Richard McGonagle

Richard McGonagle
Richard McGonagle, voice of Victor "Sully" Sullivan
Born October 22, 1946
Boston, Massachusetts[1]
Nationality American[2]
Uncharted work Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted: Eye of Indra
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Other notable work Jak and Daxter
Ben 10
(500) Days of Summer

Richard McGonagle, born October 22, 1946 in Boston, Massachusetts, is an American actor. Perhaps best known for his work in the Ben 10 media franchise and his narration of the 2009 romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer, McGonagle is the voice of treasure-hunter Victor "Sully" Sullivan in the Uncharted series.


[edit] Biography

Richard McGonagle was born on October 22, 1946 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.[1][2]

[edit] Career

Rich McGonagle spent the first few years of his career making numerous small appearances on American television series, the most notable of which were Cheers and The A-Team. After spending some time on television series, McGonagle would embrace voice acting in various video games and animated television series. One of McGonagle's largest roles had him as a recurring character in the Ben 10 media franchise, voicing several characters across the various Ben 10 television series and films. McGonagle has also provided voice work for another Naughty Dog-developed series, Jak and Daxter, having voiced the Oracle in Jak 3 and Dark Daxter in Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier. More recently, McGonagle narrated the critically acclaimed 2009 romantic comedy feature (500) Days of Summer.[1]

[edit] Uncharted work

McGonagle first worked on the Uncharted series when he voiced treasure-hunter and antique dealer Victor "Sully" Sullivan in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.[3] After being called "loveable" and "affable" in reviews,[4][5]Sully would later return in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, again being voiced by McGonagle.[6] Sully's appearance in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was significantly smaller than his role in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, but reviewers still praised the voice acting of McGonagle, stating that the chemistry between him and Nolan North - voice of leading protagonist Nathan "Nate" Drake - was so great that audiences would be able to believe that the two characters have a history of adventures together.[7]

Following Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, McGonagle would reprise his role as Sully in a small role in the Uncharted: Eye of Indra motion comic. Furthermore, McGonagle will be returning to voice Sully in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, a game that focuses largely on Sully and his relationship with Nate.[8]

Media Role
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007) Victor "Sully" Sullivan
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
Uncharted: Eye of Indra (motion comic) (2009)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011)

[edit] Personal life

Richard McGonagle is good friends with the rest of the Uncharted cast,[9] although he gets on especially well with Nolan North, who portrays leading protagonist Nathan "Nate" Drake in the series. North has alluded to himself and McGonagle having great chemistry when working on set,[10] and has also said in interviews that McGonagle is a "phenomenal actor" and a "phenomenal friend."[11]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Richard McGonagle" on IMDB
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Richard McGonagle Biography" on Film Reference
  3. "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Tech Info" on Gamespot
  4. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune review on IGN
  5. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune review on GameSpot
  6. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Tech Info" on GameSpot
  7. "Editorial: How Uncharted 2 Can Fix Gaming" on IGN
  8. The Guardian interview with Naughty Dog
  9. "The Gaming Liberty interview with Richard McGonagle
  10. "The Gaming Liberty" interview with Nolan North - Part 1
  11. "The Gaming Liberty" interview with Nolan North - Part 2
Last edited by In Motion on 29 June 2011 at 13:06
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