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Call of Duty MW3 cast and voice actors

Find out the full Call of Duty MW3 cast and voice actors list for the 2023 game, and if the voices behind Makarov and Captain Price will retain their roles.

MW3 cast: Captain Price smiling looking towards the ground, set against a blurred background of gameplay.

Who is in the MW3 cast? With a new and returning set of characters, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (2023) seeks to deliver on the narrative setup of the first two games in the remake trilogy, finally bringing the iconic villain Makarov into the fold. With a stellar Call of Duty MW3 cast and MW3 voice actors on board too, as well as incredible facial capture, these characters are looking and sounding better than ever, though this is to be expected. After all, both MW1 and MW2 had some gripping scenes with great acting.

But who are the Call of Duty MW3 cast and voice actors portraying? Well, we’ve got a guide to all the major MW3 characters that you’ll meet in the MW3 campaign – check out our Call of Duty MW3. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Several of these characters are featured as Operators in MW3 multiplayer, much like they were in the previous entries of the iconic FPS game series, so the Modern Warfare 3 cast and voice actors are also good to know for all you multiplayer fans.

Call of Duty MW3 cast and voice actors

The Call of Duty MW3 cast and voice actors list is as follows:

  • Julian Kostov – Vladimir Makarov
  • Barry Sloane – Captain John Price
  • Neil Ellice – Sergeant John ‘Soap’ MacTavish
  • Samuel Roukin – Lieutenant Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley
  • Glenn Morshower – General Herschel Shepherd
  • Elliot Knight – Sargeant Kyle ‘Gaz’ Garrick
  • Rya Kihlstedt – Station Chief Kate Laswell
  • Warren Kole – Commander Phillip Graves
  • Claudia Doumit – Commander Farah Karim
  • Chad Michael Colins – Operation Officer Alex Keller
  • Tina Ivlev – Milena Romanova
  • Stefan Kapičić – Nikolai
  • Nikolai Nikolaeff – Andrei Nolan
  • Andrew Morgado – Captain Sergei Ravenov

With many of the beloved characters from the previous game returning, such as Captain Price, Ghost, Soap, and the treacherous General Shepherd and Phillip Graves, numerous cast members have reprised their roles. And they’ve certainly excelled once again.

Most excitingly though, we get to see our first real appearance of Vladimir Makarov in MW3 (2023). The well-known villain of the original trilogy has been largely absent in the remake trilogy until now, but he’s back in a big way. To go along with that, there’s a new actor taking up the mantle of Makarov, and it sounds like they’ve done an excellent job.

So, if you’d like to learn more about each of the Call of Duty MW3 cast and voice actors list, including where you might recognize them from and their role in Modern Warfare 3 (2023), read on below.

MW3 cast: Makarov's actor, Julian Kostov, from the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Makarov trailer.

Julian Kostov – Vladimir Makarov

That’s right, the iconic villain Vladimir Makarov is finally making his presence known in the remake trilogy, and the MW3 Makarov voice actor is Julian Kostov. Kostov replaces Roman Varshavsky – the character’s original voice actor in the older games – which is a tall order considering the magnitude of the character in CoD history. With that said, Kostov did a brilliant job this time around, making Makarov a high point in a generally poor campaign experience.

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You’ll most likely recognize Kostov from the hit TV show Shadow and Bone in which they play Fedyor. However, he’s also been in Temple, Treadstone, and A Discovery of Witches. This isn’t the first time Kostov has done work for games though, as he also offered his voice acting talent to A Way Out and Overkill’s The Walking Dead. Nevertheless, his portrayal of Vladimir Markarov in Modern Warfare 3 is sure to send shivers down your spine with a bone-chilling performance. After all, there’s a MW3 No Russian mission akin to the controversial level of the original MW2.

MW3 cast: Price

Barry Sloane – Captain John Price

Barry Sloane returns as Captain Price in MW3, arguably the most well-known and loved Call of Duty character besides Ghost. Besides his great performance bringing Price to life with facial capture and voice work, Sloane has starred in the TV shows Hollyoaks, Revenge, Longmire, Six, and a brief appearance in Shameless.

