Robin Atkin Downes

Robin Atkin Downes
Robin Atkin Downes, voice of Atoq Navarro.
Born London, England
Nationality English
Uncharted work Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Other notable work Babylon 5
Kingdom Hearts
Gears of War

Robin Atkin Downes, born in London, England, is an English actor.

Perhaps best known for his role in the Babylon 5 science-fiction television series and his work on video games series such as Kingdom Hearts, Gears of War and Ratchet & Clank, Downes has provided extensive voice and motion capture work for the Uncharted series.


[edit] Biography

Robin Atkin Downes was born in London, England. After being raised in England, Downes moved to America to train as an actor, receiving a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.[1]

[edit] Career

Starting out in the 1990s, Robin Atkin Downes found himself in a strong position at the start of his career. After making his on-screen debut in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Downes would then go on to be cast in a recurring role in the science-fiction series Babylon 5. After a year on Babylon 5, Downes would go on to make appearances in popular television series Charmed and Angel, before focusing on voice acting. In 2004, Downes would land a notable role when he voiced the Prophet of Regret in Halo 2 - a role he also reprised in the 2009 Halo Wars. Shortly after Halo 2, Downes would begin his work on the Kingdom Hearts video game series, voicing the character Luxord - who he has since gone on to voice in several instalments in the Kingdom Hearts series. Since then, Downes has also provided voice work to the popular video games series Gears of War and Ratchet & Clank.[2]

[edit] Uncharted work

Downes' first work in the Uncharted series comes in the 2007 video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune; he voices antagonist Atoq Navarro in the game.[3]

In 2009, Downes returned to the Uncharted series for the video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. In the game, Downes provides the motion capture work for Tibetan mountaineer Tenzin,[4] while also providing voice work for Zoran Lazarević's soldiers and providing additional voice work for Navarro in the game's multiplayer component.

In the 2011 video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Downes voices antagonist Talbot, while also reprising his role as Navarro for the game's multiplayer component.[5]

Media Role
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007) Atoq Navarro
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009) Tenzin (motion capture)
Zoran Lazarević's soldiers
Atoq Navarro (multiplayer)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011) Talbot
Atoq Navarro (multiplayer)

[edit] Personal life

Robin Atkin Downes married his wife Michelle Ann Young, an actress, in November, 2004. The two currently reside in Los Angeles, California.[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Biography for Robin Atkin Downes" at the Internet Movie Database
  2. "Robin Atkin Downes" at the Internet Movie Database
  3. "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Tech Info" on GameSpot
  4. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Tech Info" on GameSpot
  5. "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Tech Info" on GameSpot
Last edited by In Motion on 6 December 2011 at 11:35
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