C. Rivers, grew up in Compton, California. Studied at the Sheenway Theatre Arts Repertory in Los Angeles, Earned an Associates of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from Los Angles City College, where he also served two terms as the ASO President and was a 3-time National Gold Medalist in Dramatic Interpretation with the National Forensics League...
“ As Jackson "Jax" Briggs (Mortal Kombat 2011) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Adewale (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag) ” - olesvovchenco
Seychelle Gabriel
As though being tapped to portray the young Eva Mendes in Frank Miller's The Spirit wasn't enough to jump start her career, Seychelle Gabriel has gone on to several great roles in many high-profile projects. Born in Burbank, Calif., Gabriel embarked upon a performing arts career at a very early age...
“ As Asami Sato (Avatar The Legend of Korra) ” - olesvovchenco
Mara Junot
A seasoned pro African-American voice-over specialist with over a decade of experience, providing the 3-dimensional sound that resonates for Fortune 500 companies around the globe. From video games to television commercials and animation, Mara's vocal versatility as a "voiceover shapeshifter" has been featured by popular household brands worldwide...
“ As Anna Correa (The Walking Dead Videogame) ” - olesvovchenco
Merle Dandridge
Merle was born in Okinawa, Japan to a mother of Korean and Japanese descent and an African-American father serving in the U.S. Air Force. After graduating high school in Papillion, Nebraska, she attended the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University in Chicago on a full-ride scholarship and graduated with a BFA in Theatre...
“ As Marlene (Last of Us) and Alyx Vance (Half Life 2) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Patience Gibbs (Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Quinton Coleman (Battlefield 3) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Trey Stewart "Playboy X" (GTA IV) ” - olesvovchenco
Arif S. Kinchen
Actor, Sparks
Arif S. Kinchen, an actor and acclaimed voice over artist, made his acting debut at 16-years-old in the American film classic "House Party," starring Kid 'n' Play. Bitten by the acting bug, the Los Angeles native went on to land the starring role in the New Line Cinema short film, "The Jacket," guest...
“ As Black Baron (Anarchy Reigns) & Pierce Washington (Saints Row IV) ” - olesvovchenco
Sy Smith
Music Department, Soul Food
“ As Aisha (Saints Row 2) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Human Female (Mystical) (Dragon Age: Origins) and Female Witch Doctor (Diablo III) ” - olesvovchenco
Danielle Nicolet
Raised in a working-class Ohio town, Danielle Nicolet moved with her family to southern California to train in gymnastics. She competed through her teenage years, but finally admitted that acting was her dream. She has always played unpredictable characters, whether they be dramatic or comedic. Early on she appeared most notably in National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1...
“ As Shaundi I (Saints Row IV) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Kiki Jenkins (GTA IV) ” - olesvovchenco
Chad L. Coleman
Delivered a fantastic performance of a reformed street 'hitter' on the HBO show 'The Wire' from Series 3 to Series 5 with varied screen time. The character reflected the possibility of reformed criminals into positive characters of society; as with Coleman's character starting a boxing gym for the young children/men to stay off the streets and learn a sport.
Janet Hubert
Janet Louise Hubert was born in Chicago, IL. She is best known for playing the sassy, witty, outgoing, protective mom on the hit TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Janet Hubert spent most of her childhood growing up in Momence, IL. That changed when she won a scholarship to Julliard School in New York City...
Yolanda Whittaker
Yo-Yo (born Yolanda Whittaker) has been among the most sophisticated and unpredictable female MCs around. She doesn't take an overtly feminist tack but urges young women to show sexual restraint and use their minds as well as their bodies. Her introduction to the hip-hop game came with an appearance on the 1990 Ice Cube track "It's a Man's World" (off his debut solo album...
“ As Kendl Johnson (GTA: San Andreas) ” - olesvovchenco
CCH Pounder
Actress, Avatar
CCH Pounder (the CCH standing for Carol Christine Hilaria, her birth name). As can be said of other similarly styled actresses such as Alfre Woodard and Cicely Tyson, most of Pounder's characters are enriched with these same positive attributes and it is a testament to this actress' abilities that she continues on such a high plane in a nearly three-decade career...
“ As Amanda Waller (Batman: Arkham Origins) ” - olesvovchenco
Rochelle Aytes
Rochelle Aytes was born in New York City. She attended LaGuardia High School and graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Dance from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory for Dance in 1998. She is best-known for her role in White Chicks as Denise Porter; her role in Left 4 Dead 2 as a news producer; and more recently in the TV series The Forgotten as Detective Grace Russell...
Masasa Moyo
Masasa was born in Canada to a Zimbabwean Father and an American Irish/German Mother. Even though she aspired to become an actress since childhood, she only began acting in college doing local theatre productions. She continues to do so presently in Los Angeles to sharpen her skills when not filming...
“ As Candy (Batman: Arkham Origins) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris (GTA: San Andreas) ” - olesvovchenco
Michael B. Jordan
Actor, Creed
Michael B. Jordan, middle of three children, was born in Santa Ana, California and raised in Newark, New Jersey by Donna (Davis), and Michael A. Jordan. His middle name Bakari means "noble promise" in Swahili. Jordan has starred in three of the most critically acclaimed television dramas of the past decade...
“ As Jace Stratton (Gears of War 3) ” - olesvovchenco
“ As Cyrax & Kintaro (Mortal Kombat 2011) ” - olesvovchenco
The legendary gangsta hip-hop emcee Ice-T was born Tracy Marrow on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. He moved to Los Angeles, California, to live with his paternal aunt after the death of his father while he was in the sixth grade; his mother had died earlier when he was in the third grade. His aunt lived in the South Los Angeles district of Crenshaw...
“ As Aaron Griffin (Gears of War 3) & Madd Dogg (GTA: San Andreas) ” - olesvovchenco