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Nolan Ramsey North is an American actor and voice actor best known for his work in a variety of popular video games and animated shows, including many leading roles. He provided the voice for the rebel leader and additional characters across two episodes of The Legend of Korra.

The Legend of Korra credits

Rebel leader

Additional voices

Selected other credits

Television work


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Biographical information

North was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and majored in journalism at the University of North Carolina with a baseball scholarship. He worked as a reporter for almost a year in New Jersey before moving to New York City to pursue stand-up comedy and acting. He eventually relocated to Hollywood and was cast in the General Hospital spin-off series, Port Charles, playing Dr. Chris Ramsey during the show's run from 1997 to 2003. It was through working on the spinoff that he met his wife, actress Jill Murray; together they have two children. During the run of Port Charles, he worked on a few video games as a voice actor and began to focus on voice acting following the show's cancellation.

One of his most notable roles came in 2007 when he voiced and provided motion capture for the character Nathan Drake in the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and he subsequently portrayed the character in the sequels, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, released in 2009, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, released in 2011. For his work in this role, North has been nominated twice for a Spike Video Game Award.

North had a role in Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to the acclaimed live-action movie Star Trek. Director J. J. Abrams cited North's performance as Drake for the casting, he and his son being fans of the Uncharted series.

North is well known in his animation roles, such as Cyclops in Wolverine and the X-Men, Snow Job in G.I. Joe: Renegades, Raphael in TMNT, both Superman and Superboy in Young Justice, and Smokescreen in Transformers: Prime.


  • North has been described as "the nearest thing the games industry has to a bona fide leading man".[1]


  1. Justin Quirk (November 5, 2011). Nathan Drake: unmasked. The Guardian. Retrieved on September 21, 2013.
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