Nolan North seems like a super nice guy! And does a cracking job as the voice of Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series. Problem is, he also does the voice for around a million other characters, and it can sometimes get very distracting.
Not helping matters is the fact he often (though not always!) uses almost the exact same voice across roles. His Prince in 2008's Prince of Persia, for example, is identical to Nathan Drake from the two (well, three!) Uncharted games. Leading many, myself included, to wonder whether Nolan North is in too many damn video games.
So it was a pleasant...experience (I won't say a surprise) to see that when I finally finished Portal 2 over the weekend, Nolan North was listed in the game's vocal credits. Alongside what I'm pretty sure was only five other names.
Six voices in the entire game, then, and one of them had to be Nolan North, the man who has been a million voices already.
Thankfully, it seems almost an in-joke, as North's role goes almost completely unnoticed, playing the part of the "cores" that were done so masterfully by Mike Patton and Ellen McLain in the first Portal, as well as this game's "defective" turrets.
Proof, maybe, that as sick of North's voice as one can get, there's hope for us all when he's working with characters that don't have faces. Especially since he did such a great job in Portal 2.