Voice actor, producer: Red Dead Redemption 1 & 2
Called by reviewers one of the best video games ever made, Red Dead Redemption, its expansion Undead Nightmare, and the prequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, have made a voice acting star out of Rob (John Marston) Wiethoff. We’re thrilled that Rob is making his first WonderFest appearance!
Born and raised in nearby Seymour, Indiana, Rob attended Seymour High School, and graduated from Indiana University in 1999. Soon afterwards, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting, but faced difficulty in finding roles, other than small parts in films and television advertisements. Then voice acting came knocking in 2008, when Rockstar Games cast him as former outlaw John Marston; he worked on the game for almost two years. For his role, Rob won Outstanding Character Performance at the 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. After the release of Red Dead Redemption, Rob moved back to Seymour.
He briefly returned to acting in New York City for Undead Nightmare, the downloadable content pack for Red Dead Redemption, but remained in Seymour afterwards to work in construction, which allowed him to spend time with his family. He returned to portray John Marston in Red Dead Redemption 2, a prequel to the original game. Though he was told that he would be required for about a year, he ultimately worked on the game for almost four years, as his role was expanded to become a playable character like the first game. Red Dead Redemption 2 was released in 2018.
Rob has been married to Tayler Wiethoff since 2011. They have two children.