Celebrity Guests & Contributors 2021
We were thrilled to announce the following celebrity donors to last year's
Dragon Age Day 2021 fundraising campaign!
Every celebrity who takes place in Dragon Age Day is generously donating their time, photos, videos, art, signatures, and more, simply out of the goodness of their hearts to support of our charity each year, and we couldn't be more grateful.
Many of these celebrity participants have been an ongoing and returning part of Dragon Age Day in years past, including stalwart favorites like Alix Wilton Regan, Jon Curry, Steve Valentine, Allegra Clark, and Sumalee Montano, and we are so grateful for their continued support. Other past celebrity donors have also included Corinne Kempa and Alec Newman.
For 2021, we were also extremely honored to welcome Gideon Emery, Mark Hildreth, Ramon Tikaram, and Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir, who are donating their support to us for the first time, making Dragon Age Day 2021 even more special!
We're grateful to these celebrities for their generosity, and we hope fellow Dragon Age fans will join us in supporting their work and creative projects, and in following them on social media where possible!
Gideon Emery is a prolific, award-winning actor who is beloved and instantly recognized by Dragon Age fans as the voice of Fenris in Dragon Age II, and as the voice of Samson in Dragon Age II and Dragon Age: Inquisition. On the small screen, Emery has made his mark with multiple recurring arcs on Teen Wolf, Daredevil, Good Behavior, Last Resort, Shameless, Scream: The TV Series, and most recently, Dash & Lily on Netflix.
On film, he has starred opposite Idris Elba in Takers, Dominic Purcell in Primeval, and Thora Birch in Train. He won multiple Best Actor awards for his portrayal of Richard Pine in Survivor Type, and recent credits include Avalanche, 100 Days to Live, and Cabin Fever. Gideon has also lent his voice to How To Train Your Dragon 2 & 3, Tangled: The Series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and over 150 video games.
We’re excited to announce that for Dragon Age Day 2021, gifted actor Mark Hildreth (popular with Dragon Age: Origins fans as the voice of Sten) is joining us to help AbleGamers. Mark’s many screen credits include The Hollow, The Looming Tower, Ninjago, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Good Doctor, and many more, and his stage work includes award-winning turns in Hamlet, Candida and Richard III. He divides his time between acting and a successful music career, winning the Billboard World Song Contest and performing in such venues as The Knitting Factory, the Viper Room, and The House of Blues.
Mark has offered a limited number of signed photos, CDs, and a Zoom event for Dragon Age Day to benefit AbleGamers.
Dragon Age: Inquisition fans love actor Ramon Tikaram as the voice of Dorian Pavus, who joins us this year to support AbleGamers! Ramon was born in Singapore, raised in Germany, and then later relocated to England. His father was an Indian-Fijian British Army Officer, and his mother is Malaysian.
His acting credits include Brassic, Pennyworth, Jupiter Ascending, Feel Good, Game of Thrones, The Victim, Vampire Academy, Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Kama Sutra, and dozens more. His voice acting credits include World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, Thunderbirds Are Go, Total War: Warhammer II, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2, Shadows: Awakening, Zenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna, and more.
Photo by Mark Short
Known and loved by Dragon Age fans worldwide as Alistair, we are thrilled that Steve Valentine will be supporting Dragon Age Day again in 2021! Steve’s Hollywood career spans everything from film, stage, and TV, to games, animation, magic, and more. From Mom to Modern Family, Crossing Jordan, and dozens more, he has starred in over 250 hours of content and voiced some of the world’s most successful video games and children’s cartoons.
He is also an acclaimed and lifelong aficionado of magic and illusion, helping to create “Magic on the Go”, a global, subscription-based on-demand service for anyone who loves magic. Steve also recently staged “Life and Other Deceptions,” an autobiographical theatre experience blending hilarity, heart, and stunning sleight of hand.
Widely loved by Dragon Age fans as the American voice of the Female Inquisitor in Dragon Age: Inquisition, Sumalee Montano is a talented producer and actress, whose many onscreen credits include Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol (currently streaming on NBCU’s Peacock TV), This Is Us, Star Trek: Picard, Scandal, Critical Role, How To Get Away With Murder, and Veep. Her voiceover credits also include over 100 animated shows and video games, including Ghost of Tsushima, Star Wars: Resistance, Spider-Man, The Casagrandes, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Destiny 2, and the EMMY Award-winning Transformers Prime.
Sumalee is a Harvard graduate and Fulbright Scholar, and her grand-uncle, Severino Montano, is also a revered National Artist of the Philippines.
NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & CHRISTINA WEIR
Famous with Thedosian fans for their Dragon Age Dark Horse comics (Knight Errant, Deception, Blue Wraith, and Dark Fortress), the talented Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir have worked in comics, TV, film, and videogames, and they’re joining Dragon Age Day to support AbleGamers with some signed copies!
In comics, they’ve written an array of genres including Skinwalker, Three Strikes, Maria’s Wedding, The Tomb, and Play Ball for Oni Press. They collaborated with Rashida Jones to create Frenemy of the State (optioned by Imagine and Universal), and superhero comic credits include New Mutants, New X-Men, Adventures of Superman, and Batman Confidential. They’ve adapted numerous manga series from Del Rey, and created Destiny’s Hand, Amazing Agent Luna, Amazing Agent Jennifer, and Dracula Everlasting for Seven Seas Entertainment, in addition to writing comic adaptations and tie-ins, writing for Kim Possible, HBO’s Arliss, and two new novels in progress.
As Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Solas, Gareth David-Lloyd plays one of the most beloved and controversial characters throughout Dragon Age – and now he’s supporting Dragon Age Day’s 2021 efforts for AbleGamers!
Currently in production for the National Theatre’s prestigious upcoming staging of The Corn is Green, Gareth is a storyteller, producer, musician, and award-winning actor also known for his work as Ianto in TV’s Torchwood and Doctor Who, as well as Casualty, Warehouse 13, Strange Tales, Warren, The Widow, Robin Hood: The Rebellion, Twisted Showcase, Girl Number 9, Dark Signal, Waterloo Road, stage roles including Macheath in The Threepenny Opera and Sebastian in Twelfth Night, and more. He also fronts the progressive metal band Blue Gillespie.