Examples of {{Actor Allusion}}s in VideoGames.
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* One [[FunnyAneurysmMoment unfortunate]] ActorAllusion is possible in the game ''All-Pro Football 2K8.'' It is possible to assign O.J. Simpson to a team called "The Assassins," where the game randomly has him do a throat-slash taunt and a large stadium robot make stabbing motions when he scores a touchdown. Oops.
* In ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', Viridi is voiced in the English version by the same VA as [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Princess Bubblegum]]. In the Chaos Vortex level, after the banter has degenerated to the point that the fourth wall received noticeable cracks and any semblance of seriousness lays in tatters, actually has her saying [[CatchPhrase What Time Is It?]]
* One of the many, many throwaway gag lines in ''VideoGame/TheDig'' occurs when you ask one character about another, who has managed to disappear on you. "Have you seen this boy?" In pitch-perfect T-1000 inflection. Robert Patrick voiced the main character, Boston Low.
* A bizarre example using sound effects occurred in overlooked Game Freak gem ''VideoGame/DrillDozer''. The game used many sound effects from the [[EnhancedRemake remakes]] of the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' games, which were made by the same company. For example, the sound effect for repairing the eponymous machine mid-level is the same as when one uses a Potion on a Pokémon in ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]''. After beating the game, one could enter a code to make an aesthetic change to the game, such as the outfit of the protagonist [[KidHero Jill]] on the "Garage" menu, one of these outfits being that of the female protagonist from [=FireRed and LeafGreen=].
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' has a ''[[UpToEleven lot]]'' of fun with this.
** When Gilliam Yeager in ''Original Generation'' runs into Masaki Andou, Masaki asks him if they've met before. Gilliam looks terrified for a moment before brushing it off with "Nope." Masaki had fought Gilliam in the AlternateContinuity that Gilliam came from, the game ''HeroSenki'', which Gilliam was the endboss for.
** Also, there's references in several of the games to the appearance and/or voices of the various characters... some of which are voiced by the same voice actors ("You know, you look and sound a lot like..."), have the same character designer, or are voiced by two seiyuu who have voiced other famous roles. For example, in the Alpha series, ''MobileSuitGundam'' hero Amuro Ray flirts openly with Misato from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Two of their previous roles were Mamoru Chiba/Prince Endymion and ''Anime/SailorMoon''.
* VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX:
** [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsUX Richard Krueger]] calls [[Manga/{{Heroman}} Joey Jones]] "Jojo" at one point. Besides referencing Joey's name, Richard is voiced by Creator/JurotaKosugi, who also voiced [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Jotaro "JoJo" Kujo]] in the popular ''Star Crusaders'' OVA. In another ShoutOut to ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' (specifically Jonathan Joestar from the "Phantom Blood" arc), during Scenario 14 of the American Route, Richard says "Guten morning, Mushu Daijuuji. And Joestar" and "It's like a reunion joke, isn't that right, Jonathan?"
** [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsUX Agnes Berge]] is voiced by Creator/ChihiroSuzuki. When attacking with the Riot B's Proton Saber (Maximum Output), the machine takes a combat stance similar to [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Luke von Fabre]], during one of his hidden Secret Artes. Additionally, Agnes sounds just like Luke during the earlier parts of the game, then deepens his voice significantly in later scenarios, making him sound more like [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Asch]].
** In Scenario 15 of the America Route, [[FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor Soushi]] will state "With movement like a pendulum, barrage of accurate strikes...That technique just now, almost like boxing!", a reference to [[HajimeNoIppo Ippo Makunouchi]]. Both characters are voiced Creator/KoheiKiyasu.
** In Scenario 16 of the Japan Route, [[NinjaSenshiTobikage Joe Maya]] will exclaim that "he has no name to give to fiends", a reference to [[MachineRobo Rom Stol]]. Joe and Rom are voiced by Creator/KazuhikoInoue.
** At one point in ''UX'', [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Lunamaria Hawke]] says "That's right: things go like this. When you yourself want it to be this way from how your heart feels when the natural time comes, you follow those feelings." These are the words Creator/MaayaSakamoto, who voices Lunamaria, commented on during her wedding.
