Emery in Los Angeles, California.
12 September 1972 |
Windsor, United Kingdom
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, singer|
Early life and education
Emery was born in Windsor, United Kingdom. At the age of 4, his father moved the family to Johannesburg, South Africa. An only child, Emery kept himself amused by imitating characters from film and television. Early impersonations included Michael Jackson and Max from Hart to Hart. He returned to England during high school, briefly attending Reading Blue Coat School. But it was back in South Africa at St John's College where he cemented his love for acting, playing Dick Deadeye in the Gilbert & Sullivan musical HMS Pinafore and winning Best Actor for the role of Mr. Glum in The Glums comedy sketch, "L'Engagement". After briefly considering a career in graphic art, he went on to study acting at the University of the Witwatersrand. Student roles included Salieri in Amadeus and Gregor in Steven Berkoff's adaption of Kafka's The Metamorphosis.
Emery currently lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend and their dogs.
In his 3rd year of drama school, friend Ashley Callie was going to audition for Johannesburg's annual Christmas pantomime, directed by the award-winning Janice Honeyman. Emery was persuaded to go along and ended up being cast. He played a couple of characters, but impressed with his stand-up routine during a set change. As a result, fellow cast member, veteran actor Bill Flynn introduced him to his agent and his career was started. Around this time, he also began what was to become a prolific voice career. (He would later win a Gold Craft Award at the 2003 Loerie Advertising Awards) He played in a number of stand-up venues and established himself as character actor, often performing multiple roles within a single play, such as all the male roles in Mark Ravenhill's Sleeping Around and Tom, Leslie and Phyllis in A.R. Gurney's Sylvia.
He performed standup comedy on television and was a series regular on the sketch comedy show Not Quite Friday Night. He received the National Vita Award for Comedy for the role of Maloom in the play Heel Against the Head, once again alongside Bill Flynn and actor/playwright Paul Slabolepszy. Emery has also performed his own one-man plays, Thin Man Talking and The Great Glendini. For the latter, he recorded a jazz standards album, Standard Ease. He acted alongside the late Bill Flynn for a third and final time, playing Bernard to Flynn's Willy Loman in the award-winning Baxter Theatre production of Death of a Salesman.
Thanks to his keen ear for accents, Emery found himself playing various roles in visiting British and American film and television productions. He soon decided that the screen was where he wanted to focus his attention. With most major projects casting their lead roles overseas, he decided it was time to explore more diverse opportunities. In late 2003, he moved to Los Angeles, where he has played memorable characters both on screen (Last Resort, Takers, Moonlight, Burn Notice) and for video games such as Final Fantasy XII, Vanquish, Dragon Age II and Street Fighter X Tekken. He has performed motion capture as well as voice-over for the games Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Battlefield 3 and Wolfenstein: The New Order, with the former two also using his likeness.
Emery has a recurring role on the hit MTV series Teen Wolf as season 3's main antagonist Deucalion, a blind but powerful Alpha werewolf who leads a pack consisting entirely of Alphas. The character is described as having a "cutting intelligence" and a plan to pit his young enemy, protagonist Scott McCall, against fellow Alpha werewolf, Derek Hale.
|1994||Honeytown II||Taylor||TV series||Season regular|
|1995||Not Quite Friday Night||Various||TV series||Season regular|
|It's A Funny Country||Comedian||TV special|
|The Legend of the Hidden City||Creature Voices||TV series||Created and voiced creature languages|
|It's A Funny Country: Year In, Year Out||Comedian||TV special||Live New Year's Eve Countdown Special|
|1999||Saints, Sinners and Settlers||Sgt. Williamson||TV series||Episode: ""The Good Doctor: Trial of H.F. Verwoerd"|
|25° South||Charly||TV series||Recurring|
|Filligoggin||Filligoggin, Benny Baboon, Sniffbug||TV series||Season regular|
|2001||Diamond Cut Diamond||Paddy||Feature|
|2002||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||Sly||Feature|
|2003||Red Water||Gene Bradley||TV film|
|2004||A Case of Murder||Eric Norkem||Feature|
|Cape of Good Hope||Miles||Feature|
|2005||Commander in Chief||Jared Lyons||TV series||Season 1.6: "First Disaster"|
|2007||Moonlight||Donovan Shepherd||TV series||Season 1.8: "12:04 AM"|
|Greetings From the Shore||Sasha Mientkciewicz||Feature|
|24||Leon||TV series||Season 6.13: "Day 6: 6:00pm - 7:00pm"|
|Almaz Black Box||Wesley Abbot||Feature|
|Passions||Max||TV series||Recurring guest star|
