Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?

Cayde, Zavala, and Ikora

If you’re anything like most Destiny 2 players, then you spend hundreds of hours in the game, grinding for loot, exploring for secrets, and goofing around in the Tower. But have you ever paused and thought “Who are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?” If you’re curious, we’ve got the main characters listed below, and some of the faces behind the voices may surprise you. We’ve sorted them alphabetically to ensure no one is offended by the order – I’m talking about Cayde-6, of course.

Forsaken – Cayde-6 – Nolan North

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Cayde-6 – Nolan North • Bungie / Sly Cooper Wiki • Fair Use

Wait, what? But I thought Cayde-6 is voiced by Nathan Fillion, as stated further below. If that’s what you’re thinking, you’d be correct, but unfortunately, Nathan had scheduling conflicts and was unavailable to lend his voice to Cayde-6 in Destiny 2: Forsaken. So Nolan North, who also voices Ghost, stepped in and did an admirable job voicing our favorite hunter Vanguard.

Forsaken – Petra Venj – April Stewart

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Petra Venj – April StewartBungie / IMDB • Fair Use

Petra Venj is making her return from the original Destiny and will assist our Guardians throughout the campaign in Forsaken. She’s voiced by April Stewart who reprises her role from the first game.

Forsaken – Prince Uldren Sov – Brandon O’Neill

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Uldren Sov – Brandon O’NeillBungie / Brandon O’Neill • Fair Use

Another character making his return from the original Destiny is Prince Uldren Sov. He’s infamously known in Destiny 2 as the main bad guy and the dude who snuffs out Cayde-6. His voice is provided by Brandon O’Neill who also returns from the first game.

Forsaken – Spider – Robin Atkin Downes

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Spider – Robin Atkin Downes • Activision • Fair Use

Spider is a Fallen vendor in the Tangled Shore that will assist Guardians during the campaign. Thanks to a commenter for pointing out that Robin Atkin Downes revealed that he is the voice of the Spider on Twitter.

Forsaken – Queen Mara Sov – Kirsten Potter

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Mara Sov – Kirsten Potter • Bungie • Fair Use

Look, Queen Mara Sov went missing in the original Destiny game and is presumed dead, except nobody really believes that. So is there a chance that she’ll appear somewhere in Destiny 2: Forsaken and helps us Guardians defeat her evil brother? I hope so. She was voiced by Kirsten Potter, so it stands to reason that if she returns, she’ll be voiced by her once again.

Forsaken – The Drifter – Todd Haberkorn

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
The Drifter – Todd Haberkorn • Activision • Fair Use

The Drifter is the vendor for the new Gambit game mode that’s been added to Destiny 2: Forsaken. Another eagle-eyed commenter spotted that Todd Haberkorn’s Wikipedia entry lists him as the voice for the Drifter.

Amanda Holliday – Courtenay Taylor

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Amanda Holliday – Courtenay Taylor • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Courtenay Taylor is well known in the voice acting world, having made appearances in many video games, including providing the female player voice in Fallout 4.

Arach Jalaal – Peter Stormare

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Arach Jalaal – Peter Stormare • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

If you don’t know who Peter Stormare is and you didn’t recognize his voice immediately, then you haven’t been spending enough time in front of the TV. He’s a veteran of many great movies, including Fargo and Constantine. When I think of the best portrayal of the devil on the big screen, I think of Peter.

Asher Mir – Darryl Kurylo

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Asher Mir – Darryl Kurylo • TL;DR Games / Wikipedia • Fair Use

You know, it’s not easy portraying a character that’s a bit of a jackass, but Darryl Kurylo does an excellent job of making me dislike Asher Mir.

Banshee-44 – John DiMaggio

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Banshee-44 – John DiMaggio • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Okay, fine, I’m reaching a little bit by calling Banshee-44 a main character, but I still have hope that there are some exotics hidden somewhere behind that counter. Come on John DiMaggio, stop holding out on us!

Cayde-6 – Nathan Fillion

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Cayde-6 – Nathan Fillion • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Finally, the crème de la crème of Destiny 2 voice actors, Nathan Fillion. And I’m not just saying that because he’s a fellow Canadian, Captain Malcom Reynolds, and Doctor Horrible.

Commander Zavala – Lance Reddick

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Commander Zavala – Lance Reddick • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

When I think of Lance Reddick, I think of his role on the best TV series ever, The Wire. He’s also made appearances in Fringe, and a few hundred other shows that you’ve probably seen.

Consul – Frank Langella

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Consul – Frank Langella • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

The honor of voicing the ugliest character in Destiny 2 goes to Frank Langella, who you may recognize from the silver screen, including some great performances in The Americans.

Devrim Kay – Gideon Emery

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Devrim Kay – Gideon Emery • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Devrim Kay is like my spirit animal in Destiny 2. He’s grumpy, lost a large part of his past, and seems too stubborn to do anything about it. Gideon Emery does a great job of portraying that.

