Ilkka Villi (born 4 August 1975 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish actor and writer. Having previously worked as a radio journalist, he has acted on stage, film and television, and is perhaps better known for his role in Sorjonen/Bordertown, as well as the title role in Alan Wake.
Film and Television Roles:
- Imaginaerum: Mr. White / Theodore Whitman
- Invisible Heroes: Ilkka Jaamala
- Sorjonen (Bordertown): Niko Uusitalo
- Bright Falls: Alan Wake
- War (Music Video): Alan Wake
Video Game Roles:
- Alan Wake: Alan Wake and Mr. Scratch (Model, motion capture and live action footage), various supporting roles (motion capture)
- Alan Wake's American Nightmare: Alan Wake and Mr. Scratch (Model, motion capture and live action footage)
- Quantum Break: Alan Wake and Mr. Scratch (Live action footage)
- Control: Alan Wake (Model, motion capture and live action footage), Thomas Zane (Model, motion capture and voice)
His works provide examples of:
- Acting for Two: An interesting example. The majority of his appearances as Alan Wake also have him play his doppelganger, yet in all of these cases both are voiced by a different actor, with one exception.
- Ink-Suit Actor: For Alan Wake, naturally, do to its integration between game graphics and live action footage.
- Large Ham: He's often shown to have a rather calm personality offscreen, but his portrayal of Alan Wake's American Nightmare Mr. Scratch was so over the top that Matthew Porretta, who provided the voice, admitted on more than one occasion that he was worried his own performance would "water it down".
- Same Language Dub: Despite being a fluent English speaker, at the time the first Alan Wake game was produced his accent was deemed too noticeable for the role, which led to him sharing it with Matthew Porretta.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome