|Occupation Actor, voice actor|
Name Nolan North
Years active 1997–present
Height 1.85 m
Spouse Jill Murray (m. 1999)
|Full Name Nolan Ramsey North|
Born October 31, 1970 (age 45) (1970-10-31) New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Notable work Uncharted as Nathan Drake Assassin's Creed as Desmond Miles Batman: Arkham as The Penguin Portal 2 as Corrupt Cores and Defective Turrets Spec Ops: The Line as Cpt. Martin Walker The Last of Us as David Call of Duty: Black Ops as Edward Richtofen
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nominations VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Male
Movies and TV shows Pretty Little Liars, Young Justice, DreamWorks Dragons, TMNT, Lego DC Comics Super He
Similar People Troy Baker, Ryan Reynolds, Steven Blum, Amanda Schull, John DiMaggio
The reality of game acting with uncharted 4 s nolan north
Nolan Ramsey North (born October 31, 1970) is an American actor and voice actor. His voice work includes characters such as Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series, Desmond Miles from the Assassin's Creed video game series, Ghost from Bungie's titles Destiny and Destiny 2, the Penguin in the Batman: Arkham video game franchise, Meepo the Geomancer in Dota 2, Cpt. Martin Walker in Spec Ops: The Line, David in The Last of Us, several characters in various pieces of Marvel media (most popularly Deadpool), Superboy in Young Justice, himself and one of the possible voice choices for the Boss in Saints Row IV, and Edward Richtofen in the Call of Duty Zombies storyline.
- The reality of game acting with uncharted 4 s nolan north
- The many voices of nolan north in video games part 1
- Life and career
The many voices of nolan north in video games part 1
Life and career
North was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He majored in journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a baseball scholarship. He worked as a reporter for almost a year in New Jersey before moving to New York to pursue stand-up comedy and acting. North eventually relocated to Hollywood and was cast in the General Hospital spin-off series Port Charles, playing Dr. Chris Ramsey during the show's run from 1997 to 2003. He married fellow Port Charles actress Jill Murray in 1999 and has two children. During the run of Port Charles, he worked on a few video games as a voice actor and began to focus on voice acting following the cancellation of Port Charles.
One of his most notable roles came in 2007 when he voiced and performed motion capture for the character Nathan Drake for the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Since then, he has continued to portray the character in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009), and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011). In an interview with The Guardian, North reflects on his time as Drake as requiring "a lot of imagination. Motion capture is basically theatre in Spandex; there's minimal props, and you need a willingness to make an ass of yourself." North as Drake has been twice nominated at the Spike Video Game Awards in the "Best Performance by a Human Male" category. North reprised his role as Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, released in 2016.
North had a role in Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to 2009's live-action movie Star Trek. Director J. J. Abrams cited North's performance as Drake for the casting, he and his son being fans of the Uncharted series.
Other notable video game voice work includes roles as the Prince in Prince of Persia, Shun in Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, Vossler in Final Fantasy XII, Eradan in Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Doctor Edward Richtofen in Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Brawl in Transformers: War for Cybertron, the Ghost Rider in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Shadow Demon, Lycan, Lone Druid, Brewmaster, Gyrocopter, Ogre Magi, Meepo, Earth Spirit, Troll Warlord, the Keeper of the Light in Dota 2, and voices various Team Fortress 2 characters, including Merasmus, Redmond Mann, Blutarch Mann, Zepheniah Mann, various lines for the Engineer, and the Bombinomicon. More recently, he replaced Peter Dinklage as the voice of the Ghost in Destiny: The Taken King. In addition, he re-recorded all of Dinklage's lines from the base game of Destiny and continues to voice the character in subsequent releases.
North is well known in his animation roles such as Cyclops in Wolverine and the X-Men, Snow Job in G.I. Joe: Renegades, Raphael in TMNT, both Superboy and Superman in Young Justice, and Smokescreen in Transformers: Prime. He has also voiced Blaze, in Blaze and the Monster Machines since 2014.