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Nolan Ramsey North (born October 31, 1970) is an American actor who has been described as "the nearest thing the games industry has to a bona fide leading man." His voice work includes characters such as Nathan

Drake from the Uncharted series; Desmond Miles from the Assassin's Creed video game series; Ghost from the Bungie title Destiny; the Penguin in the Batman: Arkham video game franchise; Cpt. Martin Walker in Spec Ops: The Line; David in The Last of Us; several characters in various pieces of Marvel media, most popularly Deadpool; Superboy in Young Justice; himself in Saints Row IV; Edward Richtofen in the Call of Duty Zombies storyline, and Superman in the Lego DC Comics Super Heroes film series.

Nolan North is the voice of The Muscle Controller/Stoick the Vast in Riders/Defenders of Berk, and Race to the Edge, as well as the short Dawn of the Dragon Racers and Thomas & Friends In The Legend In Viking Railway.

Life and career

North was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He majored in journalism at the University of North Carolina with a baseball scholarship. He worked as a reporter for almost a year in New Jersey before moving to New York City to pursue stand-up comedy and acting. North eventually relocated to Hollywood and was cast in the General Hospital spin-off series Port Charles, playing Dr. Chris Ramsey during the show's run from 1997 to 2003. He married fellow Port Charles actress Jill Murray in 1999 and has two children. During Port Charles' run, he worked on a few video games as a voice actor and began to focus on voice acting following Port Charles' cancellation.

One of his most notable roles came in 2007 when he voiced and motion capped the character Nathan Drake for the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Since then, he has continued to portray the character in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (released in 2009) and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (released in 2011). He also voiced The Penguin in the Batman: Arkham series, appearing in three of the four games and in one of the DLC's. In an interview with The Guardian, North reflects on his time as Drake as requiring "a lot of imagination. Motion capture is basically theatre in Spandex; there's minimal props, and you need a willingness to make an ass of yourself." North as Drake has been twice nominated at the Spike Video Game Awards in the "Best Performance by a Human Male" category. North will reprise his role as Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, to be released in 2016.

North had a role in Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to 2009's live-action movie Star Trek. Director J. J. Abrams cited North's performance as Drake for the casting, he and his son being fans of the Uncharted series.

Filmography

Animation

List of voice performances in animation
Year Series Role Notes Source 2001 The Legend of Tarzan Scox          
2006 Ben 10 Henchman, Teen Attendant Episode: "A Small Problem"     
2006–07 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Waking Nightmare / Beware of the Undertoad Exercise Dude, others          
2007 Back at the Barnyard Stumpity Joe Episode: "Lights! Camera! Moo!/Animal Farmers"
2008 Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a Baby Big Bad Wolf          
2009 Wolverine and the X-Men Cyclops, Pyro, Berzerker, Carl, Doctor          
2009 Hulk Vs. Deadpool          
2010 Fanboy & Chum Chum Thorvald the Red Episodes: "Norse-ing Around" and "Norse Code"     
2010 Star Wars: The Clone Wars El-Les Episode: "Clone Cadets"     
2010 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Balder, Jimmy Woo, Living Laser, Piledriver, Chemistro, others     
2010 Black Panther Cyclops, Nightcrawler     
2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades Snow Job Episode: "White Out"
2011–13 MAD Shrek, Thor, Captain America, Optimus Prime, Conan the Barbarian, Wolverine,James Bond, Ant-Man, others          
2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Brad Chiles (Young) Episodes: "Pawn of Shadow" and "All Fear the Freak"     
2011 Generator Rex Dr. Branden Moses, Security Guard, others Episodes: "Black in Black" and "A Femily Holiday"     
2012–13 Transformers: Prime Smokescreen, Skylynx, others Nominated – BTVA Award Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Action/Drama
2012 Regular Show Additional voices          
2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Kraang, Commander Grundch, Lunk, Chrome Dome, Mind Master, Graah, Slug Person, others     
2012–14 DreamWorks Dragons Stoick the Vast     
2020 Thomas & Friends In The Legend In Viking Railway The Muscle Controller/Stoick the Vast

