(Found Greg Smith)
(Found Eric Pirius)
Who's gonna find Inezh and Jason ?
Interviews by Fred_Derf.
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CAST AND INTERVIEWS :
CHRIS REDFIELD IS CREDITED AS CHARLIE
FOUND BY A FRIEND OF CHARLIE ON LATE AUGUST 2017.POSTED BY ALESSANDRO CONTI.
REAL NAME CHARLIE KRASLAVSKY
QUOTES FROM HIM THE 8TH OF OCTOBER 2017.
Fred : "Charlie, would you agree to share with the fans what you remember from the filming, any detail is worth it."
"I was very excited to be cast as Chris Redfield in Capcom's Resident Evil Biohazard. I never got to see the footage until recently, when a friend of mine who is an avid gamer happened upon it by accident on youtube, and he forwarded it to me. At the time I was an actor in Tokyo, from 1990 to1996, it was very difficult to get production companies to make a VHS copy and mail it to you. It's not like today, where they can just email you a link.
Anyway, that was a really fun shoot, with super cool costumes, and much more fun than most of the acting work I was doing at the time. That was over 20 years ago, and my memory of the other actors and other details are fleeting, but I am happy to share with you what I remember:
At the time I was represented by I.M.O. (Inagawa Motoko Office) in Tokyo. I am pretty sure that all the actors on that shoot were hired from I.M.O. I actually also worked for I.M.O. as a casting agent. This agency hired bilingual foreigners to work in the office doing castings, taking talent to auditions and film and tv shoots, to act as their manager and translator, as well as being talent ourselves. It was a unique business model, that allowed the agency to leverage our acting and language skills at the same time. Many foreigners would come and register at this agency, and they supplied actors and background talent to countless Japanese films, tv shows, and commercials. I did not work on any other projects with any of those other actors from Biohazard, except Eric, who played Wesker. Eric was a regular that would often go to auditions, and acting jobs with me.I remember he used to always ride his bicycle around Tokyo like a crazy man, running red lights. I remember feeling like someday he would get in an accident with a car, but as far as I know he was fine. Sorry, I don't remember his last name. As for Inezh being a high school girl, and complaining about bug bites, and wanting to finish early, that all sounds correct to me. I don't remember much about Linda or Jason. I do remember thinking Jason looked just like the sketch of his character,. Greg was really fun, and I know you already have been in touch.
I remember seeing the sketches of the characters at the audition, and how cool the costumes looked. They asked me permission to dye my hair, which is naturally very dark brown, almost black, and they also asked me to grow some stubble. I remember the stylist having a very strong opinion that the character would never grow stubble, that he would be very disciplined about shaving, while the director felt very strongly that I would have stubble because we would be on the mission for several days. When they dyed my hair, they used straight peroxide, which turned my hair almost a red color. That red hair with my almost black beard stubble looked ridiculous, so they decided the character would be clean shaven.
I recall shooting the majority of the scenes in an abandoned warehouse, and the surrounding area that was overgrown with bushes. That is where Inezh would have been complaining about the bugs, and working late into the night. The director told us to imagine we were being attacked by dogs, and I think for the interior scenes he described giant werewolf type creatures. I know you said the director was later quoted saying the acting skills were not very good. I would agree with that, but I would also say that his talent as a director, and the overall production value was also very poor, but I think all of that adds to the charm of this video, especially the cheesy Japanese pop music on the soundtrack. For the scenes where we are sitting down and resting from the battle, and I am smoking (seems like I was constantly smoking) were shot at a different location. I don't remember exactly where it was, but probably somewhere on the outskirts of Tokyo. I think it was an office inside some sort of commercial real estate area. I remember that before we started shooting that scene the director said my white shirt was much too clean, because this was supposed to be after we had already battled. I remembered that the parking lot outside was unpaved, it was dirt and gravel, and there were some puddles from recent rain. I offered to go outside an roll around in the dirt to get the shirt looking dirty and worn, and they thought it was a great idea. I rolled around in the dirt and came back. The stylist was horrified, and thought I was too dirty. The director said that I was not dirty enough, and so I went outside and rolled around some more. Looking at the video, I think the shirt is still too clean. Really it should have been much more dirty, and maybe a little bloody too.
