The Resident Evil series has played host to varying degrees voice acting quality, meaning the Resident Evil 2 remake voice actors were always going to be under a bit of scrutiny. Capcom tapped on a number voice and performance capture artists both known and unknown to help convey Leon and Claire's harrowing voyage through the remains of Raccoon City, and their efforts are considerable. Keep reading to learn more about the starring performance and voice actors in the Resident Evil 2 remake.
Resident Evil 2 remake voice actors
Some of the voice actors in Capcom's Resident Evil 2 remake are well-known industry talents, while others are relatively or even completely unknown actors. Here are the voice actors and performance capture artists behind Resident Evil 2's most prominent characters. More information about the game's various additional voices can be found by visiting the Resident Evil 2 credits page on IMDb.
Leon S. Kennedy - Nick Apostolides
The voice of once-again rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy is provided by Nick Apostolides, a Boston native actor with a relatively small number of voice acting credits. He provided the voice for Frank Bowers in Life is Strange: Before the Storm, then voiced Charles Eriksen in both Life is Strange 2 and The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit.
Outside of his work in games, Apostolides has also starred in a number of short and feature-length films, including The Witching Hour, American Girl, and A Life Not to Follow.
Claire Redfield - Stephanie Panisello
The voice of Claire Redfield is provided by Stephanie Panisello. Credited as a voiceover session assistant on games like Gears of War 4 and Hitman 2016, Panisello got her first video game voice acting credit in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 back in 2013. Since then she's provided both voice and performance capture for a number of games including Doom 2016, Final Fantasy 15, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. She's also appeared in 19 episodes of TV series The EZ Show, playing the part of EZ Way Angel.
Ada Wong - Jolene Andersen
Jolene Andersen provides the voice of on-again, off-again ally Ada Wong in the Resident Evil 2 remake. Known for her work in TV series like The Nine Lives of Chloe King and Chernobyl: Zone of Exclusion, Andersen has also starred in films such as Area 51, Prodigy, and Seven Devels. Aside from Resident Evil 2, her work in video games includes voicing Sarah Briggs in Titanfall 2 as well as Sophia in Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Sherry Birkin - Eliza Pryor
The voice of Sherry Birkin, the youngest of the Birkin family, is that of Eliza Pryor. A young actor with only six known credits, Pryor has appeared in TV series Clique Wars, Raven's Home, Alexa & Katie, and Are You Sleeping. She also played a character named Zelda in 2018 film Spinning Man. Resident Evil 2 is her first video game voice acting credit.
Marvin Branagh - Christopher Mychael Watson
Christopher Mychael Watson lends his voice to the role of Marvin Branagh, yet another police officer on the bloody end of the Raccoon City outbreak. Watson is a Georgia-borne actor with a number of short film credits including Broken Silence, Haze, Little Cabbage, Shazam, and Balls. Like with Pryor above, Branagh in Resident Evil 2 is Watson's first credited video game voice acting role.
Chief Brian Irons - Sid Carton
Voice and performance capture for Chief Brian Irons was provided by Sid Carton, who seems to be a complete unknown in the video games and voice acting industries. His IMDb profile page only lists a single credit, and it's for Resident Evil 2. He could be a member of the Capcom crew, but for all we know, he could have been an actor who simply showed up for an audition. Until we hear more about Carton from the developers, his identity will likely remain a mystery.
Annette Birkin - Karen Strassman
Washington native actor Karen Stressman lent her voice to the role of Annette Birkin. Stressman's acting resume is tremendous, listing over 500 separate credits including roles in TV series like Monster High, Marseille, Berserk, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Her video game credits are equally impressive, with some of her earliest work appearing in games like Star Ocean, Suikoden, Valkryie Profile, and Final Fantasy 7. She's stayed in the business ever since then, more recently voicing characters in Persona 5, Fortnite, and Monster Hunter: World. She's also one of dozens of prominent voice actors in Kingdom Hearts 3.
William Birkin - Terence J. Rotolo
Terence J. Rotolo provided the voice for William Birkin in Capcom's latest survival horror outing. An actor and stuntman, Rotolo has credits in movies like The Scorpion King, Master and Commander, and The Bourne Conspiracy. He's provided stunt and capture work for a number of games, including Ninja Gaiden 3, Mad Max, and Killzone 3, with credited voice roles in Resident Evil games dating back to The Umbrella Chronicles in 2007.
Recognize any familiar faces among the cast of voice actors in the Resident Evil 2 remake? If they weren't well-known before, their performances in Capcom's latest title are sure to get them noticed now. Players can learn more about the Capcom's latest survival horror remake by stopping by our Resident Evil 2 walkthrough and guide. To learn more about the voice actors in other major video game releases, be sure to stop by Shacknews' voice actors home page.
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Shacknews is going ALL OUT on the RE2 remake!
Capcom was kind enough to give us early access to the game and we are covering it to the best of our abilities.
What if I told you... I purchased RE2 and think the game 0wns??
I would totally believe you.
The voice actor for Marvin did a hella good job.
One thing that irks me about this article is the Karen Strassman blurb, which states:
with some of her earliest work appearing in games like Star Ocean, Suikoden, Valkryie Profile, and Final Fantasy 7.
Um, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think there's any voiced lines anywhere in FF7. Or Valkryie Profile if it's the game I'm thinking of.
All of those classic games are listed on her IMDb page:
Since there are no character names mentioned alongside those games, it's likely that she provided miscellaneous voice roles, like shrieks or grunts or other non-dialog lines.
Okay but Final Fantasy 7 doesn't even have a single human bark or quip in it's sound effects. The closest thing is the two different sounds that a chocobo makes, like "wark!" or the happy chirp. But I don't think those effects were made by human vocal chords.
I'm calling shenanigans. She could have played a voice part in the English dub of Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children. But not the original game.