Emery in Los Angeles, California.
12 September 1972 |
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, singer, jazz musician|
Gideon Emery (born 12 September 1972) is an English jazz musician, actor, singer and voice actor. He is known for his stage work in South Africa and for providing voice-over work in video games, TV shows and movies.
Early life and education
Emery was born in Windsor, England. 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 wife 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. He is also voiced Zoo Lou in the Skylanders franchise.
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. Emery reprises the role in season 5: "To prove not only to others, but also to himself, that Deucalion is capable of being true and noble."
|2001||Diamond Cut Diamond||Paddy|
|2002||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||Sly|
|2003||Red Water||Gene Bradley||TV film|
|2004||A Case of Murder||Eric Norkem|
|2004||Cape of Good Hope||Miles|
|2007||Almaz Black Box||Wesley Abbot|
|2007||Greetings from the Shore||Sasha Mientkciewicz|
|2011||Blue Crush 2||Joel|
|2012||Survivor Type||Richard Pine||Short film
|2014||How to Train Your Dragon 2||Teeny||Voice role|||
|1994||Honeytown II||Taylor||Season regular|
|1995||Not Quite Friday Night||Various||Season regular|
|1995||It's a Funny Country||Comedian||TV special|
|1997||The Legend of the Hidden City||Creature voices||Created and voiced creature languages|
|1995||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||Episode: ""The Good Doctor: Trial of H.F. Verwoerd"|
|1999||25° South||Charly||Recurring role|
|2000||Filligoggin||Filligoggin, Benny Baboon, Sniffbug||Season regular|
|2005||Commander in Chief||Jared Lyons||Episode: "First Disaster"|
|2007||24||Leon||Episode: "Day 6: 6:00pm - 7:00pm"|
|2007||Passions||Max||Recurring guest star|
|2007||Moonlight||Donovan Shepherd||Season 1.8: "12:04 AM"|
|2008||General Hospital||Jasper Jacks||Recurring guest star|
|2008||CSI: NY||Christopher Vackner||Episode: "Admissions"|
|2008||The Middleman||Vlad the Impaler||Episode: "The Vampiric Puppet Lamentation"|
|2009||Eleventh Hour||Brandon Hertle||Episode: "Miracle"|
|2009||90210||Kevin||Episode: "Off the Rails"|
|2009||Burn Notice||Sean Glenanne||Episode: "Long Way Back"|
|2009–10||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Lott Dod, Mee Deechi, Gotal, Kerch Kusi||Recurring role
|2010||The Forgotten||Sean Hennessey||Episode: "Double Doe"|
|2010||Castle||Lloyd Saunders||Episode: "Almost Famous"|
|2011||The Mentalist||Owen Melling||Episode: "The Red Mile"|
|2011||NCIS: Los Angeles||Jeff Kinto||Episode: "Rocket Man"|
|2012||Last Resort||Booth||Recurring role|
|2013–16||Teen Wolf||Deucalion||Recurring role|
|2013||True Blood||Justin||Episode: "Fuck the Pain Away"|
|2013||NCIS||Rudolph Stalin||Episode: "Gut Check"|
|2013||Beverly Hills Cop||Lyle Hawes||Pilot episode|
|2014||Shameless||Professor Moss||Recurring role|
|2015||Grimm||Damien Barso||Episode: "Trial by Fire"|
|2015||E&N with Ed Neusbit||Ed Neusbit||Web series
|2015||Daredevil||Anatoly Ranskahov||Episodes: "Into the Ring" and "In the Blood"|
|2015||DC Super Friends||Captain Cold||Web series
|2004||Everquest II||Overseer Travagg, Lt. Darrius, Kazar, Vleko, Sentius Poisonleaf, Crispin Luvinius|
|2004||Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2||Voice|
|2004||GoldenEye: Rogue Agent||Number One (Ernst Stavro Blofeld)|||
|2005||The Matrix: Path of Neo||Bane|
|2006||Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII||British Soldiers|
|2006||Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption||Universal HUD, General MOHC, Imperial Officer #1|
|2006||Final Fantasy XII||Balthier|||
|2007||Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer||Victor Von Doom/Dr. Doom|
|2007||Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII||British General, British Pilot #1|
|2007||Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts||Major John 'Baldy" Theobald Blackmore|
|2007||Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions||Balthier|||
|2007||Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron||Col Serra, Narrator, Imperial Commander|
|2007||Pirates of the Caribbean Online||Additional voices|
|2007||Mass Effect||Chellick, ERCS Guard, Turian Assassin|
|2007||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare||Mac, SAS 4|
|2007||Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War||British Soldier, French Resistance||Uncredited|
