Max Payne voice actor James McCaffrey has passed away

by Danny Craig  · 
Max Payne voice actor James McCaffrey has passed away
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James McCaffrey, best known for his work in Alan Wake 2 as the voice of Max Payne's titular character and Alex Casey, has died at the age of 65.

The details:

  • As reported by TMZ, a rep for the actor confirmed his passing on December 17 after a battle with multiple myeloma. This was confirmed by a tribute posted on Instagram yesterday by close friend and colleague Kevin Dillon.

  • Remedy Entertainment paid tribute to the actor and frequent collaborator on X. "​​We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our beloved friend and collaborator James McCaffrey, the iconic voice of Max Payne and Alex Casey," the company said. “His remarkable talent not only gave life to our characters but also left an enduring impact on our community. Our hearts go out to his family in this time of loss.” Sam Lake, the studio's creative director and the face of Max Payne and Alex Casey, also shared a message, stating that he was a "key part of the Remedy family" and a "joy to work with."

  • Aside from Max Payne and Alan Wake, McCaffrey has also voiced characters in Remedy's Control and the 2008 reboot of Alone in the Dark. He also played the lead in the TV shows Viper and Rescue Me, and has appeared in numerous other series throughout his 30-year career.

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