Cyberpunk 2077 is coming closer to its actual release, and with that, we're starting to learn more information about the people and places that will guide you through your adventure in Night City. Here's everything we know so far about the voice cast of Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077 Voice Actor List
We haven't actually gotten an official cast & crew yet for the game, but many of its cast members have been revealed via publicity, interviews, and the Internet Movie Database. Here are all the actors we've confirmed so far.
V - Cherami Leigh or Gavin Drea
Your player character in Cyberpunk 2077 is heavily customizable, with multiple available options for appearance, gender, and starting lifepath. You enter the game at the age of 23, with basic cyberware already installed, and get to figure things out from there. V is voiced by either Cherami Leigh or Gavin Drea in English, depending on your choices.
Leigh is a veteran film, television, and voice actress with dozens of credits to her name. She's probably best known to video game fans for playing Gage in the Borderlands series and A2 in Nier: Automata. Drea is still early in his career, and can be seen in a supporting role in My Salinger Year, a biographical film out this year that stars Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver.
Multiple sources also list Lidia Sadowa and Kamil Kula as the voices of V; both are Polish actors who seem to have little international exposure. It's probably safe to assume at this point that they're handling the Polish dub.
Finding out who Keanu Reeves was playing in Cyberpunk 2077 was a bigger shock to me than finding out that he was in the game in the first place. Johnny Silverhand is a "rockerboy," the lead singer of a band called Samurai, and a signature character from the original Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop RPG. When Cyberpunk 2077 starts, Silverhand has been missing in action for over 50 years, after seemingly being killed in the Firestorm Shockwave sourcebook.
Johnny's appearance in 2077 is reportedly the product of a faulty chip in V's head. The question is whether he's a delusion of V's, a ghost in the machine, a remote transmission, or something even stranger. Whatever he is, it does appear that Johnny's storyline in the game involves his old girlfriend Alt Cunningham, who reportedly appeared in the closed-doors E3 2019 demo.
Keanu Reeves is a friendly vampire who has been in a lot of movies. He is reportedly very nice. While characters that were originally played by Reeves have been in several games before now, they were all voiced by other people. Cyberpunk 2077 appears to be the first time that Reeves's face and voice have ever been in the same video game at the same time.
It's also a weird kind of casting joke. Reeves played the title role in Johnny Mnemonic in 1995, which was based on a William Gibson short story of the same name. The entirety of the Cyberpunk tabletop setting is so thoroughly cribbed from Gibson's Sprawl series, which includes Johnny Mnemonic and Neuromancer, that characters in-universe frequently refer to Gibson as "Saint Willie." Reeves has cyberpunk cred coming and going, I suppose.
Dexter "Dex" DeShawn - Michael-Leon Wooley
Dex is a "fixer" in Night City, which is a fun way to say he's a fencer, smuggler, and information broker. (I keep wanting to call him Mr. Johnson.) We can confidently expect that he'll be providing V with steady work throughout Cyberpunk.
Wooley is a Broadway and television actor with 20 years' experience. He's been in a lot, but in the video game world, he may be best known for playing Judge Grady in Grand Theft Auto IV. He's also voiced Darkseid at least twice, in Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Injustice 2.
Lizzy Wizzy - Grimes
Also known as "that woman with the detachable jaw" from the E3 2018 trailer, Lizzy Wizzy is a mostly-cybernetic musician, influencer, and chrome star. Apparently she got her full-body mod after committing suicide onstage during a concert, upon which she was revived, got her body replaced, and finished the show.
Grimes is a Canadian musician who has been performing for 10 years and has five studio albums and is nonetheless best-known right now for having just had a son with Elon Musk and given him one of the goofiest celebrity kid names in human history. It's not fair to anyone, I know, but there it is.
Delamain A.I. - Samuel Barnett
We know more about Barnett right now than we do about the role he's playing, which is reportedly that of an artificial intelligence that governs various utilities in Night City, such as self-driving taxicabs. Barnett is a British actor with a long list of credits in theater, film, television, and radio. His most famous role may be that of the title character in the 2016 BBC America adaptation of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
Jackie Welles - Jason Hightower
You might recognize Welles as, well, that guy who gets killed in the E3 2019 trailer. He's got a lot of backstory for a character who's meant to stay dead, though, so it's anyone's guess whether Welles will be back or not. Welles is a former gang member and current mercenary, described in his dossier for the Cyberpunk Cosplay Contest as a "rock-solid professional."
Hightower has an impressive resume of cartoon and game voice roles. His highest-profile recent appearance is as the voice of Captain Doza on Star Wars: Resistance.
Doctor Paradox - Mark Holden
Holden is listed on IMDB and in several other sources as playing multiple roles in CP2077, chief among them "Doctor Paradox," who is hopefully but probably not a cackling serial villain. No other information is yet known about the character.
Holden's other video game roles include appearances in Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Galaxy on Fire 3, Battlefield 1, and Homefront: The Revolution, as well as dozens of small parts in film and television.
Placide - Lovensky Jean-Baptiste (?)
Brigitte's lieutenant in the Voodoo Boys, a Haitian gang in Night City, Placide is tall and muscular with a reportedly terrifying smile. His entry in the Cosplay Contest describes him as a man of few words, who inspires fear and respect in the people under his command.
A couple of sources list Placide as being voiced by Jean-Baptiste, a Haitian actor who's appeared on S.W.A.T., Mr. Mom, Animal Kingdom, Lethal Weapon, and a handful of other American TV shows. Jean-Baptiste's IMDB page doesn't mention Cyberpunk 2077, though, so this could just be a rumor.
We'll keep this piece updated as we learn more. In the meantime, check out our Cyberpunk 2077 game hub for more information as soon as we can get hold of it, including:
- Mad Max and Cyberpunk, as it turns out, are two great tastes that go great together
- Here are all the gangs that have been confirmed for Cyberpunk 2020 so far
- The limited-edition Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One even glows in the dark
My favorite thing about Cyberpunk 2077 is now the fact that it's apparently going to address the Johnny/Alt storyline from the tabletop game, which has been a dropped thread for 23 years. Someone at CD Projekt Red deserves a parade for this, as CP2077 is now the biggest and most expensive "fix-it fic" in nerd history. Share your memories of Cyberpunk tabletop, if you've got them, via our official Twitter, @PrimaGames.