Entertainment Weekly has revealed new cast members for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 campaign mode. As revealed earlier this week, Christopher Meloni will star in the title as John Taylor, the villain in the game.

In addition, Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Katee Sackhoff (from Battlestar Galactica) will star in the game as Sarah Hall. Hall graduated top of her military class and was chosen to be part of the Special Forces.

Tony Amendola, from Once Upon a Time, will be playing Dr. Yousef Salim; Sean Douglas, from Days of our Lives, will play Jacob Hendricks; Rachel Kimsey, from The Young and The Restless, will play Rachel Kane; Ben Browder and Abby Brammell will also star in the game.

Get your first look at the story of Black Ops 3 in the newย trailer released earlier this week.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly

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  • LovekillerX

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        • GL

          Okey, i just asked

  • ScOott

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          • just drank bleach

            Sounds like you have a big crush on ScOott

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        • One Russian’s Revenge

          “Moo moo, moo moo moo, comrade.”

  • So if you’re curious to know what Salim looks like in game here’s a picture. When I first viewed the trailer the other day I assumed the older gentleman was Salim, but now that Amendola is confined to portray the Doctor, I can say that this is in fact him.

    • MichiganerE

      This picture reminds me of the scene in BO1 where Mason/Reznov finds Steiner and throws him around in his office.

      • RdJokr

        Imagine if they do a throwback scene in BO3, where our player character confronts him.

        “Yousef Salim. This is the end.”
        “You!?!… I know you… Singapore! You don’t know… what we did to you!”

        • MichiganerE

          That would be awesome.

        • jordanxbrookes

          Imagine if they did a crossover and alternate parts. One line will be in Black Ops 3, the next from Black Ops and so forth. That would be some crazy shit.

    • He better not commit suicide while that score from yesterday is playing

    • I’m calling “Snowden” from the Ember trailer is Unmarked Man, at least I hope he shows up somehow in the campaign.

      • Pretty sure The Unmarked Man isn’t the Whistle Blower from the Ember trailer. From the sound of his voice in the snapchats and the way he writes on twitter I can only assume it’s Dr. Salim.

        • There are snapchats from UnmarkedMan? I thought they were all from Dr Salim. I take it they’re two different persons but that’s my opinion

          • The snapchat was later changed to Doctor Salim and a lot of his quotes are similar to The Unmarked Man

      • Daniel

        The unmarked man/snowden is chirstpher meloni, Im calling that now
        Both are bald BTW

    • Guywithbrains

      One thing bothers me… I thought Black Ops 3 uses in-game graphics in cutscenes too. So why this looks like it is CGI?

      • Most likley just pre rendered scenes using higher quality in game assets.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          I think they’re real-time. Look at Uncharted 4.

        • RdJokr

          It they were pre-rendered scenes, they would’ve been 30 FPS. But nope, those parts were smooth 60 FPS in the trailer. So they gotta be rendered in real time.

          • kl

            Um…pre-rendered scenes can still be 60 fps.

          • RdJokr

            True, but have you ever seen any CGI cutscenes pre-rendered at 60 FPS? I can’t say I have. Hell, BO2’s cutscenes were pre-rendered using the game’s graphics engine, and they didn’t even bother to keep them at 60 FPS.

      • Daniel

        Bc the engine is that good

    • Daniel

      He looks exactly as I thought XD

  • MichiganerE

    That’s quite the cast.

  • matt murdock

    I’m not too impressed with this cast, not doubting what they can do, but just not very exciting members

    • Sometimes the most unexpected actors are the best choices as those characters. Look at Star Wars. No one knew who Hamill, Ford or Fisher were until that film came out. Fox even doubted Lucas for choosing nobody actors. But it worked out and I have no doubt in my mind these characters will rock it.

      • k5berry

        Same thing with Straight Outta Compton

      • matt murdock

        Yeah but if you look what i said, I’m not doubting what they can do, but I just sid it wasn’t exiting, they will probably be fine, but if you got told you were meeting Robert Downey junior today and sean douglas tomorrow, who would you be more keen on seeing? but i do retract my statement because i did forget about the fucking awesome zombies cast we have

        • To be honest I wouldn’t mind meeting Seas Douglas too. He’s pretty awesome.

          • matt murdock

            I think the point went right over your head

          • No, I understood what you said. I’d rather meet Robert Downey Jr, but I’d also love to meet almost every actor on this list.

          • matt murdock

            Don’t be those people that pretend you were always a fan of someone, you had no clue who that was, but that is aside the point that you missed

          • I know who Sean Douglas is though. Hes wrote quite a few songs for Jason Derulo I believe?

          • matt murdock

            sorry but could have found that out with a google search

          • Or is this a different Sean Douglas in Black Ops 3? My friend is a big Derulo fan and the guy has been at concerts before so that’s how I knew that little tid bit of information. So maybe we’re think of two different Sean Douglas’?