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Kira Yamato]] says "I think it's okay to cry", the same words uttered by Kazuma of ''Anime/SCRYed'' , also voiced by Creator/SoichiroHoshi.
** In a save-quit dialogue, [[Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden Chouhi Gundam]] will call [[Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden Kan-u Gundam]] a "lying, bearded bastard". This may or may not be a reference to Creator/HirokiYasumoto and his first [=SRW=] appearance as [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsZ Aim Liard]], a notorious liar.
** In another save-quit dialogue, [[Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron Izuna]] claims [[Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron Soubi]] might have a talent for gaming. Soubi is voiced by Creator/HirofumiNojima, who voiced [[Anime/OvermanKingGainer Gainer Sanga]].
** [[NinjaSenshiTobikage Reny]], voiced by Creator/NorikoHidaka, will exclaim in a save-quit dialogue "Sky Demon clad in flame is undefeatable!", which is what [[Anime/{{Gunbuster}} Noriko Takaya]] says in her home series. Furthermore, "I decline Space Monsters!" is a reference to the "Uchuu Kaiyuu" ("Space Terrible Monster Crowd") of ''Anime/{{Gunbuster}}''.
** In the ending, Johnny's quote "According to Monthly Men's Hobbies... Essayist and modeler jobs are being done recently." is a reference to Creator/HarunaIkezawa and her hobbies, which includes writing for multiple magazine serializations. Interestingly, being a hardcore modeler became a topic in the Hobby Japan magazine.
** Aoi punches Augustus with Absolute Nova Beast for a finish, like she punched Moon Will in the Dancouga Nova anime. Moon Will and Augustus are voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto. Doubles as Mythology Gag of characters voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto being punched to defeat.
** Mileina says she loves Tieria, which was in the movie itself too. In Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Corti and Phoron were suspected to be lovers; Mileina and Corti are voiced by Haruka Tomatsu and Tieria and Phoron by Hiroshi Kamiya.
** Graham expresses desire to embrace crossdressing Alto. They're both voiced by Creator/YuuichiNakamura.
** Both Graham and Moritsugu are non-main character Ace pilots. Voiced by Creator/YuuichiNakamura too.
** The mother of all ''Anime/SailorMoon'' {{Actor Allusion}}s and {{Shout Out}}s happens in MX. Here goes: ''GGundam'' scenario. Two of the Gundam Fighters fight and beat their {{Evil Twin}}s when Michelo Chariot shows up with reinforcements. Eventually Allenby shows up in the sailor-fuku-dressed Nobel Gundam and makes a perfect InTheNameOfTheMoon speech involving "Love and Justice." After the battle is over, [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Misato]] (Usagi) and [[RahXephon Haruka]] (Ami) gawk at the Nobel Gundam and ask Allenby if it can throw its tiara or make any speeches (literally) InTheNameOfTheMoon.
* In ''TheKingOfFighters 2002'', K9999 & Kusanagi have a special intro where K9999 yells "KUSANAGIIIIII!" and Kusanagi responds "That's ''Mr.'' Kusanagi to you!". K9999's VA voiced Tetsuo Shima in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', and Kusanagi's VA voiced Kaneda.
** K9999 was practically an {{Expy}} of Tetsuo anyway. So much so, in fact, that he's not going to be used in the series again.
* In ''{{Myst}} III'', Brad Dourif plays Saavedro and toward the end, he gets to scream "[[BigNo No! NO! NO, NO, NO, NOOO, NOOO, NOOOOOO!]]" over and over, just like he did in his first major film role as [[OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Billy Bibbit.]]
* In ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'', [[EvilDead Ash Campbell]] sometimes ponders "What would Chuck Finley do?" and has a conversation with [[Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam]] concerning the name "Sam Axe". Even though BruceCampbell doesn't play him in this game, he portrayed Ash in the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' movies, as well as Sam Axe (who sometimes uses the alias "Chuck Finley") in ''BurnNotice''.
* ''LegoIndianaJones'' includes [[spoiler:[[StarWars Han Solo]]]] as an unlockable character. Both were played by Harrison Ford in their respective movies.
