Christopher Emerson or Chris Emerson is an American actor and voice actor who provided the voice and face model for Piers Nivans in Resident Evil 6.[1] He also provided the facial motion-capture for the character. Outside of this role, his acting has been minimal, mostly providing additional voices to titles such as Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, Spider-Man 3, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution and The Last of Us.

Further notes

On October 17, 2018, Christopher was a guest in a Beyond The Fandom livestream, there he shared many tidbits about the development and his work for Resident Evil 6:[2]

  • He came to Capcom's studio to record lines for Resident Evil 6 for at least an year.
  • The first lines he recorded as Piers were yells or grunts, then lines for cutscenes which require more detailed face animation.
  • During his recording sessions, he wore dots on his face in order for the facial mo-cap to be done, he was also alone during the whole process, instead of having Roger Craig Smith (Chris) record lines with him at the same time. Because of this, sometimes he had recordings of other characters where he could use as a tool for his acting.
  • He could also use recordings of the body mo-cap crew, such as Reuben Langdon, acting as the characters with motion and voice.
  • His favorite lines for Piers include his "CAPTAIN!" voice line for when Chris dies and the one about steak in the Fallen Hero cutscene.
  • The first time he played Resident Evil 6 was during E3 2012. He also had to buy his own copy of the game and played solo at first, then online with friends through Xbox Live.
  • Resident Evil 2 on the DreamCast and Resident Evil 5 are among the Resident Evil titles he's played.
  • Eastern Europe, Six Months Ago was the first finished cutscene he's seen.
  • He is a fan of Courtenay Taylor, and when asked about character relationships he answered "Piers and Ada", so that he could work with Courtenay again.
  • When Resident Evil 6 released, he randomly encountered Milla Jovovich in Los Angeles.


  1. mobygames - Resident Evil 6 credits.
  2. BTF LIVE Interview/Let's Play - Christopher Emerson (Piers Nivans) Resident Evil

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