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A Guide to the Guests of Critical Role (So Far)

A Guide to the Guests of Critical Role (So Far)

Vox Machina has been on 100 amazing adventures, and occasionally they’re joined along the way by a friendly (and once in a while not-so-friendly) face. Not only does every guest play a compelling character, the player behind the character is fascinating in their own right.

Here’s a cheat sheet of the guests who have dropped by to fight alongside our heroes in the first 100 episodes of Critical Role. Who knows who might drop by in the next 100?

Spoilers for Critical Role follow.

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Mary McGlynn

Episodes: 18-19, 43-44, 78

Character: Zahra Hydris, Tiefling Warlock

Where You Know Her From: Mary McGlynn is a voice actress and director who has worked on some of your favorite anime and video games, from Cowboy Bebop and Naruto to the Silent Hill franchise. She also starred as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the English dub of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

Most recently you can hear her melodic, menacing voice in Star Wars Rebels as Governor Pryce.

Felicia Day

Episodes: 18-19

Character: Lyra, Human Wizard

Where You Know Her From: Felicia Day is the founder of Geek & Sundry. Some of her most popular work includes the web series The Guild, a turn as a Potential Slayer in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charlie on Supernatural, and Penny in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

You can catch Felicia now in the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 series on Netflix.

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Episodes: 20-21, 43-44, 78

Character: Kashaw Vesh, Human Cleric

Where You Know Him From: While he’ll probably always be known as Eric Matthews from Boy Meets World, Will Friedle is also well known for his role as Terry Ginnis in Batman Beyond. He also had regular roles on Kim Possible, Justice League Unlimited, and Avengers Assemble.

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Wil Wheaton

Episodes: 20-21

Character: Thorbir Falbek, Dwarf Fighter

Where You Know Him From: Wil Wheaton stars in and produces TableTop here on Geek & Sundry. You might also know him as Wesley Crusher, Gordie Lachance, or… Wil Wheaton on The Big Bang Theory. Wil is also an accomplished voice actor, and he can be heard performing in series like Teen Titans GO!, and audiobooks like Ready Player One and Redshirts.

Kit Buss

Episode: 25

Character: Lillith Daturai, Tiefling Wizard

Where You Know Her From: Kit Buss is the official portrait artist for Critical Role. Each member of Vox Machina, and their allies in this list, has a headshot designed by this gifted illustrator. Kit also creates amazing Critical Role art featuring NPC allies and enemies.

Jason Charles Miller

Episode: 41

Character: Garthok, Half-Orc Rogue

Where You Know Him From: Jason Charles Miller is a talented singer-songwriter and voice actor. Not only is he the lead singer for the band Godhead, you can also hear his voice in Attack On Titan and Mobile Suit Gundam. He’s also hosted Signal Boost! and appears on ForeverVerse right here on Geek & Sundry.

Jason Charles Miller also composed the Critical Role theme song you look forward to hearing every Thursday night.

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Chris Hardwick

Episode: 46

Character: Gern Blanston, Dragonborn Wizard

Where You Know Him From: Chris Hardwick is the founder of Nerdist, a standup comedian, and a talk show and game show host. Chris hosts Talking Dead, the Walking Dead aftershow, and @midnight on Comedy Central.

If you enjoyed watching Chris interact with Vox Machina, you can also catch Chris playing Dungeons & Dragons in Force Grey: Giant Hunters.

Christopher Perkins

Episode: 55

Character: Shale, Goliath Fighter

Where You Know Him From: Chris Perkins is the principal story designer of Dungeons & Dragons for Wizards of the Coast. He’s also the brilliant Dungeon Master for Acquisitions, Inc. and Dice, Camera, Action! Chris has been with Wizards for 20 years.

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Patrick Rothfuss

Episodes: 56, 81-84

Character: Kerrek, Human Paladin

Where You Know Him From: Patrick Rothfuss is the writer of the compelling The Kingkiller Chronicle series, starting with Name of the Wind. He also co-designed a companion board game, Tak, with James Ernest.

Patrick is also an experienced player of Dungeons & Dragons; not only has he been a guest player on Critical Role several times, but you can also catch him on Acquisitions Inc.

Noelle Stevenson

Episodes: 91-92

Character: Tova, Dwarf Blood Hunter

Where You Know Her From: Noelle Stevenson is the creator of Nimona, an amazing web comic that was later published as a collection, and co-writer and cover artist of Lumberjanes from Boom! Studios. Both books have been recognized by the Eisner Awards for their outstanding contributions to comics.

Jon Heder

Episode: 99-100

Character: Lionel “Chod” Gayheart, Half-Orc Barbarian/Bard

Where You Know Him From: You may best know him as Napoleon Dynamite from the early 2000s, but Jon has also starred in other comedies like Blades of Glory and the family films Monster House and Surf’s Up. He currently stars as Pickle in the zany animated series Pickle and Peanut on Disney XD.

Who is your dream guest star for Critical Role? Tell us in the comments.

Featured Image: Viktor Engholm (@viktormon)

Special Thanks: Critical Role Source for Animated GIFs

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