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Who Is Gollum’s Voice Actor in Lord of the Rings: Gollum?

Here is the answer to who Gollums voice actor is in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, plus who does motion capture for him in the video game. Gollum's voice actor

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum casts you as the titular former Hobbit. You remember Gollum, right? He’s over 500 years old, and while he loves his precious ring, he’s forgotten all about potatoes. So if you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings’ sometimes antagonist, you might want to know who Gollum’s voice actor is in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum — here is the answer.

The Voice Actor Who Portrays Gollum in the Lord of the Rings: Gollum Game

In The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Gollum / Smeagol is voiced by Wayne Forester, who also serves as the face capture model for the character. He’s a voice actor who’s had many roles including Henry’s dad in the Horrid Henry cartoon and Captain Scarlet in the animated New Captain Scarlet. Games-wise, he’s also been Riki in Xenoblade Chronicles.

He’s not the only person behind this game’s Gollum, though. While Wayne Forester is the game’s face and voice actor for Gollum, Waltraud Staudach provided motion capture and Maik Lohse is the German-language voice.

Who Else Has Played Gollum?

Andy Serkis is the actor that a lot of people likely associate with Gollum, having been his voice and motion-capture model in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. He’s also voiced the character in several Lord of the Rings games.

There are plenty of other actors who have played the character. Those actors include the following:

  • Igor DmitrievThe Hobbit (1985, Russian TV movie)
  • Viktor SmirnovKhraniteli (1991, Russian TV play)
  • Kari Väänänen Hobitit (1993, Finnish TV series)
  • Michael TherriaultLord of the Rings (2006, Canadian stage play)
  • Liam O’BrienMiddle Earth: Shadow of Mordor / Shadow of War (2014 / 2017 games)

So if you wanted to know who Gollum’s voice actor is in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and who else has portrayed the character, the answer is Wayne Forester on voice and Waltraud Staudach on motion capture. But with a new set of Lord of the Rings movies in the works, there may well be another actor taking on the role.

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Freelance contributor at The Escapist. I've returned to writing about games after a couple of career changes, with my recent stint lasting five-plus years. I hope, through my writing work, to settle the karmic debt I incurred by persuading my parents to buy a Mega CD. Aside from writing for The Escapist, I also cover news and more for GameSpew. I've also been published at other sites including VG247, Space, and more. My tastes run to horror, the post-apocalyptic, and beyond, though I'll tackle most things that aren't exclusively sports-based.