The base Mortal Kombat 11 roster is quite extensive, featuring 25 new and returning characters. As players progress through the game's story mode, and start honing in on their favorite Mortal Kombat 11 characters, they are certain to become intimately familiar with the voice work behind these fighters. Indeed, there is a talented cast of veteran and novice actors lending their voices to NetherRealm Studios' newest fighting game.
The extent of these actors are outlined below, with brief details on their past experience included. To note, only voice actors that star as playable characters in Mortal Kombat 11 have been included in this list.
Ike Amadi (Shao Kahn)
Ike Amadi is no stranger to video game voice acting, and some of his most notable credits include entries in the Call of Duty, Fallout, and Mass Effect series. Mortal Kombat 11's Shao Kahn, a bonus given to those that pre-ordered the game, is Amadi's first time working within this classic fighting game franchise.
Troy Baker (Erron Black)
Troy Baker has been making headlines recently, due to an apparent misunderstanding about his reprisal of the role of Rhys for Borderlands 3. Beyond his presence in the Borderlands franchise, he is highly experienced with giving voices to video game characters, including Joel from The Last of Us. He previously voiced Erron Black in Mortal Kombat X.
JB Blanc (Kano)
JB Blanc has been lending his voice to video games consistently since 2003's Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic. He has hundreds of credits, including Apex Legends and Metro Exodus from this year, and this is his first time working on a Mortal Kombat game.
Steve Blum (Baraka & Sub-Zero)
Steve Blum is an extremely prolific voice actor with hundreds of credits to his name. In 2019 alone, Blum's voice can be heard in games such as Metro Exodus, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, and he will be playing the role of Wolverine in the upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. He previously voiced Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat X and Baraka in MK Mobile.
Andrew Bowen (Johnny Cage)
Andrew Bowen is no stranger to the Mortal Kombat series, having voiced Johnny Cage, Rain, and Smoke in Mortal Kombat X. While, to the certain dismay of some fans, Rain and Smoke have not returned for Mortal Kombat 11, Bowen is back to reprise his role as Cage. Some fans may also remember him for his run on the fourth season of MADtv.
Jonathan Cahill (Kabal)
Jonathan Cahill is something of a newcomer, and his role as Kabal in Mortal Kombat 11 marks his first time being featured in a video game. Prior to that, Cahill acted in a number of shorts as well as several TV shows, including Canvassing! and Fiendish Things.
Sean Chiplock (Noob Saibot)
Sean Chiplock is solidly establishing himself in the world of video game voice acting, and he is featured in both Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown and Wargroove from this year. The highlight of Chiplock's video game work is likely to be the various characters he voiced in the exceptional The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, including the Great Deku Tree. This is his first time appearing in a Mortal Kombat game.
Sara Cravens (Frost)
Compared to some of the other members of Mortal Kombat 11's cast, Sara Cravens is relatively new to video game voice work, with her first credit coming in 2014. However, since then, she has already been featured in several notable titles, including Injustice 2 and God of War, while also lending her voice to the subbed version of the popular anime series One Punch Man.
Megalyn Echikunwoke (Jacqui Briggs)
Megalyn Echikunwoke is another relative newcomer to the realm of voice acting for games — her two preceding credits are for Lego DC Super-Villains and Injustice 2. That said, Echikunwoke has had recurring roles on a handful of TV shows, such as 24, That '70s Show, and the 2011 reboot of 90210.
Richard Epcar (Raiden)
Richard Epcar has been the voice of Raiden since 2008's Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, with Mortal Kombat 11 marking his fifth time in the role. This is certainly not the extent of his voice work, though, as Epcar has over 400 credits to his name. Among these credits are his voice acting as the Joker in Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2, which may mean that Epcar's voice will be featured yet again in this new fighter, assuming the recent Mortal Kombat 11 DLC leak is accurate.
Kelly Hu (D'Vorah)
Kelly Hu has been working in video games since 2004, and she has been the voice of D'Vorah since the character's introduction in Mortal Kombat X. Fans may best know Hu as China White, a recurring character on the CW's Arrow.
Matthew Yang King (Liu Kang)
Another video game voice acting veteran, Matthew Yang King has been involved with titles ranging from World of Warcraft to Fortnite. That said, this is the first time King has ever assumed the role of Liu Kang, making him the fourteenth actor to do so.