    • CoDforever

      I think AW spent their entire casting on budget on kevin spacey while BO3 split their budget evenly on quite a few popular actors (look at zombies as well)

      • matt murdock

        yeah I understand, completely understand and it was probably a smart move, but yeah shame we don; have james c burns back, and i forget we have jef fucking goldblum and ron pearlman in zombies, itake my argument back

        • Daniel

          James C Burns confirmed multiple times he is back
          Woods will be back
          But his role will prob be minimal

  • Wait a second, Christopher Meloni is in this game not to mention a villian!?! Hahahaha. That’s absolutely amazing and hilarious at the same time. Loved him on Law and Order. I know he’ll kill it as John Taylor.

  • a_required_field

    A “meh” cast

    • You mean an AmehZING cast?

    • Guywithbrains

      Compared to last year’s Kevin Spacey this isn’t definitely anything super great.

      • LovekillerX

        I agree with you. I don’t know any of those guys but I think they are still going to do really good job.

        • Guywithbrains

          Well voice acting is always good in Call of Duty games in my opinion.

          • Daniel

            Except on ghosts

          • Steven’s Lang ”You’re not a ghost!” line was atrocious

          • Daniel

            all this time you were a ghost, dad
            worst VO ever
            Rorke was good tho

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Kevin was the only good thing about that game’s Singleplayer. The rest sucked.

        • Edwin Cortez

          Yeah Rorke was the only notable and great performance in Ghosts campaign.

  • lunator100hd .

    Who is the blond on the article’s picture?

  • Mr_ysi42t96

    Go to IMDB, search for call of duty black ops 3, look at some characters you never heard of in the story or trailer, you’re welcome. I would like some credit lol

    • J4MES

      I did that about 6 weeks ago;-)

      • Mr_ysi42t96

        Dang it I thought I found it first XD

        • One Russian’s Revenge

          “I’ll give you both a +1, for taking time to research and whatnot.”

          • Mr_ysi42t96

            Also +1 for sharing it ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Daniel

          I did that since the game’s announcement

  • Janmarc Emilca

    and marshawn lynch???

  • Daniel

    Hopefully Sam Worthington, Gary Oldman, James C Burns are on it too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • CoDforever

      All of them would be 130+ years old

      • One Russian’s Revenge

        “Memory sequences and ‘flashbacks’ my friend.”

      • Daniel

        Never underestimate Reznov, that russian can literally jump on you anytime

  • Dangelo95

    Only a month away now boys and gals are you ready?

  • John

    Anybody knows the name of this actor?
    s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2015/04/Black%20Ops%203_Specialist_Ruin.jpg

    • MyKogInYourAshe

      IT’S JOHN CENA ! *cue his entrance song*

    • YoungMurf

      Looks a bit like Chuck Liddell in military armour.

  • CoDforever

    Isnt it kind of weird when you in the trailer the main character is not mentioned or seen at all lol, if we can create a character can we choose his voice too? What if shes a female, will she replace all the scripted scenes with herself? Was the main character in the bo3 demo a custom character with there own voice?

    • RdJokr

      Think of it like Mass Effect. In ME, you can choose a gender for the main character, Commander Shepard, and with that, Shepard will also have a voice matching his/her gender as well. But in most trailers of the game, the default male Shepard is used.

      The website lists Ben Browder and Abby Brammell without a role, so I’m willing to bet they are the voices of the player character.

      • CoDforever

        thanks for the info!

    • Daniel

      Im curious about the protagonist name

  • CoDforever

    I would love if the specialists atleast made a cameo in the campaign lol, their backstories are pretty intriguing

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      I saw a Ruin character in the trailer, so I guess they carry over from Multiplayer?

      • CoDforever

        i saw him in the reveal trailer too but the reveal trailer also contained MP footage

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          This was Campaign only.

          • CoDforever

            no that wasnt, there were sections of the hunted map with the reaper

          • Yankeephil

            Since the dawn of time, all COD base multiplayer maps are based off campain maps. So it’s very possible that the “hunted” you saw was part of a campaign mission

          • CoDforever

            Nah, when ALIA made a trailer breakdown for the reveal he himself said some of its MP footage cause he already played it at 3arc studios

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I’ll have to check again, because I didn’t see that. This is supposed to be a Singleplayer-based trailer.

          • CoDforever

            wait but werent you talking about the reveal trailer??

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Nope, I’m talking about the latest one.

          • jordanxbrookes

            He’s on about the recent trailer, not the Reveal one.

          • CoDforever

            I didntn see ruin in the SP trailer?

      • RdJokr

        Are you referring to the bearded guy we see flashing back and forth when the player character checks on Sarah Hall? Because people have been suspecting that guy to be Reznov, for whatever reasons.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Yes, that’s exactly who I’m talking about. Those claims don’t hurt anything, but I doubt Reznov could live. He didn’t even have a significant Black Ops 2 presence. Unless they clone him or freeze him for a hundred years, making him not age (which has proven to kill you, according to science).