|2007||Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour||Announcer|
|2008||Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom||Duane|
|2008||Warriors Orochi 2||Orochi||Uncredited|
|2008||Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway||PFC Dawson|
|2008||Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009||Henry Tally, Sergei Demochev|
|2008||Resistance 2||British Commando|
|2008||Castlevania Judgment||Trevor Belmont||Uncredited|
|2008||Tom Clancy's EndWar||German Soldier, Russian Soldier|
|2009||Halo Wars||Jerome-092, Suicide Grunt|
|2009||Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor||Kangaroo, Staghound - British, Churchill|
|2009||The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena||Guard|||
|2009||Terminator Salvation||John Connor|||
|2009||Red Faction: Guerrilla||Additional voices|
|2009||Medieval Games||The Black Knight, Jester|
|2009||Dragon Age: Origins||Taliesen, Alarith, Frandlin Ivo, Oskias, Mystical Human Male, Lothering Templar, Harrowmont Crier, Restless Guard, Redcliffe Militiaman, Redcliffe Quartermaster, Denerim Gang Leader, Howe Estate Guard, Drunken Elf, Tapster's Reveler|
|2010||Samurai Warriors 3||Kanbei Kuroda|
|2010||Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days||Criminal|
|2010||Blade Kitten||Sol Trooper, Infestation Worker|
|2010||Mass Effect 2||Kenn, Officer Tammert, Captain Gavorn, Additional voices|
|2010||God of War III||Poseidon, Captain|||
|2010||God of War: Ghost of Sparta||Poseidon, Crazed Soldier|||
|2010||Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood||Borgia Captain Guards, Additional voices|
|2011||Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution||Sentinel, Guardsman|||
|2011||Dragon Age II||Fenris, Paxley, Temmerin, Liam, Tethras Garen, Samson|||
|2011||Rift||Trucker, Stranded Crew, Fan|
|2011||The Sims Medieval (2011)||Sim|
|2011||Dynasty Warriors 7||Sun Quan|
|2011||Dungeon Siege III||Florin, Mudgutter, Abi-Eshu, Gavril, Hans|||
|2011||Rise of Nightmares||Josh|
|2011||Gears of War 3||Stranded Crew #1, Thrashball Fan #1|
|2011||Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster||Doo-Rays|
|2011||Battlefield 3||Staff Sergeant Henry "Black" Blackburn||Voice, motion capture and likeness|
|2011||Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception||Marlowe's Agents, Indian Ocean Pirates|||
|2011||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim||Arcturus, Gaius Maro, Imperial Archer, Imperial Mage, Imperial Soldier, Lieutenant Salvarus, Penitus Oculatus Agent, Rexus, Stormcloak Soldier, Sulla Trevatius, Wounded Soldier|
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||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|
|2012||Final Fantasy XIII-2||Additional voices|
|2012||Tekken 3D: Prime Edition||Steve Fox||Uncredited|
|2012||Street Fighter X Tekken||Steve Fox||Uncredited|||
|2012||Ninja Gaiden 3||Additional voices|
|2012||Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City||Carlos Oliveira|||
|2012||Diablo III||Joshua, Lliorgor the Crazed, Tristram Militia Ghost|
|2012||Dragon's Dogma||Seneschal||Voice and motion capture|||
|2012||Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier||Nigerian Mercenary, Additional voices|
|2012||Guild Wars 2||Valiant Estiene, Fraxx, Gareth, Celegant Nightmare|
|2012||World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria||Lor'themar Theron||Since Patch 5.1|
|2012||Assassin's Creed III||Reginald Birch, Redcoat, Aquila Crewman|
|2012||Lego The Lord of the Rings||Orc, Elf|
|2013||Fire Emblem: Awakening||Gaius|||
|2013||God of War: Ascension||Poseidon|
|2013||Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm||Dominion Marine|
|2013||The Last of Us||Additional voices|
|2013||Dynasty Warriors 8||Sun Quan||Uncredited|
|2013||The Wonderful 101||Laurence Nelson, Additional Wonderful Ones|||
|2013||Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn||Twin Adder Dispatch, Urianger, Pashtarot, various characters|
|2013||Infinity Blade III||Shaman, Additional voices|
|2013||Skylanders: Swap Force||Zoo Lou|
|2013||Killzone Shadow Fall||Stahl|||
|2014||Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||Various characters|||
|2014||Diablo III: Reaper of Souls||Crusader (Male), Additional voices|
|2014||The Elder Scrolls Online||Male Altmer #3, Male Dunmer #3|
|2014||Wolfenstein: The New Order||Fergus Reid||Voice and motion capture|
|2014||WildStar||Corrigan Doon, Bounty Board, Marauder, Ikthian Male, Mordesh Male|