Live Action

List of live-action performances in television
Year Series Role Notes Source 1997 Port Charles Dr. Chris Ramsey Series Regular     
2000 Broken Rob McCardel Short film     
2001 Spyder Games Dr. Horton 2 episodes     
2003 Six Feet Under Soap Actor Episodes: "Perfect Circles" and "I'm Sorry, I'm Lost"     
2004 She Spies Peter Episode: "Spies Gone Wild"     
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Leonard Nimoy Episode: "Hal Grieves"     
2006 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Nigel Hattorff          
2006 NCIS Officer Lou Giotti Episode: "Faking It"     
2007 Ugly Betty Morning TV show host          
2007 Big Love Joey's Lawyer Episode: "Damage Control"     
2007 CSI: Miami Ken Walker Episode: "Cyber-Lebrity"     
2007 Dirty Sexy Money Walsh Episode: "The Game"     
2009 Modern Family Donald Flum Episode: "En Garde"     
2009 Melrose Place Curtis Heller Episodes: "San Vicente" and "Sepulveda"     
2010–present Pretty Little Liars Peter Hastings          
2012 Haven Will Brady Episode: "Last Goodbyes"Films

Films

List of live-action performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source
2006 The Last Stand Scott Jacobs          
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Various Goblins          
2008 On the Doll Charlie          
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness USS Vengeance helmsman      [12]
List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Sourc
2006 Ultimate Avengers Giant-Man          
2006 Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther Giant-Man          
2009 Invasion of the Christmas Lights Narrator          
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Green Lantern, Power Ring     
2012 Superman vs. The Elite Pokolistani Ambassador          
2013 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising Smokescreen, Skylynx     
2014 Batman: Assault on Arkham Penguin, KGBeast     
2014 Heavenly Sword Master Shen, Kyo, Roach     
List of voice performances in feature film
Year Title Role Notes Source
2006 Déjà Vu Ex-Fiance     
2007 TMNT Raphael/Nightwatcher     
2008 Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief Parrot     
2012 The Outback Hex     
2012 Back to the Sea Farley          
2012 The Reef 2: High Tide Bobby     
2012 Dino Time Morris, Guard #3     
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Seagull, Dead Parrot, Pigeon Cabbie     

Lego films

List of voice performances in LEGO films
Year Title Role Notes Source
2014 LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Batman Be-Leaguered Superman, Alfred Pennyworth     
2015 LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Superman, Bizarro     
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Cyborg: Attack of the Legion of Doom! Superman     
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash Superman
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout Superman
2018 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash Superman, Killer Croc
2018 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis Superman