The very last frame of the video is a close up of my eye, just before the creature kills me. We shot this in one of the hallways at the abandoned warehouse. I remember the director saying, "when the camera comes right up to your face, open your eye as big as you can in terror". I did as he asked, but my eyes are kind of small to begin with, and did not look big enough for him. So we tried it again, and he told me to wait till the camera got close in, and then use my fingers to open my eye even bigger. I remember at the time thinking that surely they will see my fingers in the shot, but it looks like it worked OK in the end...
are they going to make any more Resident Evil films? I had a quick look on IMDB, but I did not see any plans for a new movie... I live in Los Angeles now, and I still do acting work sometimes, and I was thinking how fans like you would love it if I could get a cameo in their next film...
Anyway Fred, it is a strange and very new phenomenon to me to have fans! And I am very grateful...
Fred : "Would you say that it was filmed during summer or fall 1995 ?
Charlie : " Sorry Fred, I️ don’t remember exactly, but I️ think maybe it was in the fall or winter... "summer is very hot in Tokyo, and I️ remember it was not so hot, not so cold..."
" Fred: Do you remember anything about Inezh and do you have some leads that coud help us out ?"
Charlie : "About Inezh, I don’t really remember much, until I heard the name I did not even remember it, but it sounds right to me. I really don’t know, but I feel it probably was her first name, and probably her real name, not a stage name. Around that time there were many young Aussie’s and Canadians in Tokyo, because there was a popular work/study visa for those under 26 years old, if I remember correctly. There were also many Russians in Tokyo. If she was Russian, they had their own school, I think it was inside the Russian consulate. When I lived in Tokyo, the Russian consulate was right next to the American Club, near Kamiya-cho, which is not too far from Tokyo Tower. If she was Canadian or Aussie in high school as we think, then she probably went to ASIJ, or one of the other international schools...
Charlie Kraslavsky (AKA Chris Redfield)."
CREDITED AS GREGORY
REAL NAME :GREG SMITH
FOUND BY DR RAICHI
THE 8TH OF SEPTEMBER 2017
quotes from him on 14th september 2017
"I was in a comedy call Vocabilar Tango, a soap opera called Tell Me that You Love Me and a few TV ads for Disney Land.
I was picked walking down the street in Tokyo
They drew the video character of Barry and then went out to find someone who matched the drawing. Hair cut and beard trim and I was Barry.
I remember Charlie well as we spent a lot of time together rehearsing and talking
No I wasn't aware that people were looking for me.
We filmed for three days I think.
2 days in a studio Helicopter scenes.
1 very long night from 5pm until 5 am the next day by a river about 30 min from Tokyo.
I am very well and retired from being a school principal and Resident Evil.
There is a little bit of Barry in me still as I am a Harley Davidson rider and lead motorcycle tours to the USA, Bali and Nepal.
The days were long, however they were fun and we really enjoyed the experience. I can remember that there was a lot of time sitting around between takes
I have not had the opportunity to see the clips before, I loved t my voice from Australian to American "
FROM RESIDENT EVIL DATABASE
POSTED THE 19TH DECEMBER 2017
Hello Greg! First of all, thank you so much for accepting to give us this interview! Were you aware that fans have been looking for you for 21 years, since Biohazard/Resident Evil was launched? If so, how come you never appeared publicly to talk about this amazing work?
I had no idea that the fans of Resident Evil were looking for me. I only realized that there were people trying to track me down after I received and email from Frederic.
I have never been given the opportunity to speak about Resident Evil until this interview.
We know it has been a while, but can you tell us a little bit about the shootings of Biohazard videos? First, how did you get involved in it?
It was a long time ago when I was living in Japan. The shooting took two days. One day in a studio for the helicopter scenes and all night shoot by a river in an area about 20km outside of Tokyo.
