Victor Hunter is a Métis actor based in East Van with a love of old video games, weird theatre, and especially the place where those two meet. He has performed on stages across Western Canada, performed on a digital stage inside a video game, voiced the main character in a wildly successful Nintendo game, and his favourite thing in the world is the moon. If he’s not napping serenely in his chair with his beloved cat Nongman on his lap he’s writing a podcast episode about liminality or the unexplored joys of the forgotten genre of videogame known as the Sound Novel or explaining why the Y2K vibes in Sonic Adventure are immaculate.
His passion for voice-acting means he’s always coming up with projects to make use of his home studio and he dreams of contributing his voice-over talents not to major studios and massive-budget projects (not that he’d say no), but to dubbing historically important anime and video games for the sake of preservation.
Victor is an award-winning actor, an award-deserving podcaster, and a loving human being who believes strongly in land stewardship, climate justice, and the dismantling of the capitalist machine. He loves his cat so much.
-Written by Maddi Bisset, Partner
Which ‘hood are you in?
I’m just off Commercial Drive with my beautiful and incredibly talented girlfriend. It’s the perfect neighbourhood for us; bikeable to anywhere we need to go for work, and walkable for all our daily needs.
What do you do?
I’m an actor with a focus on theatre and voice-over. I also spend most of my free time reading about, writing about, and waxing poetic about video games, digital spaces, and their intersection with theatre and improvisation.
What are you currently working on?
It’s the kind of Summer a theatre actor dreams of with back-to-back shows; Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical with Theatre Under the Stars and then straight into Little Shop of Horrors with the Arts Club Theatre Company. On top of that, I’m producing my podcast Sharlayan Dropouts – a deep dive into the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, Final Fantasy XIV.
Where can we find your work?
This Summer you can see me in Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at the Malkin Bowl from July 8th to August 26th and this Fall in Little Shop of Horrors at The Stanley from September 7th – October 8th. I recently narrated the Season of the Hunter story arc in the app Zombies, Run! Also, my podcast Sharlayan Dropouts can be found on your podcast service of choice or on Patreon. Voice-over demos and contact details are available on my website.