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GTA IV Actor Wants More Money Upon Seeing Game's Success

Michael Hollick, who voiced Grand Theft Auto IV protagonist Niko Bellic, revealed to the New York Times that he was paid over $100,000 for the voice work he did for the game, with no royalties or residuals from the $500 million that was earned by the game during its first week of sales.

He, however, is thankful to Rockstar for providing him the opportunity, blaming the actors union for setting contracts without any provisions for electronic media such as video games.

“Yes, the technology is important, but it’s the human performances within them that people really connect to, and I hope actors will get more respect for the work they do within those technologies,” Hollick added.