John William Galt, a voice actor recognized for his roles in basic FPSes reminiscent of Grandfather Enisi in Prey and Lo Wang within the authentic 1997 Shadow Warrior, has died. His dying was introduced by E1M1 Journal and by 3D Realms, developer of the unique Shadow Warrior and Prey.
Based on sources cited by E1M1 Journal, Galt died on the night time of January 29, 2022. Born on April 4, 1940, Galt was 81. Neither E1M1 nor 3D Realms have shared a reason for dying.
Alongside along with his position as Lo Wang, Galt’s videogame credits embrace voice work in Shadow Warrior 2, Prey, Deus Ex, Nocturn, and John Romero’s Daikatana. As 3D Realms says in its publish recognizing his dying, Galt had a prolonged profession previous to videogames. He is credited with roles in TV and movie, together with the Walker, Texas Ranger tv sequence and movies Forrest Gump and JFK, portraying a number of US presidents. Extra lately he voiced characters in Cyanide and Happiness Shorts.
We simply obtained phrase that John Galt has died. John was the voice of Lo Wang within the authentic @ShadowWarrior and Grandfather Enisi in Prey (2006). His profession was extra than simply videogames, be sure that and take a look at his IMDB web page.John William GaltApril 4th, 1940 – January twenty ninth, 2022 pic.twitter.com/UmGfefttx0January 30, 2022
Galt appeared in an interview in 2019 with voice actor and YouTuber Jake The Voice. When requested in regards to the starting of his profession, Galt mentioned, “I’ve all the time needed to be an actor, all my life.”
He recalled successful an Air Power expertise contest in 1958, then touring as leisure in The American Forces Community broadcast service. “I toured with Johnny Grant’s Operation Starlift with Angie Dickinson and June Blair and Roscoe Ates and every kind of actors that I had heard about as a youth and was delighted to satisfy and work with. And that is the way it began actually. After I obtained out of the Air Power I went skilled.”
Galt additionally shared reminiscences of many different roles he’d performed, a few of which had been ethnic caricatures just like Shadow Warrior’s Lo Wang, whose one-liners and voice had been a mix of Chinese language and Japanese stereotypes. Galt’s perspective on Lo Wang hadn’t apparently modified with time: He mentioned he was criticized for the position on the time however nonetheless puzzled why it mattered.
On initially getting the position as Lo Wang, Galt recollects he had already carried out voice work in video games with 3D Realms for monsters and enemies. “So that they knew I had that versatility they usually thought ‘we’ll strive him for Lo Wang’ and it labored.”
Though many gamers bear in mind him for that position, others reacting to the information of his dying fondly recall his voice as a number of characters in Deus Ex together with UNATCO director Joseph Manderley and helicopter pilot Jock, and Grandpa Enisi in Prey.