Actor Charlie Saxton, co-star of HBO’s new comedy series Hung, reveals a bit of voice acting trivia in an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer that at the age of 16 he was cast as Melvin, a “needy nerd” in the 2006 video game Bully produced by Rockstar Games:
He started as just a “nasally nerd character voice,” but the producers asked him to do the “mo-cap,” in which actors are fitted with scads of sensors and move about in a computer environment to create onscreen animated characters.
“It was a little awkward for a bunch of teenage boys to be in one room together in spandex suits,” he says, “but it really is me in that video game.”
In real life, Saxton says, “I was the cool nerd in high school, band, drama club, but I was also nominated for homecoming king.”
For more details on Saxton’s role in Bully, check out this July 2008 interview on GameandPlayer.net.