Voice of Max Payne and ‘Alan Wake 2,’ James McCaffrey, Passes Away at 65

James McCaffrey, renowned for voicing Max Payne and Alex Casey, passes away at 65 after battling cancer. Explore his impactful career in video games, television, and film, leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment industry and beloved by fans globally.

James McCaffrey, the talented actor renowned for lending his voice to iconic characters such as Max Payne and Alex Casey, succumbed to cancer at the age of 65, as confirmed by Variety through his manager.

Before achieving fame in the gaming world, McCaffrey enjoyed a prolific career spanning over three decades in film and television. Notable projects include his role as Captain Arthur O’Byrne in Season 3 of Fox’s “New York Undercover” and his portrayal of firefighter James Xavier “Jimmy” Keefe in FX’s “Rescue Me,” a character central to the show’s narrative.

McCaffrey‘s contribution to the gaming industry is immortalized through his portrayal of Max Payne, the gritty antihero in the acclaimed third-person shooter series. From the original “Max Payne” (2001) to its sequels, including “Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne” (2003) and “Max Payne 3” (2012), McCaffrey’s voice brought the character to life. His versatility extended to the recently released “Alan Wake 2,” where he voiced FBI agent Alex Casey, a role that contributed to the game’s success at the Game Awards.

As fans mourn the loss of a versatile and beloved talent, James McCaffrey‘s legacy will endure through the characters he brought to life and the indelible mark he left on the entertainment world.


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