Josh Mandel (video game designer)

Josh Mandel (born October 9, 1958) is an American video game writer, designer, voice actor, and producer. He worked on computer games such as King's Quest V, The Dagger of Amon Ra, Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist, Space Quest 6, and Callahan's Crosstime Saloon.[1]

Josh Mandel
Born (1958-10-09) October 9, 1958 (age 62)
OccupationVideo game designer, writer, voice actor, producer
Known forKing's Quest V
The Dagger of Amon Ra
Freddy Pharkas
Space Quest 6
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

Sierra EntertainmentEdit

Josh Mandel joined Sierra Entertainment in 1990. He was the first person to play the voice of King Graham, the hero of the King's Quest series. He also played Shamir Shamazel in King's Quest VI, Steve Dorian in The Dagger of Amon Ra, and numerous other minor roles.

In 2001, Mandel reprised the role of King Graham for the unofficial fan-made remakes King's Quest I, King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones, and King's Quest III Redux by AGD Interactive and King's Quest III by Infamous Adventures. [2]

Post SierraEdit

From 2012 to 2013, Mandel was employed with Replay Games where he, in cooperation with Sierra veteran Al Lowe, worked as a designer and writer on Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded[3] and Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold.[4] He quit the company some time after the release of Reloaded.[5][6]

In January 2014, he contributed to the independent adventure game, Serena, wherein he voices the game's protagonist.[6]

In February 2016, Mandel began working for another Sierra veteran, Corey Cole on Hero-U, a new adventure roleplaying game. [7]


Name Year Credited with Publisher
Zeliard (English version, DOS) 1990 producer Sierra On-Line
King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown 1990 producer Sierra On-Line
Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact (DOS) 1990 producer Sierra On-Line
Mixed-Up Mother Goose (SCI0/SCI1) 1990/1991 producer, voice actor (CD-ROM) Sierra On-Line
Jones in the Fast Lane 1991 writer, voice actor (CD-ROM) Sierra On-Line
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers 1991 additional material, voice actor (CD-ROM) Sierra On-Line
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! (CD-ROM) 1992 voice actor Sierra On-Line
EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus (CD-ROM) 1992 voice actor Sierra On-Line
The Dagger of Amon Ra 1992 writer, voice actor (CD-ROM) Sierra On-Line
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist 1993 director, producer, designer, writer Sierra On-Line
Hoyle Classic Card Games 1993 voice actor Sierra On-Line
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (CD-ROM) 1993 voice actor Sierra On-Line
Pepper's Adventures in Time 1993 designer Sierra On-Line
Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier 1995 designer Sierra On-Line
Shannara 1995 writer Legend Entertainment
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon 1997 designer, artist, writer Take-Two Interactive
Terminus 2000 voice actor Vatical Entertainment
The Wild Thornberrys: Rambler (Game Boy Color) 2000 designer Mattel Interactive
Blue's Clues: Blue's Alphabet Book 2001 designer Mattel Interactive
King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown 2001 voice actor Tierra Entertainment
King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones 2002 voice actor Tierra Entertainment
Hungry Red Planet 2002 consultant Health Media Lab
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human 2006 voice actor Infamous Adventures
Insecticide 2008 designer, writer Gamecock Media Group
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human 2011 voice actor AGD Interactive
Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded 2013 producer, designer, writer Replay Games
Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold 2013 consultant Replay Games
Serena 2014 voice actor Senscape
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption 2018 writer Transolar Games


  1. ^ "Josh Mandel Video Game Credits and Biography". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ "AGD Interactive Studios". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded Retail Edition Revealed". Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  4. ^ Danzis, Alan (December 11, 2012). "Another Sierra Veteran, Josh Mandel, Joins Replay Games and Announces Fester Mudd". New York Post. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  5. ^ "The Messy Saga Of Replay's Paul Trowe, As Al Lowe Quits". Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Impressions: 'A Disturbing Gift For Fans Of Adventure Games.'". Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Newest Names and Numbers". 26 February 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2018.

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