The Best Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Now that we had the Oscars last night, it is time to gather a list of games that enhanced their storytelling by featuring real-life actors, actresses and other celebrities—not just as voice actors, but sometimes even as the main characters.


Chow Yun-fat as Inspector Tequila in Stranglehold

The Best Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Bruce Lee as himself in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

The Best Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Burt Reynolds as himself in Saints Row: The Third

The Best Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Shaquille O'Neal as himself in Shaq-Fu

The Best Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Tia Carrere as Ari in The Daedalus Encounter

The Best Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Christopher Lloyd as Drew Blanck in Toonstruck

The Best Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Ricky Gervais as himself in Grand Theft Auto IV

The Best Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Ozzy Osbourne as himself in Brütal Legend

The Best Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Snoop Dogg as an unlockable character in True Crime: Streets of L.A.

The Best Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes in Beyond: Two Souls

The Best Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Year by year, the number of these games increases exponentially. If we didn't include your favorite, make sure to post them below with visual support.

sources: Strangleholdgame.com, Craiglovespepsi's LP, Saint Row: The Third Pimps and Gimps trailer, Hardcoregaming101, pheedbaq's LP, cubex55's LP, d1ceBLN's LP, Double Fine, GamesStation1987, Beyondps3.com