I had the chance to ask a few quick questions of the voice behind the Iconic Duke Nukem, Jon St. John .
Buttonbasher: What is your favorite voice line from the Duke Nukem games?
Jon St. John: My favorite Duke line: “I’ll rip your head off and shit down your neck…”
BB: Do you play the Duke Nukem games?
JSJ: HELL YES! I don’t really care for the later platforms like Manhattan Project, etc. The 3d Atomic version still is my favorite.
BB: When did you start doing voice work for Duke?
JSJ: I started as the voice of Duke in 1995 with the 3D series and have been Duke
BB: How did you get the job of voicing Duke?
JSJ: I got the job like I get any other job…auditions. They wanted someone with a deep, gritty voice and that’s me.
BB: If you could say one thing as Duke to the guys at 3D realms regarding the progress of Duke Nukem Forever what would it be?
JSJ: To the guys at 3D realms I would say…what are you waiting for…Christmas?
BB: What would be your dream voice acting job?
JSJ: As far as my dream voice work…movie trailers. Right now, a fellow named Don La Fontaine is the king of movie trailers…but someday I hope to take his place.
Also if anyone wants to check out a new voice clip of Duke, check out Jon St. John’s website: http://www.jsjprod.com/ and click Make Contact, and click on the “Duke Rock’em” icon.
I want to thank Jon St. John for answering my questions, and I can’t wait to hear Duke again in Duke Nukem Forever when it comes out…sometime in the future.