Albert Wesker, I presume?

Albert Wesker, I presume?

After screaming a throat-trashing “Chriiiiiissssss!” 3 times for the Capcom producers and Liam O’Brien, the director, I assumed that was the last I’d ever don the shades of the most loved, derided and archetypically-derivitive blonde bad boy.

I was, of course, wrong. I would randomly get more Wesker-licious cameo appearances in the following decade. In total, 9 games by the time Capcom changed up the voice. Currently, this makes my tenure the longest run any voice actor has had with a single character in the Resident Evil franchise. An honor (though without an honorarium 😅).

Since my last appearance as Wesker in “Teppen,” there have now been two additional Albert Weskers; Connor Fogarty and Craig Burnatowski. So, I thought this would be a good time to dust off my blog and highlight all the very talented and beloved actors I’ve shared this role with!

Albert Wesker - Pablo KuntzPABLO KUNTZ:
Resident Evil (1996)

Pablo Kuntz, an American actor and entrepreneur, is known for his voice acting in video games as well as his deep involvement in promoting Japanese craftsmanship through his venture, Unique Japan. Kuntz voiced characters such as Albert Wesker in the original “Resident Evil” (1996), Brad Vickers in “Resident Evil: Deadly Silence” (2006), and narrated in “George A. Romero’s Resident Evil.” His contributions to the “Resident Evil” series were celebrated during its 25th anniversary, where he narrated Wesker’s Report, showcasing his lasting impact on the franchise.

Born and raised in Rosemere, near Montreal, Canada, Kuntz moved to Tokyo shortly after graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 1993. In Japan, he developed a profound admiration for the nation’s artisans, who he believes possess an unmatched pursuit of perfection. This appreciation led him to establish Unique Japan in June 2006, with the help of his wife, Donna Canning. Unique Japan aims to be a trusted source for the finest Japanese crafts, offering items such as antique Samurai swords, which Kuntz passionately collects and regards as embodiments of Japan’s soul. The couple lived in Japan for nearly two decades before relocating near London with their three children, continuing to bridge cultures through their work. Kuntz remains actively involved in both the NBTHK and NTHK-NPO, societies dedicated to the preservation of Japanese swords, reflecting his deep commitment to Japanese culture and craftsmanship.

Albert Wesker - Richard WaughRICHARD WAUGH:
Resident Evil 4 (2005), Resident Evil Zero (2002), Resident Evil: Code: Veronica (2000)

Richard Waugh was born the youngest of seven in London, Ontario, Canada. At fifteen, he founded a children’s theatre company at London’s Storybook Gardens, which thrived even after his tenure as director. Waugh left Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto partway through his training after being selected to join the Shaw Festival Theatre Company, where he remained for six seasons. He gained fame as the voice of Albert Wesker in the “Resident Evil” video games and has voiced characters in “Resident Evil – Code: Veronica,” “Resident Evil Zero,” and “Resident Evil 4,” including a fictional documentary titled “Wesker’s Report.” His career also includes roles as “Vice-Principal Stern” in “My Babysitter’s a Vampire” and parts in various TV series and films such as “A Nero Wolfe Mystery,” “The Score,” and the 2003 remake of “The In-laws.”

Waugh is recognized as one of Canada’s top voice actors in advertising, balancing ongoing roles in television, film, and stage. His recent appearances include roles in popular TV series and movies such as “Chucky” (2023–2024) as Dr. Rosen, “Death Becomes Her,” and “Jennifer’s Body” within the same series. He also starred in holiday films like “Sincerely Truly Christmas” (2023) and “Planes, Trains, and Christmas Trees” (2022), bringing diverse characters to life across various genres. His ability to adapt to different roles continues to mark him as a versatile and skilled actor in the industry.

Albert Wesker - Peter JessopPETER JESSUP:
Resident Evil (2002)

Peter Jessop is an American actor acclaimed for his voice work in video games and animation. Born in the United States, Jessop has lent his distinctive voice to several iconic roles, including Sovereign in “Mass Effect,” Miraak in “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn DLC,” Paladin Danse in “Fallout 4,” and Albert Wesker in “Resident Evil.” His versatility extends to voicing the male exo player character in “Destiny 2,” showcasing his ability to adapt to different characters within the gaming industry.

In addition to video games, Jessop’s filmography includes voice roles in “De-Lovely” (2004) as Sergei Diaghilev and various direct-to-video and television films such as “Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic” (2010) where he voiced Virgil, and “The Scorpion King: Book of Souls” (2018) where he served as the narrator. His voice has also been featured in several animated superhero films, including “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” and “Justice League vs. the Fatal Five.” On television, Jessop has appeared in episodes of “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “The King of Queens,” and “SEAL Team,” further diversifying his impressive acting portfolio.

Albert Wesker - DC Douglas
The Umbrella Chronicles (2007), Resident Evil 5 (2009), Darkside Chronicles (2009), Lost in Nightmares (2010), Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011), Mercenaries 3D (2011), Revelations 2 (2015), Umbrella Corps (2016), Teppen (2019)

Uh… Click around this website, silly! Or see IMDb!

Albert Wesker - Connor FogartyCONNOR FOGARTY:
Dead By Daylight (2016, added in 2023)

Connor Fogarty, hailing from Portland, Oregon, and now based in Los Angeles, is a versatile voice actor known for his extensive range and ability to adapt his voice to various characters and settings. With a warm, clean baritone, he brings intelligence and authority to commercial reads and effortlessly switches to a witty, youthful tone when required. His talent for creating characters makes him a perfect fit for animation and video games, where he can be anything from cinematic and surreal to dashing and devious.

Fogarty’s voice has enhanced many acclaimed video game franchises, including “Dead by Daylight,” where he voices the character The Mastermind, “Fortnite,” “World of Warcraft,” “God of War,” “Shin Megami Tensei,” “Fallout,” and “Final Fantasy.” Notably, he also contributed to “Resident Evil,” adding another prestigious title to his portfolio. His commercial work is equally impressive, featuring national spots for major companies like Facebook and Amazon, along with numerous regional advertisements, political campaigns, radio dramas, audiobooks, and web content in the Pacific Northwest. His roles in television and film, such as Soejima in “Ooku: The Inner Chambers” and Kenan in “As the Crow Flies,” further showcase his dynamic capabilities and broad appeal in the voice acting industry.

Albert Wesker - Craig BurnatowskiCRAIG BURNATOWSKI:
Resident Evil 4 (2023), Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways (2023)

Craig Burnatowski is an actor, singer, and voice director based in Toronto, Ontario. Born in Quebec and raised in Oakville, he studied Fine Arts – Acting at York University. Craig started his career in musical theater, performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and playing Berger in Canstage’s production of “Hair.” He also engaged in motion capture for video games early in his career, notably for “Resident Evil: Outbreak” and “Rainbow Six: Vegas.”

In 2008, Craig became the Casting Director and Voice Acting Director for Xaviant, significantly contributing to the development of “Lichdom: Battlemage.” As a singer/songwriter, he has several albums available on major streaming services, including titles like “Big Shiny ’90s” and “Plaid Soul.” His video game contributions are extensive; he voiced Albert Wesker in “Resident Evil 4” and “Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways” (2023), and provided motion capture for “Resident Evil: Outbreak.” Additionally, he has lent his voice to major games like “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” and “The Division 2.” His work in television and film includes roles in “The Marijuana Conspiracy” and “Titans,” showcasing his versatility as an actor.

It’s truly an honor to be part of such a distinguished group of villainous actors. Although I’ll never voice Albert Wesker in a game again, I’m sure I’ll find myself slipping back into his voice for conventions and Cameo requests… As will these other bad boys.