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1. Nolan North
Nolan North has voiced a number of iconic roles over the years. This includes playing Desmond Miles in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Oswald Cobblepot in Batman: Arkham Knight.
But he is most known for bringing Nathan Drake to life in the Uncharted series. Honestly, it’s almost impossible to imagine that franchise without him!
2. Jennifer Hale
Honestly, this list could have been nothing but Jennifer Hale's roles. After all, she is one of the most recognizable and prolific voice actors in the industry.
She became very prominent for her role in the Metal Gear franchise. There, she played tortured scientist Naomi Hunter and also played doomed little sister Emma Emmerich. But her magnum opus is arguably her performance as FemShepard in the Mass Effect series, and these games gave her a chance to show off her full emotional range.
3. Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill has reinvented himself like no other actor. After wowing us all as Luke Skywalker, Hamill decided to start a new career as one of the greatest voice actors in the animation industry. And his performance as the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series was absolutely legendary.
Hamill reprised his role as Joker for the different Arkham games. And gamers discovered that he wasn’t just as good as before. If anything, Hamill has gotten even better over the years.
4. Michael Ironside
There is a lot of crossover between Hollywood and video game voice acting. And sometimes famous movie actors end up redefining video game series.
This is the case with Michael Ironside. He is an extraordinary character actor in Hollywood, and in video games, he has had fun roles such as Darkseid in Lego DC Super-Villains. But to gamers, he is known as the voice of Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell.
5. Tara Strong
As a veteran voice actor, Tara Strong voiced bubbles for the PowerPuff Girls, Raven for Teen Titans, and so many other iconic characters. In videos games, she's played fan-faves like Rikku in Final Fantasy X.
But the role she made her own is none other than Harley Quinn of the Arkham Knight series. And with Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League coming out in 2022, we’re going to see even more of her awesome performance.
6. Keith David
While some of these voice actors blend in, others always stand out due to their distinctive voices. And veteran character actor Keith David is certainly one such actor.
Those who are currently playing the remastered Mass Effect Trilogy will best know David as the voice of Captain Anderson. But older Xbox fans will remember David fondly as the voice of the Arbiter in Halo 2.
7. Ashley Johnson
You can probably tell that the Last of Us series is getting a lot of love on this list. And why not? It’s one of the best voice-acted games in the world.
And Ashley Johnson, who voiced Ellie is at the heart of this.
8. Laura Bailey
For modern gamers, Laura Bailey is probably best known for playing Abby in The Last of Us Part II. But she has a voice acting career that goes back to playing Rayne in BloodRayne from 2002.
She also made waves playing the chief protagonist in Gears of War 5. The fact that she held her own in this beloved gaming franchise really says a lot about her skills.
9. Charles Martinet
What does Mario sound like? In many ways, that question is a great way to learn how old someone is.
That’s because Charles Martinet has brought Mario’s cartoony voice to life since before Super Mario 64. Before that, actors such as Captain Lou Albano gave the character a thick Brooklyn accent!
Nowadays, Martinet voices Mario as well as antagonists like Wario and Waluigi.
10. David Hayter
David Hayet has been a voice actor for several cartoon series and animes over the years. And when he wasn’t voice acting, he was writing Hollywood blockbusters like the first two X-Men movies.
But to gamers, Hayter will always be Solid Snake. He helped to bring even the silliest lines of dialogue to life. And franchise fans were rightfully upset when he was replaced by Keifer Sutherland.
11. Jen Taylor
How do you assess whether someone is a good video game voice actor or not? In the case of Jen Taylor, the proof is that her performance transcended gaming entirely.
Taylor is most famous for voicing Cortana in the Halo series. And her performance was so memorable that Microsoft used her voice and iconic Cortana character when they created their rival alternative to Siri.
12. Steve Blum
Some video game voice actors are known mostly for one or two roles. However, Steve Blum has made a career out of being a real switch hitter.
Fighting game fans will know him from Mortal Kombat 11, where he voiced Baraka, Reptile, and Sub-Zero. Shooter fans, meanwhile, will know him as Brimstone from Valorant. And Lord of the Rings fans will know him as Sauron in Middle-Earth: Shadows of War.
13. Hellena Taylor
It was easy to describe Bayonetta when the first game came out. In fact, most people said, “it’s Devil May Cry with a girl!”
But like DMC, Bayonetta was going to succeed or fail based on how much gamers liked the title character. Fortunately, Hellena Taylor played Bayonetta to perfection. And the strength of her performance helped the character land multiple sequels appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series.
14. Terrence Carson
As a voice actor, Terrence Carson is fine either blending in or walking into the spotlight. In terms of blending in, he's voiced Mace Windu in a number of Star Wars games, doing his best to imitate the great Samuel L. Jackson.
But in terms of being a spotlight actor, he is also the voice of Kratos in the original God of War. While he was replaced as Kratos for the 2018 God of War, Carson’s performance is fondly remembered by fans.
15. Troy Baker
It would be impossible to make this list without Troy Baker. After all, he has played iconic lead characters in two of the biggest games ever made.
In BioShock Infinite, he plays morally murky protagonist Booker DeWitt. And in The Last of Us, he gives both humor and pathos to Joel. If you’ve enjoyed these titles, then Baker was a major part of that enjoyment.