A lot of other worlds get pulled into World of Warcraft’s world.
World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment is one of the MMORPGs that has been around the longest. Since it came out in 2004, it has already had nine updates. Each new part brings a lot of interesting new characters and tough bosses to the surface of Azeroth. And some of the people you meet along the way may sound more familiar than you think.
In the Warcraft universe, there have been a lot of good voice actors and actors who have done well in movies and TV. There have been a lot of famous faces from other fan-favorite shows who have played anything from minor NPCs to more important parts in the story. These are just some of the well-known ones you’ll hear in World of Warcraft.
It’s not a surprise that you can see Troy Baker in World of Warcraft, since he has done so many great things in the past. Here, he shows how the Warlords of Draenor and Legion expansions added the fire master Magister Krelas and the evil orc warlock Gul’dan.
In the DC world, he has done the voice of the Joker in a number of Batman-related works, and in Telltale’s Batman games, he played the title character. Higgs Monaghan in Death Stranding and Pagan Min in Far Cry 4 are also well-known bad guys. But he has also played many famous heroes, like Joel Miller in The Last of Us, Talion in the Middle-earth series, and Nathan Drake’s older brother Sam in Uncharted 4.
In the Warcraft world, Laura Bailey is also a former employee of Naughty Dog. She plays Jaina Proudmoore, a character who has been around for a long time, in all of the expansions. Aside from being the voice of the most famous mage in Azeroth, she is also Argent Dawnbringer and Sif, two minor characters. But her voice is heard outside of Blizzard.
Laura Bailey has worked with PlayStation on a number of projects. Abby in The Last of Us Part 2, Nadine Ross in the last Uncharted games, and Mary Jane Watson in Insomniac’s Spider-Man are some of her best roles. And let’s not forget Fiona in Tales from the Borderlands and its sequel by Telltale.
Nolan North, who worked on Nathan Drake, is the last member of the Naughty Dog family in World of Warcraft. As the treacherous bronze dragon Kairozdormu, North plays a big part in the Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor expansions.
But Nathan Drake from Uncharted isn’t the only famous video game character whose voice Nolan North does. If you like the Assassin’s Creed games, you may know him as Desmond Miles, the main character. He also gives Deadpool’s voice in Marvel games, such as the 2013 game and the Midnight Suns DLC.
Throughout World of Warcraft’s updates, the unique voices of some of your favourite South Park characters add a lot to the game’s world. April Stewart gives voice to five different roles, but High Chieftan Mayla Highmountain and Helya, the ruler of the underworld, are the ones she plays the most.
She does most of the voices for Stan and Cartman’s moms, Stan’s sister Shelly, Wendy Testaburger, and Mayor McDaniels in all South Park media. Helya is a lot like Shelley Marsh in the way she acts. In the Dishonoured series, Stewart played Empress Jessamine Kaldwin. In some Dead or Alive games, she played Christie.
In World of Warcraft, Martin Sheen is the voice of Nozdormu and Murozond, Nozdormu’s evil dragon form from the future. He plays both the keeper of time and the leader of a legion of dragons, which is different from any other part you may know him from.
Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing ran for seven seasons, and Martin Sheen played President Josiah Bartlet in all of them. He was also in Apocalypse Now, Gettysburg, The Departed, and The Amazing Spider-Man. Sheen has also done the voice of the Illusive Man in the Mass Effect line of games.
The voice of Mr. Krabs from the SpongeBob SquarePants series can also be heard in World of Warcraft, though it belongs to a less interesting character. Scourgelord Tyrannus, a death knight, is voiced by Clancy Brown. His pet, a frost wyrm named Rimefang, is also voiced by Brown.
Hank Anderson was Connor’s partner in Detroit: Become Human. Clancy also played Lex Luthor in several animated DC projects, such as the Lego Batman games, and Blackhand in the 2016 Warcraft movie. Captain Hadley in “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Sargeant Zim” in “Starship Troopers,” and “Kurt Caldwell” in “Dexter: New Blood” are some of the most well-known parts he has played in movies and TV shows.
John Bradley isn’t the only actor from Game of Thrones who has a character in World of Warcraft, but he has a lot of the same tone and way of speaking as the others who do. John Bradley is best known for playing Samwell Tarly, Jon Snow’s friend and fellow Night’s Watch member.
He does the voice of Marten Webb, a person who is learning to be an alchemist. It even sounds like a reference to his training in the Citadel as a maester. Bradley also played Giovanni de Medici in the Tom Fontana Borgia TV show and was in the science fiction disaster movie Moonfall.
Indira Varma is another Game of Thrones star who plays Katherine Proudmoore in World of Warcraft. Katherine is the mother of Jaina Proudmoore and the leader of the Proudmoore House. In Game of Thrones, she plays Ellaria Sand, who is in love with Prince Oberyn Martell, played by Pedro Pascal. Prince Oberyn Martell finally takes over Dorne through shady means.
In the first season of BBC’s Luther, she played John Luther’s ex-wife, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and in ABC’s For Life, she played a jail warden named Safiya Masry. World of Warcraft is also not the first online game she has played. Indira was the voice of Vivienne in 8 Ball Pool. In Mass Effect: Andromeda, she was the voice of Angaran scientist Moshae Sjefa and Outcast leader Sloane Kelly.
When he’s not helping Cal Kestis find the holocron in Jedi: Fallen Order, Jedi Master Eno Cordova can be seen in multiple World of Warcraft games as Archmage Khadgar and the tall Odyn. Tony Amendola is a well-known actor who gives these figures their voices.
The Elder in Netflix’s Castlevania, Father Perez in Annabelle, Don Luiz in The Mask of Zorro, Geppetto in Once Upon a Time, and Bra’tac in Stargate SG-1 are some of his other well-known parts. You might remember him as Dr. Yousef Salim from the story of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
Christopher Judge, who also played a role on Stargate SG-1 with Tony Amendola, can also be found in World of Warcraft. On Stargate, Judge plays the main character, Teal’c, who comes from the planet Chulak and is taught by Bra’tac, who is played by Amendola.
Christopher Judge’s deep, booming voice will be easily recognisable when he plays Gorak Tul, Akunda, and Sunwalker Ordel in the Battle for Azeroth expansion. He also does the voice of Kratos in the Norse saga of God of War.
Debra Wilson has been doing voice work for games for a long time. She was Eno Cordova’s Jedi apprentice and Cal’s friend, Cere Junda, in Fallen Order, so she also has a link to Tony Amendola. Her voice is in a lot of World of Warcraft expansions, but the character Draka in Shadowlands is the only one that stands out.
Bellette Krau in Forspoken, Grace Walker in Wolfenstein 2 and Youngblood, Amanda Waller in Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within, and General Lyons in 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare are some of her most well-known roles in video games. Debra also does a lot of voice work for monsters in a lot of films and scary games.
Jennifer Hale, who is great, is the last but not least. Between the Warlords of Draenor, Legion, Battle for Azeroth, and Dragonflight expansions, Hale gives voice to eight different characters. Lyessa Bloomwatcher, Illysanna Ravencrest, and Merithra of the Dream are some of these people.
There are too many other figures she has voiced in games and cartoons to list here. But she is better known as the female Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect series, Bayonetta in Bayonetta 3, Lilith in Midnight Suns, Rivet in Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and Lyris Titanborn in Elder Scrolls.