If you don’t know who Troy Baker is, you probably haven’t played many video games in the last five to ten years. He has very quickly become gaming’s golden boy, voicing many prominent roles including Joel in The Last of Us, Snow Villiers in the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite, and Pagan Min in Far Cry 4. Baker also has a role in the upcoming Uncharted 4, playing Nathan Drake’s older brother, Sam. In Tales from the Borderlands he portrays the main man, Rhys.
Laura Bailey is no slouch herself, with a resume that surpasses even Baker’s. Anime fans may know her as Keiko Yukimura from Yu Yu Hakusho, Kid Trunks from Dragonball Z, Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket, or Lust from Fullmetal Alchemist. Meanwhile her video game repertoire includes Serah Farron from the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening, the female President in Saints Row IV, and Catherine from, well, Catherine. Here, she plays leading lady Fiona.
Having been called “the Dick Clark of nerds,” Chris Hardwick is a nerd of all trades. He has been the host of many shows including MTV’s Singled Out, G4’s Web Soup, and currently Comedy Central’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick. Additionally, in 2012 he founded geek website The Nerdist. Vaughn in Tales from the Borderlands is Hardwick’s first video game role, though previously he played Otis in Nickelodeon’s Back at the Barnyard and Sokka in The Legend of Korra.
Telltale Games really likes Erin Yvette. Here, she plays Fiona’s little sister Sasha, but you can also hear her as Snow White in The Wolf Among Us, the Announcer in Minecraft: Story Mode, Molly in The Walking Dead: Season 1, and Bonnie in 400 Days and Season 2. Next year, she will be voicing the character Chelsea in the game Firewatch.
You’ve likely seen Roger Jackson in a handful of films without ever knowing what he looked like, as he portrayed the iconic Ghostface in all four Scream films. Jackson also provided the voice of Mojo Jojo, nemesis to the Powerpuff Girls. In the world of video games he has played Maester Kinoc in Final Fantasy X, the Cheshire Cat in American McGee’s Alice and Alice: Madness Returns, and Ichabod Crane in The Wolf Among Us. Here in Tales, he plays the mysterious stranger.
Patrick Warburton is a well-known character actor, often popping up in the most unlikely places, much like his role as Hugo Vasquez in Tales from the Borderlands. Some of his more notable voice acting roles are Joe Swanson in Family Guy, Kronk in The Emperor’s New Groove, and Brock Samson in The Venture Bros. He’s had plenty of television and film roles as well, appearing as The Tick in the short-lived live-action adaptation of the comic of the same name, Men in Black II as Agent T, and Seinfeld as David Puddy.
Yvette in Tales from the Borderlands marks the first voice acting credit for Sola Bamis, who is relatively new to the acting scene at large. She is most well known for playing the secretary Shirley in the final season of Mad Men, as well as Ayo in the ongoing ABC Family series Stitchers.
Mikey Neumann reprises his role of Scooter from previous games in the Borderlands franchise, having only one major voice acting role otherwise. That role is Cpl. Sam Corrion from the Brothers in Arms series. Aside from playing those two characters, Neumann was also a writer for the Borderlands and Brothers in Arms series.
Like Scooter, Athena has shown up in several Borderlands titles now. Also like Scooter, her voice actor has not changed the entire time. While Athena is Lydia Mackay’s primary video game credit, she is well-versed in the world of anime. You can hear her as Trisha Elric and Sloth in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caterina Sforza in Trinity Blood, Amelia’s mother in Trigun: Badlands Rumble, and much more.
Also returning from earlier in the franchise, Catherine Moore reprises her role of Janey Springs from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. She hasn’t gotten a whole lot of credits under her belt just yet, but you can see her on the 2004 TV-movie Big Reef as Alana, or as Magda in a few episodes of the recent Australian show Spirited.
The Loader Bot in Tales from the Borderlands gets his voice from Raison Varner, a man whose only other acting credit is your standard Psycho Bandit from the first Borderlands game. Varner usually sticks to the sound department, having composed music for Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Red Faction Guerrilla. He was also the sound director for Alien: Colonial Marines, and sound designer for Prey.
Ashley Johnson is no slouch when it comes to acting both behind the mic and behind the camera. She played Mel Gibson’s daughter Alex Marshall in the 2000 film What Women Want and Gretchen Grundler in the cartoon Recess, and even had a bit part in The Avengers as the waitress that Captain America saved. Recently she’s been getting lots of buzz in the gaming world for her performance as Ellie in The Last of Us. Her time playing Gortys in Tales from the Borderlands ends soon, but she’s just begun a fresh gig with Telltale Games playing Petra in Minecraft: Story Mode.
Everyone familiar with the Borderlands games knows Handsome Jack, and Dameon Clarkes is back in Tales to play Jack’s AI. Anime fans may recognize Clarke from his roles as Perfect Cell from Dragonball Z or Scar from Fullmetal Alchemist, while you may have even seen him on TV as ADIC Clarke in Graceland, or Andrew Blauner in a few episodes of Prison Break.
This guy has got more voice acting credentials than anyone else on this cast list. In Tales from the Borderlands, Nolan North plays minor antagonist August, but you have definitely heard his dulcet tones before. He’s Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series, David in The Last of Us, Desmond Miles in the Assassin’s Creed series, the male Hero of Bowerstone in Fable II, Peter Dinklage’s replacement as the Ghost in Destiny, Vossler Azelas in Final Fantasy XII, and much, much more.
Though she plays “the Queenpin” Vallory in Tales from the Borderlands, Susan Silo has been acting for many, many years before this. Since the 1960s she has appeared on classic shows like McHale’s Navy, Bonanza, and Gunsmoke, transitioning into more voice acting roles in recent decades. Silo has lent her voice to various characters in Darkwing Duck, The Smurfs, TaleSpin, The Legend of Korra, Dead Rising, God of War II, Tales of Symphonia, and a whole bunch more.
Dave Fennoy’s relationship with Telltale Games started when he played Lee Everett in season one of The Walking Dead, then continued with Bluebeard in The Wolf Among Us. In Tales from the Borderlands he voices henchman Finch, while his closeness to the developers continues in Minecraft: Story Mode where he plays Gabriel the Warrior. Aside from Telltale titles you can hear Fennoy as the voice of Rodin in the Bayonetta series, Tetrax Shard in the various Ben 10 cartoons, Jed Masterson in Fallout: New Vegas, and Josey James in Lollipop Chainsaw.
Playing Kroger as the yin to Finch’s yang is Adam Harrington, most recognizable as both Bigby Wolf and the Woodsman from The Wolf Among Us. Harrington also has a close relationship with Telltale, having played assorted roles in The Walking Dead, Back to the Future: The Game, and Tales of Monkey Island previously. He also plays Doctor Yannick Fairlight in the recently released Kickstarter-funded adventure game Read Only Memories.