Max Payne voice actor James McCaffrey dies at 65

James McCaffrey

We’ve learned some tragic news: James McCaffrey, the voice of the original Max Payne, has died after a battle with cancer.

McCaffrey was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, only to succumb to the disease yesterday while surrounded by friends and family at the age of 65 (via TMZ).

Known for his landmark role in 2001’s Max Payne as the titular ex-cop, McCaffrey returned to voice Max in its two sequels. He also voiced Thomas Zane in Alan Wake, and starred as Alex Casey in its recent sequel.

“One of Dick Wolf’s proteges, McCaffrey went on to a successful 35 year career in television and film,” McCaffrey’s rep said. “Trained at the Actor’s Studio, he never lost his love for creating characters; however, his good looks often pushed him toward leading man roles.”

While McCaffrey was mostly known to us for his big gaming roles, he also appeared in Denis Leary’s Rescue Me from 2004 through 2011, and a number of other productions like Viper from the 90s.

McCaffrey is survived vby his wife Rochelle and their daughter Tiernan. RIP.



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