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
1999 Interstate '82 Hinkley          
2001 Secret Service Agent Peirce          
2003 The Cat in the Hat Fish     
2004 Maximo vs. Army of Zin Baron, Baron's Guard, Bandit          
2004 EverQuest II Assistant Draek, Lieutenant Daro, Rion Rolana, Medic Brendan, Grayl Turfstrider, Jorgie Icearmor, Royal Guard Novice #2, qeynosian infiltrator, Agent Vylo, a Dervish Kingpin, Dranok Bileblood, freeport mole, Voltari il'Ferceri, Volarr, Mikul, Sandon Breezebender, Tamera Brinebringer, Arconius, Maliz T'Raan          
2004 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue Karlos, Duncan, Snappy     
2005 SWAT 4 SWAT Officer Tony "Subway" Girard     
2005 Area 51 McCan     
2005 Guild Wars Mhenlo, Olaf, Gron, Mamp          
2005 God of War Hades, Greek Soldier, Fisherman     
2005 The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction Guard #1          
2005 EverQuest II: Desert of Flames Additional voices          
2005 Evil Dead: Regeneration Deadites #2, #3, and #4     
2005 Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard Additional voices          
2005 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan Karlos, Snappy     
2005 Crash Tag Team Racing Doctor N. Gin     
2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! Gill Hammerstein     
2005 Call of Duty 2 Sergeant Randall          
2005 Shrek SuperSlam Quasimodo     
2005 Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None Patrick Narracott, The Harbormaster     
2005 Gun Additional voices          
2005 50 Cent: Bulletproof Spinoza          
2006 Ape Escape 3 Dr. Tomoki     
2006 SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate SWAT Officer Tony "Subway" Girard          
2006 Driver: Parallel Lines The Mexican          
2006 Keepsake Zak, Mustavio          
2006 Predator: Concrete Jungle Additional voices          
2006 Cars Jeff Robertson          
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow Don Carrera De La Vega, Captured Pirate #3, Redcoat      [9]
2006 Saints Row Various voices          
2006 Yakuza Credited, additional voices          
2006 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs George Armstrong Custer          
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Ghost Rider, Hawkeye     
2006 Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island Crab Soldier #1, Crab Soldier #2, Crab Refugee #2     
2006 Final Fantasy XII Vossler York Azelas     
2006 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault Vandal          
2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Additional voices          
2007 Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Joe, Narrator     
2007 Lost Planet: Colonies Joe, Narrator          
2006 Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express Edward Masterman, Cyrus Hardman, Dr. Constantine     
2007 Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters Multiplayer voices          
2007 Armored Core 4 Sherring, VIP          
2007 TMNT Raphael     
2007 The Darkness Jackie Estacado (Young)     
2007 World in Conflict Lt. Parker          
2007 Halo 3 Marine     
2007 Crash of the Titans Doctor N. Gin, Tiny Tiger (Nintendo DS version), Dingodile (Nintendo DS version), additional voices     
2007 Power Rangers: Super Legends Goldar, Operation Overdrive Red Ranger          
2007 SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis Various Atlantean Guards          
2007 Assassin's Creed Desmond Miles, Abbas Sofian
2007 Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Nathan Drake     
2007 Unreal Tournament 3 Bishop          
2007 Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots Factorybots          
2008 Lost Odyssey Dark Acolyte          
2008 Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed Trahn, Ratpoo, Corn Cob King     
2008 Dark Sector Soldiers, Civilians     
2008 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Various voices     
2008 Crash: Mind over Mutant Doctor N. Gin          
2008 Saints Row 2 Various voices          
2008 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Commando 2, Pilot 2          
2008 Fable II Hero of Bowerstone (Male)     
2008 Quantum of Solace Various voices          
2008 Valkyria Chronicles Musaad Mayfield          
2008 Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors Baboon Goon #1, Gorilla Goon #1     
2008 Call of Duty: World at War Dr. Edward Richtofen          
2008 Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon Emperor Meningitis          
2008 Prince of Persia The Prince          
2009 Halo Wars Sergeant John Forge     
2009 The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Gondorian Officer, Evil Human Officer     
2009 MadWorld Operator B, Master Father (Francis), Yokozuna Daisangen     
2009 Resistance: Retribution Roland Mallery     
2009 Infamous Civilian          
2009 The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Guards     
2009 Terminator Salvation Dobkin     
2009 Red Faction: Guerrilla Various voices          
2009 Prototype Miscellaneous voices          
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Sideswipe, additional voices          
2009 Shadow Complex Jason Fleming     
2009 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 War Machine, Sentry, Officer Swanson          
2009 Halo 3: ODST Lance Corporal Kojo "Romeo" Agu     
2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Nathan Drake Nominated – VGX Award for Best Voice Actor
2009 Marvel Super Hero Squad War Machine          
2009 Uncharted: Eye of Indra Nathan Drake          
2009 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Sigmund, various voices     
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Additional voices          
2009 Assassin's Creed II Desmond Miles, Adam     
2009 The Saboteur Crochet, various voices          
2010 Army of Two: The 40th Day Elliot Salem          
2010 Dark Void Will Grey          
2010 White Knight Chronicles Cyrus International edition
2010 Supreme Commander 2 Dominic Maddox          
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Additional voices          
2010 Resonance of Fate Vashyron     
2010 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 Obito Uchiha (Tobi's Awakening)          
2010 Trauma Team CR-S01          
2010 Alpha Protocol Steven Heck     
2010 Transformers: War for Cybertron Brawl, additional voices     
2010 Singularity Cpt. James Devlin     
2010 Sniper: Ghost Warrior O'Neil          
2010 Mafia II Alberto Clemente, Citizen     
2010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Ultimate Deadpool     
2010 Final Fantasy XIV Cast     
2010 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Obito Uchiha (Tobi's Awakening)          
2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops Dr. Edward Richtofen     
2010 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Desmond Miles     
2010 Tron: Evolution Behemoth, Sentries, Blaze     
2010 Marvel Pinball Deadpool          
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Deadpool          
2011 Knights Contract Minukelsus     
2011 PlayStation Move Heroes Deathbot     
2011 Portal 2 Corrupt Cores, Defective Turrets     
2011 SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs Gorman          
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Bruticus, Cliffjumper          
2011 Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Archangel, Kicker          
2011 White Knight Chronicles II Cyrus     
2011 X-Men: Destiny Cyclops, Adrian's father     
2011 Batman: Arkham City Penguin, Black Mask, various prisoners/characters     
2011 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact Obito Uchiha (Tobi's Awakening)          
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Nathan Drake Nominated – VGX Award for Best Voice Actor

