Troy Baker: Video Game VO Rockstar Is Also An Actual Rockstar


Video video games are made or damaged relying on the actor who offers life to the characters. As any VO artist will inform you: voice performing is performing. It takes a major quantity of talent, coaching, and emotional connection to make us consider that the character is actually in love/hazard/their very own clone who simply realized that they’re a clone who can also be a brainwashed sleeper agent. And there’s one man who brings the gravitas, aplomb, and vary to the mic so typically, he’s recognized for being some of the nominated voice over artists of all time. His title is Troy Baker and oh, yeah, he’s additionally a freaking rockstar.

Troy Baker shouldn’t be solely cool sufficient to have literal April Idiot’s day as his birthday, he’s additionally lowkey received top-of-the-line bands you ought to be listening to however aren’t. He was within the alt rock group Tripp Fontaine and their sound is a basic encapsulation of the early aughts. The Texas native additionally launched a solo album in 2014, Sitting within the Fireplace. In the event you’ve ever questioned what Joel from The Final of Us would sound like if he dropped an album, marvel no extra. 

Troy Baker

It is an indie jam.

Few voice over artists working at present are higher recognized than Baker. His catalog of labor is completely iconic, as are the characters he offers life to. He’s in God of Struggle, he portrays the tragic predominant character Talion in Center-Earth: Shadow of Struggle, he’s in KOTOR, Last Fantasy, World of Warcraft, heck, he’s Agent Jones in Fortnite. He’s received an unbelievable vary of characters and an performing capability to match. Who else may play each Batman and The Joker? (And varied bat-side kicks too!)

Not like a lot of his fellow online game VO actors, Baker is a gamer himself. He’s additionally nonetheless a musician, however does it for love and with a number of integrity. In an interview with Wired he says, “I like the truth that I get to do it recreationally; I don’t need to do it vocationally. It takes quite a lot of the strain off. I can sit at my piano or decide up one in every of my guitars and play and there’s not a greenback determine hooked up to that.” Keep pure king.

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