How can you blame this guy for speaking out? Michael Hollick is the voice behind anti-hero Niko Bellic, from the blockbuster game Grand Theft Auto IV. The New York Times details Hollick supposed obscurity even though he has appeared in a few Law and Order eps. I wouldn’t call that obscurity by any means. It’s all about being a struggling actor in New York City.
The real story is about the money. Hollick was paid $100,000 for his work but he and others are fighting forresiduals. The video game industry has surpassed the movie industry in terms of revenue, but the voice talent do not receive more than the day rate for their work, not the residuals that movie, TV, and radio actors receive. Hollick blames his union for the discrepency. Read more