Xbox One. It had this fake name, the characters had fake names, when we did the audition.”. That magic. Posted by 9 hours ago. If you follow Steven Ogg on Instagram, you probably have a version of him in your head that’s pretty close to Trevor. “I had soured on the business, I took a sabbatical for four years. It was good. Do NOT post them here or advertise them, as per the forum rules. Ned Luke aka Michael's voice actor calls out Mr BossFTW. We basically threw the scripts down and just went,” Luke tells me, boxing at the camera. Ned Luke is an American actor. It was so good and it read well. And that’s what it was like for me. Luke received praise for his portrayal of a man caught between his family and his dark past as he breathed life into his visceral performance. Ned Luke - Biography. The scenes where Luke was driving a car, he’d be sat in a chair, surrounded by pipes. From what I was doing, you know? “Here’s the thing, when I did that thing, when it came out,” Luke says, referencing Rockstar’s mammoth open world game, “my son was 11 years old. “My star rating on IMDb went through the roof,” he says. “I did a cool character voice with a lisp,” Luke says. Just when he thought he was out, they pulled him right back in again. “They go, ‘Well, it’s Rockstar’. “I was trying really hard not to say it. You go through phases where it doesn’t feel worth it. Posted by. Much like how Luke’s position as a semi-retired actor mirrored his character, Solo was an inexperienced actor surrounded by veterans - just like how Franklin was rising through the ranks alongside hardened criminals. In another way, he’s not even close. @ned_luke this is why i love you man your so funny. I thought would be cool to post it here. He served as the voice and physical actor of Michael De Santa in the 2013 acclaimed video game Grand Theft Auto V and voiced Raffles in the animated movie Rover Dangerfield. If you see the guy, he’s jacked.”. Michael De Santa (Ned Luke). Ned Luke, 56, is an actor who, as his Wikipedia entry notes, "is best known for his role as Michael De Santa in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V." That might sound like feint praise. Maybe I sucked. It was like hardcore scene study class, almost. While this may come as a disappointment for fans looking forward to a live-action adaptation, they can take solace in the fact that one of the main protagonists, the temperamental Michael De Santa himself, responded with a winner of a reply: Damn. I thought would be cool to post it here. You see it in the movies. “I’ve been in this business 35 years now. He is the voice, motion capture actor, and character model of Michael De Santa in Grand Theft Auto V. Luke is nearly deaf in his right ear. Archived. 130. He was familiar with Rockstar’s work - he just didn’t connect the artist with the art. “He always gets pissed because Rockstar didn’t let him go,” Luke remembers. A month later, Luke and the crew are called over to watch a big screen of some kind of reveal - the very first gameplay trailer being livestreamed to the entire world. “I’m an actor - it’s what I do. I just went with gut stuff because it was very hush, hush what was going on. Michael De Santa was portrayed by Ned Luke in GTA 5, and the actor instantly became a fan favourite. He wanted He-Man. Grand Theft Auto V (2013 Video Game) Ned Luke: Michael Townley, De Santa. Followers 5. In that scene he tells Franklin, ‘There’s only two ways I know how to make money - robbing and killing’, or whatever the hell that line was. Join. The first audition he was offered was for a video game. This is an ex gangbanger who’s a rapper and all this kind of stuff, and he’s in there with all these white dudes. The only thing I know how to do is being an actor. That snowballed to the point that Luke had to delete his entire social media presence until the day the game finally launched. From that, that... line of work. “It reminded me of my nephew. These kinds of auditions don’t tend to happen in movies and television. I called him a methane actor. The moment that changed Luke’s life. See all 147 reviews. “He would always have to defer because he was afraid of Trevor or whatever, and he wanted to kill Trevor.”. Quotes . “I would love to do DLC,” Luke admits, “that would be awesome.” With a PS5 release of GTA 5 right around the corner, maybe he’ll find that magic again. I was like, ‘Fuck this, I’m done’. This audition was more like theatre - a back and forth where the actors could play off each other. We had this thing where we could order healthy food with a lot of stuff in it that makes you fart. There’s usually a reader there to speak your co-star’s lines, but you’re on your own and being judged by everyone in the room. I was 25 years into the business. Be a good guy for once, a family man. Came here, put my feet up, and thought I'd be a dad like all the other dads. With Shawn Fonteno, Ned Luke, Steven Ogg, Gerald 'Slink' Johnson. You know, the not-funny part of the arm. It helped that the three co-stars had such a solid bond. 5.0. They have one child. One point of contention was one of GTA 5’s most iconic lines: "You forget a thousand things every day, make sure this is one of them.” The line is actually from a fictional, in-universe movie called Arthur Penny’s Sanitorium, but it reads slightly differently: "We forget a thousand things everyday, can't we just make this one of them?" It was an emotional scene and it was really good.”