Category:Australian male video game actors
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The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Eric Bana – Eric Banadinović, known professionally as Eric Bana, is an Australian actor and comedian. He began his career in the comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biographical crime film Chopper. Bana also played Henry De Tamble in The Time Travelers Wife, in 2013, he played Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen in the war film Lone Survivor and in the year he played police sergeant Ralph Sarchie in the horror film Deliver Us from Evil. An accomplished dramatic actor and comedian, he received Australias highest film and television awards for his performances in Chopper, Full Frontal and Romulus, My Father. Bana has performed across a spectrum of leading roles in a variety of low-budget and major studio films, ranging from romantic comedies. Bana was born in Melbourne, Victoria and his father, Ivan, was Croatian and worked as a logistics manager for Caterpillar, Inc. and his mother, Eleanor, was a hairdresser, originally from near Mannheim in Germany. He has one brother, Anthony. Bana grew up in Melbournes Tullamarine, an area on the northern edge of the city, near Melbournes international airport. In a cover story for the Mail on Sunday, he told author Antonella Gambotto-Burke that his family had suffered from racist taunts, wog is such a terrible word, he said. He has stated, I have always been proud of my origin, I have always been in the company of people of European origin. Showing acting skill early in life, Bana began doing impressions of family members at the age of six or seven, first mimicking his grandfathers walk, voice, in school, he mimicked his teachers as a means to get out of trouble. As a teen, he watched the Mel Gibson film Mad Max, however, he did not seriously consider a career in the performing arts until 1991 when he was persuaded to try comedy while working as a barman at Melbournes Castle Hotel. His stand-up gigs in inner-city pubs did not provide him enough income to support himself, however, so he continued his work as a barman. In 1993, Bana made his debut on Steve Vizards late night talk show. His performance gained the attention of producers from the comedy series, Full Frontal. During his four years on the show, Bana wrote much of his own material and his impressions of Columbo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Tom Cruise made Bana popular with the shows audience. This success led him to record the comedy album Out of Bounds in 1994 and to host his own special, titled Eric
2. Hugh Jackman – Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. Jackman has won recognition for his roles in a variety of film genres. His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, in Broadway theatre, Jackman won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. A four-time host of the Tony Awards themselves, he won an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009. Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to Grace McNeil and Christopher John Jackman and his parents were English and had come to Australia in 1967 as part of the Ten Pound Poms immigration. One of his paternal great-grandfathers, Nicholas Isidor Bellas, was Greek and his parents were devout Christians, having been converted by Evangelist Billy Graham after their marriage. Jackman has four siblings, and was the second of his parents children to be born in Australia. He also has a younger half-sister, from his mothers remarriage and his parents divorced when he was eight, and Jackman remained in Australia with his father and Jackmans two brothers, while his mother moved back to England with Jackmans two sisters. As a child, Jackman liked the outdoors, spending a lot of time at the beach and on camping trips and he wanted to see the world, I used to spend nights looking at atlases. I decided I wanted to be a chef on a plane, because Id been on a plane and there was food on board, I presumed there was a chef. I thought that would be an ideal job, following graduation, he spent a gap year working at Uppingham School in England. On his return, he studied at the University of Technology, Sydney, in his final year of university, he took a drama course to make up additional credits. The class did Václav Havels The Memorandum with Jackman as the lead and he later commented, In that week I felt more at home with those people than I did in the entire three years. After obtaining his BA, Jackman completed the one-year course The Journey at the Actors Centre in Sydney, about studying acting full-time, he stated, It wasnt until I was 22 that I ever thought about my hobby being something I could make a living out of. As a boy, Id always had an interest in theatre, but the idea at my school was that drama and music were to round out the man. It wasnt what one did for a living, I found the courage to stand up and say, I want to do it. Jackman has said he always loved acting but when I started at drama school I was like the dunce of the class and it just wasnt coming right to me. Everyone was cooler, everyone seemed more likely to succeed, everyone seemed more natural at it, I think it is good to come from behind as an actor