          • RdJokr

            Well, WW2 flashbacks are in. So IDK, could be a possibility. I mean, the trailer did make it look like we were going into Sarah’s head to see her memories, which somehow involves WW2 stuff.

            Or Treyarch is just fucking with us and is placing 2 totally unrelated scenes together.

          • Daniel

            *Cough*ww2 flashback
            I showed that pic to my friends all of them identified him 100%as reznov
            Reznov is the only character that appeared in every single black ops timeline game
            BO2 teased Reznov
            Im 85%sure that’s Reznov
            Treyarch wouldnt have placed that short frame so carefully and so close to the ww2 mission section if it wasnt reznov

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I’m not sure. I can see the resemblance, but nothing really points toward that character looking like Reznov, to me. I need him in this game, though. He’s one of the best characters in the franchise, and I’d be far more excited for the narrative.

  • CoDforever

    did anyone else notice the rise of female characters in Call of Duty, i swear ghosts or the modern warfare series didnt even have any at all

    • J4MES

      Ghosts was the first Call of Duty to include female soldiers in MP.

      • CoDforever

        i said characters, meaning campaign

        • jordanxbrookes

          Call of Duty 3 had a female character.

          • CoDforever

            Im not saying they never existed before at all, but they have a much larger presence now

            SHG was even talking about making the main character a female in their next game

        • Daniel

          BO2 had a female US president
          And that Anderson jet pilot

          • CoDforever

            Those characters didnt have a huge presence in the game

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      CoD doesn’t even need them, they’d just be appeasing feminists.

    • PCMR

      Stop upvoting your stupid posts. Thanks

      • CoDforever

        I cant help i love myself far too much

    • SuperImpact

      Ghost started it doe

      • Ak74fu2

        And the sliding that was only thing I liked about ghosts the sliding & male/ female characters. Although I mainly used male because that’s my gender

      • jordanxbrookes

        Actually there was a female character in Call of Duty 3. Isabelle Dufontaine was her name I believe.

    • burrgee

      yeah, i always use the male cuz the female just sounds like shes getting banged when shes being shot, so annoying

    • RdJokr

      There are certainly more female characters than ever in COD now. And I am thankful for that. More gender diversity makes for a better game.

      Though I would prefer if it’s done for an actual purpose, rather than shoving in females just because. AW was a prime example of that, having a female character (Ilona) that is easily replaceable with any other male soldiers.

      • Kill Denied

        I don’t see how gender diversity makes for a better game.

    • Kill Denied

      Because it doesn’t make sense for females to fight alongside men, but since the inclusion of the Exo and Augmentations, women are on an equal playing field with men in terms of physical prowess.

  • One Russian’s Revenge

    “I see people saying it’s a meh cast, let’s give them a chance people, what if it said up there that the cast from The Expendables was there, would everyone approve that?”

    EDIT: “I think I would.”

  • Tayler Hammond

    Where’s Marshawn Lynch??

    • burrgee

      marshawn who? never heard of him

  • melchor2679

    No blockbuster star like Kevin Spacey this year :/

    • Yankeephil

      The blockbuster stars are in zombies. Ron Perlman and Jeff Goldblum. The rest of the game can be robots for all I care

    • jordanxbrookes

      Fine by me.

    • Keshav Bhat

      katee sackhoff is pretty awesome. i loved her acting in 24 (TV series, season 8, she was Dana Walsh).

      • Random

        Far better in Battlestar Galactica as Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace. I miss that series.

  • RdJokr

    Pretty interesting choice of actors. Getting even more excited for BO3 now.

  • GTA V

    Sigh… all this wasted money
    ..

    • RdJokr

      For a guy who’s clearly “done with COD”, you sure hang around here a lot.

      • GTA V

        Hey mind your business faggot. I’m a lonely boner.

        • RdJokr

          Can we please ban this guy or something?

  • Jay Evan

    I feel like the specialists will connect to the main story somehow.
    -Spectre would be a good plotpoint such as trying to find him to receive enemy intel.
    -Prophet has a great understanding on cybernetics, which can help the main cast.
    -Reaper might connect to the activities of Raul Menendez or John Taylor, being a government project.
    There are too many opportunities here.

  • Edwin Cortez

    I would love to see the that in the future they bring back the British actors… Like they did back in the MW era and of course Gary Oldman in de WaW BO games.

  • Ryumoau

    Christopher Meloni was the only actor i recognized immeditely when i saw the trailer. I had no idea that female character was Katee Sackoff. She doesn’t really look that much like her.
    Doesn’t seem to be any cast members as big a name as Kevin Spacey was but i liked Meloni alot in SVU, so it will be awesome to see him as a villian. ๐Ÿ™‚