Ten celebrities who play World of Warcraft
No, I'm not a gamer. But while reviewing video games for Christmas gifts, I came across this nifty list of top ten celebrities who play World of Warcraft. Along with those given below, responders claim Vin Diesel, Cameron Diaz, Robin Williams, Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Laurie, Masi Oka, Tonya Harding, Brandon Routh, Felicia Day, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, Curt Schilling, and Jonathan Davis all to be big fans of WOW. With 11 million players worldwide, I'm sure there's many more famous ones.
10. Dave Chappelle
"You know what I've been playing a lot of?" the comedian reportedly asked a crowd a few years back. "World of Warcraft!" When a few cheers broke out, he responded, "I knew I had some geek brothers and sisters up in here!"
9. William Shatner
Celebrities that appeared in World of Warcraft adverts also play the game apparently. That advances this list quite a bit, so I won’t use them all. For example, I’ve deliberately missed out Steve Van Sant from The Sopranos (for not having a long enough spot) and John Claude van Damme (for talking in French).
First up is
Captain Kirk from Star Trek:
8. Mr T
A night-elf Mohawk (and don’t try to tell him otherwise…)
7. Verne Troyer
Mini-me is a Mage.
6. Kevin Werbach
Who? OK, so Mr Werbach isn’t strictly a celebrity. But he gets into this list because he is influential. He has the ear of President-elect Obama and is on the changemonger's transition team. More importantly, he’s part of not one, but two guilds.
5. Matt Stone and 4. Trey Parker
The South Park creators wrote an episode based on the game. It was so good it won an Emmy. There’s no way they could have done that episode which is filled with so many Warcraft in-jokes without having played the game first.
Watch the episode here.
3. Jay Mohr
You may have spotted this actor as the evil agent in Jerry McGuire, or on his guest appearances in shows like the West Wing and Scrubs. But he’s something of a World of Warcraft comedian, and hosted the proceedings at Blizzcon - the Warcraft convention in Anaheim, California - this year.
I was there. Jay was hilarious throughout. This is my favourite moment from the weekend – when he starts to ride the mount of the winner of the costume contest.
2. Mila Kunis
She plays Meg in Family Guy and was great in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. What are her gamer credentials? When she was quizzed about her WoW knowledge, she could name 8 of the 10 playable races. For goodness sake.
When Mila started to struggle with the questions, her boyfriend Macaulay “Home Alone” Culkin got involved.
He’s a level 70 Paladin apparently. So there.
Posted by Murad Ahmed on November 25, 2008 at 05:34 PM |