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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 31 October 1970New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameNolan Ramsay North
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nolan North was born on October 31, 1970 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Nolan Ramsay North. He is known for his work on General Hospital (1963), Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). He has been married to Jill Murray since June 4, 1999. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Jill Murray (4 June 1999 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Attended graduate school at Emerson College.
Nolan and his wife are expecting their second child in June.
Provided the voice of Marvel Comics character Deadpool in Hulk Vs. (2009) and was later cast as DC comics character Hal Jordan, aka Green Lantern, for Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010). Similarly, Ryan Reynolds first portrayed Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and was then cast as Hal Jordan for Martin Campbell's Green Lantern (2011).
Said in one of the promotional clips for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009) that he has done some uncredited ADR 'looping' for film stars like John Travolta and Christopher Walken.
Worked as a reporter and stand up comedian before he became an actor.
He almost became Wayne Allwine's successor as the voice of Mickey Mouse, but the Disney company felt it would be best to use a Disney staff member.
Provided the voices of Raphael in TMNT (2007) and Snow Job in G.I. Joe: Renegades (2010). In the original cartoons based on these franchises, both characters were voiced by Rob Paulsen.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on voicing the Penguin] The Penguin from Batman: Arkham City is a real departure from what I'm most known for. People actually didn't realize it was me. That's the one thing about doing voice over work that people don't realize, and you can interview anybody in this industry-you have to be a good actor as well as having a good voice.
[on why he switched from being a reporter to being a voice actor] I studied journalism at The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. I did my graduate work at Emerson in Boston and I was actually a reporter for a year in New York and New Jersey. It dawned on me that I wasn't cut out for that line of work. I mean... there's a certain thing that really good reports have that I just didn't. Some of my stories were just mired in stuff that wasn't my cup of tea. I covered a teen shooting victim in Newark, a house fire in Jersey City, and all around they were just some really grizzly stories-didn't like the vibe. Much like the Nathan Drake character in Uncharted, I kind of fell back on my sense of humor to keep my sanity. Maybe it's truly my defense mechanism, but y'know I just wanted out of it-I wanted to do something different. I considered going with ESPN or doing The Daily Show, but it just came to a point where I didn't see that happening. I eventually became an actor, starting with doing stand-up comedy in New York and then theater wherever they would let me. Finally, I moved out here to Los Angeles and got on a show. Through doing that for a few years I met somebody who introduced me to my current agent-I have to give my wife some credit in that! For so long she put up with all my silly voices and accents and she kept hammering at me saying, "You got to get into voice over!" She was a pretty good actor herself, too, I must say. But when I was introduced to Pat Brady, my first agent who is still my agent to this day, she plucked me out of obscurity and said, "You can do this!" So out of all of these experiences I have to say that it is nice to be able to make a nice living doing what teachers gave me detention for in school.

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