ByNicholas Montegriffo, writer at Creators.co
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Mass Effect: Andromeda is here and BioWare has tapped some serious talent to help bring the game's characters to life. We're enjoying getting to know all the Mass Effect characters we're fighting against, exploring alongside, and, BioWare being BioWare, falling in love with.

The cast is an interesting bunch, with some big name talent such as Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer and industry stalwart Clancy Brown taking on supporting roles, while the voices for Ryder the player avatar are relative unknowns.

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Cast & Characters, Side By Side

When set next to their in-game characters, some of the cast members of Mass Effect: Andromeda do show a certain resemblance. Others might surprise you! Here are all the main voice cast members of Mass Effect: Andromeda next to their in-game personas.

Natalie Dormer As Dr. Lexi T'Perro

[Credit: HBO/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: HBO/Electronic Arts]

Natalie Dormer, who's played the Game of Thrones and the Games of Hunger, tries her hands at RPGs in the role of Asari Doctor, Lexi T’Perro. Her wisdom and experience allows her to act in an advisory capacity to the Pathfinder, in addition to evaluating their physical and mental well-being.

Notable Roles

  • Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones
  • Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
  • Anne Boleyn in The Tudors

Check out Natalie Dormer bringing Dr. Lexi T’Perro to life in this trailer:

I know one thing, my Ryder is going to be very conscientious about regular check-ups.

Clancy Brown As Alec Ryder

[Credit: HBO/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: HBO/Electronic Arts]

Veteran actor Clancy Brown has been all over TV, animation and video games and his deep, resonant voice has made him a go-to guy for villains and authority figures. In Mass Effect: Andromeda he's the latter, taking on the role of your dad Alec Ryder.

Notable Roles

  • Mr Krabs in Spongebob Squarepants
  • Ryder Azadi in Star Wars Rebels
  • The Kurgan in Highlander
  • Dr Neo Cortex in the Crash Bandicoot games
  • Brother Justin Crowe in Carnivàle

Fryda Wolff As Sara Ryder

[Credit: Twitter/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: Twitter/Electronic Arts]

Fryda Wolff, pictured above repping a Critical Role shirt, is no stranger to nerdery and is the voice of female protagonist Sara Ryder. It's no easy task following up Jennifer Hale's superb FemShep from the previous Mass Effect titles, but Wolff's definitely got the chops for it.

Notable roles

  • Narrator in Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
  • Stacy/Everywoman in Octodad: Dadliest Catch
  • Vault Security in Fallout 4

Tom Taylorson As Scott Ryder

[Credit: IGN/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: IGN/Electronic Arts]

Tom Taylorson and Fryda Wolff are working together again in Mass Effect: Andromeda, with Tom providing the voice of male protagonist Scott Ryder. Tom's not exactly a big name in the industry but this should hopefully help players slip into the role without being reminded of other characters.

Notable roles

  • Octodad / Chef Fujimoto / Everyman in Octodad: Dadliest Catch
  • The Duck in Suspect Fowl Play

Christine Lakin As PeeBee

[Credit: IGN/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: IGN/Electronic Arts]

Christine Lakin voices Mass Effect: Andromeda's PeeBee, an impulsive, quirky Asari who can join the Pathfinder's team.

Notable roles

  • Joyce Kinney in Family Guy
  • Jackie in Melissa and Joey
  • Alicia 'Al' Lambert in Step by Step

Jamie Clayton As Jien Garson

[Credit: Netflix/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: Netflix/Electronic Arts]

Jien Garson is the human responsible for the creation of the Andromeda Initiative and is voiced by Jamie Clayton. Garson leads the expedition from the Nexus ark ship, and is in charge of briefing Initiative recruits on the mission-critical information once they arrive in the Andromeda Galaxy.

Notable roles

  • Nomi Marks in Sense8
  • Michelle in Dirty Work
  • Kyla in Hung

Kumail Nanjiani As Jarun Tann

[Credit: HBO/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: HBO/Electronic Arts]

Kumail Nanjiani is mainly known for his comedic work and in Mass Effect Andromeda he voices Jarun Tann, a power-hungry yet somewhat insecure Salarian politician.