3. Hugo Weaving – Hugo Wallace Weaving is a Nigerian-born English-Australian film and stage actor. Weavings first television role was in the 1984 Australian television series Bodyline, in film, he first rose to prominence for his performance as Martin in the Australian drama Proof. Weaving played Anthony Tick Belrose/Mitzi Del Bra in the comedy-drama The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and his roles as a voice actor include Rex in Babe, Noah in Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two, and Megatron in the Transformers film series. Weavings awards for acting include a Satellite Award, MTV Movie Award, while in England, he attended The Downs School, Wraxall, near Bristol, and Queen Elizabeths Hospital. His family moved back to Australia in 1976, where he attended Knox Grammar School in Sydney and he graduated from Sydneys National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1981. Weavings first television role was in the 1984 Australian television series Bodyline, Weaving appeared in the Australian miniseries The Dirtwater Dynasty in 1988 and as Geoffrey Chambers in the drama Barlow and Chambers, A Long Way From Home. He starred opposite Nicole Kidman in the 1989 film Bangkok Hilton, in 1991, Weaving received the Australian Film Institutes Best Actor award for his performance in the low-budget Proof. He appeared as Sir John in the 1993 Yahoo Serious comedy Reckless Kelly, in 1998, he received the Best Actor award from the Montreal Film Festival for his performance as a suspected serial killer in The Interview. Weaving played the enigmatic and evil–minded Agent Smith in the 1999 film The Matrix and he later reprised that role in the films 2003 sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. He was an actor in the cartoon film The Magic Pudding. He garnered additional acclaim in the role of half–elven lord Elrond in Peter Jacksons three-film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, Weaving was the main actor in Andrew Kotatkos award-winning film Everything Goes. He starred as a heroin-addicted ex-rugby league player in the 2005 Australian indie film Little Fish, opposite Cate Blanchett. Weaving played the role as V in the 2006 film V for Vendetta, in which he was reunited with the Wachowskis, creators of The Matrix trilogy. Actor James Purefoy was originally signed to play the role, but was fired six weeks into filming over creative differences, Weaving reshot most of James Purefoys scenes as V apart from a couple of minor dialogue-free scenes early in the film. Stuntman David Leitch performed all of Vs stunts, Weaving reprised his role as Elrond for the video game The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-Earth II. He regularly appears in productions by the Sydney Theatre Company, in 2006, he worked with Cate Blanchett on a reprise of the STC production of Hedda Gabler in New York City. Weaving himself was unaware of the controversy and had accepted the role based on Michael Bays personal request, in a November 2008 Sun Herald interview, though Weaving reprised his role in two sequels, he does not have much personal investment in the Transformers films. In February 2010, Weaving revealed to The Age, Director Michael Bay talks to me on the phone and we were doing the voice for the second one and I still hadnt seen the first one
4. Jason Donovan – Jason Donovan is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap Neighbours, before beginning a career in music in 1988. In the UK he has sold over 3 million records, and his début album Ten Good Reasons was one of the albums of 1989. He has had four UK No.1 singles, one of which was Especially for You and he has also appeared in several stage musicals, most prominently in the lead role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the early 1990s. Born in Australia, he now resides in London, United Kingdom, Jason Donovan was born in Malvern, Melbourne, and is the son of Sue Menlove and actor Terence Donovan who has English and Irish ancestry. Following his parents separation and divorce, his father was awarded custody of him in 1972. Donovan has had no contact with his mother since the divorce and his half-sister is former Neighbours star Stephanie McIntosh. He attended De La Salle College Malvern, Donovans partner since 1998 has been Angela Malloch, a former stage manager, with whom he has three children. Donovan and Malloch were married in Bali in 2008, Donovan confirmed he is Jewish through his maternal great-grandmother, Eileen Dawson. His great-great-grandparents Joseph and Rosetta Lyons originated from Whitechapel, London, Donovan made his first television appearance at age 11 in a guest role on the Australian series Skyways in 1980. In the episode, his sister was played by future Neighbours co-star Kylie Minogue. He also appeared in the series I Can Jump Puddles and Golden Pennies before entering the cast of Neighbours in 1986 as Scott Robinson and his characters story arcs included an onscreen romance and wedding to Charlene Mitchell. He won his first Logie Award for Best New Talent in 1987, in 1988 he was awarded the Silver Logie for the Most Popular Actor on Australian television. In addition to his role in Neighbours, Donovan appeared as Happy Houston in the 1988 Australian World War II mini-series The Heroes. He won the 1990 Logie Award for Most Popular Actor in a Mini-Series, twenty years later, he said that he had been asked to return to tie in with the shows 25th anniversary in 2010, but was unable to do so due to other work commitments. While he was appearing in Neighbours, Donovan followed Minogue in signing a recording contract with Mushroom Records in Australia. His first single, Nothing Can Divide Us, was released in 1988, like Minogues material, it was written and produced by the production team of Stock Aitken Waterman. The single reached number five in the UK, Donovans next single was a duet with Minogue