Emperor Calus – Darin De Paul

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Emperor Calus – Darin De Paul • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Emperor Calus is a bit of a jerk, inviting us to all his trials of death and trying to consume Mercury. Here’s an embarrassing secret though, Darin De Paul, Calus’ voice, got his start in show business on the 80s tv series Miami Vice. Take that, Calus!

Executor Hideo – James Remar

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Executor Hideo – James Remar • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

We don’t know a whole lot about the various Factions’ motivations, but if James Remar’s intentions are anything like those he portrayed as Dexter’s father, Harry Morgan, we’ll be alright.

Failsafe – Joy Osmanski

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Failsafe – Joy Osmanski • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

If you’re interested in more details of Joy Osmanski’s portrayal of Failsafe, we wrote an entire article about our favorite bipolar AI.

Ghaul – Neil Kaplan

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Ghaul – Neil Kaplan • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Neil Kaplan has voiced many video game characters, including parts in The Last of Us and Gears of War 4, but none as important as Ghaul, bad guy extraordinaire.

Ghost – Nolan North

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Ghost – Nolan North • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Nolan North took over as Dinklebot 2.0 half-way through the original Destiny and is probably the single most prolific video game voice actor ever.

Hawthorne – Sumalee Montano

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Hawthorne – Sumalee Montano • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Miss “I hate the city, will never leave the Farm, until I suddenly show up at the Tower” Hawthorne is voiced by Sumalee Montano, who’s lent her voice to several video games, including roles in Fallout 4 and Mass Effect 3.

Ikora Rey – Gina Torres

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Ikora Rey – Gina Torres • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Providing Ikora Rey’s attitude is Gina Torres, an excellent actress with roles in popular TV series like Suits and Firefly, where she played alongside Nathan Fillion.

Lakshmi-2 – Shohreh Aghdashloo

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Lakshmi-2 – Shohreh Aghdashloo • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Fans of the TV show The Expanse will recognize Shohreh Aghdashloo’s unique voice immediately. Those of you who haven’t seen The Expanse; what are you doing?

Lord Saladin – Keith Ferguson

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Lord Saladin – Keith Ferguson • TL;DR Games / Wikipedia • Fair Use

In the past I’ve mentioned to fellow gamers how much more upbeat and encouraging Lord Saladin’s Iron Banner commentary is compared to that of Lord Shaxx. Just looking at Keith Ferguson’s smile explains exactly why that is.

Lord Shaxx – Lennie James

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Lord Shaxx – Lennie James • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

I hate you, Shaxx! Not Lennie James’ fault. He was good in The Walking Dead. But I hate Shaxx and his stupid attitude. YOU TRY HARDER!

Master Rahool – Erick Avari

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Master Rahool – Erick Avari • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Keep in mind that the guy you’re blaming for giving you the fifteenth version of the Crest of Alpha Lupi, isn’t actually Erick Avari. He’s just the voice of Master Rahool.

Osiris – Oded Fehr

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Osiris – Oded Fehr • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

While we have yet to officially meet Osiris, the recent Curse of Osiris DLC info has me pretty excited. Oded Fehr is also a veteran of the silver screen, and quite frankly, he looks pretty much how I would imagine a real-life Osiris to look.

Sagira – Morena Baccarin

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Sagira – Morena Baccarin • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Another upcoming new character, Osiris’ ghost, Sagira, will be voiced by Morena Baccarin. She will be familiar to any Firefly fans, having worked with Nathan Fillion and Gina Torres, among many other TV roles.

Sloane – Cissy Jones

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Sloane – Cissy Jones • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Cissy Jones, who lends her vocal talents to Sloane, has plenty of experience voicing video game characters, including roles in Grand Theft Auto V and Horizon Zero Dawn.

Tess Everis – Claudia Black

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Tess Everis – Claudia Black • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

The voice behind the microtransactions peddler, Eververse, is Claudia Black, who probably laughs at EA when no one is near her kiosk.

The Speaker – Bill Nighy

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
The Speaker – Bill Nighy • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Granted, the Speaker doesn’t have much to say in Destiny 2, but I felt it necessary to point out that his voice is provided by Bill Nighy, a veteran of such classics as Hot Fuzz and Love Actually.

Tyra Karn – Page Leong

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Tyra Karn – Page Leong • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

It would be easy to forget about Tyra Karn, but where would we be without those exotics that we received around level 12? Page Leong does her best to compete with that other cryptarch that we all trust more.

Xur – Fred Tatasciore

Who Are the Voice Actors in Destiny 2?
Xur – Fred Tatasciore • TL;DR Games / IMDB • Fair Use

Last but certainly not least, is Xur. Fred Tatasciore joins us every weekend and mumbles some incoherent stuff that will probably be the end of all the Guardians in the future.

There you have it, folks! 26 of your favorite voices in Destiny 2. Did any of them stand out to you? Let us know in the comments.

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