33 Hollywood Actors Who Appear In Video Games
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These famous Hollywood stars are video game stars, too
Celebrity appearances in video games date way back to the 1980s, when publishers made deals with big names such as Bruce Lee, Mike Tyson and Michael Jackson. Today, that tradition is stronger than ever with a new generation of celebs, including Keanu Reeves (Cyberpunk 2077) and Game of Thrones' Kit Harington (seen above).
Here's our list of the biggest Hollywood names to appear in and voice video game characters.
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Kit Harington in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Kit Harington says appearing in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was a no-brainer: "I'm personally a bit of a space freak, so this game being set in space is just a brilliant step for the game."
"What excited me about it was [my role] was a villain," he added. "I've never played a villain before."
Kevin Spacey in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Plenty of other famous Hollywood stars have appeared in Activision's Call of Duty series, including House of Cards' Kevin Spacey.
Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077
Though (sadly) he's not a playable character, Matrix star Keanu Reeves makes an appearance in the coming Cyberpunk 2077 as the iconic Johnny Silverhand.
Norman Reedus in Death Stranding
The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus is no stranger to video games, having appeared in P.T. (2014). But Reedus's appearance in Death Stranding took things to the next level: "I never dreamed that I would be wearing a motion capture suit with Velcro all over me. It was a blast, I have to admit," he told the Hollywood Reporter.
Conan O'Brien in Death Stranding
Norman Reedus isn't the only famous face in Death Stranding. Talk show host Conan O'Brien also makes a cameo in the game.
Rami Malek in Until Dawn
Prior to his breakout performance in Mr. Robot, Rami Malek lent his voice and face to the 2015 horror game Until Dawn.
Burt Reynolds in Saints Row: The Third
Who is better equipped to handle a zombie outbreak in Saints Row: The Third than legendary Smokey and the Bandit star Burt F***ing Reynolds?
Terry Crews in Crackdown 3
If you've ever wanted to be Terry Crews -- and really, who hasn't? -- Crackdown 3 gives you that opportunity.
Ozzy Osbourne in Brutal Legend
Brutal Legend's Guardian of Metal character is, unmistakably, based on Ozzy Osbourne.
Phil Collins in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
One of the most surreal celebrity video game cameos belongs to singer Phil Collins, who performs his 1981 hit In The Air Tonight in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
Gary Coleman in Postal 2
Think Phil Collins being in a game is weird? Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman makes an even stranger cameo in Postal 2, where he signs copies of his fictional autobiography, What I'm Talkin' Bout, at the Paradise Mall.
Martin Sheen in the Mass Effect trilogy
Xbox fans of will no doubt recognize Martin Sheen as the Illusive Man in Mass Effect 2.
Kristen Bell in Assassin’s Creed
The star of Veronica Mars is a self-proclaimed nerd who lent her voice to the Assassin’s Creed franchise as Lucy.
Sean Bean in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Billy Bob Thornton in Deadly Creatures
The Sling Blade actor has one video game credit to his name, the 2009 title Deadly Creatures, which also starred the late Dennis Hopper.
Willem Dafoe in Beyond: Two Souls
Elijah Wood in The Legend of Spyro
Ellen Page in Beyond: Two Souls
Juno and Inception actress Ellen Page joined Willem Dafoe in Beyond: Two Souls.
John Goodman in Rage
The voice of everyone’s favorite monster, Sulley in Monsters Inc., Goodman voiced Dan Hagar in the game Rage.
Mark Hamill in Batman: Arkham Asylum
Ice Cube in Call of Duty: Black Ops
The multitalented rapper-turned-actor gave his voice to the 2010 edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops, as Joseph Bowman.
Kiefer Sutherland in Metal Gear Solid V
Ray Liotta in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
The voice of Tommy Vercetti in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City? It just so happens to be Goodfellas star Ray Liotta.
Liam Neeson in Fallout 3
Neeson has Taken a liking (see what we did there?) to the video game medium as James in Fallout 3.
Gary Oldman in Call of Duty: Black Ops
Samuel L. Jackson in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Jackson’s boisterous voice was perfect for the villainous role of Officer Tenpenny in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.