There was also one or two days being made into Barry, getting fitted out for the clothes, rehearsing and hair cuts etc.
I was found by one of the producers while walking down the street in Rappongi in Tokyo. I was living in Tokyo teaching at the time on a one year exchange from Australia.
We know the videos have been recorded in Japan. How did the shootings occurr? When and where? Is there any fun fact you can tell us about it?
Yes that’s right it was all done in Japan, the actors were from the USA and Australia.
The shootings were all planned and rehearsed and directed so as they matched up with the game.
The shooting took place in August / September 1995.
Not to many fun facts, it was great fun shooting the action parts of running through the long grass shooting guns etc at the wild dogs.
The dogs were Doberman and they were super friendly in real life. They spent most of the time sitting on our laps being patted. They were lovely animals.
Barry only got to fire his gun two or three times as the firing mechanism broke and it wouldn’t work. I was really disappointed that my gun stopped working.
Were you aware that you were involved in a videogame project? What were the expectations for its launch back then?
Yes we were aware at the time that we were going to be part of a video game but we really didn’t have anything to do with it once filming was finished.
After they paid me I never heard from them again.
The launch happened without any interaction from me as Barry.
CAPTAIN ALBERT WESKER
CREDITED AS ERIC
REAL NAME : ERIC PIRIUS
FOUND BY SAMMY SCOTT
THE 21TH OF OCTOBER 2017
Eric : "Wow that's a blast from the past, yes that was me.it was hot, humid and dark. We weren't sure of what was going on. We didn't have a solid idea of the story board. We were told to run in a direction and look terrifed. There were some loud bangs but no dogs or helcopters of course. It was 20 years ago so my memory was hazy."
Fred : "Wearing sunglasses at night that is very cool but were you able to see anything?"
Eric : "Rough outlines there was a lot of smoke and lights. We were running around it was pretty confusing"
(Maybe more later...)
CREDITED AS LINDA
REAL NAME :LINDA X
FOUND BY FRED DERF
THE 18TH OF MARCH 2019
Fred : "Hello Linda, I'm contacting you because I believe that you are one of the uncredited actress who played the character
Rebecca Chambers in the japanese videogame Known as Bio Hazard and Resident Evil overseas, the filming occured in Tokyo, during the year
1995.You can check out the making of and live cutscenes there.You will remain anonymous as long as you wish it, and keep your
privacy.Thanks very much for your time !"
Linda: "Hi Fred! What a surprise,you know, I’ve never seen this so it was so nice to finally get a chance to see it! I was really young when
I did the shoot and never saw half of my work. So thank you!"
Fred : "Could you tell us what you remember about the filming
and how you got the job ?"
"I will tell you one thing, the job was loads of fun!
Back in the day this kind of stuff was still fairly
advanced and high tech.I remember going to the shoot
and they had these amazing man made machine Dobermans.
They were really lifelike. I also was blonde!!
My hair wasn’t the right color for the job so they dyed it!!
They spray painted it some pinkish brown color:))
I remember the staff being very kind. It was a nice job. Easy.
The Japanese are generally extremely kind. Being a foreigner,
white blonde, skinny with blue eyes in the 90's was dreamy.
I won’t lie, you get a lot of attention and people just love you!
So I felt very happy in japan. Life was easy. I went to 10-15 casting
everyday. So I have no idea when I saw them or if they went directly
with our agency and only choose model with our agency.There was a
casting sheet in the model van We would drive around from morning till
dawn every single day.. usually from 10 until 8 pm.. going on castings
auditions.The sheet would be very basic. 10:00 lingerie. 12:00 magazine:
13:00 commercial for morinaga and so on.. There were regular clients
and huge cattle calls. Hair jobs. Catalog jobs."
Fred : "Very interesting insight.The director of the game said that during the
filming by night near the Tama river,Inezh
the other actress was supposed to have been stung by mosquitos,
do you remember this ?"
Linda :"I don’t remember the mosquitos. Generally mosquitos aren’t such a problem
in Japan but in parks I guess so."
