Untold Stories With Nolan North

The gaming industry's most prolific voice talent talks about his favorite roles, the hardest working people in games, and the things that were just too big to make it into his new book.

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116 comments
zowbaid
zowbaid

Man he really should do stand up comedy, his expressions are awesome

jivko1290
jivko1290

This game is very cool I think it Cup Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

ilikeubetty
ilikeubetty

I used to work with this guy back in the day before he was on soap operas. Really great guy and so proud of what he's done with games.

MrAWESOME7
MrAWESOME7

Thumbs up if you love this game!

AvatarCloud
AvatarCloud

First time I've heard of him... however: Legendary status, achieved

ezjohny
ezjohny

Excellent interview, I want the next generation in gaming to come along, PC gamer here. I like it when people take video games seriously, the people that make them! "Great job" for the people behind the scenes!

akiratasoeur
akiratasoeur

It's nice to see an actor appreciate all the effort that the artists, TDs and programmers put into the game. I'm not entirely sure about the game industry, but the vfx film industry is actually worse and has been falling apart and even though I love what I do, I do work very very long hours, I'm constantly relocating, our credits come at the end of movies, no one knows what we did and the actors take it all. We're not seeking fame, just better working conditions. So it's nice to see an actor give such a good appreciation to the artists.

corrus
corrus

Yes and i think that Nolan North will be cool as Drake in the movie

vivalatour
vivalatour

i'll finish Uncharted 3 when it comes out to !

jedediahpelland
jedediahpelland

Nolan North for Drake in the movie please, and I think Jason Stathom would be great for Charlie Cutter.

mentallooser
mentallooser

I don't know if he is a good live action actor or not, but he should get serious consideration for the role of Drake in the movie. He knows the character in and out, he looks like him enough to easily pull it off, and he would be such a huge help getting other people into the rolls.

Psycold
Psycold

Seems like a genuinely good guy

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

He lost a lot of weight, now he's really ready to play Drake in a movie. The video is great, too bad it spoiled many moments of the game for me (not played yet).

noodlzethegreat
noodlzethegreat

Id really enjoy being a voice talent for featured games.. secret ambiton of mine

kyacat
kyacat

Nolan North for the win

norman69
norman69

"You're welcome Richard!" *wink*

gino_pachino
gino_pachino

unchated serie =the only epic new game serie on this console gen(for me a new game serie is a game which is has been new to this console gen it does not include skyrim or mtgs4)....and when i say epic is a game that you will keep 4 ever...you will not even sell iif your way to poor to afford food :P

TheBladeMaster0
TheBladeMaster0

@shahroz47 damn, you got me there snake IS the best!

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TheBladeMaster0

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TheBladeMaster0

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khalood87
khalood87

great video ! you really get to appreciate the developers in the gaming industry for all their efforts and dedication

GoodRighteous
GoodRighteous

What a great video. I am very impressed that Nolan North gave credit to the developers, they deserve it.

BasiK3108
BasiK3108

@shahroz47 agreed, Snake will always be king!

shahroz47
shahroz47

@TheBladeMaster0 That would be David Hayter thank you very much

ahpuck
ahpuck

Nolan is the James Brown of videogames.

TheBladeMaster0
TheBladeMaster0

Coolest voice actor ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TheBladeMaster0

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sleevedagger
sleevedagger

Whaaaat!?....Nolan North did the voice for the penguin! I didn't no that, I play Arkham city all the time I would never have guessed. I'm a British guy and I thought it was a British voice over! Awesome best voice over actor in gaming, end of story.

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

@TheBlackSpeed -- What on earth are you talking about? We attach any video like this to every gamespace it pertains to--in this case, a number of them, based on the games mentioned. When I clicked just now from the front page, it took me to the PS3 gamespace and shows Uncharted 3. Depending on where you click, it could show other platforms and other associated games.

Dude. It's not a conspiracy. We don't sit in a room and say, "Hey, let's tick off PS3 fanboys by forcing them to go to an Xbox 360 page." Just enjoy the video--it's an interview promoting a book about a PlayStation 3 game. How you can turn that into "GameSpot loves the Xbox 360" rant is beyond me :)

sirreedjr
sirreedjr

oh and uncharted is the only Sony PS3 game even worth playing!!!!!.....hahaha

sirreedjr
sirreedjr

This guy is cool, but David Hayter is the coolest voice actor, solid snake bit*hs

supertom221
supertom221

@Zoomer30 You mean Desmond? Yeah, Nolan does him too. I'm quite suprised he didn't mention Desmond too. Did he not have fun in Ubisoft? :P

Irish-J
Irish-J

Thanks for this Gamespot, very cool stuff!

ar6ra6sh9
ar6ra6sh9

@DarcDestiny hehehe :D oh! fanboys are fanboys man!!! no one can change them ;)

DarcDestiny
DarcDestiny

Can't believe there are so many of the, "I'm gonna cry because it's not in the PS3 section!! WTF my life is over!", comments. Who cares what section it's posted in if he does voice work for "all" games? I didn't even notice what section it was in until I read all those pointless comments. If you have nothing to say pertaining to the video then please don't post. Anyways, as for Nolan North, I think the Uncharted series has been his best work. Nathan Drake is one of the best personalities in the business. Not that his other work is bad, his work on Uncharted is just better.

Hezzron73
Hezzron73

Good for him on getting lots of work, and he looks like a decent guy. Unfortunately, he doesn't put much effort into sounding any different no matter what character he's playing. It's getting to the point where I roll my eyes every time his voice makes an appearance in a game. He's like the Unreal engine of voice actors.

KPKeeley
KPKeeley

This is awesome. Good interview.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@SSJSasuke10 Good call pal, I've just got Uncharted for my birthday and haven't played it yet. Thankfully your comment has no doubt just saved me seeing a spoiler!

SSJSasuke10
SSJSasuke10

Awesome article, I think Nolan is the best VA. PS: GS, you might wanna put a Spoiler alert. I have finished UC3 but I just got Batman.

Lum26
Lum26

I'd love to have his job but Nathan Drake probably wouldn't sound right with a Lincolnshire accent lol.

Lum26
Lum26

I'd love to have his job but Nathan Drake probably wouldn't sound right with a Lincolnshire accent lol.