Michael Hollick

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Michael Hollick
Hollick at San Diego Comic-Con in 2008.
Born Michael Andrew Hollick
(1973-08-05) August 5, 1973 (age 45)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada,
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
Alma mater Carnegie Mellon University
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Angela Tsai (m. 2007)
Children 2
Website Official website

Michael Andrew Hollick (born August 5, 1973[1] in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor. He is best known for being the voice and physical actor of Niko Bellic in Grand Theft Auto IV.[2][3]


Hollick has appeared in plays like De La Guarda,[4] Fuerzabruta[5][6] on off-Broadway, and Tarzan[7] and Jumpers on Broadway.[8] Other credits include minor TV-roles in Law & Order, Hawaii Five-0, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit[9] and Sex and the City.[10] He is currently playing the villainous character Scar in the Las Vegas-production of The Lion King.[11]

He argued that he was not paid enough after his work for Grand Theft Auto IV; he received $100,000 in total for his work while the video game grossed $600 million in total.[2][3][12]

Personal life[edit]

He is currently residing in Las Vegas.[1] Hollick is married to actress Angela Tsai. On July 22, 2010, Tsai gave birth to their son, Maxwell Ming Hollick.[13] In 2015, Tsai gave birth to their daughter Eva.

Hollick attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.[14] Hollick currently works for Disney's The Lion King in Las Vegas, Nevada and Morristown, New Jersey. Tsai and Hollick bought a house in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey in late 2015 for work purpose only.



Year Title Role Notes
2000–2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Coach/Paramedic Episodes:
"Wrong Is Right"
2002 Sex and the City Dickie Sailor Episode: "Anchors Away"
2006–2009 Law & Order Nick Carvahal/Minister Episodes:
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Barry Epstein Episode: "Privilege"
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Naval Intel Officer Lt. Granger Episode: "Makani 'Olu a Holo Malie"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Bully Juri Karamazov (voice)
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Niko Bellic Voice and motion capture
2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned Dialogues reused from the original game
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
2013 Gangstar Vegas
2011 Homefront Motion Capture
2015 Dying Light: Cuisine & Cargo Ronald "Razor" Tomasino DLC Content

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Award category Title of work Result
2008 Spike award Best Male Voice Actor Niko Bellic in Grand Theft Auto IV Won


  1. ^ a b "Search results for Michael Hollick in Brooklyn, NY". Intellus.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "A Video Game Star and His Less-Than-Stellar Pay". NYTimes.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Niko's voice earned about from GTA IV". Joystiq.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "De la Guarda - Musical, Comedy". TeleCharge.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Don't Slump: Stand, Gawk, Collaborate". NYTimes.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cast & Creative". FuerzabrutaNYC.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2007. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tarzan: The Broadway Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)". Target.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Theater Review; Odd Brits A-Leaping With Bodies Or Brains". NYTimes.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Michael Hollick Filmography". NYTimes.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Anchors Away Season 5, Episode 1". Seplis.com. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Life as Uncle Scar in The Lion King — and Scar's new baby". LasVegasSun.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  12. ^ Vasanth Sridharan (May 21, 2008). "Grand Theft Auto IV Voice: I've Been Robbed! (TTWO)". 
  13. ^ "Unexpected birth of 'Lion King' actor's son is drama to the Max". LasVegasSun.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  14. ^ "About Michael Hollick". www.michaelhollick.com. Archived from the original on 2015-02-18. 

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