Everyone’s favorite mustachioed man takes center stage to lead Task Force 141 against Makarov and Shepherd in MW3, so you’re in for some intense action and face-offs between these major characters.

MW3 cast: Soap

Neil Ellice – Sergeant John ‘Soap’ MacTavish

Neil Ellice has returned as Soap in Modern Warfare 3, continuing his strong depiction of the character from the previous games. Though he’s perhaps most known for his role in Call of Duty as Soap MacTavish, Ellice has played minor roles in the Loki TV series, the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn mini-series, and various other small shows.

Nevertheless, we’ve enjoyed another great performance from Ellice, with Soap working alongside Price to take down the growing threat of Makarov and the Ultranationalists in Modern Warfare 3.

MW3 cast: Ghost

Samuel Roukin – Lieutenant Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley

With his trademark skeleton mask, Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley has always been an elusive character. While you’re unlikely to recognise the actor by his face given the mask, you might know his voice. In MW3, Samuel Roukin reprises his role as Ghost. Having played Faulnak in two episodes of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD series, as well as a long tenure in TURN: Washington’s Spies, it’s possible you’ve seen Roukin before.

Most interestingly for MW3 (2023) though, is that Ghost is still alive. In the original trilogy, Ghost was killed by Shepherd during Modern Warfare 2’s campaign. Will history repeat itself this time around? Or will Ghost survive to star in another game down the line? You’ll just have to find out.

MW3 cast: Shepherd

Glenn Morshower – General Herschel Shepherd

Although General Shepherd’s character and role in the narrative have altered significantly from the original trilogy, Glenn Morshower’s performance has made him equally compelling and villainous. Morshower is most known for his roles in popular TV series like Ozark, The Resident, Bloodline, and even 24.

This isn’t Morshower’s first role in gaming either. In fact, Morshower voiced Overlord in the original Modern Warfare 2 game, which perhaps is why Activision brought him back for the role of General Shepherd in the reboots. It doesn’t stop there though, he has starred in Black Ops 2, Battlefield 3, Singularity, and Wolfenstein 2.

With Shepherd now off the grid, supporting Shadow Company from the, well, shadows, you’re in store for some pretty interesting story developments involving Morshower’s character.

MW3 cast: Gaz

Elliot Knight – Sergeant Kyle ‘Gaz’ Garrick

Fans of Gaz must be happy to see Price’s right-hand man survive to see MW3 this time around, considering his demise at the hands of Zakhaev in the original Modern Warfare 2. This is also great news for fans of Elliot Knight, as the Englishman once again gets to lend his voice to one of Task Force 141’s top aimers.

Knight himself got his first big break in 2012, taking up the mantle of Sinbad in the Sky1 series. He’s since enjoyed stints as Merlin (Once Upon a Time), Brady Ross (American Gothic), and Wes Charles (Life Sentence).

MW3 cast: Laswell

Rya Kihlstedt – Station Chief Kate Laswell

Laswell and Price have one of our favorite dynamics in the series, and it’s great to see that Rya Kihlstedt is has reprised the role in MW3 after initially being spotted in the MW3 Zombies cinematic trailer. Despite her MW2 hostage stint in Urzikstan, Laswell has returned to the frontlines once more – if you need a job done properly, do it yourself, we guess.

As for Kihlstedt, you’ll have to be living under a rock to not have seen her in action – be it as The Fourth Sister (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Ally Allston (Superman & Lois), or Dr Michelle Ross (Dexter).

MW3 cast: Graves

Warren Kole – Commander Phillip Graves

As the leader of Shadow Company, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Graves turned out to be a more antagonistic presence in the reboot. Although the group doesn’t pledge allegiance to any particular faction, its closeness to Shepherd is worrying, to say the least.

Kole himself has numerous credits across media formats. His longest stint on TV came from Robert Stahl (Shades of Blue), while gamers may recognize him as the voice of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End antagonist Rafe Adler. More recently, you may have seen Kole take on the role of Jeff in Yellowjackets.