. “He’s down there getting on his bike like, ‘Oh, I don’t know’. See all 144 reviews. I went, ‘OK, I’ll try’. Then Rod came up to me and he goes, ‘I want you to say this line exactly as it’s written’. He has been married to Amy Sax since November 12, 1997. A 7-year old clip of Michael from GTA 5 making a passerby's day is now going viral, thanks to the YouTube algorithm. Despite numerous rumours, nothing concrete has emerged yet and in a recent report by Dexerto, it was revealed that a GTA 5 movie could be arriving before GTA 6 hits the shelves: The project is still reportedly in the "early stages" of development, but is likely to release before another GTA game from Rockstar.https://t.co/W5eAhoXxAD. When something really reads well, for me, it’s really easy to remember. Close. I’ve spoken to a bunch of the Red Dead Redemption 2 cast and they all say the same thing: it’s like a family on set. Very artsy fartsy, with an emphasis on the fartsy. I went back to my hometown, my brother and I opened up a little restaurant. Showing all 72 items Jump to: Photos (12) Quotes (60) Photos . They have a son together. After spending a while in Trevor Philips Land, Luke and his wife decided it was time to move back to New York, where the actor got in touch with his agent. It became a line everyone wants me to say all the time.”. Created Jul 3, 2013. He has been married to Amy Sax since November 12, 1997. 7 months ago. Recently, there have been rumours of a GTA 5 movie being in the works. “It went up to like number 115 from being down in the millions. Ned Luke is an American actor. Next: GTA Online Summer Update: Everything You Need To Know. For that, he mostly did extra mocap work, though he also played a moonshiner at one point, but his lines were redone with another actor. One day he was working on the set and the director pulled him into a side office. Grand Theft Auto ; GTA V ; Ned Luke is DEFINITELY the VOICE GTAForums does NOT endorse or allow any kind of GTA Online modding, mod menus, tools or account selling/hacking. I’m an actor’,” Luke remembers. After the global success of the instalment, the legendary trio of Michael De Santa, Trevor Phillips and Franklin Clinton went on to become canon in the Grand Theft Auto universe. This was an actor who’d lost his mojo, who acted as much out of habit as out of passion. Not a bat, but a broomhandle covered in foam - his scene partner hit him with the not-foam part, right on his funny bone. It’s all I can do,” Luke says. “For some reason it didn’t flow for me,” he remembers. He wanted to retire. In his reply above, Ned Luke states that he was really looking forward to shooting for the live-action movie, a response which clearly left fans amused as they took to Twitter to address his reply: Maybe one day. I did the line and I stuck a “pal” in it - ‘you forget a thousand things every day, pal, make sure this is one of them’ - and somehow that made it work. VIDEO. I’m going, ‘R.J., open this up, open this up’. With a game like GTA 5, where the dynamic and chemistry of its three lead actors was vital, it’s a smart way to do it. But well, you know how it is.”. “He’s so far distant from Trevor that you would not believe. A dark look came over the other Michael’s face as he frantically began reaching into the pockets of his sports jacket, pouring over the old material to get a grasp on the character and apply it to the new lines. Imagine if they made a Netflix series of GTA.I’d so binge that, especially if it had you guys in it. “I was given a lot of freedom to improvise and that helped my character,” Luke says. “That’s where the connection between me and Michael came in. You start thinking, ‘If I had a regular job I’d probably have my insurance’, you know?”. He is married to Amy Sax who, coincidentally, is a yoga instructor (Michael and his wife Amanda practice yoga). The seven-year-old video was taken just after GTA 5's release all the way back in 2013. “It was cool, man. He’s a freak show. “He goes, ‘OK, thanks’. However, according to a report by Rockstar Intel, these rumours are presumed to be false as according to the team at Rockstar Games, there are no plans to release a movie on GTA 5 anytime soon or at all: Over the last few weeks, rumours have surfaced about a GTA movie being in development, featuring the GTAV charactersNo, dont expect a GTA Movie anytime soon or at allhttps://t.co/d64u6Of6Kh pic.twitter.com/y3bZXGHhXX. “It was perfect. After Ned Luke's agent suggested to him that he take part in this project, he at first didn't want to take on a role due to the fact that this was an audition for a video game and not for a movie or television role. That tends to be the way with Rockstar games - these mammoth productions. Luke has appeared in 29 movies and television shows to date and has also appeared in over 100 commercials. Ned Luke was born on October 4, 1958 in Danville, Illinois, USA. He was called in with Steven Ogg (Trevor Philips) and two other actors for a kind of chemistry test. “So I looked at the audition material and I went from ‘I’m not doing that game’, to ‘Ain’t nobody else doing it’,” Luke laughs. While fans may not be getting a live-action GTA 5 movie anytime soon, they can certainly look forward to Michael De Santa returning in the flesh as Ned Luke is on board. “They were just this bunch of young geniuses. A YouTube video of Ned Luke - the voice of GTA 5's Michael, speaking to a fan's father, has resurfaced. He’s busy supporting his son who wants to be a professional baseball player, settling down and being a family man. It was like ‘OK, but I probably won’t like it’. “It didn’t worry me because as soon as I read that stuff I had it down. The other actors were also fighting for the parts of Michael and Trevor. When the scene required him to pump the brakes, he’d have to mimic that inertia, slightly throwing his body forward. It was what turned out to be that opening scene with Dr. Friedlander.”