Nolan North: “I’m getting paid to do what I used to get detention for”

Friday, 15th January 2010 11:54 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Uncharted 2

Everyone’s heard of Nolan North by now, surely? He’s in every game ever made these days.

Speaking with GamePro, the voice actor said he is “getting paid” to do the things that got him “detention.”

Naughty boy.

“Basically I’m getting paid to do what I used to get detention for in seventh grade,” said North.

“I’m humbled by all this. I feel blessed.”

North moved into voice-acting after his acting career wasn’t going anywhere.

But now, mostly down to the success of Uncharted, he says he is most certainly enjoying the perks of the job.

“I feel terrible for Brad Pitt. The anonymity of voice over is one the biggest advantages of the job. You make a great living, support your family, and nobody’s going to bother you.”

Keep going, sir! We salute you. Now, get onto Uncharted 3.

North’s next game is Dark Void, which releases next week.



  1. Syrok

    What games is he in aside from Uncharted and Dark Void?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. vincentw00t

    Pretty much all of them. Hope that helps.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Vodos

    It’s a rather extensive list:

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Pysk

    Army of Two 2, Shadow Complex, Assassin’s Creed, Halo 3: ODST,…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Audio Radar

    From the GamePro article:
    “His first game, was voicing the role of Hinkley for Interstate ’82, a Twisted Metal-like car combat game released in 1999 for the PC, published by Activision.”

    Then: Halo, God of War, Call of Duty 2, Ratchet and Clank, Unreal Tournament 3, Metal Gear Solid 4, Dragon Age: Origins, InFAMOUS, Prince of Persia, MadWorld, Assassin’s Creed 2, and hundreds more.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    The only other big game he is known for, other then Uncharted, is Assassin’s Creed as Desmond Miles.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Eregol

    Sigmund in R&C: A Crack in Time was the most surprising one for me with regards to Nolan.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mington

    wow he’s busy, does he do accents/voices or does he just do the same voice

    i think a career change could be on the cards, i can speak! (with a slight slur admittedly)

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    It’s as if there ain’t any other suitable voice actors for these games, weird. But good for him though.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    He was the voice of Hades in God Of War (Hades never spoke in GoW2) wonder if he’ll voice him in the 3rd game?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Doc Robotnik

    All I want to know is HOW I can get into that line of work. Voice acting would be awesome fun.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. pha1r

    He only got detention for murdering thousands of people while making wisecracks.
    Wish my school was like that.:p

    #12 5 years ago

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