Kiefer Sutherland, video games, character voices

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We reveal the famous names behind the voices of some of your favorite video game characters.
The Battle Arena Announcer
in Lego Dimensions

The starter pack and its expansions feature a cast of thousands, including Fantastic Beasts’ Eddie Redmayne and The Hoff, of Knight Rider & Baywatch fame. But the biggest voice, literally, is that of British actor Brian Blessed. 

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in Destiny

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Peter Dinklage is known for his eloquent delivery as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, but his voiceover in 2014’s Destiny was famously wooden, spawning a meme based on just one line: “That wizard came from the moon!”

Solid Snake 
in Metal Gear Solid V

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The stealthy hero was, until recently, voiced by X-Men screenwriter David Hayter, although Kurt Russell (whose character Snake Plissken in the 1981 film Escape from New York was the inspiration) was allegedly up for the job. However, in 2015, Kiefer Sutherland took over the fabled role.

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