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Paul Lukather
Recurring voice actor
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Cast profile of Paul Lukather from Soul Reaver 2 bonus materials.
Full name • Paul David Lukather
Born • 1926
New York City, New York, U.S.
Position • Voice actor
Role(s) Wiki-Icon-BO1Wiki-Icon-SR2Wiki-Icon-BO2Icon-Defiance Vorador
Wiki-Icon-BO1 Bane
Credited in Wiki-Icon-BO1Wiki-Icon-SR2Wiki-Icon-BO2Icon-Defiance
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This article or section is written from a real world perspective. Not all, if any, of its content is to be considered a constituent part of the Legacy of Kain canon and universe.

Paul David Lukather (1926 - 2014)[1] was an American actor and voice-over artist, and a member of the Legacy of Kain series' original cast.

Throughout the games, he played the character of Vorador, contributing to Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Soul Reaver 2, Blood Omen 2 and Legacy of Kain: Defiance. In Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, he also voiced Bane.

CareerEdit

Lukather was an alumnus of Yale School of Drama, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree, and enjoyed an acting career spanning over half a century. He began touring with the Barter Theater as Macbeth, and went on to appear prolifically in major and minor roles on live-action film and television from the mid-1950s to the 1980s.[1][2]

Throughout the years, he appeared in well-known series such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Get Smart, Mission: Impossible, Starsky and Hutch and Cheers, and starred or co-starred in 1960s films Dinosaurus!, Hands of a Stranger and The Way West.[1][2][SR2] He also maintained a presence in stage acting, appearing in John Krizanc's Tamara.[2]

Lukather was among the six actors who provided talents for Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain in association with the Screen Actors Guild. The cast impressed series creator Denis Dyack and writer Ken McCulloch, and Lukather's primary role, Vorador, emerged as "one of the most popular characters", judging from fan-mail following the game's release.[3] He reprised his role for three of the four further Legacy of Kain games, exempt only from Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, and appeared in outtake videos for Soul Reaver 2 and Legacy of Kain: Defiance.[SR2][SR1][BO2][DEF]

Aside from his Legacy of Kain voice work, Lukather also played President James Johnson in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and Zev in Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits.[1] More recently, he engaged in philanthropic work, co-founding The Brass Ring, an "equestrian foundation for rehabilitation of the disabled and handicapped", with his wife.[2]

NotesEdit

  • Among those whose birth dates are known, Lukather was the oldest individual credited for working on the Legacy of Kain series, and, with the exception of Gordon Hunt, the only one who was born in the 1920s.

CreditsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Icon-IMDB Paul Lukather at the IMDb
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Home at Paul Lukather's personal site
  3. Icon-NR Recreated PSXnation.com Interview with Denis Dyack at Nosgothic Realm

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