9 Celebrity Voices You Had No Idea Were In The Mortal Kombat Games

The characters are a big part of why Mortal Kombat has lasted over twenty-five years. Across the eleven main entries of the series, Mortal Kombat has featured a plethora of unique characters with lore to go with them. Of course, the stellar tournament fighter gameplay plays a big part in it too.

With the Mortal Kombat games and story modes getting bigger and bigger, they’re more like movies now. This has warranted the attention of more famous actors who have taken both new and classic characters in newer games including Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat 11.

9 Vanessa Marshall

Vanessa Marshall As Queen Sheeva - Mortal Kombat 11

One might not recognize her by her face but her voice has become famous over the years. Vanessa Marshall has voiced many characters for movies, games, and TV shows across twenty years. She voiced Wonder Woman in multiple DC projects as well as Black Canary for Young Justice and Injustice 2.

Most might recognize her voice as that of fan-favorite Hera Syndulla on Star Wars Rebels. In Mortal Kombat 11, Vanessa Marshall provided the voice for Sheeva in both stories. Though, it is nearly impossible to detect Marshall’s voice due to how deep the character’s voice is.

8 Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch As Kung Jin - Mortal Kombat X

With Mortal Kombat X came the introduction of the Kombat Kids. The next generation of fighters and one of them was the younger cousin of Kung Lao known as Kung Jin. Johnny Yong Bosch voiced Kung Jin, providing one of the more memorable characters in the story.

Some may know Bosch as the voice of Takeda in Akira but he is more likely to be recognized for his tenure as a Power Ranger. Johnny Yong Bosch was the second Black Ranger: Adam seen in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Power Rangers: Zeo, and Power Rangers: Turbo. Bosch also plays Artemis in the English dub of Sailor Moon Crystal.

7 Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu As D'Vorah - Mortal Kombat 11

It is completely understandable to miss this voice. D’Vorah’s high-pitched and scratchy voice could hide any actor. Kelly Hu plays D’Vorah in both Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat 11: an insectoid villain who will betray anybody to keep her hive alive.

Kelly Hu has done other voice-over work including many DC projects and Karai in 2012’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In live-action, she was Pearl Zhu for a while on Vampire Diaries, Lady Deathstrike in X-2: X-Men United, and even a victim of Jason Voorhees in Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.

6 Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey As Sonya Blade - Mortal Kombat 11

One of the most famous UFC fighters of all time is a proud fan of Mortal Kombat. So, she got to live a fangirl’s dream when she provided the voice and motion-capture for Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11. Back when the idea of a new Mortal Kombat movie was just rumors, some fans suggested Ronda could play her.

However, Ronda Rousey playing Sonya in one of the official games is just as great of an opportunity. Ronda has also appeared in movies to show off her fighting capabilities. One can find her in The Expendables 3, Fast & Furious 7, and Mile 22.

5 Steve Blum

Steve Blum As Sub-Zero - Mortal Kombat 11

From anime to TV shows to video games; more than likely Steve Blum has done a voice someone will recognize. Marvel’s Wolverine in countless projects, Zeb on Star Wars: Rebels, Starscream from Transformers, Orochimaru from Naruto, and Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop.

Steve Blum has literally hundreds of credited voice-acting roles and with Mortal Kombat X, he added Sub-Zero to that long list. He voices Kuai Liang, the younger brother of the first Sub-Zero. Steve Blum would continue to play that character in Mortal Kombat 11 as Nethrrealm Studio’s go-to voice for him.

4 Will Yun Lee

Will Yun Lee As Kung Lao - Mortal Kombat X

Kung Lao’s role in Mortal Kombat X was actually quite small and most of the time, players only saw him as the undead warrior version of himself known as a Revenant. So, it’s surprising that Will Yun Lee was given such a small role given his history for martial arts-related media.

Still, for such a small role, Will Yun Lee performs well. The actor has done many projects over the years: he was Harada in James Mangold’s The Wolverine, he was Takeshi Kovacs on Altered Carbon, he was Wei Shen in Sleeping Dogs, and played Dr. Alex Park on The Good Doctor.

3 Tricia Helfer

Tricia Helfer As Sonya Blade - Mortal Kombat X

Another famous voice for Sonya, Tricia Helfer played the hardened and more selfish version of Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat X. Tricia Helfer plays the character well and she helps in portraying Sonya’s character arc. She also has voiced characters in other projects such as Kerrigan in StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty.

Tricia Helfer is mostly known for her TV work including Lucifer where she plays Charlotte AKA Lucifer’s mother. On Battlestar Galactica, she was Number Six for the entire series and on Van Helsing, she played Dracula.

2 Troy Baker

Troy Baker As Erron Black And Shinnok - Mortal Kombat X And Mortal Kombat 11

Some are likely to recognize Troy Baker from his time on Retro Replay or his podcast on his own YouTube channel. A very talented and humble gentleman who could lead live-action projects with ease if he ever wanted to. However, he has made a name for himself via his voice-acting.

Troy Baker has played countless video game, show, and movie characters. He was Joel in The Last Of Us games, Booker DeWitt in BioShock: Infinite, and was the face and voice of Jack Mitchell in Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare. He has also played a multitude of Marvel and DC characters over the years. In Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat 11, he provided the voice of Erron Black and Shinnok.

1 Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr As Kotal Kahn - Mortal Kombat 11

Kotal Kahn was yet another character introduced in Mortal Kombat X who would return for Mortal Kombat 11. In both, Kotal Kahn is voiced by voice actor legend: Phil LaMarr. However, before he was a voice actor, he starred on MADtv with his UBS man skits becoming famous. In Pulp Fiction, he played Marvin whom John Travolta shot right in the face.

These days, most know him for his voice acting which includes Hermes on Futurama, multiple characters on Family Guy, Aquaman in DC projects including Netherrealm’s Injustice games, and the titular character of Samurai Jack.

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