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Anthony Skordi

Anthony George Skordi is a British voice, screen and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Admiral Garrick Versio in Star Wars Battlefront II, and The Dealer in the Hand of Fate series of games. In addition to his voiceover work in video games, he has narrated audiobooks, and has worked on screen and stage as an actor, producer, and writer.

Anthony Skordi
ResidenceLos Angeles, CA
NationalityBritish American
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1994-present
Notable work

BiographyEdit

Skordi was born in London to Greek Cypriot parents with Italian/Sicilian and Eastern European heritage. He attended Drama Centre London, and later toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1990-1992 and Vanessa Redgrave's Moving Theatre.[1]

He is a United States citizen,[2] and currently resides in Los Angeles.

CareerEdit

Some of his early roles include British television series including episodes of Soldier Soldier, The Bill and Thief Takers.

Skordi wrote, produced and starred in the one-man show Onassis, The Play at the Stella Adler theater to favorable reviews,[3][4] being praised as a "Master of Storytelling".[5]

Though he had been providing narration for commercials[6] and audio books,[7] he was introduced to a new audience through voice acting in video games, his first role being God of War III,[8] alongside other notable actors Kevin Sorbo, Gideon Emery, and Rip Torn. He went on to provide voices for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the Mass Effect[9] series, Diablo III, and starred as Valenos, the Dealer, in the Hand of Fate series by Defiant Development. In 2017, he had a prominent role in Star Wars Battlefront II, both as a voice actor and motion capture actor, as Admiral Garrick Versio. He had also previously provided motion capture for Sleeping Dogs.[6]

His work in television continued in the United States, where he featured in episodes of Scorpion, The Blacklist, The Last Ship, and others. British TV appearance as series regular as Silas Manatos in Prime Suspect 1973[1]

Skordi is also a prolific film actor. A short film portraying the Armenian genocide, Straw Dolls[10] features Anthony Skordi in the lead role as Ahmet, a conflicted Turkish soldier. He acted alongside Kevin Spacey in the short film Envelope.[11] He portrayed Father Nicolas in Don Quixote, which was featured at the Palm Springs Film Festival in 2015.[12][13] August in Stage Mother playing opposite Jacki Weaver

In addition to his work in the US, he has additionally worked in the UK, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain and Brazil.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Anthony Skordi". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  2. ^ Skordi, Anthony (2014-03-23). "happy to say that now I have become an American citizen I have registered to vote". @AnthonySkordi. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  3. ^ Culture Spot LA, Onassis, The Play
  4. ^ Playbill, Onassis, The Play
  5. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Photo Flash: Anthony Skordi, Connie Stevens, Romi Dames and More at ONASSIS Opening". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  6. ^ a b "Game News: 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' Interview With Anthony "Garrick Versio" Skordi". Electric Bento. 2017-11-14. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  7. ^ "Audiobooks narrated by Anthony Skordi | Audible.com". www.audible.com. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  8. ^ God of War III (Video Game 2010), retrieved 2018-12-20
  9. ^ Phillips, Tom (2012-07-10). "Mass Effect 3: Leviathan DLC confirmed by voice actor". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  10. ^ Straw Dolls, retrieved 2018-12-20
  11. ^ Envelope, retrieved 2018-12-20
  12. ^ Los Angeles Times, Palm Springs Film Festival
  13. ^ Getty Images, Getty Images
  14. ^ "Anthony Skordi Biography, Pictures, News, Wiki". www.tvduck.com. Retrieved 2018-12-20.