The Borderlands series is all about personality, which is why the crew at Gearbox Software tapped on several talented voice actors for Borderlands 3. A few of the voices will be familiar to franchise followers, but many of the characters are now being voiced by new stars, notably including a new actor for iconic series mascot Claptrap. Continue reading to learn who voices each of the biggest characters in Borderlands 3.
Voice actors and cast in Borderlands 3
Following the game's live stream gameplay reveal event, the Borderlands 3 voice actors started taking to Twitter to announce their roles. While some of the announcements concerned voices for new characters, others revealed that previous characters are now being voiced by new actors. Here are each of the Borderlands 3 voice actors and cast members we've learned about so far.
Amara - Zehra Fazal
Well, the biceps are out of the bag...I'm thrilled to announce I play Amara the Siren in #Borderlands3!— Zehra Fazal (@ZehraFazal) May 1, 2019
Congratulations to the team at @Borderlands and @GearboxOfficial for a job well done! Honored to help bring your badass desi siren to life. pic.twitter.com/gZhoaSDbEq
Zehra Fazal provides the voice of Amara in the latest Borderlands release. Known for her work in television series such as Voltron and Young Justice, Fazal got an early start in video game voice acting by voicing Kayle in League of Legends. Since then she's lent her voice to characters in Uncharted 4, Titanfall 2, Apex Legends, and Crackdown 3.
Claptrap - Jim Foronda
Here's my official announcement saying what many of you already figured out: I am voicing Claptrap in #Borderlands3. Thanks for your support– I promise you all that I'll be the best Clappy I can be!— Jim Foronda (@JimForonda) May 1, 2019
And with that, I present my LEGO render of @GearboxOfficial's voiceover booth. pic.twitter.com/no2tUEe813
The new voice of Claptrap in Borderlands 3 is provided by Jim Foronda. A longtime television voice actor known for his work in shows like Fullmetal Alchemist and Dragon Ball Super, Foronda has at least 15 previous video game voice acting credits. These titles include Unreal Championship 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and 3, Smite, and Killing Floor 2. Of course, he also provided voices for many other characters throughout the Borderlands series, including Hank in Borderlands and Dahl in both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
Ellie - Jamie Marchi
After voicing the character in the series' second and third entries, Jamie Marchi returns to voice Ellie in Borderlands 3. A veteran voice actor with over 200 television credits on her resume, Marchi has acted in surprisingly few video games. Though her first television credits date back to the early 1990s, her first video game role came in 2008 with Iron Chef America: Supreme Cousine for the Nintendo Wii and DS. Since then, she's voiced characters in games like Orcs Must Die!, Smite, and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.
Katagawa, Jr. - Christopher Wehkamp
Today, the sociopathic cat is out of the bag! 🧳— Christopher Wehkamp (@ChrisWehkamp) May 1, 2019
I’m proud to be the voice and facial mocap of ruthlessly efficient Maliwan executive Katagawa, Jr in #Borderlands3 🔥🔥🔥
I hope you will enjoy wiping the smug look off his face as much as I enjoyed making it 🙏 pic.twitter.com/t1TtwCY7dj
Georgia-borne actor Christopher Wehkamp provides the voice of Katagawa, Jr. in the latest Gearbox release. Wehkamp has done work on nearly a hundred television and anime series including Laughing Under the Clouds, Fairy Tail, Izetta: The Last Witch, Oushitsu kyoushi Haine, Brave Witches, and Boku no Hero Academia. According to his IMDb page, Borderlands 3 is his first video game voice acting credit, and a post made to Wehkamp's Twitter page indicates that he also provided motion capture for the role of Katagawa, Jr.
Lilith / Tannis - Colleen Clinkenbeard
🔥🔥Ya'll! I AM RELEASED FROM THE BONDS OF SILENCE! You can hear me as #lilith and #tannis in #Borderlands3 from @GearboxOfficial. You can now ask me many MORE questions I cannot answer. And I can tell you how excited I am about this freaking beautiful and hilarious game!! 😵 https://t.co/CPk4lnCtt6— Colleen Clinkenbeard (@ccarrollbeard) May 1, 2019
Colleen Clinkenbeard returns to the series after voicing Lilith and Patricia Tannis in both Borderlands 1 and 2. Another star television voice actor with credited work in anime series such as Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On, Clinkenbeard got her start in video game voice acting playing the character of Riza Hawkeye in the English dubs of early Fullmetal Alchemist games. Since then she's gone on to voice characters in Bloodrayne 2, Aeon Flux, Ghostbusters, Orcs Must Die! 1 and 2, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Smite, and Battleborn.
Lorelei - Ciaran Strange
Words will never convey how hard this secret has been to keep all these months, and how grateful I am to @GearboxOfficial for the DEBUT opportunity.— 🔥CJtheMANiAC ☆ #NOLIMITS (@CiaranStrange) May 1, 2019
omggg here goes:
I AM THE VOICE OF LORELEI, A BRAND NEW CHARACTER IN #BORDERLANDS3!!!
Catch you on Promethea, Vault Hunters~☕❇ pic.twitter.com/6xWGTTDh6g
Ciaran "CJ" Strange, previously credited as Kieran Strange, is relatively unknown in the world of voice acting. Known primarily for his writing and musical career, Strange has appeared in guest spots on TV series I Am Time, Zoolaplex, and The Switch. As far as we can tell, Borderlands 3 is his first video game voice acting credit, though his voice can be heard by checking out his band We Are The Chaos over on Bandcamp.
Moxxi - Brina Palencia
Rhys - Ray Chase
I'm honored to announce that I play mustache Rhys in Borderlands 3.— Ray Chase (@RayChase) May 1, 2019
I played all of TftB and greatly admired @TroyBakerVA's hilarious performance - his work is a true inspiration to me! I'm not a perfect voice match, but a new interpretation.
I sincerely hope you enjoy! pic.twitter.com/nbgESmBOXv
Troy Calypso - Max Mittelman
Tyreen Calypso - Elisa Melendez
If you thought Tyreen of #CalypsoTwins fame sounded familiar...— Elisa @ Tanagra (@ElisaRockDoc) May 1, 2019
::deep breath:: Here we go.
It’s because—and I still can’t believe I’m about to say this—
It’s me. I’m the voice of Tyreen Calypso in #borderlands3!
The Borderlands 3 voice actors and cast are an important part of what makes the game feel so full of life. Game fans can learn more about the voice acting talents in other video games by heading over to Shacknews' voice actors home page. Otherwise, stay fresh on the newest Gearbox Software release by checking out our latest Borderlands 3 news and guides.