** [[spoiler:''Lego StarWars: The Complete Saga'']] has this in reverse, with [[spoiler:Indy]] unlockable, for the same reason - as well as to [[EarlyBirdCameo promote his game]], as you can only unlock him after watching the trailer for it in the HubLevel.
** Also, the version of The Joker in LegoBatman seems to be based on the version voiced by Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill on WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries.
* In ''SuperSmashBros Brawl'', [[HoYay best friends]] Snake and Otacon cheer 'Falcon PUNCH!' and 'Falcon KICK!' while fanboying mutually over [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} Captain Falcon]]. The joke is that Captain Falcon was voiced by Otacon's Japanese voice actor in the non-canon anime. Snake also comments that {{Sonic|TheHedgehog}} just gives him a bad feeling, which is a reference to Big Boss having the same Japanese VA as Eggman (in the English version it comes of as either a non-sequitor, a TakeThat to Sonic or a reference to hedgehogs eating snakes in real life).
* The [=MSX2=] version of ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' featured character portraits based on the likenesses of popular actors and celebrities.[[note]]The later ports used new character portraits.[[/note]] Big Boss in particular was modeled after Sean Connery. This is what inspired HideoKojima to, when planning ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' (a game about Big Boss' younger days), make the story a shameless classic-''Film/JamesBond'' homage.
** Also, in ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', Para-Medic's response to Snake saying he has no name is to tell him "You're a regular Captain Nemo". One of AkioOtsuka's most popular roles was Captain Nemo in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater''.
** In ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', doing certain things would cause a NonStandardGameOver where Colonel Campbell (from the future!) would scold Snake for creating a "[[TemporalParadox Time Paradox!]]" The Japanese voice actor for Colonel Campbell, Creator/TakeshiAono, dubbed Doc Brown in the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' movies, hence the joke.
** Phil [=LaMarr=] got shot in the face in ''Film/PulpFiction''. In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', his character Vamp gets shot in the face. ''Twice''. And ''again'' in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''.
** In the Japanese version of ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', Ed and Jonathan were voiced by ShozoIizuka and Creator/HideyukiTanaka (also the voice of Otacon) respectively. Both actors also played Ed Brown and Jonathan Ingram in ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''.
* From an outtake from ''VideoGame/WingCommander III'': "Isn't that the guy from StarWars?" Readers can make their own connection, knowing that Hamill starred in [=WC3=].
* KeithDavid plays [[AsHimself himself]] as Vice President of the United States in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''. Before ''IV'', he provided the voice of Julius Little in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' and ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2''. Many characters in-game [[LampshadeHanging note the similarities between the two's voices]], much to Keith's chagrin.
* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWar II'', Perseus is voiced by Harry Hamlin, who had previously portrayed Perseus in the original ''ClashOfTheTitans''. [[spoiler:Kratos kills him.]]
** In ''God of War III'', Hercules is voiced by Kevin Sorbo, who had previously portrayed Hercules in ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''. [[spoiler:Kratos kills him too.]]
* In ''BrutalLegend'', Music/OzzyOsbourne plays the head of a family of bats, who threatens to [[NeverLiveItDown bite your head off]].
* In ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate 2]]'', clicking on Firkraag the dragon will result in him saying "oh, bother." The joke is that Firkraag is voiced by JimCummings, who also did ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh''.
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', one of Ragna's alternate outfits has the same colors going on as Gintoki from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}''. They're both voiced by Creator/TomokazuSugita.
** In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'', the palette swap of ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' characters for Amane Nishiki is the main character of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. They're both voiced by AkiraIshida. The English version went further by assigning Amane's English voice to be the same as the [=P3=] main character too: YuriLowenthal
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', the main character Asbel Lhant not only looks like Suzaku from ''CodeGeass'', but also retains his gravity defying spinning kicks. They are both voiced by Takahiro Sakurai.
** Further implemented by giving a Suzaku costume to Asbel as DLC. Another example is that Takahiro also voiced Haseo from ''[[DotHackGUGames .hack//GU]]''. Malik was voiced by Ovan's voice actor as well. Hence, they both not only get DLC (and I mean, each other! Haseo and Ovan get Asbel and Malik's costumes as well in ''.hack//LINK''), but there is a victory quote where they say lines similar to what Ovan and Haseo would have said.