5. Chris Hemsworth – Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is known for playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away, the following year, Hemsworth had a supporting role in Sonys reboot of Ghostbusters. Hemsworth will reprise his role as George Kirk in the upcoming Star Trek sequel, Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, the son of Leonie, an English teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counsellor. He is the middle of three boys, his brothers Luke and Liam are also actors and his maternal grandfather is a Dutch immigrant, and his other ancestry is English, Irish, Scottish, and German. He was raised both in Melbourne and in the Australian Outback in Bulman, Northern Territory and he has stated, My earliest memories were on the cattle stations up in the Outback, and then we moved back to Melbourne and then back out there and then back again. Certainly most of my childhood was in Melbourne but probably my most vivid memories were up there in Bulman with crocodiles and he attended high school at Heathmont College before his family again returned to the Northern Territory, and then moved a few years later to Phillip Island. In 2002, Hemsworth starred in two episodes of television series, Guinevere Jones as King Arthur. He also made an appearance in soap opera series Neighbours and one episode of Marshall Law, in 2004, Hemsworth auditioned for the Australian soap opera Home and Away role of Robbie Hunter, but did not receive the part. He was subsequently recalled for the part of Kim Hyde and moved to Sydney to join the cast and he left the cast of Home and Away on 3 July 2007. Hemsworth was a contestant on the season of Dancing with the Stars Australia. The season premiered on 26 September 2006, and after six weeks, in 2009, Hemsworth portrayed James T. Kirks father, George Kirk, in the opening scenes of J. J. Abrams film Star Trek. He played the character Kale in the thriller A Perfect Getaway the same year and he went on to play Sam in 2010s Ca$h, which was the first film he shot when he arrived in the United States. So I say, we need to get this guy in, in November 2010, The Hollywood Reporter named Hemsworth as one of the young male actors who are pushing – or being pushed onto the Hollywood A-List. Sony Pictures announced in 2011 that Hemsworth would star in the thriller Shadow Runner and he is best known for his role as the Marvel Comics superhero Thor in the 2011 Marvel Studios film Thor. He and castmate Tom Hiddleston, who ultimately played Loki, had auditioned for the role. Hemsworth reprised the role in the 2012 film The Avengers as one of the six superheroes sent to defend Earth from his adopted brother, Loki. He starred in the horror film The Cabin in the Woods and it led Hemsworth to audition for the role of Thor at Joss Whedons insistence. Also that year, Hemsworth starred opposite Kristen Stewart in the film Snow White and he also played Jed Eckert in the 2012 Red Dawn remake, a role he was cast in after MGM saw dailies footage of a scene from Cabin in the Woods
6. Julian McMahon – Julian Dana William McMahon is an Australian actor and model, and the son of a former Prime Minister of Australia, Sir William McMahon. McMahons work in television, particularly with Nip/Tuck, garnered him more success, the series won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. McMahon played the role in Nip/Tuck, alongside Dylan Walsh throughout the entire series run. McMahon was born in Sydney, the son of Sir William McMahon, a prominent Australian politician, and Lady Sonia McMahon and his mother left their three children in the care of a nanny to be with her husband in Canberra during his premiership. He has a sister, Melinda, and a younger sister. He is of Irish descent through his father, McMahon was educated at the private, boys-only, Sydney Grammar School, which his father had attended. He briefly studied law at the University of Sydney and economics at the University of Wollongong, McMahon found no interest his studies, and began a modelling career. He became known as a model in various capitals, such as Milan, London, New York City, Rome. In addition to modelling, he began a career in commercials. From 1989-91, McMahon starred in the successful Australian television soap opera Home and Away, playing the soldier Ben Lucini, alongside Dannii Minogue, his then future wife. He was one of several Home and Away cast members to star in a musical about the soap. McMahon appeared in the film Wet and Wild Summer, in 1992, and appeared with Dannii Minogues music videos for her 1993 hits This Is It and This Is the Way. His first role on American television was on the soap opera Another World. He also went on to play