16 Celebrities Who Are Avid Video Gamers

POSTED BY , UPDATED ON July 11th, 2016


7. Robin Williams

Robin Williams Comedy Actor

The late actor loved The Legend of Zelda so much that he named his daughter after Princess Zelda. In fact, Robin Williams considered The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to be the greatest video game ever made.

Along with his daughter, Williams appeared in the commercials for Ocarina of Time 3D. The actor also loved to play Call of Duty, Warcraft and Portal. After he passed away, Blizzard Entertainment immortalized Williams in World of Warcraft to honor the late, great actor.


6. Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez Actress

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If car was a movie genre, The Fast and the Furious would be untouchable. Enters Michelle Rodriguez who breaks the gender barrier in action and fight scenes. As an absolute scene stealer, the actress fights hard in movies and apparently in video games as well.

Growing up, Rodriguez loved playing the Call of Duty franchise and DOOM. Furthermore, the actress has done voice work for numerous video games as well such as the aforementioned Call of Duty and Halo.


5. Jack Black

Jack Black Hollywood Comedy Actor

The comedy actor not only plays but breathes, sleeps and eats video games. Jack Black voiced Carl Denham in Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, roadie Eddie Riggs in Brütal Legend, Harm’ny Lightbeard in Broken Age and R.L. Stine in Goosebumps: Night of Scares.

The actor also hosted 2009 Spike Video Game Awards and his band Tenacious D’s songs have been used in several video games such as Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero Van Halen and Rock Band 2. As far as playing is concerned, Jack loves to play Project Gotham Racing.


4. Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis Actress

The Family Guy has revealed that she was addicted to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft video game and has expressed her in depth knowledge about it in several radio shows and interviews.

Speaking of Family Guy, Mila Kunis has voiced her character Meg Griffin in Family Guy Video Game for which she won the Spike Video Games Award for Best Cast.


3. Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill Hollywood Actor

Admit it or not, Henry Cavill was just another actor on the block before achieving super-stardom of worldwide recognition by landing the role of Super-Man in Man of Steel and rest of the installments of DC Extended Universe.

Like rest of the entries in the article, Cavill shares the love for video games but it almost cost him the very role that made him famous. While playing World of Warcraft, director Zack Snyder called him to offer the part but Cavill ignored it until he saw his name at the last moment. The actor immediately called him back saying,

“I’m really sorry, I was saving someone’s life.”


2. Megan Fox

Megan Fox Actress

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The beautiful actress is not shy to show her passion for video games, especially Mortal Kombat and Halo. Not only that, Megan Fox won the Spike Video Games Award for Best Performance by a Human Female for her portrayal of Mikaela Banes in the video game adaption of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Despite revealing that she was made fun of being a girl while playing Halo: Reach online, the actress has not allowed the negativity stop her from playing video games.


1. Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel Actor

There are celebrities who are avid video gamers and then there is Vin Diesel. The action hero not only plays video games but is a video game developer. After founding Tigon Studios, the company produced four games; three of them based on his famous role Riddick.

The star of The Fast and the Furious franchise heavily assisted the development of his company’s very first game The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher which received extremely favorable reviews.

When it comes to playing, Vin Diesel spent countless hours playing Dungeons and Dragons as a child but his love for video games did not go anywhere as he enjoys playing World of Warcraft every now and then.


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