|The Middleman||Vlad the Impaler||TV series||Season 1.10: "The Vampiric Puppet Lamentation"|
|CSI: NY||Christopher Vackner||TV series||Season 4.18: "Admissions"|
|General Hospital||Jasper Jacks||TV series||Recurring guest star|
|2009||Burn Notice||Sean Glenanne||TV series||Season 3.9: "Long Way Back"|
|90210||Kevin||TV series||Season 1.18: "Off the Rails"|
|Eleventh Hour||Brandon Hertle||TV series||Season 1.11: "Miracle"|
|2009-10||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Lott Dod, Mee Deechi, Gotal, Kerch Kusi||TV series||Recurring, voice|
|2010||Castle||Lloyd Saunders||TV series||Season 3.7: "Almost Famous"|
|The Forgotten||Sean Hennessey||TV series||Season 1.10: "Double Doe"|
|2011||Blue Crush 2||Joel||Feature|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||Jeff Kinto||TV series||Season 2.21: "Rocket Man"|
|The Mentalist||Owen Melling||TV series||Season 3.18: "The Red Mile"|
|2012||Last Resort||Booth||TV series||Recurring|
|Survivor Type||Richard Pine||Short||Official Site|
|2013||NCIS||Rudolph Stalin||TV series||Season 11.9: "Gut Check"|
|Teen Wolf||Deucalion||TV series||Recurring|
|Beverly Hills Cop||Lyle Hawes||TV series||Pilot episode|
|True Blood||Justin||TV series||Season 6.05: "Fuck the Pain Away"|
|2014||Shameless||Professor Moss||TV series||Recurring|
|How to Train Your Dragon 2||Teeny||Feature||Voice|
|2015||E&N with Ed Neusbit||Ed Neusbit||Web series||Series lead Official Site|
|Grimm||Damien Barso||TV series||Season 4.13: "Trial by Fire"|
|Daredevil||Anatoly||TV series||Season 1.01: "Into the Ring"
Season 1.04: "In the Blood"
|DC Super Friends||Captain Cold||Web series||Voice|
- Dr Lox - Dr Lox (Zombie Joe's Underground)
- Certified Male - Alex (Montecasino Theatre and Theatre on the Bay)
- The Great Glendini (one-man show) - Glendini (Theatre on the Square)
- Death of a Salesman - Bernard (Baxter Theatre)
- Sleeping Around - all male roles (Theatre on the Square)
- Lane and Abel - Director (Market Theatre)
- Children of the Wolf - Robin (Alhambra Theatre and Theatre on the Bay)
- Sylvia - Tom, Leslie, Phyllis (Alexander Theatre)
- Thin Man Talking (one-man show) - The Man (National Arts Festival)
- Not the Midnight Mass (Dock Rd Theatre and Civic Theatre)
- Heel Against the Head - Ma Loom (Civic Theatre and Baxter Theatre)
- Legends Alive (Musical) - Various (Supper Club)
- Heaven Can't Wait (Musical) - Various (Theatre on the Track)
- The Fall of the House of Usher - Roderick Usher (Wits Theatre)
- Sinbad's African Adventures (Panto) - Various (Civic Theatre)
- With Incidental Music Attached (A Capella musical) - Various (Harper's)
Voice acting - video games
- Assassin's Creed 3 (2012) as Reginald Birch, Aquila Crewmen, Regulars
- Assassin's Creed 2 (2009) as Minstrel, Monk in Black Robe, Ferry Captain
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (2010) as Borgia Captain Guards
- Battlefield 3 (2011) as Staff Sergeant Henry "Black" Blackburn (voice, motion capture and likeness)
- Blade Kitten (2010) as Sol Trooper, Infestation Worker
- Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War (2007) as British Soldier, French Resistance (uncredited)
- Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (2006) as British Soldiers
- Blazing Angels 2 (2007) as British General, British Pilot 1
- Bloodborne (2015) as Narrator (Trailer)
- Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (2008) as PFC Dawson
- Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009 (2008) as Henry Tally, Sergei Demochev
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014) as Gideon (voice, motion capture and likeness)
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) as Mac, SAS 4
- Castlevania Judgment (2008) as Trevor Belmont (uncredited)
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (2009)
- Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII (2012)
- Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts (2007) as Major Blackmore, Churchill
- Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor (2009) as Kangaroo, Churchill, Stag
- Dead Rush (2005) as Jake
- Destiny (2014) as Master Ives
- Diablo III (2012) as Caldeum Guard
- Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (2014) as Crusader (Male)
- Dragon Age: Origins (2009) as Alarith, Taliesin, Oskias, Saevrin, Frandlin Ivo, various characters
- Dragon Age II (2011) as Fenris, Paxley, Temmerin, Liam, Samson
- Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) as Samson
- Dragon's Dogma (2012) as Seneschal (voice and motion capture)
- Dungeon Siege 3 (2011) as Florin, Mudgutter, Abi-Eshu, Gavril, Hans, Ironmonger, Lescanzi Mercenary, Royalist Soldier, Royalist Survivor, Goblin Bandit
- Dynasty Warriors 7 (2011) as Sun Quan
- Dynasty Warriors 8 (2013) as Sun Quan
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) as Gaius Maro, other various characters
- The Elder Scrolls Online (2014) as various characters.
