Gideon Emery

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Gideon Emery
Gideon Emery.jpeg
Emery in Los Angeles, California.
Born (1972-09-12) 12 September 1972 (age 43)
Windsor, United Kingdom
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality British
Occupation Actor, voice actor, singer
Years active 1994–present

Gideon Emery (born 12 September 1972) is an English jazz musician, actor and voice actor, known for his stage work in South Africa and for providing voices in video games.

Early life and education[edit]

Emery was born in Windsor, United Kingdom. At the age of 4, his father moved the family to Johannesburg, South Africa.[1] An only child, Emery kept himself amused by imitating characters from film and television.[2] Early impersonations included Michael Jackson[3] and Max from Hart to Hart.[4] 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[5] and winning Best Actor for the role of Mr. Glum in The Glums comedy sketch, "L'Engagement".[6] After briefly considering a career in graphic art, he went on to study acting at the University of the Witwatersrand.[1] Student roles included Salieri in Amadeus and Gregor in Steven Berkoff's adaption of Kafka's The Metamorphosis.

Personal life[edit]

Emery currently lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend and their dogs.[7]


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.[1] 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.[8] (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,[3] often performing multiple roles within a single play, such as all the male roles in Mark Ravenhill's Sleeping Around[9] and Tom, Leslie and Phyllis in A.R. Gurney's Sylvia.[10]

He performed standup comedy on television and was a series regular on the sketch comedy show Not Quite Friday Night.[3] He received the National Vita Award for Comedy for the role of Maloom in the play Heel Against the Head,[3] once again alongside Bill Flynn and actor/playwright Paul Slabolepszy. Emery has also performed his own one-man plays, Thin Man Talking[11] and The Great Glendini.[12] 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.[13]

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.[14] 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.

Selected filmography[edit]

List of performances in film
Year Series Role Notes Source
1997 Great Soldiers Bowers    
2000 Glory Glory Sil    
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 Primeval Matt Collins    
2007 Almaz Black Box Wesley Abbot    
2007 Greetings from the Shore Sasha Mientkciewicz    
2008 Train Willy    
2010 Takers Sergei    
2011 Blue Crush 2 Joel    
2012 Survivor Type Richard Pine Short film
Official site
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Teeny Voice role [15]
List of performances in television
Year Series Role Notes Source
1994 Honeytown II Taylor Season regular  
1995 Not Quite Friday Night Various Season regular  
1995 It's a Funny Country Comedian TV special  
1996 Rhodes Wilson Recurring role  
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
Voice 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 Teen Wolf Deucalion Recurring role  
2013 True Blood Justin Episode: "Fuck the Pain Away"  
2013 NCIS Rudolph Stalin Episode: "Gut Check"  
2013–15 Beverly Hills Cop Lyle Hawes Pilot episode  
2014 Crisis Russian Driver mobster Vries episode 8:How far would you go  
2014 Shameless Professor Moss Recurring role  
2015 Grimm Damien Barso Episode: "Trial by Fire"  
2015 E&N with Ed Neusbit Ed Neusbit Web series
Series lead
Official site
2015 Daredevil Anatoly Episodes: "Into the Ring" and "In the Blood"  
2015 DC Super Friends Captain Cold Web series
Voice role
List of voice performances in video games
Year Series Role Notes Source
2004 Everquest II Overseer Travagg, Lieutenant Darrius, Vleko, Sentius Poisonleaf, Crispin Luvinius    
2004 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 German Soldier    
2004 GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Number One (Ernst Stavro Blofeld)   [15]
2005 Dead Rush Jake Cancelled  
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   [15]
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 Warriors Orochi Orochi Uncredited  
2007 Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Major Blackmore, Churchill    
2007 Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions Balthier   [15]
2007 Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron Colonel Serra    
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean Online Additional voices    
2007 Mass Effect Chellick, Jered Salenta    
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 Turok Reese    
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, Russian Soldiers    
2009 Halo Wars Spartan, Suicide Grunt    
2009 Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor Kangaroo, Churchill, Stag    
2009 The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Guards   [15]
2009 Terminator Salvation John Connor   [15]
2009 inFAMOUS Various characters    
2009 Red Faction: Guerrilla Additional voices    
2009 Medieval Games Jester, The Black Knight    
2009 Tekken 6 Steve Fox Uncredited  
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Alarith, Taliesin, Oskias, Saevrin, Frandlin Ivo, various characters    
2009 Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron Colonel Serra    
2009 Assassin's Creed II Minstrel, Monk in Black Robe, Ferry Captain    
2010 Samurai Warriors 3 Kanbei Kuroda, Tatsuoki    
2010 Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Additional voices    
2010 Blade Kitten Sol Trooper, Infestation Worker    
2010 Mass Effect 2 Kenn, Officer Tammert, Captain Gavorn    
2010 God of War III Poseidon, Captain   [15]
2010 God of War: Ghost of Sparta Poseidon, Crazed Soldier   [15]
2010 Vanquish Sam Gideon   [15][17]
2010 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Borgia Captain Guards    
2011 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution Imperial Guard, Sentinel   [15]
2011 Dragon Age II Fenris, Paxley, Temmerin, Liam, Samson   [15]
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, Ironmonger, Lescanzi Mercenary, Royalist Soldier, Royalist Survivor, Goblin Bandit   [15]
2011 F.E.A.R. 3 Armacham Soldier 2, Civilian 2    
2011 Rise of Nightmares Josh    
2011 Gears of War 3 Additional voices    
2011 Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Doo-Rays    
2011 Rocksmith Narrator    
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   [15]
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Gaius Maro, other various characters    
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 [15]
2012 Ninja Gaiden 3 Additional voices    
2012 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Carlos Oliveira   [15]
2012 Starhawk Rifter   [15]
2012 Diablo III Caldeum Guard    
2012 Dragon's Dogma Seneschal Voice and motion capture [15]
2012 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Additional voices    
2012 Guild Wars 2 Valiant Estiene, Explorer Sosian, various    
2012 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Steve Fox Uncredited  
2012 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Lor'themar Theron Since Patch 5.1  
2012 Assassin's Creed III Reginald Birch, Aquila Crewmen, Regulars    
2012 Lego The Lord of the Rings Various different characters in Middle-earth    
2013 Fire Emblem: Awakening Gaius   [15]
2013 God of War: Ascension Poseidon    
2013 Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Dominion Marine    
2013 Tekken Revolution Steve Fox Uncredited  
2013 The Last of Us Additional voices    
2013 Dynasty Warriors 8 Sun Quan Uncredited  
2013 The Wonderful 101 Commander Laurence Nelson   [15]
2013 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Twin Adder Dispatch, Urianger, Pashtarot, various characters    
2013 Infinity Blade III Shaman    
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Zoo Lou    
2013 Killzone Shadow Fall Jorhan Stahl   [15]
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Various characters   [18]
2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Crusader (Male)    
2014 The Elder Scrolls Online Various characters    
2014 Wolfenstein: The New Order Fergus Reid Voice and motion capture  
2014 WildStar Nazrek the Progenitor, Councilor Vaelen, Clanlord Makaza, Mordechai Redmoon, Draken Male, Luminai Male    
2014 Destiny Master Ives    
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Zoo Lou   [19]
2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gideon Voice, motion capture and likeness  
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Samson    
2015 The Order: 1886 Additional voices    
2015 Bloodborne Narrator Trailer  
2015 Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Fergus Reid Voice and motion capture  
2015 King's Quest The Royal Guards of Daventry    
2015 Mad Max Additional voices   [20]
2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Soldiers/Extras   [21]
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Zoo Lou   [22]
List of voice performances in audiobooks
Year Series Author Notes Source
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    
2011 Kiteworld Keith Roberts    
2012 The Apocalypse Codex Charles Stross    
2012 Live and Let Drood Simon R. Green    
2013 Overtime Charles Stross    
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 Palimpsest Charles Stross    
2014 Property of Lady Faire Simon R. Green    
2014 Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius John Carlin    
2015 Zero World Jason M. Hough    
List of theatre performances
Play Role Stage Notes Source
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)[23]


