Adam Croasdell [Interview]

 

Hey there Folks! Oh, do we have a damn fine interview to share with you all today! We have a very special interview with an amazing actor of both on screen as well as a gifted voice over talent. it’s Adam Croasdell! Adam may be most recognizable as the man who portrayed the intriguing character Eccarius in the hit AMC series Preacher that I personally cannot get enough of! We have had some folks from the show on here at TWS before who were absolutely wonderful, and Adam Croasdell is definitely a continuation of that.

AND not only did Adam have a regular appearance on one of my favorite shows on television right now, he also happens to be a part of the latest installment of the video game franchise that is the absolute best available. Regular readers out there will know exactly which one I am talking about. But, for any new readers out there, I am obviously talking about the Fallout franchise! That’s right, Folks, Adam is the man who voiced the robot Modus, and other various characters as well, that we all know and love in the latest installment of the franchise, Fallout 76.

And these are just TWO of the amazing projects that Adam has worked on. He’s also held reoccurring roles in shows like Reign, Castlevania, and more. He’s also worked within other well known video game franchises like Halo, Final Fantasy, Middle-Earth, and more. Seriously Folks, the man has done it all, and we are so excited that he is with us here today!

So without further babbling, let’s just get right into it. Here are some amazing words from the brilliant Mr. Adam Croasdell!!

 

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What inspired you to get into the world of acting? Was it something you were always interested in even as a youth? Or did you just happen to find yourself in this world one day?

I always wanted to be an astronaut when I was younger, but when I asked myself why, I realised it was because I had seen them in films and on TV. Then I realised that I could still be an astronaut if I became an actor. Unfortunately Matt Damon keeps getting my parts…

What was your very first paid gig as a performer? And where there any sort of lessons learned from that very first job that still affects your work today?

My first paid gig as an actor was for a well respected 4-part mini series that I shot in South Africa. I played the young lover of an older woman caught in the throes of a midlife crisis. We had a shower scene together, and the day before it was due to be shot I was pretty nervous. The actress – a consummate professional – calmly assured me that it was going to be a closed set and that it was all going to be fine. The next day, comforted by this, I arrived on set only to have her pull me aside, wild-eyed, and say, “I don’t think I can do this! I don’t think I can do this!” Sets are funny places. I’ve learnt to expect anything.

 

 

You worked on several episodes of one of my favorite shows currently on the air, which would be AMC’s Preacher. I truly enjoy this show so much. I am curious to know what drew you to this project, and how it was to work on some a truly unique program? Was there anything that set it apart from the plethora of other work that you have done?

I really enjoyed working on Preacher. I was drawn to it for many reasons. The idea of playing a vampire in New Orleans was exciting to me. I lived in the French Quarter while I was there and often walked around at night, getting a feel for the place and understanding – sometimes viscerally – what had inspired Ann Rice to pen her vampire novels there. Of course, working with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin was also a big draw. Being in a series produced by these guys was always going to be an exceptional experience. And of course, I had a lot of fun acting with Joe Gilgun. What set it apart from other work I’ve done was the immersion in the dark, humorous world of the graphic novels that it originated from. Preacher keeps very close to the source material and I got to do all kinds of cool things as a result; flying, transforming into animals, mesmerising people, as well as having some very kick-ass fights. The set was a very creative one, and we were working in a city where, fittingly, anything goes.

Beyond the world of onscreen acting, you have also had a very successful career in the world of voice over acting. Specifically, you have worked on some of the finest video games to ever be released, including several gigs in the immensly popular world of the Final Fantasy franchise. But, one franchise that you worked on is not only our favorite video game franchises, but one of the best series of ANYTHING ever, in our humbled opinion. And that would be the Fallout franchise. And you have done some work on the latest installment, Fallout 76. How did you come to work in the world of Bethesda? And somewhat similar to the previous question, what drew you to work in the Fallout world? And was there anything about it that set itself apart from the other VO work you have done?

Yes, I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in some great video game franchises. My first one was the lead in Dead Island: Riptide – as the Australian mercenary, John Morgan. I’ve also voiced the dwarf, Torvin, in the Middle Earth franchise, and Ignis Scientia in Final Fantasy XV. With Fallout 76, I auditioned without knowing what it was. The project had a codename at that point. When I got the part and they told me what the franchise was, I was very excited to find out it was Fallout. It has such a great fanbase and it was great to finally be a part of Bethesda. MODUS is such a cool character to me. Who wouldn’t want to play a psychotic Artificial Intelligence bent on world domination who also has the hots for a geostationary satellite?

 

 

The Fallout fandom is a pretty specific but very obessive culture. I know this, because I am a part of that fandom. We’ve featured several folks who have done VO work in the franchise, and we always like to ask how the fan interaction is for them in regards to Fallout specifically? So how has that been for you? Any sort of interactions with FO fans since 76 was released?

The fans have been great on social media, creating GIFS of MODUS and telling me how much they enjoy the game. It’s always great seeing how much the fans enjoy these games.

If you were handed the oppurtunity to portray any legendary figure in American history, who would it be? 

I think Edgar Allan Poe and Nikola Tesla. Both were geniuses, and both tortured and misunderstood. Their contributions to the worlds of culture and science can’t be overestimated. On the subject of ‘Tesla’, I’d also like to play Elon Musk when the time comes. But his story is still being written. Three fascinating minds and personalities.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers?

There are several things in the works right now, but I can’t talk about them yet.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

Seth Rogen wiping out down the stairs in his movie, Long Shot. It was laugh out loud funny.

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