- Everquest 2 (2004) as Overseer Travagg, Lt.Darrius, Vleko, Sentius Poisonleaf, Crispin Luvinius
- Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) as Victor Von Doom, Dr. Doom
- Fear 3 as Armacham Soldier 2, Civilian 2
- Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (2007) as Balthier
- Final Fantasy XII (2006) as Balthier
- Final Fantasy XIII-2 (2011)
- Final Fantasy XIV (2013) as Twin Adder Dispatch, Urianger, Pashtarot, various
- Final Fantasy XV as Ignis
- Fire Emblem: Awakening (2013) as Gaius
- Gears of War 3 (2011)
- Ghost Recon 2 (2004) as German Soldier
- God of War III (2010) as Poseidon, Captain
- God of War: Ascension (2013) as Poseidon
- GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004) as Number One (Ernst Stavro Blofeld)
- Guild Wars 2 (2012) as Valiant Estiene, Explorer Sosian, various.
- Halo Wars (2009) as Spartan, Suicide Grunt
- Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour (2007) as Announcer
- inFAMOUS (2009) as various characters
- Infinity Blade III (2013) as Shaman
- Kane & Lynch 2 (2009)
- Killzone Shadow Fall (2013)
- Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom (2008) as Duane
- King's Quest (2015) as the Royal Guards of Daventry
- Lego The Lord of the Rings (2012) as various different characters in Middle Earth
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (2013) as various characters
- Mass Effect (2007) as Chellick, Jered Salenta
- Mass Effect 2 (2010) as Kenn, Officer Tammert, Captain Gavorn
- Medieval Games (2009) as Jester, The Black Knight
- The Matrix: Path of Neo (2005) as Bane
- Ninja Gaiden 3 (2012)
- Pirates of the Caribbean Online (2007)
- Red Faction: Guerilla (2009)
- Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (2012) as Carlos Oliveira
- Resistance 2 (2009) as British Commando
- Rift (2011) as Trucker, Stranded Crew, Fan
- Rise of Nightmares (2011) as Josh
- Rocksmith (2011) as Narrator
- Samurai Warriors 3 (2009) as Kanbei Kuroda, Tatsuoki
- Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster (2011) as Doo-Rays
- The Sims Medieval (2011) as Sim
- Skylanders: Swap Force (2013) as Zoo Lou
- Skylanders: Trap Team (2014) as Zoo Lou
- Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013) as Dominion Marine
- Starhawk (2012) as Rifter
- Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (2009) as Col Serra
- Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron (2007) as Col Serra
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption (2006) as Universal HUD, General MOHC, Imperial Officer 1
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011) as Captain Revar, Tobin Harlan, Abdan Sho, Alek Teral, Cavill Arin, Comms Officer Jule, Lokir-Ka, Peyton Swole, Sadoll, the Argent Serpent, W6-S4, Captain Winborn, Col Hunt, Narvurin, Spice Trader
- Street Fighter X Tekken (2012) as Steve Fox
- Tekken 6 as Steve Fox (uncredited)
- Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion as Steve Fox (uncredited)
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as Steve Fox (uncredited)
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited as Steve Fox (uncredited)
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition as Steve Fox (uncredited)
- Tekken Revolution as Steve Fox (uncredited)
- Tekken 3D: Prime Edition as Steve Fox (uncredited)
- Terminator Salvation (2009) as John Connor
- The Wonderful 101 (2013) as Commander Laurence Nelson
- Tom Clancy's Endwar (2008) as German, Russian soldiers
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (2011)
- Turok (2008) as Reese
- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011) as Marlowe's Agents, Indian Ocean Pirates
- Vanquish (2010) as Sam Gideon
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution - Imperial guard, Sentinel
- Warriors Orochi (2007) as Orochi (uncredited)
- Warriors Orochi 2 (2008) as Orochi (uncredited)
- WildStar (2014) as Nazrek The Progenitor, Councilor Vaelen, Clanlord Makaza, Mordechai Redmoon, Draken Male, Luminai Male
- Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) as Fergus Reid (voice and motion capture)
- World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (2012) as Lor'themar Theron (since Patch 5.1)
Voice acting - audiobooks
- Playing the Enemy by John Carlin (2008)
- Tell Me a Story 2 by Amy Friedman (2008) - narrates the story Kerplunk
