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Old 08-16-2006, 07:00 PM   #1
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Voice Actor Tony Jay Passes Away

While some may not know his face, there's plenty of gamers who know and love the voice of Tony Jay.

Having portrayed such characters as MegaByte from Reboot, the Elder God from the Legacy of Kain and Soul Reaver titles, as well as having a smattering of other roles in games such as World of Warcraft, Fallout, and The Bard's Tale. Tony Jay also voiced in such Disney films as The Hunchback from Notre Dame and Treasure Planet, as well as providing the voice for Shere-Kahn in later updates of The Jungle Book. He passed away at the age of 73 due to complications from tumor surgery.

His official site has the details.

I always loved his work on Reboot, Megabyte was one of the most phenomenal voiced-villains I can remember. Mr. Jay will be missed.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:28 PM   #2
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I loved his voice, he will be missed.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:29 PM   #3
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That's a bummer. Wasn't he doing the voice work on something else recently?

Megabyte easily had one of the most distinct voices in all of villiandom.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:31 PM   #4
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Fucking weak. That guy was the shit.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:36 PM   #5
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Bummer indeed, dang I loved Reboot.

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I really loved his singing in Hunchback. I had no idea!
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:36 PM   #6
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I LOVED everything this man did. He was the Ghostly Host of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland when I was a kid. I was very impressed with his character work on Reboot, and his role in the Legacy of Kain series was by far the most impressive casting for a video game, he brought the story to life.

I've played Soul Reaver many times because I loved the story and the voice acting. His work was brilliant.

Man, that killed my day.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:39 PM   #7
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Wasn't he doing the voice work on something else recently?
More recent VG work included:
World of Warcraft (2004) (VG) .... Narrator
X-Men Legends (2004) (VG) (voice) .... Magneto

This guy was absolutely everywhere, and great at all of it.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:47 PM   #8
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More recent VG work included:
World of Warcraft (2004) (VG) .... Narrator
X-Men Legends (2004) (VG) (voice) .... Magneto

This guy was absolutely everywhere, and great at all of it.
I wonder if he finished the opening narrations for Blood Elves and Dreanei before he died.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:51 PM   #9
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Awww...dude...his voice was just awsome. I'll never forget MegaByte as long as I live.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:02 PM   #10
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Loved his work in the Kain games, as well as Lionheart and World of Warcraft.

He will be missed...
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:06 PM   #11
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I loved him in LOKain most of all... very very sad news.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:16 PM   #12
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He was the supermutant boss in Fallout right?
I remember hearing his voice and saying "Hey thats megabytes voice!"
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:45 PM   #13
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And the Wheel of Fate keeps turning...

Very sad news indeed. I was a huge fan.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:55 PM   #14
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Life can be so fucking fragile. R.I.P., Mr. Jay. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:56 PM   #15
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Oh no. That is so sad. Everything he was in was turned to gold and made better for it. I will miss his voice, he was unmatched. I'll always rememebr him best as Sher Kahn, and the amazing Blood Omen/Legacy of Kain series. What a shame...

Condolences to his families and friends, and the world of fans he has..
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:01 PM   #16
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Another legend leaves us.

Much respect for Mr. Jay.
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:23 PM   #17
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That guy had the coolest voice to ever grace a microphone.

I'm just a wannabe VA yet, but it's a shame I'll never get the chance to work with that guy. Would've loved to meet him.
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:33 PM   #18
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This is the saddest news I heard all day... Needless to say I'm a huge fane of Mr. Jay's work, especially in the Soul Reaver titles. Absolutely amazing voicework. He will truely be missed...
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:45 PM   #19
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I have to insert that he was also The Transcendant One, from Planescape: Torment. That's what really cemented him into a realm of badassery for me.

He will be missed.
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:54 PM   #20
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One of the finest voice actors this world will ever see. He'd been looking very old as of late, I suppose it was his time.

Dammit.
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