Voice actors can help make or break a game. And just like the stars you're used to seeing up on the silver screen, a good voice actor can surprise us with their depth and range. Here's a list of some of our favorite voice actors who have taken on vastly different roles that might surprise you.
The cool thing about voice acting is that the artist isn't limited by traditional limitations. The person only needs to sound the part, not look it, so the same person can be plugged into worlds where they play a regal princess or a bog-dwelling, cackling witch. The voice actor still needs to be talented enough to pull off such contrasting roles, which isn't as easy as it sounds.
While many of the biggest names in voice acting are frequently typecasted into similar roles, every now and then the most famous voices in gaming will pop up in unexpected locations. Your favorite everyman might suddenly get to stretch his vocal legs and take on the role of a bellowing monster, for instance.
Here's a rundown of some of our favorite well-known voice actors who surprised us all with roles that didn't fit their traditional cast of characters.
Ashley Burch - Cassie Cage and Tiny TinaWhile more commonly known for pulling off a wide variety of roles in the world of animation, Ashley Burch has lent her voice to quite a few video game characters, too. When popping up in games, Ashley frequently takes on more dramatic roles, like a handful of characters in the episodic Life is Strange. She's perhaps best known at the moment, however, for her role as the tough as nails Cassie Cage in Mortal Kombat.
You might find it surprising, then, that Burch was also the voice actor behind the iconic Tiny Tina from Borderlands 2. This spastic, utterly insane little wasteland dweller was so popular that she got to star in her own DLC for the game, appropriately enough running a street-rat-crazy version of Dungeons & Dragons where the world is constantly shifting around the players based on Tina's spastic decisions.