** The ''Tales'' series in general seems to love this trope. In the PS3 version of ''Tales of Vesperia,'' Karol, who is voiced by Kumiko Watanabe, has a [[KeroroGunsou Keroro]] costume, and even talks like him after putting it on. Taking this further, Patty, who is voiced by Chiwa Saito, slips into her Natsumi Hinata voice after battle if they're both in the party--in one case, she calls Karol a "stupid frog", then wonders where that came from.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI'', being [[FantasyKitchenSink what it is]], has Prince Alexander meet the Beast (as in, from the Beauty and the Beast fairytale). Reaching his sanctuary placed Alexander under a curse, causing him to [[NonStandardGameOver transform into a Beast himself]] if he doesn't find the Beast a bride in time. Robby Benson, who voices Prince Alexander, also voiced ''[[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast that other Beast]]'' one year earlier.
* Many of the characters who Creator/QuintonFlynn plays are either AxCrazy, BadAss, like to Play With Fire, or all three.
** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Axel]] and [[FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Reno]] both have the same color hair, eyes, and have facial markings near their eyes are voiced by the same Japanese and English voice actor, which would be Flynn.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series, Laharl is voiced by Creator/BarbaraGoodson, previously best known for voicing PowerRangers' Rita Repulsa. In ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', Laharl complains that exposure to his KryptoniteFactor[[note]]GagBoobs[[/note]] is [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers giving him a headache]].
* A GameFAQs meme of responding to topics (mostly ones that question some of the design choices in the game) with "Sakurai:(Laughs)" (a response given in an interview to dodge a question) gained a spin off "[[{{Kirby}} Dedede]]: (Laughs)" after the official ''SuperSmashBros'' website mentioned Sakurai voices King Dedede in ''[[SuperSmashBros Brawl]]''.
* MarkHamill was specifically chosen to play TheObiWan to the main characters of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', just as Obi Wan was...uh, [[TropeNamer The Obi Wan]] to his other character, [[StarWars Luke Skywalker]]. The student becomes the master...
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC ''Old World Blues'', Dr. 0 (voiced by James Urbaniak) is essentially [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Dr. Venture]] as a floating brain. He even has a massive inferiority complex towards an arrogant but much more accomplished genius (in this case, the game's resident MagnificentBastard Robert House). And, if you have [[WeirdnessMagnet the Wild Wasteland trait]], you can sometimes hear him asking the Lobotomites to wash the walking eye, a reference to a device from ''The Venture Bros'' Season 2.
* In the first ''VideoGame/SimonTheSorcerer'' game, the title character was voiced by [[Series/RedDwarf Chris Barrie]]. One scene involved Simon being yelled at by a dwarf in a red shirt, who told him to "smegging well naff off".
** The second installment went so far as to have Simon quote several of Rimmer's actual lines from the show, even though Barrie was no longer voicing Simon.
* ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' is based around this trope: out of the six main characters, three of them are former ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' alumni, and Bungie refused to let gamers forget it. The most notable is Gunnery Sergeant Eddie Buck, played by Creator/NathanFillion. Not only is his personality a carbon copy of Mal's, Buck's face was also [[InkSuitActor modelled after Fillion's]]. Tricia Helfer is also onboard as ONI Captain Veronica Dare--Buck's ex-girlfriend. Helfer is Fillion's ex-girlfriend in real life too. [[TropesAreNotBad It's still an excellent game.]]
** In fact, the Firefly cast had previously been in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' as unnamed infantry (at the end of one Halo 3 mission, a marine voiced by Fillon will say: "Looks like we got here in the nick of time! [[BigDamnHeroes What does that make us?]]). So it's kind of a loop-de-loop of references, but Bungie certainly took advantage and gave us all a reason to care about ODST in the fist place.
** There's also the Machinima/RedVsBlue actor cameos in the Crow's Nest level of Halo 3 (the "Password-Lacking Marine"). In all cases, they're more or less in character for Red vs. Blue.
