(Clarification Update, 6:49PM: While Christopher Judge is the voice actor for Kratos in the 2018 reboot and there is video evidence that he did mocap as well, Joseph Gatt’s resume (via IMDb) also lists him as the motion capture actor for Kratos in God of War 2018, and he is also listed in the game’s credits as having worked on motion capture in the game. Gatt also served as the inspiration for the likeness and movement of the character in its previous entries.)
Joseph Gatt, the motion capture God of War Kratos actor for multiple games in the series including the latest God of War reboot in 2018, was arrested on the morning of April 6 and is accused of having had “sexually explicit communication with a minor across state lines,” the Los Angeles police said.
How God of War Kratos actor Joseph Gatt has responded to the charges
Police officers from the juvenile division of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, according to a statement, executed a residential search warrant as his home. Gatt was arrested on a felony warrant for contact with a minor for sexual offense. After posting a $5,000 bail, the English actor who lives in Los Angeles was released on the same day of his arrest, according to his booking report.
The Los Angeles Police Department is attempting to identify any possible additional victims and has asked anyone with more information to contact the department.
In response, Gatt has “categorically” denied all allegations against him, sharing the following statement on both Instagram and Twitter:
“I obviously want to address the absolutely horrifying and completely untrue allegations recently leveled against me. They are 100% categorically wrong and reckless. I have confirmed errors and misleading information in today’s press release. I am fully cooperating with police and LAPD to get to the bottom of this. I look forward to clearing my good name.”
Joseph Gatt is known for playing the Thenn Warg in Game of Thrones and lending his vocal and motion capture talents in multiple video games. He is the motion capture actor for Kratos not only in the God of War reboot in 2018, but for God of War II, III, Ghost of Sparta, Chains of Olympus, and Ascension.
Gatt has also voiced Lord Scourge in the Star Wars: The Old Republic series since 2011, as well as numerous characters in The Elder Scrolls Online and the Dunmer male for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
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