Jim French, actor behind Father Grigori and Left 4 Dead’s Bill, has passed away | PCGamesN

Jim French, actor behind Father Grigori and Left 4 Dead’s Bill, has passed away

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Earlier this week, Jim French, the voice behind Valve favourites like Father Grigori and Bill, passed away at the age of 89.

French had a lengthy career before games, having been a radio presenter and producer since the 1950s. He had written and produced over 800 programs, including many by his own radio drama program Imagination Theatre.

His first game role was in the commercial Half-Life mod Gunman Chronicles, but he’s best known to fans for his work on titles from Valve proper. He voiced the grim priest Father Grigori in Half-Life 2, the Fisherman in Lost Coast, and the gritty Vietnam veteran Bill in Left 4 Dead. He also voices the Elder Titan in Dota 2.

Father Grigori and Bill in particular are among the most iconic characters in PC gaming, and Mr. French will be well remembered by Valve fans in addition to his prolific radio career. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.

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1 Month ago

"No. Not Bill"

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1 Month ago

Some of the most iconic characters in PC gaming? I don't think so.

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1 Month ago

Shows what you know dude . Go play left4dead2 on steam and see .. it’s one of the most played games on steam and YES he is in it and was loved . It’s from 2008 and is still in 18th position for most played game on steam . The game is iconic to those that know it so don’t speak what you don’t know

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1 Month ago

Of course I know about Left 4 Dead. I also know of lots of other games. That doesn't mean that everyone in them are iconic characters.

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