. What would I want to do a video game for? 2 2 2 4. While filming, Luke actually took that hit. He likes to eat healthy. Online. They have one child. It was just not a good time. 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Meme. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. “Nobody would have connected me with Michael. Ned Luke is an American actor. Ned Luke Grand Theft Auto V IV Niko Bellic Auto: San Andreas - Mod is a 800x1464 PNG image with a transparent background. But he was so awesome, and that’s why I love that scene because he really got into it. Ned Luke: The actor who played Michael de Santa in GTA 5 Luke, coming from an extensive background in feature films and TV shows, was quite the prolific actor with several roles on TV. Luke has appeared in 29 movies and television shows to date and has also appeared in over 100 commercials. So we go in there and the assistant comes up and goes, ‘So here’s the material we want you to do today.’ It was like seven pages. Luke looked on with confidence. The mansion was a series of pipes and conduit and ropes and apple crates. Now he’s one of three leads in what became the biggest entertainment product of all time, where months before he’d wanted nothing to do with it. Luke had no idea how big this job was going to be, and now he’s doomed to repeat the quote he hated for all eternity. He calls it “semi-retired”. “I knew right then that he was out,” Luke says. That is one of the most well-known statements spoken by Ned Luke in GTA 5, the voice actor of Michael Townley. “Our set was very loose, pretty crazy, and a lot of fun,” Luke says. GTA 5’s production feels like a series of these stories for Luke, where he didn’t quite grasp how huge a deal it was. “I go, ‘OK... Why did I move here? We talk breaking wind on set, becoming famous overnight, and more with GTA 5 actor Ned Luke, who plays Michael De Santa. From what he was doing, you know? Oh well. The reality is more of a middle ground. I wanted to retire. They were so much fun to work with. While reading his fans’ comments, he came across one fan who tried to confirm a GTA 6 rumor from him. There was a shove, a smack, there was a block - all this stuff going on.”, It was electric. My ego says it was that they didn’t want it to become ‘where’s Michael?’ I wish I had a real part in it.”. Maybe once GTA V on the PS9 has released it'll become a thing , Ned dont tease us lmao would love a gta movie starring yourself and the rest of the GTAV cast . Ned luke (Micheal from gta v) posted it on his instagram. Ned Luke was born on October 4, 1958 in Danville, Illinois, USA. “I loved the scene where I fessed up to Solo [Shawn Fonteno], who plays Franklin [Clinton], that I was working with the FBI,” Luke explains. The only one I knew was EA Sports: Big, from SSX Tricky, which was my favourite game.”. So we get there and everybody had prepared the same material from the original call. 5.0. It was ridiculous.”. Ned Luke, Shawn Fonteno, Steven Ogg Discuss 'GTA V 5 Five Years On' what it's like life after the Game, The Walking Dead, castings and whats to come. “I said to Steven, ‘How did that feel to you, man?’ He wasn’t very forthcoming, but I was like, ‘My guy sucked’.”, “The chemistry was just stupid. I’m like, ‘Dude, I’ll see you on the set’.”. Ned Luke became an international sensation playing Michael DeSanta in the wildly popular video game, Grand Theft Auto V. He is known for his work on GTA V, Red Dead Redemption II, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Boardwalk Empire. “I loved that scene because to me, that was where Solo became an actor. And I go, ‘Who the hell is Rockstar?’. For now, Luke is happy with his lot as a once again semi-retired actor. In a way, yeah. I made a decision that I wasn’t going to go to Hollywood and chase more jobs. I had a small child and thought it was best to go back to my hometown. We’d give him shit about that all the time. He’s only ever worked on one other game since: Red Dead Redemption 2, another Rockstar behemoth. Ned luke (Micheal from gta v) posted it on his instagram. When taking a corner, he’d have to turn the pretend wheel and let it come back in his hands. Ned Luke, the actor who portrayed Michael De Santa in Rockstar's GTA 5, has been asked about a theoretical GTA 6 for years, and now he's got a message for everyone who is … So, I bought a big house. We had no script, just some lines.”. Ned Luke became an international sensation playing Michael DeSanta in the wildly popular video game, Grand Theft Auto V. He is known for his work on GTA V, Red Dead Redemption II, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Boardwalk Empire. However, these rumours were dismissed by Rockstar Intel on Twitter, which invited a response from Ned Luke. Then we go out and start shooting.”. I’d basically come out of retirement, like Michael had. You don’t make enough money one year to pay your insurance. ‍♂️, Also Read: A 7-year old clip of Michael from GTA 5 making a passerby's day is now going viral, thanks to the YouTube algorithm. Each actor was allowed to bring a bit of themselves to their characters, which probably explains why Trevor is often stripped down to his tighty whities when you take control of him. Steven Ogg was called in first with the other potential Michael actor and Luke went in with the other potential Trevor. And he goes, ‘OK, but if it’s clothes I probably won’t like it’. Luke had played the GTA games, however. Luke hated it. I wanted to go home and Ned talked me out of it’. He is an actor and writer, known for Grand Theft Auto V (2013), Rover Dangerfield (1991) and Citation of Merit (1999). “The callbacks were interesting,” Luke explains. 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