Fred : "Do you remember the season ? Fall ? Charlie told me that it could've been
filmed during fall but it's hard to remember for sure."
Linda : "It was a nice day. Sunny. Not too cold. So it was either the beginning of
siding or the end of spring. Maybe beginning of fall.I was outside and it
Fred : "You have a good memory ! Do you remember anything about Jason and Inezh ?
Maybe you remember their accent,I guess everyone was talking in english on set,
I mean the actors talking with each other."
Linda "I think it was American.They were nice.I was a lot younger so I remember
them looking like adults compared to me. I had smaller bones. I was thin.
I remember she looked like a woman. Not like a model. More healthy and average.
Pretty but not model type. She had a body and usually girls like that didn’t
work well.She was taller.I was still very young.I felt they were older and our
roles were different so much in the shoot we weren’t together."
Fred : "Did you know that this videogame became a huge and popular franchise, one of the
best selling worldwide ?(This question is dedicated to the people who still call
us stalkers and creeps)."
Linda : " I had no idea. I didn’t even remember that I was in it until you showed up 😅I went in to do other jobs.So many jobs.Sony.Toshiba.Car commercials.
But i loved my time in Japan.Best years of my life."
(Maybe more later...Will ask your questions if I get the chance to talk to her again, this interview was really a lightning in a bottle.)
According to Mikami Shinji during his interview from the vhs tape Birth of Bio Hazard, Inezh was a high school girl so she would be 40+ today.Some unreliable sources credit her as Una Kavanagh,wich is wrong.A real tough cookie...
There is another common mistake concerning the voice actress of Jill who went to a school in Canada .That still unknown woman only provided the voice.
Inezh is in this japanese commercial, thanks to Sam Scott.
(Still wrongly credited as Jason Wool on Imdb)
CONFIRMED VOICE ACTORS :
These persons never met the live actors,they recorded their voices for the game
JILL VALENTINE -????
According to the voice actor of Barry Burton (Barry Gjerde),often mistaken
by fans to be the live actor, the voice actress of Jill Valentine was from
Canada, she was not a first timer in the voice acting business, and went to
the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, in Edmonton.
CHRIS REDFIELD/NARRATOR - RAMSAY SCOTT McCULLOCH
JOSEPH FROST - ???
ALBERT WESKER - PABLO KUNTZ
Sergio Alarcon was wrongly but understandably credited as Wesker's voice for years, he was mentioned by Lynn Eve Harris as one of the voice actors and he said yes when he was asked if he voiced Wesker, but he also mentioned recording radio transmissions dialogues.In fact Pablo Kuntz did the voice of Wesker and confirmed it too.Pablo's voice is the one that was used for Wesker, it is a no brainer, just listen to him :
THANKS TO DR RAICHI FOR FIXING THIS ONE.
He came to Japan in 1992
Pablo Japanese sword website http://new.uniquejapan.com/home/
BARRY BURTON - BARRY GJERDE (Oddbjørn Egil Gjerde)
REBECCA CHAMBERS/TRIGGERING SYSTEM VOICE - LYNN E.HARRIS
BRAD VICKERS - SERGIO ALARCON
Sergio recalls that he voiced a character talking during radio transmissions.
He mentioned it during an interview there :
This detail makes him the best candidate for Brad.
RICHARD AIKEN - CLAY ALARCON (To Be Confirmed)
ENRICO MARINI - DEAN HARRINGTON
"RESIDENT EVIL" ANNOUNCEMENT CHARACTERS NAMES - WARD SEXTON
Birth Of Biohazard vhsrip with correct ratio :
S.T.A.R.S ALPHA AND BRAVO TEAMS FROM BIOHAZARD 2
S.T.A.R.S ALPHA AND BRAVO TEAMS FROM BIOHAZARD 2 BETA
In 2006 I've contacted Lynn E. Harris and asked her about the voice and live actors.This is an autograph she sent.Lynn
was helpful because she provided few names from the voice
acting team, she is very hard to reach these days.
You have once again entered the world of survival horror.
Good luck !