THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO THE BIO HAZARD /RESIDENT EVIL LIVE ACTORS AND THEIR FANS,THE QUOTES ARE FROM THE ACTORS,AND THE FANS WHO FOUND OUT THE ACTORS ARE CREDITED.
CHRIS REDFIELD IS CREDITED AS CHARLIE
FOUND BY A PERSON WHO WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS ON LATE AUGUST 2017.POSTED BY ALESSANDRO CONTI.
REAL NAME CHARLIE KRASLAVSKY
QUOTES FROM HIM THE 8TH OF OCTOBER 2017.
"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...
Charlie Kraslavsky (AKA Chris Redfield)
FOUND BY DR RAICHI and Fred Derf
THE 8TH OF SEPTEMBER 2017
quotes from him on 14th september 2017
CREDITED AS GREGORY
REAL NAME :GREG SMITH
"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 vey 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 them.
They dubbed 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.
Have you ever been recognized by any Biohazard fans when walking on the streets or something like that?
Yes I was recognized a number of times in the early days in 1996 / 1997 by teenagers in my local town.
They came up to me and said “You look just like the guy in the video game Resident Evil!”
That was the first time that I had heard the name Resident Evil. During the filming they didn’t tell us the name of the game.
In the credits of the game, the names of the actors are only their first names, like Charlie, Inezh and yours (Gregory). Do you know if these names are all real names after all?
I know that Charlie’s name was correct and mine was right but not too sure about the other actors.
Charlie was a really handsome guy and I think that he got lots of acting work Tokyo.
I got to act in a number of other shows in TV in Japan but RE was the biggest and best.
How was the contact and interaction with the other actors while shooting? Did you become friends with them? Do you still have any kind of contact after all this time?
The other actors were friendly during the shooting. There was lots of down time between each scene so we talked and joked about etc. I was the oldest by far so I was like the old guy of the group.
I have only just made contact with Charlie a few days ago. We also became Facebook friends. I have had no contact with the girls.
Have you been able to check your performance after the game was released? The Remake of the original Resident Evil was launched in 2002 but they decided to do a CGI video for the opening, did you check it as well?
I did see the game after it was released it was fun at the time, but seems really very basic now.
Question from Vanderlei Antedomenico – Do you know if Barry’s final visual in-game was then based on you, or was it pre-ready and they looked for people who matched that appearance for the live-action scenes?
The Barry drawings were completed and they found me in the street as I matched the drawings. I was made to be Barry. I say that I was the first and the best.
Question from Eduardo Wrzecyonek – Have you worked more on videogames after Biohazard?
No I didn’t perform in any other games, at the end of 1995 I returned to Australia to continue my career as a teacher and school principal.
Question from João Paulo Moura – Have you seen the live-action movies starring Milla Jovovich? What do you think of them? Barry Burton shows up in the fifth movie, did you see it?
I haven’t seen all the movies but I did see the 5th movie and I think that I would have been a better Barry!
Question from Alessandro Conti – Can you tell us if the picture (on the left) is your real family, taken from your personal archives to compose a file found with the character?
No it isn’t my family, it was a made up photo. In real life I have 3 daughters.
Question from Alessandro Conti – Some people believe that Sergio Alarcon has voiced Wesker, others think that he was only a voice actor, would you by any chance know anything about that?
No I have no idea. I do know that my character Barry was voiced over with an American accent. The producer didn’t like my Aussie accent.
According to Mikami Shinji Inezh was a high school girl so she would be in her late 30ies or early 40ies now, she is blue eyed, and her feet shape is called "egyptian" .
As Una Kavanagh said since 2005, she's not Inezh.
CAPTAIN ALBERT WESKER
CREDITED AS ERIC
FOUND BY SAMMY SCOTT THE 21TH OF OCTOBER 2017
REAL NAME : ERIC PIRIUS
"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 20yrs ago so my memory was hazy.
(Maybe more later...)
Sammy Scott maybe found Jason in this Honda commercial, it looks like it.If anyone got info ...
CONFIRMED VOICE ACTORS :
JILL VALENTINE - Supposed to be a Canadian woman from Alberta.
Pretty sure her voice actress can be heard in this Glass Rose bit
thanks to "A."
Pretty sure her voice actress can be heard in this Glass Rose bit
thanks to "A."
CHRIS REDFIELD - SCOTT McCULLOCH
JOSEPH FROST - ???
ALBERT WESKER -PABLO KUNTZ
He came to Japan in 1992.
He came to Japan in 1992.
BARRY BURTON - BARRY GJERDE
REBECCA CHAMBERS - LYNN HARRIS
BRAD VICKERS - CLAY ALARCON
RICHARD AIKEN - SERGIO ALARCON
ENRICO MARINI - DEAN HARRINGTON
"RESIDENT EVIL" - WARD SEXTON