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Iconic max Payne voice actor James McCaffrey passes away at 65, leaving fans in mourning



Beloved actor succumbs to battle with multiple myeloma, leaving behind a legacy of unforgettable characters

Renowned for giving life to the iconic video game character Max Payne, actor James McCaffrey has sadly passed away at the age of 65 after a valiant struggle with multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer.

A representative for McCaffrey shared the news, stating, “Trained at the Actor’s Studio, he never lost his love for creating characters; however, his good looks often pushed him toward leading man roles.” The actor’s extensive 35-year career spanned television, film, and gaming, where he made an indelible mark as the voice behind Max Payne.

Kevin Dillon, a colleague and friend, paid a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, expressing gratitude for having known McCaffrey and acknowledging the profound impact he had on those who had the privilege of working with him.

Tributes from fans poured in, celebrating McCaffrey’s incredible performances and the unforgettable characters he brought to life. One fan remarked, “Your incredible performances will always be the best part of these games and the unforgettable characters you played. May you live on forever in these stories.”

McCaffrey’s versatility extended beyond the gaming world, with notable roles in television shows such as Law & Order: SVU, Suits, Blue Bloods, and Bluff City Law. He had a significant stint on Rescue Me, portraying Jimmy Keefe for 56 episodes from 2004 to 2011. On the big screen, McCaffrey graced titles including The Truth About Cats & Dogs, The Big Take, A Gifted Man, American Splendor, and She Hate Me.

Described as an ‘icon’ by many, McCaffrey’s impact on the entertainment industry is evident in the outpouring of grief from fans and colleagues alike. The actor is survived by his wife Rochelle Bostrom and his daughter, Tiernan.

In remembrance of James McCaffrey, fans vow to honor his legacy by revisiting the Max Payne games, where his voice brought a beloved character to life for millions around the world.


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