Patrick Hickey Jr. is a voice-actor, having starred in the 2018 indie hit and 2019 Switch, PS4 and Xbox One release, The Padre (also serving as English language Story Editor), from Shotgun With Glitters and is currently writing the story for the upcoming game, KROOM, where he will also be performing voice-over duties. Hickey also plays the role of Rex in the upcoming indie game “Relentless Rex,” and served as the narrator in “The Kaiju Offensive,” which hit Steam in 2019.
Voice acting is something I’ve only been doing about four years professionally, starring in two video games, “The Padre” and its upcoming sequel, “The Padre: One Shell Straight to Hell,” as well as performing a few other roles in other games, but it’s something I’ve wanted to do my entire life. I just didn’t know-how. I didn’t even know where to get started. It’s crazy for me now to think, if not for my love of video games and my writing ability and subsequent book series, The Minds Behind the Games, it probably would have never happened. However, despite the journey being far from an easy or straight one, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The way it all turned out was absolutely perfect, for me.
Despite making prank phone calls my entire life and being in bands, as well as being that guy who could do a spot on Yoshi and Jigglypuff, I never got into voice acting.
I wanted to; people told me to. I just didn’t know “the right” way to do it.
It wasn’t until I finished my first book, “The Minds Behind the Games,” that an opportunity presented itself and I jumped all over it. The rest, they say, is history.
But back at the very beginning of this journey, I was someone looking to get back to normalcy. My first book exhausted me and I was very much looking forward to getting back to my site, ReviewFix.com, where I interview a ton of musicians, authors, actors and game developers. I came across “The Padre,” this awesome and scary voxel adventure and interviewed the leader of the team (Zilhaly Bence) and soon enough, I was playing the Beta version.
— To be continued in our August 2020 issue of Cut Frame Magazine. —
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