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13 Famous People Who Play Or Have Played WoW

What celebrities play World of Warcraft?


World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that was released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the 4th released game set in the fantasy Warcraft universe.

Here are several interesting facts about WoW:

About 1 in twelve people play WoW throughout Europe. Also, 1 in 5 WoW players is female.

With over 99,800 pages, the WoWWiki is the largest community-run wiki of any video game on the internet.

Subscribers in the United States spend an average of 22.7 hours a week playing World of Warcraft, as opposed to 35 hours at work and 39.25 hours watching TV.

An EU server called ”Silvermoon” once contained 96 percent Alliance and 4 percent Horde.

In one of the early versions of the game, both Priests and Hunters had melee talent trees. Priests would choose the Discipline tree, which explains why Inner Fire increased attack power, whereas hunters who wished to melee would choose the Survival tree.

List Of The Famous People Who Play Or Have Played WoW:

#1 Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis


He is an American musician and singer who is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the metal band ”Korn.”

His music is popular for being dark, addressing issues of emotional trauma and abuse, which is inspired by the abusive and terrible childhood that Jonathan had.

During an interview, Davis said:

“I played a lot. I have my own guild… I had a guild called Children of the Corn – it was on the Stonemaul server. I’m a warrior, yeah. Undead, tank.”

#2 Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling


He is an American former video game developer, former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher, and former baseball color analyst. On August 2, 2013, Curt was inducted into the Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame.

On the road, Schilling would get online in the hotel and play WoW and EverQuest with his kids. At some point, he was asked about how much time he spent playing video games when he was a professional baseball player:

“Twenty hours a week?”

“Way more than that.”




“Something like that.”

#3 Masi Oka

Masi Oka


Masi Oka is a Japanese-American occasional rapper, actor, producer, and digital effects artist. Masi became widely known for his role in CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 as Doctor Max Bergman and in NBC’s Heroes as Hiro Nakamura.

His IQ has been reported at over 180.

Oka was at one time a leader of the raiding guild Dawn of Valor (Spinebreaker US realm).

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#4 Brandon Routh

Brandon Routh


He is an American actor. In 2006, Routh portrayed the titular superhero of the film Superman Returns. Before filming began, Brandon bulked up for the role, gaining 22 pounds to reach a high of 218 pounds. In 2013, Brandon voiced David “Hesh” Walker in the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Routh also has an obsession with WoW. Routh told MTV News:

“I’m kind of a gamer.” 

#5 Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi


He is an American actor, filmmaker, and producer who created the 1990 film Darkman, the cult horror Evil Dead series, and directed the original Spider-Man trilogy (2002–07) and the 2013 Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful.

Raimi is also an avid World of Warcraft gamer. He said:

“I like the use of scale, the giant monsters they have. I love the different sizes and the powers that they have.”

Sam later added:

”Some are great warriors with axes like an orc, or others, maybe like a human paladin, can carry those great awesome war hammers. I think it’d be really cool to see them in battle.”

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#6 Jens “Little Evil” Pulver

Jens Little Evil Pulver


He is a retired American professional mixed martial artist and undefeated kickboxer and boxer.

In mixed martial arts, Jens competed at the Featherweight, Lightweight, Flyweight, and Bantamweight divisions in addition to competing at the Light Middleweight, Middleweight, and Welterweight divisions as a professional boxer.

His rogue, Lilevil, earned Grand Marshal status in World of Warcraft during the time when grinding the ultimate PvP title was a grind of enormous proportions.

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#7 Kristian Nairn

Kristian Nairn


He is a Northern Irish DJ and actor who is best known for his portrayal of Hodor in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.

Regarding WoW, he said:

“I’m just so deeply into that game. I’ve been playing since launch and man, it just has me by the balls. It always has had and I think it always will.”

Nairn continued:

”I’m also playing a bunch of app games as well, King of Avalon. I’ve spent way too much time and money on that one too.”

#8 Robin Williams

Robin Williams


He was an American actor that had a larger-than-life personality. Offscreen, Robin was involved in humanitarian causes and raised three children—Zak, Zelda, and Cody. On screen and on stage, Williams embodied what he referred to as “hyper-comedy.”

Williams also played a Troll Priest named “Jett” on a horde PVP server called Mannoroth.

In addition, a petition on has succeeded in getting Robin memorialized in WOW in 2014.

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#9 Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel


He is an American producer, director, actor, and screenwriter who attained action hero stardom with two box office hits: the action thriller xXx (2002) and the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious (2001).

According to Ronda Rousey, Vin played as a druid in the game. She also said:

“Every night after filming we would go over to his place and set up computers on opposite sides of the room and he’d say, ‘Okay we’re going to go to this dungeon and we’re going to do this.’”

#10 Dave Chappelle

Neal Brennan with Dave Chappelle

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He is an American actor, writer, stand-up comedian, and producer who is best known for his acclaimed and iconic satirical comedy sketch series” Chappelle’s Show.”

At his San Francisco gigs, Dave revealed:

“You know what I’ve been playing a lot of?” the comedian asked the crowd. “World of Warcraft!”

Chappell later added:

“I knew I had some geek brothers and sisters up in here!”

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#11 Mila Kunis

Ashton Kutcher and wife Mila Kunis


She is a television and film actress who came to fame on the sitcom ‘That ’70s Show.’ During an interview, Mila revealed her interest towards the World of Warcraft.

When asked top 10 playable races, Kunis said:

“Including Horde? Oh, I hate Horde. Gnome, Human, Dwarf, Blood Elf, Draenei, Tauren, Undead, Night Elf.”

#12 Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz is a world-renowned American actress best known for her roles in blockbuster films such as The Mask, Charlie’s Angels, and There’s Something About Mary.

According to rumors, WoW is one of Cameron’s hobbies. 

#13 David Harbour

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David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard attend the “Stranger Things” Season 3 World Premiere – @Getty

“It [WoW] ruined my life for like a year,” Harbour said in the summer of 2022. “I mean, I was like out of my mind.”

Here’s a quick recap of the famous stars who play World of Warcraft:

  1. Jonathan Davis
  2. Curt Schilling
  3. Masi Oka
  4. Brandon Routh
  5. Sam Raimi
  6. Jens “Little Evil” Pulver
  7. Kristian Nairn
  8. Robin Williams
  9. Vin Diesel
  10. Dave Chappelle
  11. Mila Kunis
  12. Cameron Diaz
  13. David Harbour

Final Thoughts

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it gives a good insight into the diverse range of celebrities who have been known to immerse themselves in the World of Warcraft universe.

These famous individuals show that WoW gameplay transcends language, culture, and background.

So, the next time you’re gaming WoW, remember that there might be a celebrity playing right along with you.

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