- Operation Kronstadt by Harry Ferguson (2009)
- The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier (2009)
- The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross (2009)
- The Atrocity Archive by Charles Stross (2009)
- The Resident Member by Paul Marlowe (2009) - narrates the role of Litchfield
- The Price of Love and Other Stories by Peter Robinson (2009) - narrates stories "The Magic of Your Touch", "Shadows on the Water", "The Cherub Affair"
- The Genesis Secret by Tom Knox (2009)
- Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys by Neil Oliver (2009)
- The Boat by Nam Le (2009) - narrates the story Halflead Bay
- Enough Already by Peter Walsh (2009)
- The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross (2010)
- From Hell With Love by Simon R. Green (2010)
- Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd (2010)
- Rogue Farm by Charles Stross (2010)
- Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us by John Quiggin (2010)
- Size Matters Not by Warwick Davis (2011)
- Hell Ship by Philip Palmer (2011) - narrates the role of Sharrock
- For Heaven's Eyes Only by Simon R. Green (2011)
- Kiteworld by Keith Roberts (2011)
- The Apocalypse Codex by Charles Stross (2012)
- Live and Let Drood by Simon R. Green (2012)
- Overtime by Charles Stross (2013)
- Down on the Farm by Charles Stross (2013)
- Casino Infernale by Simon R. Green (2013)
- Biggles: The Authorised Biography by John Pearson (2013)
- The Lady From Guatemala by V.S. Pritchett (2013) - narrates the story "The Wedding"
- Palimpsest by Charles Stross (2014)
- Property of Lady Faire by Simon R. Green (2014)
- Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius by John Carlin (2014)
- Zero World by Jason M. Hough (2015)
- Standard Ease (2011)
- Best Actor Award - Survivor Type - Golden Egg Film Festival (2014, Winner)
- Award of Merit: Leading Actor - Survivor Type - Best Shorts Competition (2014, Winner)
- Award of Excellence: Leading Actor - Survivor Type - Accolade Competition (2013, Winner)
- Best Actor in a Short Film - Survivor Type - Bare Bones International Film Festival (2012, Winner)
- Best Actor Award - Survivor Type - Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival (2012, Winner)
- Award of Merit - Sex Drive - Accolade Competition (2010, Winner)
- Suspense/Thriller Award - The Price of Love and Other Stories - Audie Awards (2010, Nominee)
- Supporting Performance in a Drama - Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway - NAViGATr Videogame Awards (2008, Nominee)
- Loerie Gold Craft Award: Radio VO - SABC: Wed-nes-day - Loeries Advertising Awards (2003, Winner)
- Best Actor in a Comedy - Heel Against the Head - National Vita Awards (1995, Winner)
- "The Million and One Dollar Man". Personality Magazine. 4 June 1993. pp. 34–5.
- Adams, Alyn (January 2001). "I Could Do That: The Voice Artist". South Africa: FHM.
- Ackermann, Cobus (September 2001). "5 Blink Sterre". De Kat Magazine.
- "Gideon Emery interview". MI6-HQ.com. 26 July 2005.
- Barkum, Daniella (24 August 2001). "Magic is Gideon's Great Escape". Sandton Chronicle.
- "(unknown)". The Johannian. 1989. p. 35.
- "In the Workshop with Gideon Emery". The Workshop. 27 March 2013.
- "What a Swell Party This Is". City Life. December 2002.
- The Star Tonight, "How'd They Do That?", Garalt MacLiam; August 1999
- Daniel, Raeford (19 September 1996). "A Garfield Clone?". The Citizen.
- Willoughby, Guy (10 July 1996). "Comedy Cuts". Cue.
- MacLiam, Garalt (29 June 2000). "School Chalk and Magical Cheese". The Star Tonight.
- Williams, Owen (19 February 2001). "First Rate Production of Miller's 'Salesman'". Cape Argus.
- de Lange, Amanda (29 January 2005). "5 Vrae Aan Gideon Emery". Beeld.
- "DC Super Friends: The World's Finest Supervillain Hideout". YouTube. 2015-05-04. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
- Square Enix. "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII". Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
- Toys for Bob. "Skylanders: Trap Team". Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in Voice Actors.
- Kellams, JP (2010-10-25). "Narrative Design in Vanquish". PlatinumGames Blog. Platinum Games. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
- "iTunes: Standard Ease".
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