MW3 cast: Farah

Claudia Doumit – Commander Farah Karim

Farah Karim is one of the best characters in the Modern Warfare reboot trilogy, so we’re glad to see she’s returned alongside Claudia Doumit who lends her voice and likeness. If you’re a fan of the hit anti-hero TV show The Boys, then you’ll be familiar with Doumit’s talents portraying Victoria Neuman. Outside of The Boys, Doumit is also known for playing Jiya in Timeless.

While she was one of the three playable protagonists in MW1 (2019), her role in MW2 (2022) was reduced to a supporting character. Fortunately, you’ll get to spend some quality time with her in the MW3 missionsclass="gallery"> – something we’re really happy to see.  MW3 cast: Nikolai can be seen with a plane behind him

Stefan Kapičić – Nikolai

Nikolai is another OG from the original MW series and serves a similar role in the reboot. A former member of the Russian military, Nikolai was eventually recruited as an informant by MI6, before leaving the military altogether. Now a ‘fixer’, Nikolai is off the leash and can operate under the radar as he pleases.

Playing Nikolai is the incredibly talented Stefan Kapičić, who you may know as the voice of Colossus in the Deadpool movie series. He’s also been spotted in shows like Better Call Saul, 24, and Counterpart.

MW3 cast: Alex Keller can be seen in a tactical vest

Chad Michael Collins – Operation Officer Alex Keller

Alex Keller, like Farah Karim, starred as a playable character in MW (2019). However, he has since been relegated to a supportive role. This time out the US trooper is once again aiding Farah and the Urkistani Liberation Force, serving as the ULF’s second-in-command.

Voice actor Chad Michael Collins has a long history of playing characters based in the military or secret services, including roles in CSI: NY, NCIS, Shooter, and the Sniper series. Suffice to say, he’s got a pretty strong pedigree and it shows in his skills.

MW3 cast: Milena Romanova greeting Makarov

Tina Ivlev – Milena Romanova

The widow of an oligarch who was closely associated with Makarov, Tina Ivlev continues to support the Ultranationalists’ leader – be it financially or through her service as the financier for the Konni Group. A major player in Makarov’s escape, Milena could very well hold the key to his location – something Price and co. would very much like to know.

Tina Ivlev may be a familiar face for many, though you’ll be forgiven for not immediately recognizing her. Lending both her vocal talents and likeness to Nightsister Merrin in the Star Wars Jedi games, Ivlev is no stranger to acting in videogames. Additionally, she’s cropped up in shows like Shameless, CSI, and starred as Eve in 2015 thriller Bound to Vengeance.

MW3 cast: Andrei Nolan can be seen with a dimly-lit city in the background

Nikolai Nikolaeff – Andrei Nolan

The problem with Shadow Company is you never know who’s going to double-cross you. In this case, it’s Andrei Nolan, the man who would become Makarov’s right hand. Having played a major role in Makarov’s escape, the Konni Group commander is a crucial link in the hunt to find his leader.

Nikolai Nikolaeff is a familiar face for some, having lent his talents to Starnger Things, Six, The OA, and the Daredevil TV series. Oh, and for you millennials, he was also the Power Rangers Jungle Fury Rhino Ranger – how’s that for a throwback?

MW3 cast: Ravenov

Andrew Morgado – Captain Sergei Ravenov

Four decades after Operation First Domino, a now elderly Ravenov has been brought back into the fray by Laswell to assist Soap with Operation Deadbolt in MW3 Zombies.

Ravenov’s voice comes courtesy of Andrew Morgado, who hasn’t only lent his vocals to a variety of characters over the years but has spent much of his career in the studio as a sound mixer. From Free Guy to Mr. Robot, to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Morgado has put his mixing chops to good use.

And that covers the Call of Duty MW3 cast and voice actors list right now, including both the new and returning faces in the upcoming sequel. With an intriguing story set up by the previous two games, you’ll want to know all about MW3 early access to see how to play the campaign before the MW3 release date. To go with this, there’s an arsenal of MW3 guns to try out in campaign and multiplayer.

If you’re looking to add a special something to your MW3 experience, then check out the best PS5 accessories and best Xbox accessories – getting your hands on one of the best PS5 headsets or best Xbox headsets, for example, could take your performance in-game to the next level. Good luck.