Steven Ogg
Ogg in March 2018
Born
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor
Years active1999–2003, 2008–present
Known forGrand Theft Auto V
as Trevor Philips
The Walking Dead
as Simon
Children1
AwardsNew York Videogame Critics Circle Award

Steven Ogg is a Canadian actor.[1] He is best known for his roles as Trevor Philips in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V and Simon in The Walking Dead. He has also appeared on Murdoch Mysteries, Better Call Saul, Law & Order and Westworld.

Early life

Ogg was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and raised in Calgary.[2][3] He began his acting career in a film for the National Film Board of Canada, before working in various theater productions. He was focused on pursuing a career in sports, but an injury prevented him from doing so.

Career

After moving to New York City, he began acting in television shows such as Law & Order and Third Watch, in addition to some theater work and voice acting.

After taking a break from acting to build a house, he was hired by Rockstar Games as the voice and motion capture artist for Trevor Philips in their 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V.[4][5] His character was critically acclaimed and he received numerous award nominations as a result.[6][7][8][9] In February 2014, he received an award on the 3rd Annual New York Videogame Critics Circle Awards for Best Overall Acting in a Game.[10] Ogg later reprised his role in the 2016 YouTube short film GTA VR.[11][12]

In The Walking Dead season 6 finale, he made his debut as Simon, who is a member of the Saviors, the main antagonists in season 7, in which he became a recurring character.[13] Ogg also portrayed Rebus in the HBO series Westworld, and provides the voice of the main antagonist, Professor Venomous, in Cartoon Network's animated series OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes. In 2019, Ogg portrayed Flexon in the second season of the 2016 TV series The Tick.

Ogg noted in an interview that he is aware of being typecast as "the crazy guy, the unpredictable guy", though he did not mind this if it led to steady work. He admitted however, that he would ideally like to explore "different characters [and] different worlds", like his role as a dad in the 2019 drama The Short History of the Long Road.[14]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Giving it Up Andre the Fashion Photographer
The Romantic Comedy with an Edge Donny Don Don Short
2002 Thousand Dollar Shoes Michel Gilligan Short
The Lovers Video short
2003 Mail Order Bride Pavel
2013 Out There Carl Short
Disgrace The Father Short
2014 Space Dogs Homicidal Doctor Video short
The Sandman Biff Short
Kingdom Come James Short
Chapter 7 Dad Short
2015 He Never Died Alex
Blackwell Walton Briggs Short
The Escort Warren
Moondog Airwaves Jack Short
Black Dog, Red Dog Joe Sr.
The Book of Ned Kenny Short
2016 GTA VR Trainer Short
Rematar Uley Short
2017 On The Run Gwin Short
2018 Solis Troy Holloway Also producer
Patient 001 Head Attendant
2019 The Present Mister Russo Short
The Short History of the Long Road Clint

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Law & Order Mark Vee Episode: "Untitled"
2001 Third Watch Shooter Episode: "A Hero's Rest"
2013 Unforgettable Larry Yablonski Episode: "Day of the Jackie"
Person of Interest Chuck Episode: "Liberty"
2014 Murdoch Mysteries Bat Masterson Episode: "Glory Days"
Broad City Creepy Locksmith Episode: "The Lockout"
2015; 2020 Better Call Saul Sobchak / Mr. X 2 episodes: "Pimento", "Dedicado a Max"
2016–2018 The Walking Dead Simon 21 Episodes
Westworld Rebus 6 Episodes
2016 Rush: Inspired by Battlefield James Braddock 10 Episodes [15]
2017 Stan Against Evil Werepony Episode: "Curse of the Werepony"
2017–2019 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Professor Venomous, Shadowy Figure, Laserblast (voices) 20 Episodes
2019 The Tick Flexon Season 2
2020–present Snowpiercer Pike Recurring role

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Alone in the Dark Vinnie
2009 Cursed Mountain Alex Also motion capture
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Trevor Philips
Grand Theft Auto Online

Accolades

Year Award Category Work Result
2013 Spike Video Game Award Best Voice Actor Grand Theft Auto V Nominated
Code Central Award Best Male Character Nominated
2014 New York Videogame Critics Circle Award Best Overall Acting in a Game Won
British Academy Games Award Performer Nominated
Behind the Voice Actors Award Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Video Game Nominated
Behind the Voice Actors Award Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game Nominated

References

  1. ^ Vandergaag, Chris (October 11, 2013). "Steven Ogg, the man behind Trevor, the homicidal maniac in GTA V". Toronto Sun. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Vernoff, Kaili; Ogg, Steven (May 21, 2020). "Steven Ogg (Trevor Philips in Grand Theft Auto V)". The Let's Play Podcast (Podcast). the*gameHERs. Event occurs at 12:10.
  3. ^ Volmers, Eric (March 11, 2021). "Crazy, unpredictable roles like on Snowpiercer has Steven Ogg yearning for 'something sweet'". Calgary Herald. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  4. ^ Molina, Brett (October 9, 2013). "Interview: Crime pays for 'Grand Theft Auto V' actors". USA Today. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  5. ^ Volmers, Eric (October 4, 2013). "Meet Steven Ogg, the Calgary-born actor who plays Grand Theft Auto's most violent character". Calgary Herald. Postmedia Network. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  6. ^ Edge Staff (September 16, 2013). "Grand Theft Auto V review". Edge. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  7. ^ Petit, Carolyn (September 16, 2013). "Grand Theft Auto V Review: City of Angels and Demons". GameSpot. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  8. ^ Miller, Greg (September 30, 2013). "New York Comic-Con 2013: Let's Hang Out". IGN. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  9. ^ "60 Seconds With Steven Ogg". IGN. October 11, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  10. ^ "Steven Ogg: New York Videogame Critics Circle Awards". The New York Videogame Critics Circle. February 18, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  11. ^ Phillips, Tom (October 11, 2016). "Trevor's back for GTA VR film". Eurogamer. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  12. ^ Polanco, Tony (October 11, 2016). "GTAV short film Stars the Real Trevor". Geek.com. Archived from the original on February 4, 2020. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  13. ^ Smith, Chris (October 10, 2016). "Brand new Walking Dead trailer probably revealed Negan's victim". finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  14. ^ "Crazy, unpredictable roles like on Snowpiercer has Steven Ogg yearning for 'something sweet'". calgaryherald. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (August 24, 2016). "'Battlefield'-Inspired Live-Action Digital Series To Premiere On Go90". Deadline. Retrieved May 11, 2021.