Chris Rock Could Have Been In Jak And Daxter

It is the year 2000. Comedian and actor Chris Rock is nearing the height of his powers. Sony’s stable of video games, on the other hand, was not. Sure, the PlayStation had been a breakthrough, but the world-devouring juggernaut that was the PlayStation 2 was in its infancy.

So you can maybe understand why, when approached by Jak & Daxter developers Naughty Dog to appear in the very first game in the series to voice the character of Daxter, Rock turned them down.

The revelation was made on Twitter yesterday by Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin, who added that veteran George Carlin had also been approached to play the role of Samos the Sage.

What a difference 12 years make. Rock would probably jump at the chance now.

Jason Rubin [Twitter, via Game Informer]

Total Recall is a look back at the history of video games through their characters, franchises, developers and trends. You’ll find Total Recall stories every Mon-Fri between 11pm and Midnight ET.

The Cheapest NBN 1000 Plans

Looking to bump up your internet connection and save a few bucks? Here are the cheapest plans available.

At Kotaku, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.


11 responses to “Chris Rock Could Have Been In Jak And Daxter”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *