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Daggerfall actors

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Recently learned that John Gilbert that was the actor that played a fantastic Uriel Septim in the Daggerfall intro movie sadly passed away in 2006
https://mobile.twitter.com/theindigogam ... 0285370369

But anyone has information on who was the actor that played Ocato in the same intro ?

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From what I've heard he was not an actor buy a Bethesda developer; And personally I suspect he was Guy Carver:
https://fallout.fandom.com/wiki/Guy_Carver
(no stronger evidence than physical resemblance and the fact he was working at Bethesda at the time)
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I don't think that's him, the actor has a more bony face structure, and in Guy Carver resume there's no mention of him having worked in Daggerfall at all, and it looks like his earlier job on an Elder Scroll game is listed as Redguard.

Bethesda does not even have the actor names in their credits, and from all my googling it seems absolutely none know who was the actor, i have read many "theory" about local actors or bethesda employees but that's just internet rumours without any kind of proof. Only could find that who the actor for Uriel was because someone posted of him passing away with photos as proofs, may he rests in peace.

Even found a reddit AMA with Julian Lefay (also known as Born Benni Jensen or Julian Jensen) with someone asking the question but didn't even answered this specific question, i wonder if even he knows.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Daggerfall/com ... rogrammer/
checked his IndigoGaming interview but unless i missed it (as it's 3hours long), there's no mention of the actors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGLGi5RK8V8

There's this page listing 65 people having worked on Daggerfall, but they don't even have John Gilbert that was the actor for Uriel so i doubt they have the actor for Ocato (and for most people there's no photo unfortunately) .
https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/elde ... ll/credits

Also checked the old CES 1995 trailer with various employees in the video but none of them that is not blurry (as unfortunately the CES trailer is only recorded from a camera the actual video does not exist anymore) seems to be the actor for Ocato
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xh3IfMFO6o

Unless similar to Julian/Born Benni Lefay/Jensen that's not the real name of the guy, making it probably nearly impossible to find out.

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Orbarth wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:36 pm I don't think that's him, the actor has a more bony face structure
That's just theatre makeup
Orbarth wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:36 pm checked his IndigoGaming interview but unless i missed it (as it's 3hours long), there's no mention of the actors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGLGi5RK8V8
The one with Ted Peterson has something on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzjvWQCND54&t=2041s
"[...] This was at a time when Bethesda had bought a company on the west coast who had done a game called "Necropolis" but they had all the technology to basically do these type of cutscenes and the guy who plays Ocato, the battlemage in the background was one of the programmers there"
Guy worked on a game called Noctropolis in '94... At Flashpoint Productions, later bought by Bethesda
https://www.uvlist.net/game-155059
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethesda_ ... 0th_Planet
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Interesting, the plot thickens ! :D

Checked this Flashpoint Production, they also made another game with some more people listed working on it :
https://www.mobygames.com/game/sega-32x ... es/credits

Now, if Ted Peterson memory is not blurry and the guy was actually a programmer for that company , there are less suspects for the role, unfortunately it seems finding photos of several of those guys is not possible with only google (without mentionning google have so many photos of different guys with the same names )
Now if the man was not a programmer but had another role for Flashpoint production, that makes it even more difficult as it seems there have been a lot of employees :
https://www.giantbomb.com/flashpoint-pr ... 76/people/

Tought it could also be one of the people that worked on videos , but there seems to be no photo of those anywhere.

So Guy Carver is getting back on the suspect list :D as he's the one that photos are easy to find.
Noticed he also has a github account as he still continue to work on various projects there
https://github.com/GuyCarver
Not much description of his resume unfortunately.

But still i find incredible that Bethesda never bothered to credit the actors for that Daggerfall intro out of the "it's one of the guy that worked here" or "a local actor" etc... i still remember it the first time i watched that, such superb actor play that really brought you into the game, my favorite elder scroll intro of them all by far.
And still if he hadn't passed away none was knowing for sure that Uriel was played by John Gilbert, and even now none anywhere seems to know for sure who played Ocato. That's madness :D

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