Way back in 2013, Naughty Dog released a title that (like Uncharted back in 2007) used relatively simple gameplay to add another dimension to storytelling in gaming. The Last of Us was an instant hit, winning multiple game of the year awards for its stunning visuals, stirring score and first-rate characters brought to life by superb actors.


Its legacy remains to this day, with a sequel in 2019, a ground-up remaster last year, and a TV show that's currently blowing viewers' minds.

If you're new to the games for whatever reason then you're in for a treat, for all the reasons we mentioned above. But with regards to the acting, we thought it would be appropriate to discuss the cast. For all of you coming to the games after the series, you might wonder where you've heard certain voices before.

We also think it appropriate to pay tribute to the series's cast after the sad news of Annie Wersching's passing this week.

Here are all the actors voicing the Last of Us games and where you might recognise them from.

The Last of Us game cast: Full voice actors list for both games

To start, we'll just share the cast list for both games. You'll probably know a lot of these names already!

Full cast of The Last of Us (2013)

  • Troy Baker as Joel Miller
  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie
  • Annie Wersching as Tess
  • Merle Dandridge as Marlene
  • Jeffrey Pierce as Tommy Miller
  • W Earl Brown as Bill
  • Ashley Scott as Maria Miller
  • Nolan North as David
  • Brandon Scott as Henry
  • Nadji Jeter as Sam

Full cast list of The Last of Us Part 2 (2019)

  • Laura Bailey as Abby
  • Derek Phillips as Jerry
  • Stephen Chang as Jesse
  • Robert Clotworthy as Seth
  • Victoria Grace as Yara
  • Ian Alexander as Lev
  • Shannon Woodward as Dina
  • Patrick Fugit as Owen
  • Alejandro Edda as Manny
  • Chelsea Tavares as Nora
  • Ashly Burch as Mel
  • Chase Austin as Jordan
  • Reuben Langdon as Mike
  • Maggie MacDonald as Whitney
  • Emily Swallow as Emily

Where do you recognise The Last of Us game actors from?

Most of the cast list, as well as being famous elsewhere, are video game royalty. Take Troy Baker as Joel, for example. He started his gaming voiceover career in 2004, playing both Severin and Kagan in BloodRayne 2. Since then he has become ubiquitous, playing major roles in huge franchises like Arkham, Uncharted, and Death Stranding. Ashley Johnson, too, has appeared in games such as Infamous First Light (playing Jenny).

Another big name from the first name is Nolan North who, like Baker, has appeared in far too many games to mention. He is best known as the loveable rogue Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series, who is the polar opposite of his role as the creepy David in The Last of Us.

The late Annie Wersching has appeared across media, as well as video games. From small roles in films like Bruce Almighty to major roles in 24 and Picard, she also played Tassyn in the 2019 game Anthem.

Laura Bailey, who took the semi-lead in The Last of Us Part 2, is another rock star among video game actors. She actually played the lead role of Rayne in BloodRayne 1 and 2 (alongside Baker), and went from strength to strength in franchises like Resident Evil and Uncharted (playing Helena Harper and Nadine Ross respectively).

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There are plenty of familiar voices in the whole Last of Us franchise. We'd love to share information about everyone on the list, but we'd be here forever! It's a talented cast across both games, and we can't wait to see who may join in possible future instalments.

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