Steve Downes

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Steve Downes is an American voice actor and disk jockey from Columbus, Ohio who is widely known for providing the voice of Master Chief John-117 from the Halo franchise of video games made for the Xbox. He voiced Master Chief in nearly every Halo game in existence and in trailers, commercials and other Halo media. He is married to Liz Zweifler ... See full bio »

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Known For

Halo: Combat Evolved The Master Chief
Halo 3 Master Chief
Halo 2 Master Chief
Halo 4 Master Chief


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 2021 Halo Infinite (Video Game)
The Master Chief / John-117 (voice)
 2021 Halo Infinite: Memory Agent (Podcast Series)
John-117 / The Master Chief
- Chapter 6: Impressions (2021) ... John-117 / The Master Chief (voice)
- Chapter 5: Intruder Alert (2021) ... John-117 / The Master Chief (voice)
 2017 Super Bomberman R (Video Game)
Master Chief (voice)
 2015 Halo: The Fall of Reach (TV Mini Series)
Master Chief
- Act 3 (2015) ... Master Chief (voice)
- Act 2 (2015) ... Master Chief (voice)
- Act 1 (2015) ... Master Chief (voice)
 2015 Halo 5: Guardians (Video Game)
The Master Chief / John-117 (voice)
 2014 Halo 2: Anniversary (Video Game)
Master Chief
 2012 Halo 4 (Video Game)
Master Chief (voice)
 2012 Halo 4 Movie: Reclaimer Trilogy Part 1 - Awakening
Master Chief (as Steve Downs)
 2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (TV Series)
Peter Quill / Star-Lord
- Michael Korvac (2012) ... Peter Quill / Star-Lord (voice)
 2010 Halo: Reach (Video Game)
Master Chief (Firefight) (voice)
 2007 Halo 3 (Video Game)
Master Chief (voice)
 2004 Halo 2 (Video Game)
Master Chief (voice)
 2001 Halo: Combat Evolved (Video Game)
The Master Chief (voice)
 1999 Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator (Video Game)
Gunnar (voice)
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Steve Downs


Liz Zweifler  (1 child)

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When he arrived at a friends house in Florida, he was introduced to kids as "host of a Chicago radio show". Of course they were not impressed. However, he later noticed the kids playing Halo, and told them he was a character in the game. After cycling through multiple names, he finally revealed himself as Master Chief; kids from all around the block swarmed to the house to see him. See more »


The Voice of Master Chief from the Halo franchise

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