Joel is played by voice actor Troy Baker, whose voice many game fans might recognize. Baker has a very long list of acting credits that includes some fan-favorite games, not to mention voice acting gigs in some pretty notable TV shows as well. In 2021 alone, he voiced characters in “American Dad!”, “Rick and Morty,” and “Family Guy.” Prior to this, he did stints in shows like “Naruto: Shippuden” and “Regular Show” — his IMDb page is quite impressive, with more than 380 acting credits.
In the world of video games, Baker has been a part of some big projects. Of course, he voiced Joel in “The Last of Us” and “The Last of US: Part II,” but this is not the only beloved video game character he has had the pleasure of playing. In 2013, Baker voiced Booker DeWitt in “BioShock Infinite,” and in 2014, he voiced Delsin Rowe in “inFamous: Second Son.” Baker’s video game work spans two decades, with his first credit going all the way back to 1999 as Eikichi Mishina in “Persona 2: Innocent Sin.”
To go over every single video game Baker has been a part of would be an impossible task, as he has had the honor of working on many major projects. Over the years, Baker has voiced characters in “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” “Far Cry 4,” “Mortal Kombat X,” and “Fortnite.” His efforts have not gone unnoticed, as in 2013 he won the award for Best Voice Actor for his role as Joel at the 2013 VGX Awards (per Wccftech). Baker has also worked on the soundtracks for “Batman: Arkham Origins,” BioShock Infinite,” and more.