Dr, from 1996 to 2000, he starred in all four seasons of the NBC drama Profiler as Agent John Grant. He joined the cast of the WBs supernatural hit show Charmed, playing the conflicted half-demon/half-human Cole Turner from 2000 to 2003, following Charmed, McMahons next role was playboy plastic surgeon Christian Troy on the FX series Nip/Tuck. He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama in 2005 for his performance, during this time, McMahon also portrayed supervillain Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four, the 2005 film adaptation of the comic book series of the same name. The film was a box office success, and McMahon reprised his role as Doom in the sequel in 2007 and he appeared with Sandra Bullock in the 2007 supernatural thriller Premonition. He co-starred in 2011 with Milla Jovovich in Julien Magnats thriller Faces in the Crowd, McMahons decision to drop-out of his university studies caused a rift between him and his parents
7. Scott McNeil – Scott McNeil is an Australian-born Canadian actor and voice actor. He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and he has done live action work as well. McNeill was born in Brisbane in Australia, but moved to Vancouver and he first appeared on stage at the age of three. He first learned that people were paid to do different voices after a trip to Disneyland at the age of 12. That is when he learned that Paul Frees, the person who provided the voice that greeted visitors entering the Haunted Mansion, was the person who provided the voice of the Pillsbury Doughboy. Even though he knew about voice acting, Scott pursued the theater, after leaving, he tried to find acting jobs and worked as an Elvis impersonator for a short time. It was in the eighties when he found himself on his way into the world of voice acting. A casting director at the time told Scott that he had wished that hed met him a week before, Scott states his first role was providing voices on the The New Adventures of He-Man. His first anime role was for Project A-ko, where he provided the voices for three women, after appearing in a few films and two episodes of Highlander, The Series, he provided voices for Beast Wars, as Waspinator, Dinobot, Rattrap, and Silverbolt. He has described this as the work he is most proud of, on another fan favorite show, Dragon Ball Z, he was cast as the original voice of Piccolo and various other characters. He then provided the voice of Duo Maxwell on Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and he eventually got the call stating he was cast as Wolverine on X-Men, Evolution. He continued to play the role of Logan/Wolverine for a total of four seasons from 2000-2003, Scott was then cast in another fan favorite anime, InuYasha as Koga. He still appears in live shows occasionally and was in Scooby-Doo 2, Monsters Unleashed. As of October 2007, he estimates that he has provided voices to 8,500 characters, Scott is appreciative of fans because he knows what it is like to see your favorite voice actor talk as the character they provide the voice for. He says that he is inspired by Paul Frees, Maurice LaMarche, if he had a chance to meet the late Mel Blanc, Scott has said that he would fan boy all over him. Characters Gadget and the Gadgetinis Generation O. — Nub George of the Jungle — Beefy Ape G. I. Joe, A Real American Hero — Cobra Commander, Freefall, Lt. Falcon, Skymate, Storm Shadow, Headman, Interrogator, savage and His Screaming Eagles — Sgt. Joe, Spy Troops — Destro G. I, — Heavy Traffic, Sr. Hasbeeña, Francisco and Minotoro ¡Mucha Lucha, The Return of El Maléfico — Vegas Performe, Shoeshine Man, Sr. Hasbeeña and Minotoro Mummies Alive
8. John Noble – John Noble is an Australian actor and theatre director of more than 80 plays. He is best known for his roles as Dr. Walter Bishop in the American Fox science fiction television series Fringe and his most high-profile film role was as Denethor in Peter Jacksons The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also provided the voice of the DC Comics supervillain Scarecrow in the 2015 video game Batman, Arkham Knight, in 2015, he joined the main cast of the television series Elementary as Sherlock Holmess father. He was also cast as a doctor in the Australian TV series All Saints, Noble lives in the US with his wife Penny Noble. They have three children, Daniel Noble, Jess Noble and actress Samantha Noble, in 2011, John Nobles hobbies are reported to be music, painting and narration. He studies theoretical physics, and requested that the writers of Fringe always keep things grounded in what could be scientifically feasible, Noble starred as scientist Walter Bishop in the television series Fringe. He made occasional appearances on the television series All Saints and he is internationally known for his performance as Denethor in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He played Russian Consul Anatoly Markov in the season of the American television series 24. In 2011, he appeared as Real Estate tycoon Leland Monroe in Rockstars video game L. A. Noire and he is also the voice of Unicron for the television show Transformers, Prime and its conclusion film. Artistic Director of Stage Company of South Australia 1977–1987 Head of Drama, school of Arts 1997–2000 John Noble at the Internet Movie Database