Phil LaMarr (Kotal Kahn)
Phil LaMarr is likely to be best known as one of the original MADtv cast members and Marvin from Pulp Fiction, but his resume goes far beyond that. With over 400 credits to his name, LaMarr's voice can be heard in games like Rage and Mass Effect 2. This is his second time taking the role of Kotal Kahn.
Mela Lee (Jade)
Mela Lee started working in video games in 2007, and she has been building her resume ever since. Most recently, she has lent her voice to Apex Legends' Lifeline, but fans may also recognize her from her work as Princess Zanda on the animated Avengers Assemble TV show.
Erica Lindbeck (Cassie Cage)
Since the beginning of 2018 alone, Erica Lindbeck has had her voice featured in 20 video games, with her work as Black Cat in the PS4 exclusive Spider-Man being, perhaps, her most notable achievement in that time. Additionally, she has had recurring roles in several animated series, including Barbie Dreamtopia and Avengers Assemble.
Sunil Malhotra (Kung Lao)
Fans may know Sunil Malhotra best as the voice of Prince Wu in The Legend of Korra, but he does have some experience with video games as well. While his role as Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat 11 may be his biggest, players might recognize Malhotra's voice from games like Fallout: New Vegas and Halo: Reach.
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Cetrion)
Not only does Mary Elizabeth McGlynn have over 250 acting credits to her name, including work on a great number of recurring series, she is also an established voice director. Her voice may be most recognizable as that of Dr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe, and this new Mortal Kombat 11 character is her first foray into the series.
Dave B. Mitchell (Geras)
Dave B. Mitchell's voice has been heard in some of the biggest games of the last couple of years, including God of War, Spider-Man, and, most recently, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. His most extensive voice work comes from a 52 episode run on the Nickelodeon series Peter Rabbit — something that is certainly a world away from the grisly Mortal Kombat 11 fatalities he will now be associated with.
Andrew Morgado (Kollector)
Kollector is a new character in the Mortal Kombat 11 roster, and Andrew Morgado, compared to some of the others on the cast, is fairly new to video game voice acting as well. That said, he has been featured in the recent Metro Exodus and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, though many of his credits come through working in sound departments since 2002.
Beata Pozniak (Skarlet)
Beata Pozniak has acting credits dating back to 1979, but Mortal Kombat 11 is only the second video game she has ever worked on. Most fans will likely know Pozniak from her recurring role as Dr. Katya Petrova in Melrose Place and her United States feature debut in Oliver Stone's JFK.
Ronda Rousey (Sonya Blade)
At the beginning of the year, it was confirmed that the former MMA fighter, and current WWE superstar, Ronda Rousey would be voicing Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11. While this is not Rousey's first time appearing in a video game, it is the only occurrence of her playing a character other than herself — her previous roles saw her giving a voice to her digital incarnation in various UFC and WWE games.
William Christopher Stephens (Jax)
William Christopher Stephens is among the Mortal Kombat 11 voice actors with the least number of credits, though he still has 34 of them. Prior to his portrayal as Jax, his most notable video game work comes in his role as Urkai in 2017's critically acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn.
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Shang Tsung)
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa reprises his role as Shang Tsung, the first Mortal Kombat 11 DLC character, in this new entry in the franchise. Previously, Tagawa has given life to Tsung in the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series as well as the live-action Mortal Kombat movie from 1995.
Kari Wahlgren (Kitana)
Kari Wahlgren was the winner of the BTVA Voice Actress of the Year Award in 2018, and she has had an extremely prolific career. With over 450 acting credits under her belt, Wahlgren's voice is featured in numerous recurring roles, with her work as Jessica on Rick and Morty potentially being the most recognizable.
Ron Yuan (Scorpion)
This is the second time that Ron Yuan has assumed the role of Scorpion, with the first coming in Mortal Kombat X: Generations, a short-lived web series from 2015. While that series may not have been the most successful, Yuan has held recurring roles in notable series like Sons of Anarchy and Marco Polo.
All in all, the Mortal Kombat 11 cast has a ton of experience behind it, with Cahill and Rousey being among the most green to the acting craft. Hopefully for fans of story telling, this past experience will shine through in the Mortal Kombat 11 story campaign.
Mortal Kombat 11 is out now for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.