Nominated – BAFTA Games Award for Best Performer, 8th British Academy Video Games Awards Nominated – BTVA Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game

2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Portal 2 Space Core Official Valve mod     
2011 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Eradan     
2011 Assassin's Creed: Revelations Desmond Miles          
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Deadpool          
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Jedi Consular Male     
2012 Uncharted: Golden Abyss Nathan Drake Nominated – BAFTA Games Award for Best Performer, 9th British Academy Video Games Awards
2012 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations Obito Uchiha (Tobi's Awakening, Masked Man)          
2012 Kinect Star Wars Mak Pra     
2012 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Scarecrow, Captain Boomerang, Hush          
2012 Spec Ops: The Line Captain Martin Walker     
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Alistair Smythe, Various OSCORP Guards     
2012 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Cliffjumper, Bruticus, Brawl, additional voices     
2012 Guild Wars 2 Human Male Player          
2012 Skylanders: Giants Additional voices          
2012 Team Fortress 2 Merasmus, Bombinomicon, Redmond, Blutarch, Zepheniah, Soldier (Expiration Date short only; shared role), Engineer (Expiration Date short only)     
2012 Assassin's Creed III Desmond Miles     
2012 Lego The Lord of the Rings Additional voices          
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Dr. Edward Richtofen, Bus Driver, Stanley Ferguson, Brutus     
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops – Declassified Alex Mason          
2012 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Nathan Drake     
2013 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Cyril LeParadox, El Jefe     
2013 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Obito Uchiha (Tobi's Awakening, Masked Man)          
2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us General Zod          
2013 Poker Night 2 Fact Core          
2013 Marvel Heroes Deadpool     
2013 The Last of Us David Nominated – BTVA Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game in a Supporting Role
2013 Deadpool Deadpool, himself as a phone Easter egg Nominated – BTVA Award for Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Video Game
2013 Dota 2 Brewmaster, Earth Spirit, Gyrocopter, Keeper of the Light, Lone Druid, Lycan, Meepo, Ogre Magi, Shadow Demon, Troll Warlord          
2013 Saints Row IV The Boss ("Nolan North" voice)     
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Dune Bug, Mayor McBoom          
2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man, Cyclops, Deadpool, Green Goblin, Magneto, Pyro, Vulture     
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Desmond Miles          
2013 Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kraang     
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins Penguin          
2013 The Outfit Allied Soldier, Resistance Fighter          
2013 Young Justice: Legacy Superboy, Superman     
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional voices     
2014 Titanfall Hammond     
2014 Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Bruticus, Cliffjumper          
2014 Spider-Men Unlimited Green Goblin, Oscorp Announcer     
2014 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution Obito Uchiha (Tobi's Awakening, Masked Man)          
2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Green Goblin, Rocket Raccoon          
2014 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Black Hand     
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Dune Bug          
2014 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Beast Boy, Firestorm, Hush, Mad Hatter, Orion, Toyman, Condiment King, Jor-El, Bizzaro          
2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Lunarfall Footman          
2014 LittleBigPlanet 3 Marlon Random     
2014–15 Tales from the Borderlands August     
2015 Saints Row: Gat out of Hell The Boss (default voice)     
2015 Dying Light Bernard Cuisine & Cargo DLC     
2015 Infinite Crisis Atomic Green Lantern, Atomic Joker     
2015 Lego Jurassic World Additional voices     
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight Penguin     
2015 Hellraid Aiden, The Cursed Kin          
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Rocket Raccoon, Green Goblin     
2015 Destiny Ghost Replacing Peter Dinklage for Destiny: The Taken King     
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Dune Bug     
2015 Lego Dimensions General Zod          
2015 Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Human Male Player, Mordremoth Expansion pack     
2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Dr. Edward Richtofen     
2016 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Nathan Drake     
2017 Halo Wars 2 Sergeant Forge
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Rocket Raccoon
2017 Destiny 2 Ghost
2017 Middle-earth: Shadow of War Zog the Eternal, Isildur, additional voices
2018 God of War Modi, additional voices

Trivia

  • Most of Nolan's filmography also star his longtime friend Troy Baker.

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