Gideon Emery is an English actor known for his theater and film work in South Africa, and numerous roles in popular video games.
Emery was born in England and moved to South Africa with his parents. Being an only child, he kept himself amused by imitating voices from radio and TV, making acting a logical progression.
At university, he was accepted into both the Fine Arts and Drama departments, opting for the latter. While still a student, Emery was persuaded to audition for a professional theater production, where he was discovered by lauded South African stage actor, Bill Flynn.
This led to his signing with a top agent and he began performing voice-over work while still in school.
Early in his career, Emery made a name for himself performing characters and accents while appearing in sketch comedy shows and award winning South African theater productions. He spent the next decade on screen, turning in memorable performances in a number of South African TV and movie productions.
Also a singer, Emery appeared as a member of cult a capella/comedy troupe Not The Midnight Mass from 1994 to 1996.
In 2004 he relocated to Los Angeles, California. While his credits include small TV roles in 24, CSI: NY, and General Hospital. He also appeared in the 6th season of True Blood.
His most recent film credit, as of 2015, is the horror-comedy Krampus where he created the vocal effects of the titular character.
Emery's voice is heard in some of the best selling video games of all time like five of the Final Fantasy titles, fout Assassin's Creed releases and three of the God of War titles. To date, Emery's voice is heard in 92 separate video game titles.