Notable roles

  • Dinesh Chugtai in Silicon Valley
  • Jared the Airport Security Guard in Central Intelligence
  • Prismo in Adventure Time

Gethin Anthony As Gil Brodie

[Credit: HBO/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: HBO/Electronic Arts]

Another Game of Thrones cast member plays Gil Brodie in Mass Effect: Andromeda, the chief engineer aboard the Tempest. Gil has at least something in common with Gethin Anthony's GoT role, as it's confirmed by BioWare that a male Ryder will be able to flirt with him.

Notable Roles

  • Renly Baratheon in Game of Thrones
  • Charles Manson in Aquarius
  • William in Copenhagen

Katy Townsend As Dr. Suvi Anwar

[Credit: Daily Record/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: Daily Record/Electronic Arts]

Katy Townsend voices Suvi, the science officer aboard the Tempest. Although a scientist, Suvi has deep spiritual convictions.

Notable Roles

  • Cait in Fallout 4
  • Jane in Finding Neighbors
  • Amy in Kill Katie Malone

Gary Carr As Liam Kosta

[Credit: NBC/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: NBC/Electronic Arts]

Gary Carr of Downton Abbey fame voices Liam Kosta, an idealistic human warrior who specializes in close range fighting.

Notable Roles

  • Jack Ross in Downton Abbey
  • Sergeant Fidel Best in Death in Paradise
  • Millsy in Bluestone 42

Stanley Townsend As Nakmor Drack

[Credit: 20th Television/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: 20th Television/Electronic Arts]

Veteran character actor Stanley Townsend plays Drack in Mass Effect: Andromeda, an elder, battle-hardened Krogan who's joined the Andromeda Initiative for a chance to shoot up some new enemies. We have a feeling he won't be disappointed.

Notable roles

  • Phineas Stark in Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Anatol Stolnavich in 24: Live Another Day
  • Keown in The Libertine

Danielle Rayne As Vetra Nyx

[Credit: ABC/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: ABC/Electronic Arts]

Danielle Rayne voices Mass Effect: Andromeda's Vetr Nyx, a roguish Turian who's adept at using both cunning and violence in order to get what she wants.

Notable roles

  • Chell in Portal: No Escape
  • Vicki Kelly in Hawaii Five-0
  • Heather in Revenge

Nyasha Hatendi Is Jaal Ama Darav

[Credit: Hulu/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: Hulu/Electronic Arts]

Nyasha Hatendi voices Jaal Ama Darav, a new kind of alien teammate in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Jaal is a native of the Andromeda galaxy who joins forces with the human Pathfinder Ryder and their team.

Notable roles

  • Leon in Casual
  • Christian Lucas in Strike Back
  • Josh in The Ghost

Nicholas Boulton As Reyes

[Credit: HBO/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: HBO/Electronic Arts]

Gibraltarian actor Nicholas Boulton might be familiar to fans of the Dragon Age franchise as the voice of male Hawke. In Andromeda, he plays the role of mystery man Reyes, a character who has so far yet to appear on screen.

Notable roles

  • Hawke in Dragon Age II
  • Henry Condell in Shakespeare in Love
  • Edward Kelly in Nioh

Jules de Jongh As Cora Harper

[Credit: Reef Entertainment/Electronic Arts]
[Credit: Reef Entertainment/Electronic Arts]

Veteran voice actress Jules de Jongh takes on the role of Cora Harper, a biotic commando squadmate in Andromeda with rumored family ties to the Illusive Man of previous Mass Effect titles.

Notable roles

  • Faith Connors in Mirror's Edge
  • Beladga / Ullia in Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Autolog in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

A Motley Crew

[Credit: Electronic Arts]
[Credit: Electronic Arts]

Deep, believable characters with real personalities have always been key to the success of Mass Effect and BioWare's RPG franchises generally. From the looks of it, Andromeda's definitely got the voice talent it needs to bring these characters to life.

I'm already excited to see Clancy Brown and Natalie Dormer's reactions when I tell them to screw themselves, Renegade-style.

What do you think about the voice cast of Mass Effect: Andromeda? Who would you pick for the roles?

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