Duke Nukem voice actor: “I don’t care for guns in general”

Jon St. John

By on November 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

When you hear “Duke Nukem”, some of the snarkier thoughts aside, one tends to think explosions, babes and guns. And violence. Mostly just violence.

Despite this, the Duke’s voice actor Jon St. John is actually quite actively against guns, hunting and violence in a general sense. During the latest episode of the “Unlimited Hyperbole” podcast, Mr. St. John spoke out about guns and his place in their culture. “It bothers me how free we are to bear arms,” he said. “They say ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.’ Well, no, I think people with guns kill people. Quite frankly, I’d like to see stronger gun laws in this country.”

“Hell, I don’t even like hunting. I don’t like people out there shooting deer or elk or whatever unless they’re doing it to survive. If they’re using every part of the animal in some way, then great, but I’m disturbed if they’re killing it just to kill.”

“I’ve been connected to Duke for so long,” he went on. “And even though I’m on 150, 160 odd games in all, Duke Nukem is the one character who really made me famous in the industry. A few times at conventions I’ve had guys come up to me and say, ‘Man, you’re so badass,’ but I’m really not. That’s why I hesitated when you asked me about guns. I don’t want to disappoint fans.”

Source: PC Gamer

3 comments (Leave your own)

Love Jon St Johns voice, also love the name it’s a pretty bad ass package, so maybe he shouldn’t sell himself short. The more interesting thing from him is his stance on gun laws in the US, it’s still ballsy over there to come out and say “Hey lets get stronger gun laws”.

Which in itself makes him badass as he’s not fighting the Man, he’s fighting almost all the men on that issue :P


He also came out and said DN:F was an amazing game.

So, there is that…



Did he saw it was amazing before or after it was released? He’s probably not going to bad-mouth the game he was a part of (it’s kinda suicidal in the industry), but if he still said it was amazing months after it was released (at which point everyone could be honest about it), then I’d be a bit concerned.

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