Kenny's voice actor on 'High on Life' faces serious charges

Kenny’s voice actor on ‘High on Life’ faces serious charges

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Anthony Jones - author

For those familiar with the adult animated show Rick and Morty, first-person shooter High on Life employs some more of its comedic quips. This is because the in-game bizarre, talkative weapon known as the Gatrian mimics similar humorous points from the TV series.

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One of them is Kenny like a pistol. Kenny is the player’s first weapon, voiced by Rick and Morty creator and Squanch Games founder Justin Roiland. However, Roiland’s role may change following recent controversy.

Source: Squanch game

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Justin Roiland faces domestic abuse charges

On Jan. 12, NBC News reported that the creator of Rick and Morty was charged with felony domestic abuse. Based on an alleged 2020 incident with an unnamed Jane Doe, with whom he was dating, Roiland has been charged with domestic assault involving bodily harm and a death sentence in Orange County, California, for threats, violence, fraud, or deception. I am facing one count of wrongful imprisonment.

He was arrested in August 2020 and released on a bond of $50,000. Roiland has pleaded not guilty to both charges, but he could face years in prison if convicted.

Following this news, “Adult Swim has ended its relationship with Justin Roiland,” said Marie Moore, senior vice president of communications for Adult Swim/Cartoon Network/Boomerang, in a January 24 statement. The show will continue without Roiland as it heads into Season 7.

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Shortly after Adult Swim’s statement, Squanch Games tweeted that Roiland stepped down as CEO on January 16th.

In addition to severing ties with Roiland in Rick and Morty, Adult Swim are also planning to recast his voice role, and many speculate the same will happen to Kenny in High on Life. I don’t think so.

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Will Kenny’s voice actor from ‘High on Life’ be recast?

Squanch Games has not announced whether Kenny’s voice actor will be recast.Aside from the studio’s announcement via Twitter, Kenny’s voice actor appears to be permanent.

Given the scale of Kenny’s lines in High on Life, it would be a big undertaking. Players may see the involvement of new voice actors leading up to Rick and Morty, but at this time there’s nothing to confirm that will happen in the game.

If you or someone you know has experienced domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

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