|2014||Enemy Front||Additional voices|
|2014||Skylanders: Trap Team||Zoo Lou|||
|2014||Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare||Gideon||Voice, motion capture and likeness|
|2014||Dragon Age: Inquisition||Samson|
|2015||The Order: 1886||Additional voices|
|2015||Wolfenstein: The Old Blood||Fergus Reid||Voice and motion capture|
|2015||King's Quest||Royal Guard #1, Royal Guard #2, Kyle|
|2015||Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain||Soldiers, Extras|||
|2015||Skylanders: SuperChargers||Zoo Lou|||
|2015||Halo 5: Guardians||Governor Sloan|
|2015||StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void||Tal'drim Executor|
|2016||Lego Marvel's Avengers||Additional voices|
|2016||Uncharted 4: A Thief's End||Shoreline Mercenary|
|2017||Halo Wars 2||Captain James Cutter||Voice, likeness, and motion capture|
|2008||Playing the Enemy||John Carlin|
|2008||Tell Me a Story 2||Amy Friedman||Narrates the story "Kerplunk"|
|2009||Operation Kronstadt||Harry Ferguson|
|2009||The Bottom Billion||Paul Collier|
|2009||The Jennifer Morgue||Charles Stross|
|2009||The Atrocity Archive||Charles Stross|
|2009||The Resident Member||Paul Marlowe||Narrates the role of Litchfield|
|2009||The Price of Love and Other Stories||Peter Robinson||Narrates stories "The Magic of Your Touch", "Shadows on the Water", "The Cherub Affair"|
|2009||The Genesis Secret||Tom Knox|
|2009||Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys||Neil Oliver|
|2009||The Boat||Nam Le||Narrates the story "Halflead Bay"|
|2009||Enough Already||Peter Walsh|
|2010||The Fuller Memorandum||Charles Stross|
|2010||From Hell With Love||Simon R. Green|
|2010||Ordinary Thunderstorms||William Boyd|
|2010||Rogue Farm||Charles Stross|
|2010||Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us||John Quiggin|
|2011||Size Matters Not||Warwick Davis|
|2011||Hell Ship||Philip Palmer||Narrates the role of Sharrock|
|2011||For Heaven's Eyes Only||Simon R. Green|
|2012||The Apocalypse Codex||Charles Stross|
|2012||Live and Let Drood||Simon R. Green|
|2013||Down on the Farm||Charles Stross|
|2013||Casino Infernale||Simon R. Green|
|2013||Biggles: The Authorised Biography||John Pearson|
|2013||The Lady From Guatemala||V.S. Pritchett||Narrates the story "The Wedding"|
|2014||The Rhesus Chart||Charles Stross|
|2014||Property of a Lady Faire||Simon R. Green|
|2014||Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius||John Carlin|
|2014||Live and Let Drood||Simon R. Green|
|2015||Zero World||Jason M. Hough|
|2015||Stalky & Co.||Rudyard Kipling|
|2015||The Illegal||Lawrence Hill|
|2015||From a Drood To a Kill||Simon R. Green|
|2016||Dr. DOA||Simon R. Green|
|Dr. Lox||Dr. Lox||Zombie Joe's Underground|
|Certified Male||Alex||Montecasino Theatre, Theatre on the Bay|
|The Great Glendini||Glendini||Theatre on the Square||One-man show|
|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, Theatre on the Bay|
|Sylvia||Tom, Leslie, Phyllis||Alexander Theatre|
|Thin Man Talking||The Man||National Arts Festival||One-man show|
|Not the Midnight Mass||Dock Rd Theatre, Civic Theatre|
|Heel Against the Head||Ma Loom||Civic Theatre, Baxter Theatre|
|Legends Alive||Various||Supper Club||Musical|
|Heaven Can't Wait||Various||Theatre on the Track||Musical|
|The Fall of the House of Usher||Roderick Usher||Wits Theatre|
|Sinbad's African Adventures||Various||Civic Theatre||Pantomime|
|With Incidental Music Attached||Various||Harper's||A capella musical|
- 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.
- "Exclusive interview with Gideon Emery". myfanbase.de. 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
- "Behind The Voice Actors – Gideon Emery". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved June 27, 2015. – green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits
- "DC Super Friends: The World's Finest Supervillain Hideout". YouTube. 2015-05-04. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
- Kellams, JP (2010-10-25). "Narrative Design in Vanquish". PlatinumGames Blog. Platinum Games. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
- 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.
- Avalanche Studios. Mad Max. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 5:40 in, Talent.
- Konami (2015). Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Scene: Closing credits, 0:32 in, Cast.
- Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
- "iTunes: Standard Ease".
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