* This is the whole point of a downloadable extra for ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''. ''[[NaziZombies Call of the Dead]]'' has Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}, Film/{{Machete}}, [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy]] and [[Series/TheWalkingDead Merle]] fight [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead George]]. [[CrazyAwesome Yeah]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', Rapture founder and capitalist Andrew Ryan is voiced by Armin Shimerman, the same man who portrays somebody who [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine worships the almighty gold-pressed latinum]].
* From the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series:
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' features the voice of Tricia Helfer as the Artificial Intelligence aboard the player's ship, in a universe where self-aware machines have been banned for [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined trying to destroy humanity.]] The allusion is wonderfully climaxed with the gently delivered line "I enjoy the sight of humans on their knees."
** There's also Michael Beattie, who plays Mordin. At one point, Mordin reveals he was in a Creator/GilbertAndSullivan production ("Always had me do the patter songs.") and proceeds to break out in song. Beattie was part of the chorus in a television adaptation of ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''.
** In ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'', Liara and Shepard are outside on a ship during a storm and lightning is useful element during that segment. The lightning may be a visual reference to Lightning Farron, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' who shares Liara's voice actress, Creator/AliHillis. They go to rescue Liara's friend, Feron, whose name is pronounced exactly like Lightning's last name.
** It's also funny to hear MartinSheen advising [[TheAmericanPresident a powerful leader named Shepard]].
** Then, in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' you can come across an outpost of Cerberus scientists led by [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Dr. Brynn Cole, voiced by Jo Wyatt, aka Female Hawke]]. She calls herself and her fellow scientists "refugees," and when questioned by Shepard, she says "our stories are different, but the themes are the same." As an added gag, Nicholas Boutlon, the actor who plays Male Hawke, voices another scientist at the station.
* For a SoOkayItsAverage game, there's a hilarious moment of recognition to be found in ''PlaystationMoveHeroes''. One of the two antagonists, Lunk, is voiced by Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz, more famous for his roles as [[InvaderZim Zim]] and [[DestroyAllHumans Orthopox]] among other [[PigeonholedVoiceActor small,]] [[LargeHam hammy]] characters. The fact that Lunk is a little, omnicidal alien already fits for Zim, etc. but take a look at his character design. The [[NiceHat helmet]] (minus [[TheGogglesDoNothing goggles]]) will look [[VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} familiar]].
* In ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', [[CyberCyclops Shockwave]]'s (voiced by Creator/CoreyBurton) voice was actually based on David Warner's performance as [[TheDragon Sark]] in the movie ''{{Tron}}''. In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Sark is voiced by... ...Corey Burton!
* In ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'', the 18th [[PaletteSwap palettes]] of Filia, Cerebella, and Peacock are made to resemble [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka, Homura, and Sayaka]], respectively. Filia and Madoka are both voiced by ChristineMarieCabanos, Cerebella and Homura are voiced by Creator/CristinaValenzuela, and Peacock and Sayaka are voiced by SarahWilliams.
** The reference continued when Squigly came out; her ninth palette is based on Kyoko Sakura. Both are voiced by Creator/LaurenLanda.
** Outside the Madoka series, certain other fighters' reference are also present. The aforementioned Squigly also gets a palette based on [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Litchi Faye-Ling]], also voiced by Creator/LaurenLanda. Meanwhile, a latter DLC character, Eliza, voiced by Creator/MichelleRuff, gets a palette of another fighter voiced by the same actress, [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Crimson Viper]].
* ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' has a ''ton'' of these in the game. It's a crossover game by Monolith Software with Banpresto's backing, so it would have a ton of references like these.
* In ''VideoGame/RainbowSixVegas'', you face Gabriel Nowak, a disgraced member of Rainbow. In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', Adam Jensen is voiced by Elias Tofexis who voices Nowak. Both of them had been disgraced at some point during a mission in Mexico/Mexicantown.
* NolanNorth voiced Martin Walker from ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', this wasn't the first time he voiced a special ops soldier who fought in a[[ArmyOfTwoThe40thDay bustling city in ruins while making awful decisions along the way]]
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