Reuben Langdon

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Reuben Langdon
Born
Reuben Christopher Langdon

(1975-07-19) July 19, 1975 (age 44)
OccupationStuntman, voice actor, actor
Years active1996–present

Reuben Christopher Langdon (born July 19, 1975) is an American stuntman, motion-capture actor[2] and voice actor. He has provided motion capture and voice for characters including but not limited to Dante in the Devil May Cry series, starting from Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Ken Masters since Street Fighter IV and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Chris Redfield in Resident Evil Code: Veronica, Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. Through himself and his work with the motion capture studio Just Cause Productions, Reuben has been a part of the motion capture process for many games developed around the world. With recent projects being the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3.[3]

Career[edit]

Langdon was born in Alaska and raised in Georgia.

Langdon began acting in Japan in B-Fighter Kabuto.[4] Some action scenes from the show were reused in the US show Beetleborgs Metallix. Langdon moved to Hong Kong, where he continued to work on films.

He had a cameo role in Power Rangers Time Force in 2001 and performed a number of stunts in Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy and Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue. Langdon has done stunts for television including CSI: Miami and Dexter. Besides these, he has done stunts in movies such as The Medallion, Spider-Man 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Night at the Museum 2, Ant-Man, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Avatar.

Langdon's sound performances are done mainly in Capcom video games. He first voiced Dante in Devil May Cry 3 and reprised the role in Devil May Cry 4, Devil May Cry 5 and Marvel vs. Capcom series (since Marvel vs. Capcom 3). Langdon dubbed characters in the English Devil May Cry anime series. In addition, he voiced Ken Masters, the narrator of Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind.

For Devil May Cry 3, Devil May Cry 4, and Devil May Cry 5 Langdon also did the motion capture for certain scenes.[5] During the development of Devil May Cry 3, Langdon found that doing the motion capture of Dante was difficult to the multiple moves the character makes. Langdon often discussed with the staff about Dante's characterization that was different from the original one as they wanted "a different spin." Eventually, Langdon decided to do his own rendition of Dante as he was confused with the staff's suggestions. In retrospective, Langdon finds Dante "the most difficult, frustrating and yet rewarding character" he has ever played and stated he grew attached with him.[6] Langdon was told to make Devil May Cry 4's Dante similar to his Devil May Cry 3 persona albeit more mature. Despite the staff's concerns for the difficulties of such portrayal, Langdon had no issues after choosing Roy Focker from the anime series The Super Dimension Fortress Macross as his character model and noting he had almost the same age as Dante during production of the game.[7] Langdon's performance as Dante in Devil May Cry 3 and Devil May Cry 4 received praise by GamesRadar for being the character's best voice actor noting that the two previous actors did not fit the character well.[8]

He has also done stunt-work for the Uncharted series and The Last of Us (including stunt-work for its companion game Left Behind) where he played the character James, both games working opposite Nolan North.

While filming a documentary in Guatemala in February 2019, Langdon and Steve Copeland had their car fired on.[9][10] The gunman then tried to break into the vehicle and opened fire again as the pair sped away.[11]

Recognition[edit]

GamesRadar called Reuben Langdon Dante's best voice actor (in Devil May Cry 3 and 4), noting that the two other actors did not fit the character well.[12] Anime News Network agreed, saying that it made the character far more likable in the anime series despite flaws in its writing.[13] IGN concurred, finding Langdon a better actor than Toshiyuki Morikawa due to his experience with the series.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

List of Stunts in Movies and Television series
Year Series Notes Source
2007 Drive-Thru
2007 Dexter Stunt double for Michael C. Hall
10 Episodes
Uncredited
2009 The Butcher Stunt double for Eric Roberts
List of Acting performances in Movies and Television series
Year Title Role Notes Source
2008 The Medallion Henchman Credited as Reuben Christopher Langdon
2008 Ninja Cheerleaders Sailor Uncredited
2011 The Green Hornet Crackhead
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Ken Masters (voice) Cameo [15]
2015 Ant-Man Lab Guard
2017 Sleepless Passenger

Animation[edit]

List of English dubbing performances in animated series
Year Anime Role Notes Source
2008 Devil May Cry: The Animated Series Dante Credited as Justin Cause
2009 Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind Ken Masters
2010 Monster Detective Zanda Ep. "The Monster's Afterimage"

Video games[edit]

Year Videogame Role Notes Source
2003 Grand Chase Azin
2005 Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Dante Uncredited
Also Motion Capture
[15]
2008 Devil May Cry 4 Also Motion Capture [15]
2008 Street Fighter IV Ken Masters English Dub [15]
2008 Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy Motion Capture for Jason Bourne
2009 Resident Evil 5 Dave Johnson Also Motion Capture for Chris Redfield [15]
2010 Super Street Fighter IV Ken Masters English Dub [15]
2010 Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Date Masamune English Dub
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Dante English Dub
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Dante English Dub
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Ken Masters English Dub [15]
2013 The Last of Us Unnamed soldier, James, clicker [15]
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population
2016 Street Fighter V Ken Masters English Dub [15]
2017 Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Dante [15]
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ken Masters English Dub [15]
2019 Resident Evil 2 Additional voices English Dub [15]
2019 Devil May Cry 5 Dante English Dub
Also Motion Capture
[15]
2019 Teppen Dante English Dub [16]
2020 The Last of Us Part II Various roles

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://reubenlangdon.com/reuben-stars-in-b-fighter-kabuto/
  2. ^ Powell, Mike (8 January 2015). "Action Figure". Grandstand. Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  3. ^ Gude, Roger (31 May 2009). "A Q&A with Reuben Langdon". Blast Magazine. Archived from the original on 21 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Interviews with MvC3 Voice Actors". Capcom. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  5. ^ Wesley Yin-Poole (14 January 2013). "Gamer Chat Weekly Episode 27". URGaming. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  6. ^ Willoughby, Shane (27 August 2011). "Dante Speaks! An Interview With Reuben Langdon". The Gaming Liberty. Archived from the original on 18 January 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  7. ^ Langdon, Reuben (14 January 2013). "DMC4 Nero". Youtube. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  8. ^ Fanelli, Jason (4 April 2013). "Losing your voice - 10 characters that changed actors". GamesRadar. Archived from the original on 31 July 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  9. ^ https://ww.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156999033114493&id=710679492
  10. ^ https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2019/feb/17/voice-actor-ken-masters-and-devil-may-crys-dante-uninjured-nearly-killed-car-robbery-attempt/
  11. ^ "Here is a little more detail on what happened in regard to the shooting. #shiftoftheages #VOTA #visionoftheagespic.twitter.com/GkJ2Pjwxy6". @ReubenLangdon. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  12. ^ Fanelli, Jason (4 April 2013). "Losing your voice - 10 characters that changed actors". GamesRadar. Archived from the original on 31 July 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Devil May Cry DVD - Complete Box Set". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Devil May Cry Level 3 Review". IGN. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Reuben Langdon - 19 Character Images | Behind The Voice Actors". behindthevoiceactors.com. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.
  16. ^ "CREDIT | TEPPEN -Official Site-". teppenthegame.com. Retrieved July 5, 2019.

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