  • Best Actor Award – Survivor Type – Golden Egg Film Festival (2014, Winner)
  • Award of Merit: Leading Actor – Survivor TypeBest Shorts Competition (2014, Winner)
  • Award of Excellence: Leading Actor – Survivor Type – Accolade Competition (2013, Winner)
  • Best Actor in a Short Film – Survivor TypeBare Bones International Film Festival (2012, Winner)
  • Best Actor Award – Survivor TypeLos 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 StoriesAudie Awards (2010, Nominee)
  • Supporting Performance in a Drama – Brothers in Arms: Hell's HighwayNAViGATr Videogame Awards (2008, Nominee)
  • Loerie Gold Craft Award: Radio VO – SABC: Wed-nes-dayLoeries Advertising Awards (2003, Winner)
  • Best Actor in a Comedy – Heel Against the Head – National Vita Awards (1995, Winner)


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  11. ^ Willoughby, Guy (10 July 1996). "Comedy Cuts". Cue. 
  12. ^ MacLiam, Garalt (29 June 2000). "School Chalk and Magical Cheese". The Star Tonight. 
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  14. ^ de Lange, Amanda (29 January 2005). "5 Vrae Aan Gideon Emery". Beeld. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "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
  16. ^ "DC Super Friends: The World's Finest Supervillain Hideout". YouTube. 2015-05-04. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  17. ^ Kellams, JP (2010-10-25). "Narrative Design in Vanquish". PlatinumGames Blog. Platinum Games. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  18. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  19. ^ Toys for Bob. Skylanders: Trap Team. Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in Voice Actors. 
  20. ^ Avalanche Studios. Mad Max. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 5:40 in, Talent. 
  21. ^ Konami (2015). Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Scene: Closing credits, 0:32 in, Cast. 
  22. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors. 
  23. ^ "iTunes: Standard Ease". 

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