Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes players back to the 1980s as a direct sequel to the first Black Ops title, released in 2010. Fans of the popular subseries will notice in the cutscene below that mainstays in the series are returning, but there is something noticeably off about them.
Each character revealed to be returning has been recast with new voice actors. Here are all the voice actors we know about so far in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson are returning in Black Ops Cold War with brand new voice actors. As of this writing, we do not know who the new voices are, but James C. Burns, the original voice for Frank Woods, has spoken out about his disappointment in being recast.
Ronald Reagan also appears in the cutscene above, but we do not know who is providing the voice as of this writing. Additionally, we do not know how much of a presence Reagan will have in the game.
We will update this post once we know who is providing the voices for these characters.
Bruce Thomas is the voice of Russell Adler, a newly introduced secret agent in the reveal trailer. As of this writing, we do not know much about him.
Thomas made an appearance as Sid Redburn in Gears Tactics, Colonel Ezra P. Loomis in Gears of War: Judgement and gave his voice to varying characters in Rise of the Tomb Raider, Fallout 4, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. He was also the motion capture actor for Master Chief in Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians.
Thomas has a history of voicing Commissioner Jim Gordon in multiple Batman animated movies and General Zod and Darkseid in Justice League: Gods and Monsters. In theatrical releases, he has appeared Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2, Hall Pass, and Army of Darkness.
Navid Negahban plays the main antagonist in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, who goes by Perseus. He is a Soviet spy, and we do not know his plans or goals at this time of writing. This is not Negahban’s first time appearing in Black Ops; he provided the voices for various NPCs in Black Ops II. He has also appeared in Assassins Creed: Revelations, Medal of Honor (2010), Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands, and the Netflix Castlevania series as Sala.
Negahban is probably best recognized as playing the Sultan in the live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin and Abu Nazir in Homeland. He has also appeared in 12 Strong, American Sniper, and Charlie Wilson’s War.
Damon Dayoub plays Lazar Azoulay, who has not been revealed as of this writing. He has had a few voice acting credits in past video games, including Nemesis in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, various NPCs in Red Dead Redemption II, and other various NPCs in Halo Wars 2.
Dayoub is best known for playing Adam Eshel in NCIS, Detective Quincy Fisher in Stitchers, and he has appeared in multiple other television series, including Chicago Fire, Dallas, and Suits.
Reggie Watkins lends his voice to Lawrence Sims. There is not much known about Lawrence at this point, but we have seen him working with Russel Adler in the initial reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The only other video game he has been credited for is multiple voices in The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners.
Watkins is best known for appearing in This Is Us, Bosch, Justified, and Key and Peele in side roles.
Lily Cowles voices Helen Park, who has yet to be revealed in the game. This is her first appearance in a video game.
Cowles is best known for playing Germaine Healy in BrainDead and Isobel Evans in Roswell, New Mexico. She has also appeared in Jones vs. the World, Joe Goes to Therapy, and Enchantments.